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Country vs country: Japan and United States compared: People > Density and urbanisation stats

Definitions

  • Population in the largest city > % of urban population: Population in largest city is the percentage of a country's urban population living in that country's largest metropolitan area.
  • Population in urban agglomerations of more than 1 million > % of total population: Population in urban agglomerations of more than one million is the percentage of a country's population living in metropolitan areas that in 2000 had a population of more than one million people.
  • Rural population: Rural population refers to people living in rural areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated as the difference between total population and urban population.
  • Rural population > % of total population: Rural population refers to people living in rural areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated as the difference between total population and urban population.
  • Rural population growth > Annual %: Rural population refers to people living in rural areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated as the difference between total population and urban population.
  • Urban population: Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanisation Prospects.
  • Urban population > % of total: Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanisation Prospects.
  • Urban population growth > Annual %: Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanisation Prospects.
STAT Japan United States HISTORY
Population in the largest city > % of urban population 42.93%
Ranked 24th. 6 times more than United States
7.67%
Ranked 109th.

Population in urban agglomerations of more than 1 million > % of total population 49.24%
Ranked 6th. 10% more than United States
44.64%
Ranked 9th.

Rural population 42.57 million
Ranked 13th.
55.26 million
Ranked 10th. 30% more than Japan

Rural population > % of total population 33.36%
Ranked 122nd. 85% more than United States
18%
Ranked 160th.

Rural population growth > Annual % -0.55%
Ranked 151st.
-0.69%
Ranked 156th. 25% more than Japan

Urban population 85.04 million
Ranked 8th.
251.75 million
Ranked 4th. 3 times more than Japan

Urban population > % of total 66%
Ranked 76th.
80.8%
Ranked 37th. 22% more than Japan

Urban population growth > Annual % 0.17%
Ranked 180th.
1.33%
Ranked 131st. 8 times more than Japan

SOURCES: United Nations, World Urbanisation Prospects.; The data on urban population shares used to estimate rural population come from the United Nations, World Urbanisation Prospects. Total population figures are World Bank estimates.; World Bank Staff estimates based on United Nations, World Urbanisation Prospects.

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