Nicaragua Population Density 1950-2021

Chart and table of Nicaragua population density from 1950 to 2021. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of Nicaragua in 2021 is 51.41 people per square kilometer, a 1.17% increase from 2020.
  • The population density of Nicaragua in 2020 was 50.81 people per square kilometer, a 1.21% increase from 2019.
  • The population density of Nicaragua in 2019 was 50.21 people per square kilometer, a 1.24% increase from 2018.
  • The population density of Nicaragua in 2018 was 49.59 people per square kilometer, a 1.26% increase from 2017.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Density
Country Name 2021 Population Density
Bangladesh 1,123.85
Micronesia 792.00
India 423.88
Philippines 370.16
Sri Lanka 327.65
El Salvador 309.81
Vietnam 296.38
Pakistan 282.88
Sao Tome and Principe 232.68
Nigeria 228.85
Kiribati 149.87
Indonesia 144.18
Cabo Verde 139.43
Ghana 133.03
Moldova 118.88
Egypt 104.11
Kenya 94.74
Cambodia 93.61
Timor-Leste 90.37
Honduras 89.46
Morocco 83.63
Myanmar 81.00
Uzbekistan 75.59
Tunisia 72.95
Ukraine 72.02
Lesotho 71.12
Eswatini 67.53
Cameroon 57.26
Georgia 57.10
Nicaragua 51.41
Djibouti 43.20
Angola 27.22
Vanuatu 25.80
Zambia 25.14
Solomon Islands 24.36
Sudan 24.22
Bhutan 20.31
Papua New Guinea 19.70
Bolivia 10.77
Mauritania 4.63
Mongolia 2.13
Nicaragua - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2021 51.41 1.17%
2020 50.81 1.21%
2019 50.21 1.24%
2018 49.59 1.26%
2017 48.97 1.28%
2016 48.35 1.30%
2015 47.74 1.31%
2014 47.12 1.32%
2013 46.50 1.34%
2012 45.89 1.35%
2011 45.28 1.36%
2010 44.67 1.37%
2009 44.07 1.38%
2008 43.47 1.38%
2007 42.88 1.38%
2006 42.29 1.38%
2005 41.72 1.37%
2004 41.15 1.38%
2003 40.59 1.39%
2002 40.03 1.44%
2001 39.47 1.50%
2000 38.88 1.57%
1999 38.28 1.64%
1998 37.67 1.72%
1997 37.03 1.82%
1996 36.37 1.92%
1995 35.68 2.04%
1994 34.97 2.16%
1993 34.23 2.25%
1992 33.48 2.27%
1991 32.73 2.26%
1990 32.01 2.22%
1989 31.32 2.19%
1988 30.65 2.20%
1987 29.99 2.26%
1986 29.33 2.38%
1985 28.64 2.51%
1984 27.94 2.63%
1983 27.23 2.74%
1982 26.50 2.83%
1981 25.77 2.90%
1980 25.05 2.97%
1979 24.33 3.04%
1978 23.61 3.09%
1977 22.90 3.13%
1976 22.21 3.14%
1975 21.53 3.14%
1974 20.87 3.13%
1973 20.24 3.13%
1972 19.63 3.12%
1971 19.03 3.11%
1970 18.46 3.09%
1969 17.91 3.08%
1968 17.37 3.06%
1967 16.85 3.06%
1966 16.35 3.07%
1965 15.87 3.09%
1964 15.39 3.10%
1963 14.93 3.12%
1962 14.48 3.15%
1961 14.04 3.19%
1960 13.60 3.24%
1959 13.17 3.28%
1958 12.76 3.31%
1957 12.35 3.32%
1956 11.95 3.31%
1955 11.57 3.27%
1954 11.20 3.21%
1953 10.85 3.12%
1952 10.52 3.01%
1951 10.22 2.86%
1950 9.93 0.00%