Somalia 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 Somalia population density from 1950 to 2020. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of Somalia in 2020 is 24.92 people per square kilometer, a 2.92% increase from 2019.
  • The population density of Somalia in 2019 was 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.
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
Somalia - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2020 24.92 2.92%
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%