Japan Population Density 1950-2021

Chart and table of Japan population density from 1950 to 2021. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of Japan in 2021 is 333.49 people per square kilometer, a 0.34% decline from 2020.
  • The population density of Japan in 2020 was 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.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Density
Country Name 2021 Population Density
Macao 21,376.43
Singapore 8,201.23
Hong Kong 6,804.33
Gibraltar 3,369.80
Bahrain 2,241.41
Malta 1,383.70
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 1,276.82
Channel Islands 885.08
Barbados 669.10
Aruba 595.58
San Marino 566.95
Monaco 527.38
South Korea 511.21
Netherlands 413.41
Israel 398.27
Belgium 381.01
Curacao 371.17
Japan 333.49
Puerto Rico 318.86
Guam 315.15
United Kingdom 279.98
Trinidad and Tobago 273.56
Qatar 255.05
Cayman Islands 251.88
Luxembourg 245.10
Kuwait 242.90
Liechtenstein 239.06
Germany 234.63
Antigua and Barbuda 224.39
Seychelles 215.02
Switzerland 211.08
British Virgin Islands 202.81
Italy 200.33
Andorra 164.59
Isle of Man 149.84
Denmark 135.44
Cyprus 131.40
Northern Mariana Islands 125.91
Poland 120.88
France 119.15
Portugal 110.25
Austria 107.81
Hungary 103.56
Slovenia 101.50
UAE 101.28
Spain 92.39
Greece 78.59
Ireland 70.90
French Polynesia 70.63
Panama 58.17
Croatia 46.34
Turks and Caicos Islands 41.30
Lithuania 41.20
Palau 39.50
Faroe Islands 35.14
United States 33.86
Estonia 29.23
Latvia 28.91
Bahamas 28.60
Chile 25.39
Sweden 22.71
Uruguay 19.78
New Zealand 18.16
Oman 16.88
Saudi Arabia 16.44
Argentina 16.40
Finland 16.39
New Caledonia 15.51
Bermuda 14.47
Norway 8.74
Canada 3.85
Iceland 3.33
Australia 3.33
Greenland 0.14
Taiwan 0.00
Japan - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2021 333.49 -0.34%
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%