Urban population reached 21.3 mil in 2017 in Ethiopia, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 4.79 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, urban population in Ethiopia reached an all time high of 21.3 mil in 2017 and an all time low of 1.42 mil in 1960. When compared to Ethiopia's main peers, urban population in Kenya amounted to 13.2 mil, 6.54 mil in Somalia and 13.9 mil in Sudan in 2017.
Ethiopia has been ranked 40th within the group of 178 countries we follow in terms of urban population, 6 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices.