Puerto Rico Population Density 1950-2020

NOTE: All data from 2020 and beyond are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
Chart and table of Puerto Rico population density from 1950 to 2020. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of Puerto Rico in 2020 is 322.53 people per square kilometer, a 2.47% decline from 2019.
  • The population density of Puerto Rico in 2019 was 330.71 people per square kilometer, a 3.49% decline from 2018.
  • The population density of Puerto Rico in 2018 was 342.68 people per square kilometer, a 3.92% decline from 2017.
  • The population density of Puerto Rico in 2017 was 356.67 people per square kilometer, a 3.64% decline from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Density
Country Name 2020 Population Density
Macao 21,359.70
Monaco 19,621.00
Singapore 8,136.78
Hong Kong 6,754.04
Gibraltar 3,369.10
Bahrain 2,187.11
Malta 1,379.82
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 1,261.06
Channel Islands 878.10
Barbados 668.31
Aruba 593.14
San Marino 565.52
South Korea 510.96
Netherlands 412.49
Israel 392.19
Belgium 379.61
Curacao 369.58
Japan 334.62
Puerto Rico 322.53
Guam 312.55
United Kingdom 278.67
Trinidad and Tobago 272.80
Cayman Islands 252.78
Qatar 248.15
Luxembourg 241.69
Kuwait 239.65
Liechtenstein 238.30
Germany 234.31
Antigua and Barbuda 222.57
Seychelles 213.80
Switzerland 209.60
British Virgin Islands 201.54
Italy 200.64
Andorra 164.39
Isle of Man 149.18
Denmark 134.95
Cyprus 130.53
Northern Mariana Islands 125.13
Poland 121.04
France 118.88
UAE 118.31
Portugal 110.56
Austria 107.37
Hungary 103.84
Slovenia 100.55
Spain 92.41
Greece 78.99
Croatia 72.54
Ireland 70.26
French Polynesia 70.23
Panama 57.21
Lithuania 41.70
Turks and Caicos Islands 40.75
Palau 39.33
Faroe Islands 35.00
United States 33.67
Estonia 29.26
Latvia 29.25
Bahamas 28.33
Chile 25.26
Sweden 22.57
Uruguay 19.71
New Zealand 18.01
Oman 16.50
Finland 16.37
Argentina 16.26
Saudi Arabia 16.19
New Caledonia 15.37
Bermuda 14.52
Norway 8.67
Canada 3.78
Iceland 3.31
Australia 3.29
Greenland 0.14
Taiwan 0.00
Puerto Rico - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2020 322.53 -2.47%
2019 330.71 -3.49%
2018 342.68 -3.92%
2017 356.67 -3.64%
2016 370.14 -2.91%
2015 381.23 -2.09%
2014 389.37 -1.43%
2013 395.02 -0.93%
2012 398.71 -0.65%
2011 401.34 -0.56%
2010 403.59 -0.46%
2009 405.47 -0.32%
2008 406.77 -0.23%
2007 407.70 -0.21%
2006 408.54 -0.22%
2005 409.46 -0.28%
2004 410.60 -0.32%
2003 411.91 -0.29%
2002 413.11 -0.16%
2001 413.79 0.04%
2000 413.64 0.25%
1999 412.60 0.44%
1998 410.79 0.60%
1997 408.33 0.72%
1996 405.42 0.80%
1995 402.22 0.87%
1994 398.74 0.95%
1993 394.98 0.99%
1992 391.10 0.98%
1991 387.29 0.94%
1990 383.67 0.88%
1989 380.31 0.83%
1988 377.18 0.81%
1987 374.16 0.82%
1986 371.11 0.88%
1985 367.89 0.93%
1984 364.51 0.98%
1983 360.98 1.06%
1982 357.20 1.18%
1981 353.04 1.32%
1980 348.44 1.48%
1979 343.36 1.63%
1978 337.86 1.73%
1977 332.11 1.77%
1976 326.34 1.75%
1975 320.74 1.73%
1974 315.29 1.70%
1973 310.02 1.63%
1972 305.05 1.49%
1971 300.58 1.31%
1970 296.70 1.08%
1969 293.54 0.86%
1968 291.02 0.79%
1967 288.73 0.92%
1966 286.08 1.20%
1965 282.70 1.54%
1964 278.42 1.82%
1963 273.43 1.98%
1962 268.14 1.92%
1961 263.10 1.69%
1960 258.74 1.38%
1959 255.22 1.07%
1958 252.52 0.83%
1957 250.45 0.65%
1956 248.82 0.53%
1955 247.52 0.40%
1954 246.54 0.22%
1953 245.99 -0.05%
1952 246.12 -0.48%
1951 247.31 -1.10%
1950 250.06 0.00%