North America Population Density 1950-2019

Chart and table of North America population density from 1950 to 2019. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of North America in 2019 is 18.50 people per square kilometer, a 0.63% increase from 2018.
  • The population density of North America in 2018 was 18.38 people per square kilometer, a 0.65% increase from 2017.
  • The population density of North America in 2017 was 18.26 people per square kilometer, a 0.67% increase from 2016.
  • The population density of North America in 2016 was 18.14 people per square kilometer, a 0.7% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Country Name 2019 Population Density
North America - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2019 18.50 0.63%
2018 18.38 0.65%
2017 18.26 0.67%
2016 18.14 0.70%
2015 18.01 0.72%
2014 17.88 0.75%
2013 17.75 0.78%
2012 17.61 0.82%
2011 17.47 0.86%
2010 17.32 0.91%
2009 17.16 0.96%
2008 17.00 0.98%
2007 16.83 0.98%
2006 16.67 0.96%
2005 16.51 0.92%
2004 16.36 0.89%
2003 16.22 0.89%
2002 16.07 0.94%
2001 15.92 1.02%
2000 15.76 1.12%
1999 15.59 1.20%
1998 15.40 1.24%
1997 15.22 1.23%
1996 15.03 1.18%
1995 14.86 1.11%
1994 14.69 1.05%
1993 14.54 1.00%
1992 14.40 0.99%
1991 14.26 0.99%
1990 14.12 1.00%
1989 13.98 0.99%
1988 13.84 0.99%
1987 13.70 0.98%
1986 13.57 0.97%
1985 13.44 0.96%
1984 13.31 0.96%
1983 13.18 0.95%
1982 13.06 0.95%
1981 12.94 0.95%
1980 12.82 0.95%
1979 12.69 0.95%
1978 12.57 0.95%
1977 12.46 0.95%
1976 12.34 0.95%
1975 12.22 0.95%
1974 12.11 0.95%
1973 11.99 0.96%
1972 11.88 0.96%
1971 11.77 0.96%
1970 11.65 0.96%
1969 11.54 0.97%
1968 11.43 1.00%
1967 11.32 1.06%
1966 11.20 1.14%
1965 11.07 1.23%
1964 10.94 1.32%
1963 10.80 1.41%
1962 10.65 1.50%
1961 10.49 1.58%
1960 10.33 1.66%
1959 10.16 1.73%
1958 9.98 1.79%
1957 9.81 1.83%
1956 9.63 1.85%
1955 9.46 1.84%
1954 9.29 1.79%
1953 9.12 1.71%
1952 8.97 1.58%
1951 8.83 1.40%
1950 8.71 0.00%