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

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 United States Venezuela HISTORY
Population in the largest city > % of urban population 7.67%
Ranked 109th.
11.48%
Ranked 103th. 50% more than United States

Population in urban agglomerations of more than 1 million > % of total population 44.64%
Ranked 9th. 39% more than Venezuela
32.2%
Ranked 25th.

Rural population 55.26 million
Ranked 10th. 31 times more than Venezuela
1.8 million
Ranked 108th.

Rural population > % of total population 18%
Ranked 160th. 3 times more than Venezuela
6.34%
Ranked 186th.

Rural population growth > Annual % -0.69%
Ranked 156th.
-3.63%
Ranked 188th. 5 times more than United States

Urban population 251.75 million
Ranked 4th. 9 times more than Venezuela
26.58 million
Ranked 25th.

Urban population > % of total 80.8%
Ranked 37th.
92.3%
Ranked 14th. 14% more than United States

Urban population growth > Annual % 1.33%
Ranked 131st.
1.96%
Ranked 96th. 47% more than United States

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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