Burkina Faso Population Density 1950-2021

Chart and table of Burkina Faso population density from 1950 to 2021. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of Burkina Faso in 2021 is 78.39 people per square kilometer, a 2.84% increase from 2020.
  • The population density of Burkina Faso in 2020 was 76.23 people per square kilometer, a 2.86% increase from 2019.
  • The population density of Burkina Faso in 2019 was 74.11 people per square kilometer, a 2.89% increase from 2018.
  • The population density of Burkina Faso in 2018 was 72.03 people per square kilometer, a 2.91% increase from 2017.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Density
Country Name 2021 Population Density
Rwanda 504.04
Comoros 477.41
Burundi 440.37
Haiti 415.92
Gambia 220.08
North Korea 214.76
Nepal 201.62
Uganda 195.09
Malawi 165.83
Togo 149.29
Sierra Leone 112.61
Benin 108.50
Ethiopia 103.74
Senegal 87.42
Burkina Faso 78.39
Tajikistan 68.96
Tanzania 64.92
Afghanistan 61.02
Yemen 57.75
Guinea-Bissau 55.78
Guinea 54.90
Madagascar 48.40
Liberia 46.51
Mozambique 40.23
Zimbabwe 38.62
Eritrea 30.62
Somalia 25.66
Niger 19.83
South Sudan 17.95
Mali 16.82
Chad 13.17
Central African Republic 7.90
Burkina Faso - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2021 78.39 2.84%
2020 76.23 2.86%
2019 74.11 2.89%
2018 72.03 2.91%
2017 69.99 2.93%
2016 68.00 2.96%
2015 66.04 2.98%
2014 64.13 3.01%
2013 62.26 3.03%
2012 60.43 3.04%
2011 58.65 3.05%
2010 56.91 3.07%
2009 55.22 3.07%
2008 53.57 3.07%
2007 51.97 3.06%
2006 50.43 3.03%
2005 48.95 3.00%
2004 47.52 2.97%
2003 46.15 2.94%
2002 44.83 2.92%
2001 43.56 2.90%
2000 42.33 2.88%
1999 41.14 2.86%
1998 40.00 2.84%
1997 38.89 2.82%
1996 37.83 2.80%
1995 36.79 2.78%
1994 35.80 2.76%
1993 34.84 2.75%
1992 33.90 2.73%
1991 33.00 2.71%
1990 32.13 2.69%
1989 31.29 2.67%
1988 30.47 2.66%
1987 29.68 2.64%
1986 28.92 2.62%
1985 28.18 2.61%
1984 27.46 2.59%
1983 26.77 2.55%
1982 26.10 2.48%
1981 25.47 2.38%
1980 24.88 2.27%
1979 24.33 2.16%
1978 23.82 2.06%
1977 23.34 1.99%
1976 22.88 1.94%
1975 22.44 1.90%
1974 22.03 1.85%
1973 21.63 1.81%
1972 21.24 1.78%
1971 20.87 1.76%
1970 20.51 1.74%
1969 20.16 1.73%
1968 19.82 1.70%
1967 19.48 1.65%
1966 19.17 1.57%
1965 18.87 1.49%
1964 18.59 1.41%
1963 18.33 1.36%
1962 18.09 1.34%
1961 17.85 1.35%
1960 17.61 1.37%
1959 17.37 1.38%
1958 17.14 1.37%
1957 16.91 1.33%
1956 16.68 1.28%
1955 16.47 1.21%
1954 16.28 1.13%
1953 16.09 1.05%
1952 15.93 0.99%
1951 15.77 0.93%
1950 15.62 0.00%