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People > Urban and rural Stats: compare key data on France & United States

Definitions

  • Female rural population: Total number of females living in rural areas by country.
  • Female urban population: Total number of females living in urban areas by country.
  • Females living in cities proper: Total number of females living in cities proper. The UN definition for city proper varies for each country but usually refers to a locality with legal boundaries, some form of local government and does not include its outlying suburbs and districts. Numbers only include cities proper with a population over 100,000.
  • Male rural population: Total number of males living in rural areas by country.
  • Male urban population: Total number of males living in urban areas by country.
  • Male urban population per thousand people: Total number of males living in urban areas by country. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Males living in cities proper: Total number of males living in cities proper. The UN definition for city proper varies for each country but usually refers to a locality with legal boundaries, some form of local government and does not include its outlying suburbs and districts. Numbers only include cities proper with a population over 100,000.
  • Males living in cities proper per thousand people: Total number of males living in cities proper. The UN definition for city proper varies for each country but usually refers to a locality with legal boundaries, some form of local government and does not include its outlying suburbs and districts. Numbers only include cities proper with a population over 100,000. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Males living in urban agglomerations per thousand people: Total number of males living in urban agglomerations. An urban agglomeration should not be confused with a metropolitan area, whereas an agglomeration refers to multiple connected urban cities, while a metropolitan area refers to a central urban area with outlying suburban cities and districts. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Population living in cities proper: Each city population by sex, city and city type.
  • Population living in urban agglomerations: Total population living in urban agglomerations. An urban agglomeration should not be confused with a metropolitan area, whereas an agglomeration refers to multiple connected urban cities, while a metropolitan area refers to a central urban area with outlying suburban cities and districts.
  • Rural population: Total population living in rural areas by country.
  • Rural population per thousand people: Total population living in rural areas by country. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Urban population: Total population living in urban areas by country.
  • Urban population per thousand people: Total population living in urban areas by country. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Females living in cities proper per thousand people: Total number of females living in cities proper. The UN definition for city proper varies for each country but usually refers to a locality with legal boundaries, some form of local government and does not include its outlying suburbs and districts. Numbers only include cities proper with a population over 100,000. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Females living in urban agglomerations: Total number of females living in urban agglomerations. An urban agglomeration should not be confused with a metropolitan area, whereas an agglomeration refers to multiple connected urban cities, while a metropolitan area refers to a central urban area with outlying suburban cities and districts.
  • Females living in urban agglomerations per thousand people: Total number of females living in urban agglomerations. An urban agglomeration should not be confused with a metropolitan area, whereas an agglomeration refers to multiple connected urban cities, while a metropolitan area refers to a central urban area with outlying suburban cities and districts. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Male rural population per thousand people: Total number of males living in rural areas by country. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Female urban population per thousand people: Total number of females living in urban areas by country. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Population living in urban agglomerations per thousand people: Total population living in urban agglomerations. An urban agglomeration should not be confused with a metropolitan area, whereas an agglomeration refers to multiple connected urban cities, while a metropolitan area refers to a central urban area with outlying suburban cities and districts. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Female rural population per thousand people: Total number of females living in rural areas by country. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Males living in urban agglomerations: Total number of males living in urban agglomerations. An urban agglomeration should not be confused with a metropolitan area, whereas an agglomeration refers to multiple connected urban cities, while a metropolitan area refers to a central urban area with outlying suburban cities and districts.
STAT France United States HISTORY
Female rural population 7.18 million
Ranked 14th.
29.41 million
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than France

Female urban population 23.77 million
Ranked 3rd.
127.55 million
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than France

Females living in cities proper 64,807
Ranked 3rd.
103,121
Ranked 24th. 59% more than France

Male rural population 7.22 million
Ranked 14th.
30.08 million
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than France

Male urban population 22.01 million
Ranked 3rd.
121.7 million
Ranked 1st. 6 times more than France

Male urban population per thousand people 363.86
Ranked 10th.
393.43
Ranked 15th. 8% more than France

Males living in cities proper 59,345
Ranked 4th.
92,855
Ranked 27th. 56% more than France

Males living in cities proper per thousand people 0.981
Ranked 6th. 3 times more than United States
0.3
Ranked 51st.

Males living in urban agglomerations per thousand people 2.31
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than United States
0.736
Ranked 5th.
Population living in cities proper 9.81 million
Ranked 10th.
85.41 million
Ranked 2nd. 9 times more than France

Population living in urban agglomerations 297,439
Ranked 3rd.
429,882
Ranked 3rd. 45% more than France
Rural population 14.4 million
Ranked 17th.
59.49 million
Ranked 5th. 4 times more than France

Rural population per thousand people 238.05
Ranked 62nd. 24% more than United States
192.33
Ranked 67th.

Urban population 45.79 million
Ranked 5th.
249.25 million
Ranked 2nd. 5 times more than France

Urban population per thousand people 756.86
Ranked 12th.
805.79
Ranked 17th. 6% more than France

Females living in cities proper per thousand people 1.07
Ranked 6th. 3 times more than United States
0.333
Ranked 51st.

Females living in urban agglomerations 157,548
Ranked 2nd.
222,073
Ranked 3rd. 41% more than France
Females living in urban agglomerations per thousand people 2.6
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than United States
0.787
Ranked 5th.
Male rural population per thousand people 119.31
Ranked 53th. 23% more than United States
97.25
Ranked 61st.

Female urban population per thousand people 393
Ranked 9th.
412.36
Ranked 12th. 5% more than France

Population living in urban agglomerations per thousand people 4.92
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than United States
1.52
Ranked 6th.
Female rural population per thousand people 118.74
Ranked 52nd. 25% more than United States
95.08
Ranked 60th.

Males living in urban agglomerations 139,891
Ranked 2nd.
207,809
Ranked 3rd. 49% more than France

SOURCES: United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

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