Afghanistan Population Density 1950-2020

NOTE: All data from 2020 and beyond are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
Chart and table of Afghanistan population density from 1950 to 2020. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of Afghanistan in 2020 is 59.63 people per square kilometer, a 2.33% increase from 2019.
  • The population density of Afghanistan in 2019 was 58.27 people per square kilometer, a 2.34% increase from 2018.
  • The population density of Afghanistan in 2018 was 56.94 people per square kilometer, a 2.41% increase from 2017.
  • The population density of Afghanistan in 2017 was 55.60 people per square kilometer, a 2.58% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Density
Country Name 2020 Population Density
Rwanda 491.73
Comoros 467.28
Burundi 427.26
Haiti 410.90
Gambia 213.86
North Korea 213.86
Nepal 197.97
Uganda 189.36
Malawi 161.46
Togo 145.78
Sierra Leone 110.33
Benin 105.64
Ethiopia 104.11
Senegal 85.12
Burkina Faso 76.23
Tajikistan 67.46
Tanzania 63.06
Afghanistan 59.63
Yemen 56.49
Guinea-Bissau 54.47
Guinea 53.42
Madagascar 47.15
Liberia 45.41
Mozambique 39.75
Zimbabwe 38.04
Eritrea 30.16
Somalia 24.92
Niger 19.11
Mali 16.33
Chad 12.79
Central African Republic 7.75
South Sudan 0.00
Afghanistan - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2020 59.63 2.33%
2019 58.27 2.34%
2018 56.94 2.41%
2017 55.60 2.58%
2016 54.20 2.82%
2015 52.71 3.12%
2014 51.11 3.41%
2013 49.43 3.56%
2012 47.73 3.47%
2011 46.13 3.19%
2010 44.70 2.78%
2009 43.49 2.43%
2008 42.46 2.29%
2007 41.51 2.53%
2006 40.49 3.04%
2005 39.30 3.75%
2004 37.87 4.42%
2003 36.27 4.78%
2002 34.62 4.60%
2001 33.10 3.98%
2000 31.83 3.02%
1999 30.90 2.19%
1998 30.23 1.97%
1997 29.65 2.67%
1996 28.88 4.10%
1995 27.74 6.06%
1994 26.16 7.96%
1993 24.23 9.19%
1992 22.19 8.92%
1991 20.37 7.14%
1990 19.01 4.58%
1989 18.18 2.16%
1988 17.80 0.12%
1987 17.77 -1.12%
1986 17.98 -1.69%
1985 18.29 -2.18%
1984 18.69 -2.66%
1983 19.20 -2.68%
1982 19.73 -2.20%
1981 20.18 -1.38%
1980 20.46 -0.41%
1979 20.54 0.52%
1978 20.44 1.29%
1977 20.17 1.76%
1976 19.83 2.00%
1975 19.44 2.23%
1974 19.01 2.51%
1973 18.55 2.69%
1972 18.06 2.75%
1971 17.58 2.70%
1970 17.11 2.57%
1969 16.69 2.41%
1968 16.29 2.28%
1967 15.93 2.21%
1966 15.59 2.19%
1965 15.25 2.17%
1964 14.93 2.11%
1963 14.62 2.05%
1962 14.32 1.99%
1961 14.04 1.92%
1960 13.78 1.85%
1959 13.53 1.77%
1958 13.30 1.70%
1957 13.07 1.62%
1956 12.86 1.55%
1955 12.67 1.47%
1954 12.49 1.39%
1953 12.31 1.31%
1952 12.16 1.22%
1951 12.01 1.14%
1950 11.87 0.00%