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Growth of Urban Population infographic

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SUBJECTS: Social Studies

TOPICS: Global Change, Migration, Population Density, Land Use, World Population Trends/History, Urbanization

Line graphs show the number of people living in rural areas and urban areas from 1950 to today, and show urbanization projections through 2050. Today, more people live in cities than in rural areas.

Data is from the UN’s World Urbanization Prospects 2018.

Graphic originally published on the Quick Trip to 7.6 Billion wall chart.

Infographic shows the number of people living in urban areas vs rural areas from 1950 to today and projected to 2050