North America Population Density 1950-2022

Chart and table of North America population density from 1950 to 2022. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of North America in 2022 is 19.12 people per square kilometer, a 0.42% increase from 2021.
  • The population density of North America in 2021 was 19.03 people per square kilometer, a 0.35% increase from 2020.
  • The population density of North America in 2020 was 18.97 people per square kilometer, a 0.53% increase from 2019.
  • The population density of North America in 2019 was 18.87 people per square kilometer, a 0.72% increase from 2018.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Country Name 2022 Population Density
North America - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2022 19.12 0.42%
2021 19.03 0.35%
2020 18.97 0.53%
2019 18.87 0.72%
2018 18.73 0.77%
2017 18.59 0.83%
2016 18.43 0.83%
2015 18.28 0.81%
2014 18.14 0.85%
2013 17.98 0.88%
2012 17.83 0.90%
2011 17.67 0.88%
2010 17.51 0.89%
2009 17.36 0.94%
2008 17.20 0.99%
2007 17.03 1.00%
2006 16.86 0.98%
2005 16.70 0.98%
2004 16.53 0.97%
2003 16.38 0.96%
2002 16.22 1.01%
2001 16.06 1.08%
2000 15.89 1.13%
1999 15.71 1.18%
1998 15.53 1.22%
1997 15.34 1.24%
1996 15.15 1.23%
1995 14.97 1.27%
1994 14.78 1.32%
1993 14.59 1.38%
1992 14.39 1.41%
1991 14.19 1.39%
1990 13.99 1.30%
1989 13.81 1.15%
1988 13.66 1.06%
1987 13.51 1.01%
1986 13.38 1.01%
1985 13.24 1.01%
1984 13.11 1.02%
1983 12.98 1.05%
1982 12.84 1.05%
1981 12.71 1.14%
1980 12.57 1.21%
1979 12.42 1.17%
1978 12.27 1.12%
1977 12.14 1.03%
1976 12.01 0.98%
1975 11.90 1.00%
1974 11.78 0.99%
1973 11.66 1.04%
1972 11.54 1.19%
1971 11.41 1.37%
1970 11.25 1.31%
1969 11.11 1.12%
1968 10.98 1.07%
1967 10.87 1.09%
1966 10.75 1.19%
1965 10.63 1.35%
1964 10.48 1.47%
1963 10.33 1.54%
1962 10.18 1.61%
1961 10.01 1.68%
1960 9.85 1.70%
1959 9.68 1.92%
1958 9.50 1.99%
1957 9.32 1.87%
1956 9.15 1.90%
1955 8.97 1.93%
1954 8.81 1.86%
1953 8.64 1.75%
1952 8.50 1.67%
1951 8.36 1.64%
1950 8.22 0.00%