Malawi Population Density 1950-2020

Chart and table of Malawi population density from 1950 to 2020. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of Malawi in 2020 is 161.46 people per square kilometer, a 2.69% increase from 2019.
  • The population density of Malawi in 2019 was 157.23 people per square kilometer, a 2.68% increase from 2018.
  • The population density of Malawi in 2018 was 153.13 people per square kilometer, a 2.68% increase from 2017.
  • The population density of Malawi in 2017 was 149.14 people per square kilometer, a 2.7% 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
Rwanda 491.73
Comoros 467.28
Burundi 427.26
Haiti 410.90
Gambia 213.86
North Korea 213.86
Nepal 197.97
Uganda 189.36
Malawi 161.46
Togo 145.78
Sierra Leone 110.33
Benin 105.64
Ethiopia 104.11
Senegal 85.12
Burkina Faso 76.23
Tajikistan 67.46
Tanzania 63.06
Afghanistan 59.63
Yemen 56.49
Guinea-Bissau 54.47
Guinea 53.42
Madagascar 47.15
Liberia 45.41
Mozambique 39.75
Zimbabwe 38.04
Eritrea 30.16
Somalia 24.92
Niger 19.11
Mali 16.33
Chad 12.79
Central African Republic 7.75
South Sudan 0.00
Malawi - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2020 161.46 2.69%
2019 157.23 2.68%
2018 153.13 2.68%
2017 149.14 2.70%
2016 145.22 2.75%
2015 141.33 2.80%
2014 137.49 2.84%
2013 133.69 2.88%
2012 129.95 2.90%
2011 126.28 2.91%
2010 122.72 2.91%
2009 119.25 2.92%
2008 115.87 2.89%
2007 112.61 2.84%
2006 109.50 2.75%
2005 106.57 2.63%
2004 103.83 2.51%
2003 101.28 2.45%
2002 98.87 2.46%
2001 96.49 2.54%
2000 94.10 2.71%
1999 91.61 2.86%
1998 89.06 2.80%
1997 86.64 2.42%
1996 84.59 1.81%
1995 83.09 1.01%
1994 82.26 0.36%
1993 81.96 0.25%
1992 81.75 0.89%
1991 81.03 2.08%
1990 79.38 3.62%
1989 76.60 5.08%
1988 72.90 6.09%
1987 68.71 6.19%
1986 64.71 5.48%
1985 61.35 4.36%
1984 58.78 3.36%
1983 56.87 2.62%
1982 55.42 2.40%
1981 54.12 2.59%
1980 52.76 2.88%
1979 51.28 3.03%
1978 49.77 3.13%
1977 48.26 3.11%
1976 46.81 2.99%
1975 45.45 2.86%
1974 44.19 2.78%
1973 42.99 2.72%
1972 41.85 2.68%
1971 40.76 2.66%
1970 39.70 2.65%
1969 38.67 2.64%
1968 37.68 2.62%
1967 36.72 2.59%
1966 35.79 2.56%
1965 34.90 2.53%
1964 34.03 2.50%
1963 33.20 2.47%
1962 32.40 2.44%
1961 31.63 2.40%
1960 30.89 2.36%
1959 30.18 2.32%
1958 29.50 2.28%
1957 28.84 2.23%
1956 28.21 2.19%
1955 27.60 2.15%
1954 27.02 2.11%
1953 26.47 2.06%
1952 25.93 2.01%
1951 25.42 1.96%
1950 24.93 0.00%