Sierra Leone Population Density 1950-2022

Chart and table of Sierra Leone population density from 1950 to 2022. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of Sierra Leone in 2022 is 119.03 people per square kilometer, a 2.2% increase from 2021.
  • The population density of Sierra Leone in 2021 was 116.47 people per square kilometer, a 2.27% increase from 2020.
  • The population density of Sierra Leone in 2020 was 113.89 people per square kilometer, a 2.33% increase from 2019.
  • The population density of Sierra Leone in 2019 was 111.30 people per square kilometer, a 2.36% increase from 2018.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Density
Country Name 2022 Population Density
Rwanda 523.03
Burundi 463.15
Comoros 449.64
Haiti 417.48
Gambia 239.47
North Korea 216.27
Nepal 207.55
Uganda 195.61
Malawi 172.23
Togo 155.81
Sierra Leone 119.03
Benin 116.35
Ethiopia 108.58
Senegal 88.03
Burkina Faso 82.68
Tajikistan 70.40
Tanzania 69.14
Yemen 63.82
Afghanistan 63.00
Guinea-Bissau 58.28
Guinea 56.37
Madagascar 50.42
Liberia 47.61
Democratic Republic of Congo 42.22
Zimbabwe 41.77
Mozambique 41.24
Eritrea 31.33
Somalia 27.60
Niger 20.69
Mali 18.22
South Sudan 17.22
Chad 13.80
Central African Republic 8.96
Sierra Leone - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2022 119.03 2.20%
2021 116.47 2.27%
2020 113.89 2.33%
2019 111.30 2.36%
2018 108.73 2.39%
2017 106.19 2.45%
2016 103.65 2.45%
2015 101.17 2.44%
2014 98.76 2.52%
2013 96.33 2.60%
2012 93.89 2.66%
2011 91.46 2.73%
2010 89.03 2.83%
2009 86.58 2.77%
2008 84.24 2.55%
2007 82.15 2.23%
2006 80.36 2.22%
2005 78.61 2.71%
2004 76.53 3.41%
2003 74.01 4.10%
2002 71.09 5.83%
2001 67.18 5.96%
2000 63.40 2.43%
1999 61.90 0.57%
1998 61.55 1.02%
1997 60.93 1.33%
1996 60.13 0.54%
1995 59.81 0.21%
1994 59.68 0.45%
1993 59.41 -0.14%
1992 59.50 -1.75%
1991 60.56 1.22%
1990 59.83 4.00%
1989 57.53 2.54%
1988 56.10 2.74%
1987 54.60 2.73%
1986 53.15 2.49%
1985 51.86 2.27%
1984 50.71 2.24%
1983 49.60 2.18%
1982 48.54 2.10%
1981 47.54 2.07%
1980 46.58 2.04%
1979 45.64 2.00%
1978 44.75 1.99%
1977 43.88 1.91%
1976 43.05 1.86%
1975 42.27 1.90%
1974 41.48 1.92%
1973 40.70 1.93%
1972 39.93 1.92%
1971 39.18 1.94%
1970 38.43 1.97%
1969 37.69 1.97%
1968 36.96 1.98%
1967 36.24 1.97%
1966 35.54 1.95%
1965 34.86 1.94%
1964 34.20 1.89%
1963 33.57 1.84%
1962 32.96 1.79%
1961 32.38 1.73%
1960 31.83 1.65%
1959 31.31 1.53%
1958 30.84 1.46%
1957 30.40 1.46%
1956 29.96 1.43%
1955 29.54 1.38%
1954 29.14 1.31%
1953 28.76 1.28%
1952 28.40 1.30%
1951 28.03 1.30%
1950 27.67 0.00%