Iran Population Density 1950-2020

Chart and table of Iran population density from 1950 to 2020. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of Iran in 2020 is 48.13 people per square kilometer, a 1.3% increase from 2019.
  • The population density of Iran in 2019 was 47.51 people per square kilometer, a 1.36% increase from 2018.
  • The population density of Iran in 2018 was 46.87 people per square kilometer, a 1.4% increase from 2017.
  • The population density of Iran in 2017 was 46.23 people per square kilometer, a 1.39% 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
Maldives 1,801.81
Lebanon 653.15
Mauritius 623.42
Nauru 541.20
Tuvalu 393.07
Grenada 330.95
Marshall Islands 328.83
American Samoa 275.96
Jamaica 269.44
Dominican Republic 222.89
Guatemala 164.53
China 150.51
Tonga 140.93
Thailand 136.03
Azerbaijan 117.08
Jordan 114.23
Turkey 107.39
Cuba 103.08
Albania 100.10
Costa Rica 99.69
Armenia 99.64
Serbia 98.88
Malaysia 97.98
Dominica 95.98
Iraq 92.45
North Macedonia 81.03
Romania 80.70
Samoa 69.86
Ecuador 68.82
Mexico 65.64
Bulgaria 62.60
Equatorial Guinea 50.02
Fiji 49.07
South Africa 48.65
Iran 48.13
Belarus 45.52
Montenegro 45.48
Colombia 44.57
Venezuela 31.18
Peru 25.65
Brazil 24.96
Algeria 18.41
Paraguay 17.54
Belize 17.31
Turkmenistan 12.36
Russia 8.54
Gabon 8.32
Kazakhstan 6.89
Botswana 4.04
Libya 3.91
Guyana 3.66
Suriname 3.58
Namibia 3.08
Iran - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2020 48.13 1.30%
2019 47.51 1.36%
2018 46.87 1.40%
2017 46.23 1.39%
2016 45.59 1.37%
2015 44.98 1.33%
2014 44.39 1.29%
2013 43.83 1.25%
2012 43.29 1.21%
2011 42.77 1.18%
2010 42.27 1.15%
2009 41.79 1.12%
2008 41.33 1.10%
2007 40.88 1.11%
2006 40.43 1.14%
2005 39.97 1.18%
2004 39.51 1.22%
2003 39.04 1.25%
2002 38.56 1.26%
2001 38.08 1.26%
2000 37.60 1.27%
1999 37.13 1.30%
1998 36.66 1.32%
1997 36.18 1.35%
1996 35.70 1.39%
1995 35.21 1.41%
1994 34.72 1.45%
1993 34.22 1.60%
1992 33.68 1.91%
1991 33.05 2.33%
1990 32.30 2.82%
1989 31.41 3.29%
1988 30.41 3.68%
1987 29.33 3.93%
1986 28.23 4.04%
1985 27.13 4.12%
1984 26.06 4.21%
1983 25.00 4.22%
1982 23.99 4.15%
1981 23.04 4.01%
1980 22.15 3.79%
1979 21.34 3.55%
1978 20.61 3.33%
1977 19.94 3.17%
1976 19.33 3.07%
1975 18.75 2.97%
1974 18.21 2.85%
1973 17.71 2.76%
1972 17.23 2.71%
1971 16.78 2.69%
1970 16.34 2.70%
1969 15.91 2.71%
1968 15.49 2.72%
1967 15.08 2.71%
1966 14.68 2.68%
1965 14.30 2.66%
1964 13.93 2.65%
1963 13.57 2.64%
1962 13.22 2.63%
1961 12.88 2.62%
1960 12.55 2.61%
1959 12.23 2.59%
1958 11.93 2.58%
1957 11.63 2.56%
1956 11.34 2.53%
1955 11.06 2.50%
1954 10.79 2.47%
1953 10.53 2.43%
1952 10.28 2.38%
1951 10.04 2.32%
1950 9.81 0.00%