Eritrea Population Density 1950-2023

Chart and table of Eritrea population density from 1950 to 2023. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of Eritrea in 2023 is 31.88 people per square kilometer, a 1.76% increase from 2022.
  • The population density of Eritrea in 2022 was 31.33 people per square kilometer, a 1.76% increase from 2021.
  • The population density of Eritrea in 2021 was 30.78 people per square kilometer, a 1.81% increase from 2020.
  • The population density of Eritrea in 2020 was 30.24 people per square kilometer, a 1.63% increase from 2019.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Density
Country Name 2023 Population Density
Rwanda 535.11
Burundi 475.69
Comoros 457.86
Haiti 422.51
Gambia 245.41
North Korea 217.03
Nepal 209.92
Uganda 201.13
Malawi 176.67
Togo 159.43
Sierra Leone 121.59
Benin 119.49
Ethiopia 111.35
Senegal 90.30
Burkina Faso 84.79
Tajikistan 71.75
Tanzania 71.19
Yemen 65.25
Afghanistan 64.70
Guinea-Bissau 59.53
Guinea 57.72
Madagascar 51.64
Liberia 48.65
Democratic Republic of Congo 43.61
Zimbabwe 42.65
Mozambique 42.40
Eritrea 31.88
Somalia 28.45
Niger 21.47
Mali 18.78
South Sudan 17.49
Chad 14.24
Central African Republic 9.22
Eritrea - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2023 31.88 1.76%
2022 31.33 1.76%
2021 30.78 1.81%
2020 30.24 1.63%
2019 29.75 1.55%
2018 29.30 1.43%
2017 28.89 0.94%
2016 28.62 0.76%
2015 28.40 0.50%
2014 28.26 0.82%
2013 28.03 1.35%
2012 27.66 1.40%
2011 27.28 1.90%
2010 26.77 2.07%
2009 26.22 2.60%
2008 25.56 2.72%
2007 24.88 1.60%
2006 24.49 1.71%
2005 24.08 2.48%
2004 23.50 4.14%
2003 22.56 4.16%
2002 21.66 3.47%
2001 20.93 2.89%
2000 20.35 1.54%
1999 20.04 1.45%
1998 19.75 1.36%
1997 19.49 1.21%
1996 19.25 4.95%
1995 18.34 5.62%
1994 17.37 3.08%
1993 16.85 3.14%
1992 16.34 -5.79%
1991 17.34 -5.15%
1990 18.28 2.28%
1989 17.88 2.47%
1988 17.45 2.56%
1987 17.01 2.60%
1986 16.58 2.65%
1985 16.15 2.68%
1984 15.73 2.77%
1983 15.30 2.79%
1982 14.89 2.77%
1981 14.49 2.76%
1980 14.10 2.74%
1979 13.72 2.71%
1978 13.36 2.71%
1977 13.01 2.69%
1976 12.67 2.67%
1975 12.34 2.66%
1974 12.02 2.67%
1973 11.71 2.66%
1972 11.40 2.65%
1971 11.11 2.63%
1970 10.82 2.59%
1969 10.55 2.56%
1968 10.29 2.55%
1967 10.03 2.55%
1966 9.78 2.54%
1965 9.54 2.53%
1964 9.30 2.51%
1963 9.08 2.47%
1962 8.86 2.42%
1961 8.65 2.35%
1960 8.45 2.28%
1959 8.26 2.19%
1958 8.08 2.11%
1957 7.92 2.03%
1956 7.76 1.94%
1955 7.61 1.87%
1954 7.47 1.80%
1953 7.34 1.72%
1952 7.21 1.62%
1951 7.10 1.50%
1950 6.99 0.00%