China Population Density 1950-2020

Chart and table of China population density from 1950 to 2020. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of China in 2020 is 150.51 people per square kilometer, a 0.39% increase from 2019.
  • The population density of China in 2019 was 149.93 people per square kilometer, a 0.43% increase from 2018.
  • The population density of China in 2018 was 149.29 people per square kilometer, a 0.47% increase from 2017.
  • The population density of China in 2017 was 148.60 people per square kilometer, a 0.49% 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
Maldives 1,801.81
Lebanon 653.15
Mauritius 623.42
Nauru 541.20
Tuvalu 393.07
Grenada 330.95
Marshall Islands 328.83
American Samoa 275.96
Jamaica 269.44
Dominican Republic 222.89
Guatemala 164.53
China 150.51
Tonga 140.93
Thailand 136.03
Azerbaijan 117.08
Jordan 114.23
Turkey 107.39
Cuba 103.08
Albania 100.10
Costa Rica 99.69
Armenia 99.64
Serbia 98.88
Malaysia 97.98
Dominica 95.98
Iraq 92.45
North Macedonia 81.03
Romania 80.70
Samoa 69.86
Ecuador 68.82
Mexico 65.64
Bulgaria 62.60
Equatorial Guinea 50.02
Fiji 49.07
South Africa 48.65
Iran 48.13
Belarus 45.52
Montenegro 45.48
Colombia 44.57
Venezuela 31.18
Peru 25.65
Brazil 24.96
Algeria 18.41
Paraguay 17.54
Belize 17.31
Turkmenistan 12.36
Russia 8.54
Gabon 8.32
Kazakhstan 6.89
Botswana 4.04
Libya 3.91
Guyana 3.66
Suriname 3.58
Namibia 3.08
China - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2020 150.51 0.39%
2019 149.93 0.43%
2018 149.29 0.47%
2017 148.60 0.49%
2016 147.87 0.51%
2015 147.12 0.53%
2014 146.34 0.54%
2013 145.55 0.55%
2012 144.75 0.56%
2011 143.94 0.56%
2010 143.14 0.56%
2009 142.34 0.56%
2008 141.54 0.56%
2007 140.75 0.57%
2006 139.96 0.57%
2005 139.16 0.58%
2004 138.36 0.59%
2003 137.54 0.61%
2002 136.71 0.63%
2001 135.85 0.66%
2000 134.95 0.71%
1999 134.01 0.75%
1998 133.01 0.79%
1997 131.97 0.83%
1996 130.88 0.86%
1995 129.76 0.89%
1994 128.62 0.92%
1993 127.45 1.00%
1992 126.19 1.16%
1991 124.74 1.36%
1990 123.07 1.60%
1989 121.13 1.81%
1988 118.97 1.94%
1987 116.71 1.93%
1986 114.51 1.81%
1985 112.48 1.65%
1984 110.65 1.51%
1983 109.01 1.41%
1982 107.49 1.37%
1981 106.04 1.39%
1980 104.58 1.42%
1979 103.12 1.43%
1978 101.66 1.49%
1977 100.17 1.61%
1976 98.58 1.78%
1975 96.86 1.96%
1974 95.00 2.13%
1973 93.01 2.30%
1972 90.92 2.44%
1971 88.76 2.56%
1970 86.54 2.68%
1969 84.28 2.79%
1968 81.99 2.82%
1967 79.74 2.72%
1966 77.63 2.51%
1965 75.73 2.25%
1964 74.06 2.00%
1963 72.61 1.79%
1962 71.33 1.66%
1961 70.16 1.60%
1960 69.06 1.57%
1959 67.99 1.55%
1958 66.96 1.53%
1957 65.95 1.50%
1956 64.98 1.49%
1955 64.02 1.52%
1954 63.06 1.63%
1953 62.05 1.85%
1952 60.92 2.22%
1951 59.60 2.79%
1950 57.98 0.00%