China Population Density 1950-2021

Chart and table of China population density from 1950 to 2021. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of China in 2021 is 150.44 people per square kilometer, a 0.34% increase from 2020.
  • The population density of China in 2020 was 149.93 people per square kilometer, a 0.39% increase from 2019.
  • The population density of China in 2019 was 149.35 people per square kilometer, a 0.43% increase from 2018.
  • The population density of China in 2018 was 148.71 people per square kilometer, a 0.47% 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
Maldives 1,812.06
Lebanon 647.77
Mauritius 624.23
Nauru 543.80
Tuvalu 397.70
Grenada 332.41
Marshall Islands 331.17
American Samoa 275.50
Jamaica 270.56
Dominican Republic 225.06
Guatemala 167.60
China 150.44
Tonga 142.35
Thailand 136.32
Azerbaijan 118.05
Jordan 114.97
Turkey 108.29
Cuba 103.00
Costa Rica 100.57
Albania 99.93
Armenia 99.80
Malaysia 99.22
Serbia 98.43
Dominica 96.22
Iraq 94.65
North Macedonia 81.01
Romania 80.23
Samoa 70.48
Ecuador 69.78
Mexico 66.31
Bulgaria 62.13
Equatorial Guinea 51.69
Fiji 49.42
South Africa 49.25
Iran 48.72
Belarus 45.49
Montenegro 45.48
Colombia 44.90
Venezuela 31.47
Peru 25.96
Brazil 25.13
Algeria 18.73
Paraguay 17.75
Belize 17.63
Turkmenistan 12.53
Russia 8.53
Gabon 8.51
Kazakhstan 6.97
Botswana 4.12
Libya 3.95
Guyana 3.68
Suriname 3.61
Namibia 3.14
China - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2021 150.44 0.34%
2020 149.93 0.39%
2019 149.35 0.43%
2018 148.71 0.47%
2017 148.02 0.49%
2016 147.30 0.51%
2015 146.55 0.53%
2014 145.78 0.54%
2013 144.99 0.55%
2012 144.19 0.56%
2011 143.39 0.56%
2010 142.58 0.56%
2009 141.79 0.56%
2008 141.00 0.56%
2007 140.21 0.57%
2006 139.42 0.57%
2005 138.62 0.58%
2004 137.82 0.59%
2003 137.01 0.61%
2002 136.18 0.63%
2001 135.33 0.66%
2000 134.43 0.71%
1999 133.49 0.75%
1998 132.50 0.79%
1997 131.46 0.83%
1996 130.38 0.86%
1995 129.26 0.89%
1994 128.13 0.92%
1993 126.96 1.00%
1992 125.70 1.16%
1991 124.26 1.36%
1990 122.59 1.60%
1989 120.66 1.81%
1988 118.51 1.94%
1987 116.26 1.93%
1986 114.06 1.81%
1985 112.04 1.65%
1984 110.23 1.51%
1983 108.59 1.41%
1982 107.08 1.37%
1981 105.63 1.39%
1980 104.18 1.42%
1979 102.72 1.43%
1978 101.27 1.49%
1977 99.78 1.61%
1976 98.20 1.78%
1975 96.48 1.96%
1974 94.63 2.13%
1973 92.65 2.30%
1972 90.57 2.44%
1971 88.41 2.56%
1970 86.21 2.68%
1969 83.96 2.79%
1968 81.67 2.82%
1967 79.44 2.72%
1966 77.33 2.51%
1965 75.44 2.25%
1964 73.78 2.00%
1963 72.33 1.79%
1962 71.05 1.66%
1961 69.89 1.60%
1960 68.79 1.57%
1959 67.73 1.55%
1958 66.70 1.53%
1957 65.70 1.50%
1956 64.73 1.49%
1955 63.78 1.52%
1954 62.82 1.63%
1953 61.81 1.85%
1952 60.68 2.22%
1951 59.37 2.79%
1950 57.75 0.00%