Population in Cities of More Than 1 million (As % of Population) rose to 50.0% in Uruguay in 2017

Population in Cities of More Than 1 million (As % of Population) (%)
Society | Uruguay | May 17, 2019
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Population in cities of more than 1 million as a share of population reached 50.0 % in 2017 in Uruguay, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.202 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, population in cities of more than 1 million as a share of population in Uruguay reached an all time high of 50.6 % in 1960 and an all time low of 48.1 % in 2001. When compared to Uruguay's main peers, population in cities of more than 1 million as a share of population in Argentina amounted to 42.9 %, 41.4 % in Brazil, 36.7 % in Chile and 46.0 % in Paraguay in 2017.

Uruguay has been ranked 11th within the group of 123 countries we follow in terms of population in cities of more than 1 million as a share of population.

The population in urban agglomerations of more than one million is the percentage of a country's population living in metropolitan areas that have a population of more than one million people.

Population in Cities of More Than 1 million (As % of Population) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Argentina % 43.6% 43.5% 43.4% 43.2% 43.1%
Bolivia % 40.4% 40.5% 40.7% 40.9% 41.2%
Brazil % 40.0% 40.2% 40.4% 40.6% 40.9%
Chile % 36.8% 36.8% 36.8% 36.7% 36.7%
Paraguay % 42.2% 42.8% 43.4% 44.1% 44.7%
Peru % 30.5% 30.7% 30.9% 31.1% 31.3%
Uruguay % 49.3% 49.4% 49.5% 49.6% 49.8%
Venezuela % 29.3% 29.2% 29.1% 29.0% 29.0%