China Population Density 1950-2019

Chart and table of China population density from 1950 to 2019. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of China in 2019 is 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.
  • The population density of China in 2016 was 147.87 people per square kilometer, a 0.51% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Density
Country Name 2019 Population Density
Maldives 1,769.84
Lebanon 656.05
Mauritius 622.39
Nauru 537.80
Tuvalu 388.20
Grenada 329.42
Marshall Islands 326.62
American Samoa 276.56
Jamaica 268.27
Dominican Republic 220.65
Guatemala 161.46
China 149.93
Tonga 139.33
Thailand 135.69
Azerbaijan 116.02
Jordan 113.10
Turkey 106.23
Cuba 103.14
Albania 100.21
Armenia 99.45
Serbia 99.28
Costa Rica 98.78
Malaysia 96.72
Dominica 95.74
Iraq 90.36
Romania 81.23
North Macedonia 81.04
Samoa 69.40
Ecuador 67.77
Mexico 64.94
Bulgaria 63.06
Fiji 48.71
Equatorial Guinea 48.34
South Africa 48.03
Iran 47.51
Belarus 45.53
Montenegro 45.47
Colombia 44.09
Venezuela 31.27
Peru 25.30
Brazil 24.78
Algeria 18.08
Paraguay 17.32
Belize 16.99
Turkmenistan 12.17
Russia 8.53
Gabon 8.12
Kazakhstan 6.81
Botswana 3.96
Libya 3.85
Guyana 3.64
Suriname 3.55
Namibia 3.03
China - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
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%