Change in urbanization worldwide, by urban area size 1970-2035

This statistic shows the number of people living in urban areas worldwide from 1970 to 2035. By 2035, 812.2 million people worldwide will live in urban areas with populations of 10 million or more.

Population living in urban areas worldwide from 1970 to 2035, by urban area size

10 million or more5 to 10 million1 to 5 million500,000 to 1 million300,000 to 500,000Fewer than 300,000
197569.53107.97294.58155.5298.83812.2
1995207.53162.66537.47235.81177.781,254.26
2015462.79310.17865.04382.4269.751,691.36
2035*862.08492.681,262.97527.26327.832,083.01
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Source

Release date

May 2018

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

*Projected figure based on calculations made in 2018.

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