El Salvador 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 El Salvador population density from 1950 to 2020. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of El Salvador in 2020 is 308.28 people per square kilometer, a 0.51% increase from 2019.
  • The population density of El Salvador in 2019 was 306.73 people per square kilometer, a 0.51% increase from 2018.
  • The population density of El Salvador in 2018 was 305.17 people per square kilometer, a 0.51% increase from 2017.
  • The population density of El Salvador in 2017 was 303.62 people per square kilometer, a 0.5% 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
Bangladesh 1,115.55
Micronesia 784.16
India 419.80
Philippines 365.27
Sri Lanka 326.37
El Salvador 308.28
Vietnam 293.87
Pakistan 277.47
Sao Tome and Principe 228.29
Nigeria 223.15
Kiribati 147.47
Indonesia 142.94
Cabo Verde 137.96
Ghana 130.26
Moldova 119.17
Egypt 102.19
Kenya 92.65
Cambodia 92.35
Timor-Leste 88.66
Honduras 88.05
Morocco 82.66
Myanmar 80.42
Uzbekistan 74.81
Ukraine 72.46
Tunisia 72.24
Lesotho 70.56
Eswatini 66.83
Georgia 57.23
Cameroon 55.83
Nicaragua 50.81
Djibouti 42.59
Angola 26.36
Vanuatu 25.20
Zambia 24.43
Solomon Islands 23.77
Bhutan 20.10
Papua New Guinea 19.33
Bolivia 10.63
Mauritania 4.51
Mongolia 2.10
Sudan 0.00
El Salvador - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2020 308.28 0.51%
2019 306.73 0.51%
2018 305.17 0.51%
2017 303.62 0.50%
2016 302.10 0.49%
2015 300.62 0.48%
2014 299.20 0.46%
2013 297.82 0.45%
2012 296.48 0.44%
2011 295.18 0.43%
2010 293.91 0.43%
2009 292.67 0.42%
2008 291.43 0.43%
2007 290.20 0.43%
2006 288.94 0.45%
2005 287.65 0.47%
2004 286.30 0.50%
2003 284.89 0.54%
2002 283.37 0.59%
2001 281.70 0.66%
2000 279.84 0.74%
1999 277.80 0.81%
1998 275.56 0.90%
1997 273.11 0.99%
1996 270.43 1.09%
1995 267.52 1.20%
1994 264.35 1.30%
1993 260.95 1.37%
1992 257.43 1.39%
1991 253.91 1.37%
1990 250.48 1.34%
1989 247.18 1.31%
1988 243.98 1.30%
1987 240.85 1.30%
1986 237.75 1.33%
1985 234.64 1.35%
1984 231.51 1.38%
1983 228.37 1.43%
1982 225.15 1.52%
1981 221.79 1.64%
1980 218.21 1.77%
1979 214.41 1.91%
1978 210.39 2.03%
1977 206.20 2.14%
1976 201.88 2.23%
1975 197.47 2.33%
1974 192.98 2.42%
1973 188.42 2.51%
1972 183.81 2.58%
1971 179.19 2.64%
1970 174.58 2.69%
1969 170.00 2.73%
1968 165.48 2.78%
1967 161.00 2.84%
1966 156.56 2.89%
1965 152.15 2.95%
1964 147.79 2.99%
1963 143.50 3.00%
1962 139.32 2.97%
1961 135.29 2.90%
1960 131.48 2.81%
1959 127.89 2.70%
1958 124.52 2.60%
1957 121.36 2.50%
1956 118.41 2.40%
1955 115.63 2.30%
1954 113.03 2.19%
1953 110.62 2.06%
1952 108.39 1.91%
1951 106.36 1.72%
1950 104.56 0.00%