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Table 1 Urbanization trends

From: Urban infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean: public policy priorities

  Urban population (millions) Urban population (percent of population) Population in urban areas with more than 1 million inhabitants (percent of total population) Population in largest city (percent of urban population)
1990 2012 1990 2011 1990 2011 1990 2011
World 2259 3690 43 53 17 21 17 15
Low-income 108 239 21 28 8 11 35 33
Middle-income 1320 2426 36 50 14 19 15 13
High-income 831 1025 74 80 18 18
Low- and middle-income 1428 2664 35 46 13 18 16 14
East Asia and the Pacific 451 988 28 50 9 7
Europe and Central Asia 140 163 57 60 16 19 20 20
Latin America and the Caribbean 295 459 70 79 32 35 23 21
Middle East and North Africa 117 202 52 60 21 21 26 21
South Asia 284 517 25 31 10 13 9 11
Sub-Saharan Africa 141 335 28 37 12 14 28 26
  1. Source World Bank, Human Development Indicators database. Accessed in October 2013