You are looking for estimates and projections of worldwide urban and rural populations ?
Take a look at the World Urbanization Prospects of the United Nations.
“The Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations has been issuing, since 1988, every two years revised estimates and projections of the urban and rural populations of all countries in the world and of their major urban agglomerations.”, so the website.
The World Urbanization Prospects are very popular and often used by international organizations, academic researchers, research centers and of course by the media.
Author: Fridolin Pöschl
Date: 16 March 2015