10 rural localities received urban status: Kamieniec Ząbkowicki in Dolnośląskie, Goraj and Kamionka in Lubelskie, Solec nad Wisłą, Sochocin and Wiskitki in Mazowieckie, Dubiecko in Podkarpackie, Wodzisław in Świętokrzyskie as well as Budzyń and Koźminek in Wielkopolskie.
According to revised preliminary results of the 2021 census, Poland has 38.036 million inhabitants. 51.7% of the population is female and 59.8% lives in urban areas.
In 2020, four places became urban: Czerwińsk nad Wisłą in Mazowieckie, Klimontów in Świętokrzyskie, Lututów and Piątek (both in Łódzkie).
In 2019, Ostrowice commune was dissolved and divided between Drawsko Pomorskie and Złocieniec. 10 new urban places were established: Koszyce (in Lesser Poland), Lubowidz (in Mazovia), Wielbark (in Warmia-Masuria) as well as Nowa Słupia, Nowy Korczyn, Oleśnica, Opatowiec, Pacanów, Pierzchnica and Szydłów (all in Holy Cross voivodeship).
In 2018, seven new urban places: Józefów nad Wisłą (in Lublin voivodeship), Otyń (in Lubusz), Sanniki (in Mazovia), Tułowice (in Opole), Wiślica, Łagów and Radoszyce (all in Holy Cross).
According to the results of the 2011 census, 28.4% of the Polish population lives in 39 localities with at least 100,000 inhabitants. 183 localities exist with 20,000 to 100,000 inhabitants; 19.5% resides in them. 26.5% and 25.6% of the population lives in 3,513 and 38,723 localities with 1,000 to 20,000 and with less than 1,000 inhabitants, respectively.
The provinces (voivodeships) of Poland and all cities of more than 20,000 inhabitants.
(1980, 1992), 2002, 2011, 2021 census/estimate
The population of the provinces (voivodeships) and counties of Poland.
2002, 2011, 2021 census
2002, 2011, 2021 census/estimate