Ghana 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 Ghana population density from 1950 to 2020. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of Ghana in 2020 is 130.26 people per square kilometer, a 2.15% increase from 2019.
  • The population density of Ghana in 2019 was 127.52 people per square kilometer, a 2.19% increase from 2018.
  • The population density of Ghana in 2018 was 124.79 people per square kilometer, a 2.22% increase from 2017.
  • The population density of Ghana in 2017 was 122.08 people per square kilometer, a 2.25% 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
Bangladesh 1,115.55
Micronesia 784.16
India 419.80
Philippines 365.27
Sri Lanka 326.37
El Salvador 308.28
Vietnam 293.87
Pakistan 277.47
Sao Tome and Principe 228.29
Nigeria 223.15
Kiribati 147.47
Indonesia 142.94
Cabo Verde 137.96
Ghana 130.26
Moldova 119.17
Egypt 102.19
Kenya 92.65
Cambodia 92.35
Timor-Leste 88.66
Honduras 88.05
Morocco 82.66
Myanmar 80.42
Uzbekistan 74.81
Ukraine 72.46
Tunisia 72.24
Lesotho 70.56
Eswatini 66.83
Georgia 57.23
Cameroon 55.83
Nicaragua 50.81
Djibouti 42.59
Angola 26.36
Vanuatu 25.20
Zambia 24.43
Solomon Islands 23.77
Bhutan 20.10
Papua New Guinea 19.33
Bolivia 10.63
Mauritania 4.51
Mongolia 2.10
Sudan 0.00
Ghana - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2020 130.26 2.15%
2019 127.52 2.19%
2018 124.79 2.22%
2017 122.08 2.25%
2016 119.40 2.27%
2015 116.75 2.29%
2014 114.13 2.32%
2013 111.54 2.35%
2012 108.98 2.40%
2011 106.43 2.45%
2010 103.88 2.52%
2009 101.33 2.58%
2008 98.78 2.61%
2007 96.27 2.61%
2006 93.82 2.59%
2005 91.45 2.55%
2004 89.18 2.52%
2003 86.99 2.49%
2002 84.88 2.48%
2001 82.82 2.48%
2000 80.82 2.48%
1999 78.86 2.48%
1998 76.96 2.50%
1997 75.08 2.56%
1996 73.21 2.64%
1995 71.33 2.73%
1994 69.43 2.82%
1993 67.52 2.90%
1992 65.62 2.93%
1991 63.75 2.94%
1990 61.93 2.93%
1989 60.17 2.91%
1988 58.47 2.91%
1987 56.81 2.94%
1986 55.19 2.98%
1985 53.59 3.05%
1984 52.01 3.09%
1983 50.45 3.06%
1982 48.95 2.90%
1981 47.57 2.64%
1980 46.35 2.32%
1979 45.30 2.03%
1978 44.40 1.87%
1977 43.58 1.92%
1976 42.76 2.14%
1975 41.86 2.43%
1974 40.87 2.69%
1973 39.80 2.86%
1972 38.69 2.86%
1971 37.62 2.72%
1970 36.62 2.53%
1969 35.72 2.38%
1968 34.89 2.32%
1967 34.09 2.41%
1966 33.29 2.61%
1965 32.45 2.86%
1964 31.54 3.07%
1963 30.60 3.23%
1962 29.65 3.27%
1961 28.71 3.21%
1960 27.82 3.11%
1959 26.98 3.01%
1958 26.19 2.94%
1957 25.44 2.91%
1956 24.72 2.91%
1955 24.02 2.91%
1954 23.34 2.87%
1953 22.69 2.75%
1952 22.09 2.50%
1951 21.55 2.07%
1950 21.11 0.00%