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Data InsightsThe majority of people in the world now live in cities
April 05, 2024Veronika Samborska

The majority of people in the world now live in cities

The majority of people in the world now live in cities

One of the big demographic trends in recent decades has been the shift from rural places to cities.

Until 2020, most people in the world lived in smaller urban settings like towns and suburbs, with populations between 5,000 and 50,000. Since then, cities with more than 50,000 people have become the most popular living areas worldwide, as shown in the chart.

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