Somalia Population Density 1950-2021

Chart and table of Somalia population density from 1950 to 2021. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of Somalia in 2021 is 25.66 people per square kilometer, a 2.93% increase from 2020.
  • The population density of Somalia in 2020 was 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.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Density
Country Name 2021 Population Density
Rwanda 504.04
Comoros 477.41
Burundi 440.37
Haiti 415.92
Gambia 220.08
North Korea 214.76
Nepal 201.62
Uganda 195.09
Malawi 165.83
Togo 149.29
Sierra Leone 112.61
Benin 108.50
Ethiopia 106.74
Senegal 87.42
Burkina Faso 78.39
Tajikistan 68.96
Tanzania 64.92
Afghanistan 61.02
Yemen 57.75
Guinea-Bissau 55.78
Guinea 54.90
Madagascar 48.40
Liberia 46.51
Mozambique 40.90
Zimbabwe 38.62
Eritrea 30.62
Somalia 25.66
Niger 19.83
Mali 16.82
Chad 13.17
Central African Republic 7.90
South Sudan 0.00
Somalia - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2021 25.66 2.93%
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%