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Source: UN, World Urbanization Prospects: The 2005 Revision (2006) and Carl Haub, 2007 World Population Data Sheet.
Between 1950 and 2030, the proportion of the world’s population residing in cities is expected todouble, growing from 29% to 60%. However, this rate is less marked in some continents than others.
For example, 64% of the population of North America was urban in 1950, increasing to 79% by 2007.By contrast, just 15% of the African population was urban in 1950, but this rose to 37% by 2007. This represents one of the highest urbanization rates in the world, even though the percentage of Africans in urban areas is still smaller than the world average.
It is also clear from the graph that, urbanization in Latin America is projected to be higher than Europe in 2030, in spite of being lower in 1950.