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Rural Population fell 1.17% to 12.8 mil in France in 2020

Rural Population (mil), 2020
Society | France | August 2, 2021
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Rural population fell 1.17% to 12.8 mil in France in 2020, according to the National Statistical Office.

Historically, rural population in France reached an all time high of 17.8 mil in 1960 and an all time low of 12.8 mil in 2020. When compared to France's main peers, rural population in Belgium amounted to 0.222 mil, 18.8 mil in Germany, 17.2 mil in Italy and 9.09 mil in Spain in 2020.

France has been ranked 41st within the group of 170 countries we follow in terms of rural population, 6 places below the position seen 10 years ago.

Rural Population Unit 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Austria mil 3.63 3.65 3.68 3.69 3.69
Belgium mil 0.243 0.239 0.236 0.232 0.228
France mil 13.7 13.5 13.4 13.3 13.1
Germany mil 18.5 18.6 18.8 18.8 18.8
Italy mil 18.7 18.5 18.3 18.1 17.9
Luxembourg mil 0.056 0.056 0.056 0.055 0.055
Morocco mil 13.6 13.6 13.6 13.6 13.5
Netherlands mil 1.74 1.66 1.59 1.53 1.47
Poland mil 15.1 15.1 15.1 15.2 15.2
Portugal mil 3.86 3.78 3.71 3.64 3.58
Slovenia mil 0.958 0.954 0.950 0.945 0.943
Spain mil 9.59 9.47 9.37 9.28 9.21
Switzerland mil 2.15 2.18 2.20 2.22 2.23

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