Proportion of population in cities worldwide up to 2050

The graph shows the proportion of population in cities worldwide from 1985 to 2050. 53.9 percent of the world's population lived in cities in the year of 2015. This percentage is forecasted to grow to 62.5 percent in the year 2050.

Proportion of population in cities worldwide from 1985 to 2050

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Source

Release date

May 2018

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

1985 to 2018

Supplementary notes

*Projected figures based on calculations made in 2018.

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