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The Urban Population of India (2020 - 2028, people)

  • The Urban population of India attained a value of 519,506,163 people in 2023

  • The indicator recorded a historical growth (CAGR) of 2.13% between 2020 to 2023, and is expected to grow by...

  • GlobalData projects the figure to grow at a CAGR of ...

The Urban Population of India (2020 - 2028, people)

Published: Oct 2021
Source: GlobalData

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India Urban population, 2021

Urban Population

The number of people who live in places that are closer together and have a higher population density as compared to the rural areas is referred to as the "urban population."

In addition to being more densely populated than rural areas, urban areas typically have a higher percentage of residents than rural areas. Therefore, a country's overall development and wealth can be determined by the proportion of its population that lives in urban areas as opposed to rural areas. Organizations such as the United Nations predict that as the global population grows, the proportion of people living in urban areas will steadily rise as more people move from rural to urban areas.

Urban Population of India

The urban population of India attained a value of 475 million people in 2021. It recorded a growth of 2.2% in 2021 compared to the previous year. Between 2018-2021, the urban population of India increased by 7.1%. The urban population of India was highest in 2021 with a value of 475 million people and lowest in 2018 with a value of 443 million, between 2018 and 2021.

Urban Population: Global Scenario

According to GlobalData, the countries with the highest urban population are China, India, the United States, Brazil, Indonesia, Japan, Nigeria, Russia, Mexico, and Pakistan and the countries with the lowest urban population include Eritrea, Montserrat, Niue, Saint Pierre, and Miquelon, Liechtenstein, Cook Islands, Tuvalu, Nauru, Republic of Palau, and Saint Kitts.

According to GlobalData, 4.4 billion people resided in urban areas in 2021. The world's urban population has grown rapidly from 755 million in 1960 to 4.4 billion in 2021 and will grow to 4.7 billion by 2026, adding about 0.3 billion people to urban areas. 90% of the projected growth of the world's urban population between 2021 and 2050 will occur in Asia and Africa.

Key Factors that Impact Urban Population Growth

The economy, natural increase in population, commercialization, female fertility rates, birth rates, death rates, healthcare facilities, industrialization, immigration and emigration rates, education, and other social and cultural variables all influence urban population growth.

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