Rural population as a share of total population reached 9.25 % in 2017 in Jordan, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 2.54 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, rural population as a share of total population in Jordan reached an all time high of 49.1 % in 1960 and an all time low of 9.25 % in 2017. When compared to Jordan's main peers, rural population as a share of total population in Iraq amounted to 29.7 %, 7.66 % in Israel, 16.4 % in Saudi Arabia and 46.5 % in Syria in 2017.
Jordan has been ranked 162nd within the group of 172 countries we follow in terms of rural population as a share of total population, 12 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.
Rural population refers to people living in rural areas as defined by national statistical offices.