India Population Density 1950-2021

Chart and table of India population density from 1950 to 2021. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of India in 2021 is 423.88 people per square kilometer, a 0.97% increase from 2020.
  • The population density of India in 2020 was 419.80 people per square kilometer, a 0.99% increase from 2019.
  • The population density of India in 2019 was 415.67 people per square kilometer, a 1.02% increase from 2018.
  • The population density of India in 2018 was 411.48 people per square kilometer, a 1.04% increase from 2017.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Density
Country Name 2021 Population Density
Bangladesh 1,123.85
Micronesia 792.00
India 423.88
Philippines 370.16
Sri Lanka 327.65
El Salvador 309.81
Vietnam 296.38
Pakistan 282.88
Sao Tome and Principe 232.68
Nigeria 228.85
Kiribati 149.87
Indonesia 144.18
Cabo Verde 139.43
Ghana 133.03
Moldova 118.88
Egypt 104.11
Kenya 94.74
Cambodia 93.61
Timor-Leste 90.37
Honduras 89.46
Morocco 83.63
Myanmar 81.00
Uzbekistan 75.59
Tunisia 72.95
Ukraine 72.02
Lesotho 71.12
Eswatini 67.53
Cameroon 57.26
Georgia 57.10
Nicaragua 51.41
Djibouti 43.20
Angola 27.22
Vanuatu 25.80
Zambia 25.14
Solomon Islands 24.36
Sudan 24.22
Bhutan 20.31
Papua New Guinea 19.70
Bolivia 10.77
Mauritania 4.63
Mongolia 2.13
India - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2021 423.88 0.97%
2020 419.80 0.99%
2019 415.67 1.02%
2018 411.48 1.04%
2017 407.23 1.07%
2016 402.92 1.10%
2015 398.55 1.12%
2014 394.13 1.15%
2013 389.64 1.19%
2012 385.06 1.24%
2011 380.34 1.30%
2010 375.47 1.36%
2009 370.44 1.42%
2008 365.25 1.48%
2007 359.94 1.52%
2006 354.55 1.56%
2005 349.11 1.59%
2004 343.64 1.63%
2003 338.13 1.67%
2002 332.59 1.70%
2001 327.02 1.74%
2000 321.42 1.78%
1999 315.78 1.82%
1998 310.13 1.86%
1997 304.48 1.89%
1996 298.84 1.91%
1995 293.23 1.94%
1994 287.66 1.96%
1993 282.12 1.99%
1992 276.62 2.02%
1991 271.13 2.06%
1990 265.66 2.10%
1989 260.20 2.13%
1988 254.76 2.17%
1987 249.35 2.21%
1986 243.96 2.25%
1985 238.61 2.29%
1984 233.27 2.32%
1983 227.98 2.35%
1982 222.75 2.36%
1981 217.62 2.35%
1980 212.62 2.34%
1979 207.77 2.32%
1978 203.06 2.31%
1977 198.47 2.32%
1976 193.97 2.33%
1975 189.55 2.35%
1974 185.20 2.36%
1973 180.93 2.35%
1972 176.77 2.33%
1971 172.75 2.28%
1970 168.89 2.23%
1969 165.21 2.18%
1968 161.69 2.14%
1967 158.31 2.11%
1966 155.03 2.11%
1965 151.84 2.10%
1964 148.71 2.09%
1963 145.66 2.08%
1962 142.70 2.05%
1961 139.83 2.02%
1960 137.06 1.98%
1959 134.40 1.94%
1958 131.84 1.91%
1957 129.37 1.88%
1956 126.99 1.84%
1955 124.69 1.81%
1954 122.47 1.78%
1953 120.33 1.73%
1952 118.27 1.68%
1951 116.32 1.61%
1950 114.48 0.00%