Rwanda Population Density 1950-2021

Chart and table of Rwanda population density from 1950 to 2021. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of Rwanda in 2021 is 504.04 people per square kilometer, a 2.5% increase from 2020.
  • The population density of Rwanda in 2020 was 491.73 people per square kilometer, a 2.58% increase from 2019.
  • The population density of Rwanda in 2019 was 479.38 people per square kilometer, a 2.64% increase from 2018.
  • The population density of Rwanda in 2018 was 467.05 people per square kilometer, a 2.68% 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
Rwanda 504.04
Comoros 477.41
Burundi 440.37
Haiti 415.92
Gambia 220.08
North Korea 214.76
Nepal 201.62
Uganda 195.09
Malawi 165.83
Togo 149.29
Sierra Leone 112.61
Benin 108.50
Ethiopia 106.74
Senegal 87.42
Burkina Faso 78.39
Tajikistan 68.96
Tanzania 64.92
Afghanistan 61.02
Yemen 57.75
Guinea-Bissau 55.78
Guinea 54.90
Madagascar 48.40
Liberia 46.51
Mozambique 40.90
Zimbabwe 38.62
Eritrea 30.62
Somalia 25.66
Niger 19.83
Mali 16.82
Chad 13.17
Central African Republic 7.90
South Sudan 0.00
Rwanda - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2021 504.04 2.50%
2020 491.73 2.58%
2019 479.38 2.64%
2018 467.05 2.68%
2017 454.86 2.67%
2016 443.01 2.64%
2015 431.63 2.58%
2014 420.79 2.52%
2013 410.46 2.48%
2012 400.52 2.49%
2011 390.79 2.53%
2010 381.14 2.62%
2009 371.40 2.71%
2008 361.60 2.70%
2007 352.08 2.55%
2006 343.33 2.30%
2005 335.62 1.84%
2004 329.56 1.44%
2003 324.87 1.54%
2002 319.93 2.38%
2001 312.50 3.75%
2000 301.20 5.77%
1999 284.78 7.73%
1998 264.34 8.46%
1997 243.73 6.77%
1996 228.29 3.03%
1995 221.58 -1.68%
1994 225.37 -5.23%
1993 237.80 -6.54%
1992 254.45 -5.39%
1991 268.94 -2.81%
1990 276.72 0.16%
1989 276.27 2.66%
1988 269.10 4.55%
1987 257.40 5.22%
1986 244.64 4.83%
1985 233.37 4.13%
1984 224.10 3.72%
1983 216.06 3.38%
1982 208.99 3.29%
1981 202.33 3.41%
1980 195.65 3.50%
1979 189.02 3.45%
1978 182.72 3.38%
1977 176.74 3.31%
1976 171.07 3.24%
1975 165.71 3.15%
1974 160.65 3.05%
1973 155.90 2.99%
1972 151.38 2.99%
1971 146.98 3.04%
1970 142.65 3.13%
1969 138.32 3.21%
1968 134.01 3.18%
1967 129.87 2.99%
1966 126.11 2.66%
1965 122.84 2.25%
1964 120.13 1.89%
1963 117.90 1.72%
1962 115.90 1.82%
1961 113.83 2.14%
1960 111.45 2.54%
1959 108.69 2.92%
1958 105.60 3.18%
1957 102.35 3.29%
1956 99.08 3.27%
1955 95.95 3.14%
1954 93.03 2.97%
1953 90.35 2.83%
1952 87.86 2.80%
1951 85.46 2.97%
1950 83.00 0.00%