South Sudan Population Density 1950-2021

Chart and table of South Sudan population density from 1950 to 2021. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of South Sudan in 2021 is 17.95 people per square kilometer, a 1.68% increase from 2020.
  • The population density of South Sudan in 2020 was 17.66 people per square kilometer, a 1.19% increase from 2019.
  • The population density of South Sudan in 2019 was 17.45 people per square kilometer, a 0.79% increase from 2018.
  • The population density of South Sudan in 2018 was 17.31 people per square kilometer, a 0.6% 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 103.74
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 40.23
Zimbabwe 38.62
Eritrea 30.62
Somalia 25.66
Niger 19.83
South Sudan 17.95
Mali 16.82
Chad 13.17
Central African Republic 7.90
South Sudan - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2021 17.95 1.68%
2020 17.66 1.19%
2019 17.45 0.79%
2018 17.31 0.60%
2017 17.21 0.72%
2016 17.09 1.09%
2015 16.90 1.52%
2014 16.65 1.93%
2013 16.34 2.39%
2012 15.95 2.88%
2011 15.51 3.39%
2010 15.00 4.00%
2009 14.42 4.64%
2008 13.78 5.07%
2007 13.12 5.16%
2006 12.47 4.93%
2005 11.89 4.47%
2004 11.38 4.00%
2003 10.94 3.70%
2002 10.55 3.73%
2001 10.17 4.01%
2000 9.78 4.47%
1999 9.36 4.80%
1998 8.93 4.62%
1997 8.54 3.63%
1996 8.24 2.03%
1995 8.07 0.13%
1994 8.06 -1.43%
1993 8.18 -2.26%
1992 8.37 -2.12%
1991 8.55 -1.32%
1990 8.66 -0.34%
1989 8.69 0.48%
1988 8.65 1.21%
1987 8.55 1.72%
1986 8.41 2.06%
1985 8.24 2.44%
1984 8.04 2.89%
1983 7.81 3.20%
1982 7.57 3.29%
1981 7.33 3.20%
1980 7.10 2.99%
1979 6.90 2.79%
1978 6.71 2.62%
1977 6.54 2.54%
1976 6.38 2.54%
1975 6.22 2.54%
1974 6.06 2.49%
1973 5.92 2.44%
1972 5.78 2.39%
1971 5.64 2.34%
1970 5.51 2.30%
1969 5.39 2.25%
1968 5.27 2.20%
1967 5.16 2.16%
1966 5.05 2.11%
1965 4.94 2.07%
1964 4.84 2.02%
1963 4.75 1.97%
1962 4.66 1.91%
1961 4.57 1.86%
1960 4.48 1.80%
1959 4.41 1.73%
1958 4.33 1.66%
1957 4.26 1.57%
1956 4.19 1.47%
1955 4.13 1.36%
1954 4.08 1.24%
1953 4.03 1.10%
1952 3.98 0.94%
1951 3.95 0.78%
1950 3.92 0.00%