Somalia Population Density 1950-2019

Chart and table of Somalia population density from 1950 to 2019. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of Somalia in 2019 is 24.22 people per square kilometer, a 2.9% increase from 2018.
  • The population density of Somalia in 2018 was 23.54 people per square kilometer, a 2.87% increase from 2017.
  • The population density of Somalia in 2017 was 22.88 people per square kilometer, a 2.84% increase from 2016.
  • The population density of Somalia in 2016 was 22.25 people per square kilometer, a 2.82% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Density
Country Name 2019 Population Density
Rwanda 479.38
Comoros 457.22
Burundi 414.32
Haiti 405.88
North Korea 212.93
Gambia 207.76
Nepal 194.38
Uganda 183.27
Malawi 157.23
Togo 142.32
Sierra Leone 108.07
Benin 102.83
Ethiopia 101.49
Senegal 82.84
Burkina Faso 74.11
Tajikistan 65.93
Tanzania 61.23
Afghanistan 58.27
Yemen 55.23
Guinea-Bissau 53.17
Guinea 51.95
Madagascar 45.92
Liberia 44.33
Mozambique 38.61
Zimbabwe 37.48
Eritrea 29.74
Somalia 24.22
Niger 18.40
Mali 15.85
Chad 12.42
Central African Republic 7.62
South Sudan 0.00
Somalia - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2019 24.22 2.90%
2018 23.54 2.87%
2017 22.88 2.84%
2016 22.25 2.82%
2015 21.64 2.78%
2014 21.05 2.75%
2013 20.49 2.74%
2012 19.94 2.74%
2011 19.41 2.76%
2010 18.89 2.78%
2009 18.38 2.81%
2008 17.87 2.86%
2007 17.38 2.94%
2006 16.88 3.03%
2005 16.38 3.13%
2004 15.89 3.21%
2003 15.39 3.31%
2002 14.90 3.42%
2001 14.41 3.54%
2000 13.91 3.73%
1999 13.41 3.87%
1998 12.91 3.77%
1997 12.45 3.30%
1996 12.05 2.55%
1995 11.75 1.61%
1994 11.56 0.78%
1993 11.47 0.28%
1992 11.44 0.29%
1991 11.41 0.68%
1990 11.33 1.29%
1989 11.19 1.83%
1988 10.99 2.08%
1987 10.76 1.86%
1986 10.56 1.33%
1985 10.43 0.51%
1984 10.37 -0.06%
1983 10.38 0.16%
1982 10.36 1.49%
1981 10.21 3.66%
1980 9.85 6.59%
1979 9.24 9.63%
1978 8.43 11.93%
1977 7.53 12.23%
1976 6.71 10.27%
1975 6.09 6.81%
1974 5.70 3.43%
1973 5.51 0.94%
1972 5.46 0.21%
1971 5.45 0.81%
1970 5.40 1.71%
1969 5.31 2.23%
1968 5.20 2.63%
1967 5.06 2.68%
1966 4.93 2.45%
1965 4.81 2.24%
1964 4.71 2.20%
1963 4.61 2.17%
1962 4.51 2.14%
1961 4.41 2.11%
1960 4.32 2.09%
1959 4.23 2.06%
1958 4.15 2.04%
1957 4.07 2.01%
1956 3.98 1.99%
1955 3.91 1.96%
1954 3.83 1.94%
1953 3.76 1.92%
1952 3.69 1.92%
1951 3.62 1.93%
1950 3.55 0.00%