Rwanda Population Density 1950-2020

Chart and table of Rwanda population density from 1950 to 2020. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of Rwanda in 2020 is 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.
  • The population density of Rwanda in 2017 was 454.86 people per square kilometer, a 2.67% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Density
Country Name 2020 Population Density
Rwanda 491.73
Comoros 467.28
Burundi 427.26
Haiti 410.90
Gambia 213.86
North Korea 213.86
Nepal 197.97
Uganda 189.36
Malawi 161.46
Togo 145.78
Sierra Leone 110.33
Benin 105.64
Ethiopia 104.11
Senegal 85.12
Burkina Faso 76.23
Tajikistan 67.46
Tanzania 63.06
Afghanistan 59.63
Yemen 56.49
Guinea-Bissau 54.47
Guinea 53.42
Madagascar 47.15
Liberia 45.41
Mozambique 39.75
Zimbabwe 38.04
Eritrea 30.16
Somalia 24.92
Niger 19.11
Mali 16.33
Chad 12.79
Central African Republic 7.75
South Sudan 0.00
Rwanda - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
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%