Ethiopia Population Density 1950-2020

NOTE: All data from 2020 and beyond are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
Chart and table of Ethiopia population density from 1950 to 2020. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of Ethiopia in 2020 is 104.11 people per square kilometer, a 2.57% increase from 2019.
  • The population density of Ethiopia in 2019 was 101.49 people per square kilometer, a 2.61% increase from 2018.
  • The population density of Ethiopia in 2018 was 98.91 people per square kilometer, a 2.65% increase from 2017.
  • The population density of Ethiopia in 2017 was 96.35 people per square kilometer, a 2.7% 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
Rwanda 491.73
Comoros 467.28
Burundi 427.26
Haiti 410.90
Gambia 213.86
North Korea 213.86
Nepal 197.97
Uganda 189.36
Malawi 161.46
Togo 145.78
Sierra Leone 110.33
Benin 105.64
Ethiopia 104.11
Senegal 85.12
Burkina Faso 76.23
Tajikistan 67.46
Tanzania 63.06
Afghanistan 59.63
Yemen 56.49
Guinea-Bissau 54.47
Guinea 53.42
Madagascar 47.15
Liberia 45.41
Mozambique 39.75
Zimbabwe 38.04
Eritrea 30.16
Somalia 24.92
Niger 19.11
Mali 16.33
Chad 12.79
Central African Republic 7.75
South Sudan 0.00
Ethiopia - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2020 104.11 2.57%
2019 101.49 2.61%
2018 98.91 2.65%
2017 96.35 2.70%
2016 93.82 2.75%
2015 91.31 2.79%
2014 88.83 2.84%
2013 86.38 2.87%
2012 83.97 2.87%
2011 81.63 2.85%
2010 79.36 2.82%
2009 77.18 2.80%
2008 75.08 2.78%
2007 73.05 2.78%
2006 71.08 2.81%
2005 69.14 2.84%
2004 67.23 2.87%
2003 65.35 2.89%
2002 63.52 2.91%
2001 61.72 2.92%
2000 59.97 2.92%
1999 58.27 2.94%
1998 56.60 2.98%
1997 54.96 3.08%
1996 53.32 3.22%
1995 51.66 3.38%
1994 49.97 3.54%
1993 48.26 3.64%
1992 46.57 3.66%
1991 44.92 3.60%
1990 43.36 3.49%
1989 41.90 3.39%
1988 40.53 3.30%
1987 39.24 3.25%
1986 38.00 3.23%
1985 36.81 3.25%
1984 35.66 3.23%
1983 34.54 3.10%
1982 33.50 2.81%
1981 32.59 2.40%
1980 31.82 1.90%
1979 31.23 1.45%
1978 30.78 1.24%
1977 30.41 1.36%
1976 30.00 1.72%
1975 29.49 2.21%
1974 28.85 2.66%
1973 28.11 2.97%
1972 27.29 3.05%
1971 26.49 2.93%
1970 25.73 2.76%
1969 25.04 2.63%
1968 24.40 2.53%
1967 23.80 2.49%
1966 23.22 2.51%
1965 22.65 2.53%
1964 22.09 2.52%
1963 21.55 2.48%
1962 21.03 2.43%
1961 20.53 2.35%
1960 20.06 2.26%
1959 19.62 2.17%
1958 19.20 2.10%
1957 18.80 2.05%
1956 18.43 2.01%
1955 18.06 1.98%
1954 17.71 1.96%
1953 17.37 1.94%
1952 17.04 1.91%
1951 16.72 1.87%
1950 16.42 0.00%