Japan 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 Japan population density from 1950 to 2020. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of Japan in 2020 is 334.62 people per square kilometer, a 0.3% decline from 2019.
  • The population density of Japan in 2019 was 335.64 people per square kilometer, a 0.27% decline from 2018.
  • The population density of Japan in 2018 was 336.54 people per square kilometer, a 0.24% decline from 2017.
  • The population density of Japan in 2017 was 337.34 people per square kilometer, a 0.2% decline from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Density
Country Name 2020 Population Density
Macao 21,359.70
Monaco 19,621.00
Singapore 8,136.78
Hong Kong 6,754.04
Gibraltar 3,369.10
Bahrain 2,187.11
Malta 1,379.82
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 1,261.06
Channel Islands 878.10
Barbados 668.31
Aruba 593.14
San Marino 565.52
South Korea 510.96
Netherlands 412.49
Israel 392.19
Belgium 379.61
Curacao 369.58
Japan 334.62
Puerto Rico 322.53
Guam 312.55
United Kingdom 278.67
Trinidad and Tobago 272.80
Cayman Islands 252.78
Qatar 248.15
Luxembourg 241.69
Kuwait 239.65
Liechtenstein 238.30
Germany 234.31
Antigua and Barbuda 222.57
Seychelles 213.80
Switzerland 209.60
British Virgin Islands 201.54
Italy 200.64
Andorra 164.39
Isle of Man 149.18
Denmark 134.95
Cyprus 130.53
Northern Mariana Islands 125.13
Poland 121.04
France 118.88
UAE 118.31
Portugal 110.56
Austria 107.37
Hungary 103.84
Slovenia 100.55
Spain 92.41
Greece 78.99
Croatia 72.54
Ireland 70.26
French Polynesia 70.23
Panama 57.21
Lithuania 41.70
Turks and Caicos Islands 40.75
Palau 39.33
Faroe Islands 35.00
United States 33.67
Estonia 29.26
Latvia 29.25
Bahamas 28.33
Chile 25.26
Sweden 22.57
Uruguay 19.71
New Zealand 18.01
Oman 16.50
Finland 16.37
Argentina 16.26
Saudi Arabia 16.19
New Caledonia 15.37
Bermuda 14.52
Norway 8.67
Canada 3.78
Iceland 3.31
Australia 3.29
Greenland 0.14
Taiwan 0.00
Japan - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2020 334.62 -0.30%
2019 335.64 -0.27%
2018 336.54 -0.24%
2017 337.34 -0.20%
2016 338.02 -0.17%
2015 338.61 -0.14%
2014 339.10 -0.11%
2013 339.48 -0.09%
2012 339.77 -0.06%
2011 339.97 -0.03%
2010 340.09 -0.01%
2009 340.12 0.01%
2008 340.08 0.03%
2007 339.96 0.06%
2006 339.77 0.08%
2005 339.51 0.10%
2004 339.19 0.11%
2003 338.81 0.13%
2002 338.37 0.14%
2001 337.89 0.15%
2000 337.39 0.16%
1999 336.87 0.16%
1998 336.32 0.18%
1997 335.72 0.20%
1996 335.06 0.22%
1995 334.33 0.25%
1994 333.50 0.28%
1993 332.59 0.30%
1992 331.59 0.32%
1991 330.53 0.34%
1990 329.41 0.36%
1989 328.22 0.38%
1988 326.97 0.42%
1987 325.62 0.46%
1986 324.12 0.51%
1985 322.47 0.57%
1984 320.63 0.63%
1983 318.62 0.69%
1982 316.44 0.73%
1981 314.13 0.78%
1980 311.71 0.81%
1979 309.20 0.85%
1978 306.58 0.92%
1977 303.80 1.01%
1976 300.76 1.13%
1975 297.41 1.25%
1974 293.73 1.36%
1973 289.78 1.44%
1972 285.67 1.46%
1971 281.58 1.43%
1970 277.61 1.38%
1969 273.82 1.34%
1968 270.19 1.29%
1967 266.75 1.23%
1966 263.50 1.17%
1965 260.46 1.10%
1964 257.64 1.03%
1963 255.02 0.98%
1962 252.56 0.95%
1961 250.18 0.95%
1960 247.83 0.96%
1959 245.48 0.98%
1958 243.08 1.02%
1957 240.64 1.06%
1956 238.13 1.11%
1955 235.52 1.18%
1954 232.77 1.28%
1953 229.83 1.41%
1952 226.63 1.59%
1951 223.08 1.83%
1950 219.07 0.00%