Population living in urban areas worldwide from 1950 to 2050, by region
(in millions)
Change in urbanization worldwide, by region 1950-2050
This statistic shows the number of people living in urban areas worldwide from 1950 to 2050. By 2050, roughly 1.49 billion people in Africa will be living in urban areas.
Population living in urban areas worldwide from 1950 to 2050, by region
(in millions)
AfricaAsiaEuropeLatin America and CaribbeanNorthern AmericaOceania
195032.66246.19284.0969.76110.37.91
197082.64507.09415.02165.06170.5813.83
1990200.111,039.59504.67315.34211.4819.04
2015491.532,119.87547.15505.39290.6226.94
2030*824.012,808.26572.56600.48334.7832.83
2050*1,488.923,479.06598.86685.07386.6941.16
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Source

Release date

May 2018

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

1950-2018

Supplementary notes

*Projected figures based on calculations made in 2018.

Change in urbanization worldwide, by region 1950-2050
This statistic shows the number of people living in urban areas worldwide from 1950 to 2050. By 2050, roughly 1.49 billion people in Africa will be living in urban areas.
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