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People > Density and urbanisation Stats: compare key data on Germany & United States

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 Germany United States HISTORY
Population in the largest city > % of urban population 5.69%
Ranked 114th.
7.67%
Ranked 109th. 35% more than Germany

Population in urban agglomerations of more than 1 million > % of total population 8%
Ranked 94th.
44.64%
Ranked 9th. 6 times more than Germany

Rural population 21.54 million
Ranked 26th.
55.26 million
Ranked 10th. 3 times more than Germany

Rural population > % of total population 26.28%
Ranked 142nd. 46% more than United States
18%
Ranked 160th.

Rural population growth > Annual % -0.49%
Ranked 146th.
-0.69%
Ranked 156th. 41% more than Germany

Urban population 60.42 million
Ranked 12th.
251.75 million
Ranked 4th. 4 times more than Germany

Urban population > % of total 73.4%
Ranked 53th.
80.8%
Ranked 37th. 10% more than Germany

Urban population growth > Annual % -0.08%
Ranked 188th.
1.33%
Ranked 131st.

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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