Tanzania 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 Tanzania population density from 1950 to 2020. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of Tanzania in 2020 is 63.06 people per square kilometer, a 2.98% increase from 2019.
  • The population density of Tanzania in 2019 was 61.23 people per square kilometer, a 3% increase from 2018.
  • The population density of Tanzania in 2018 was 59.45 people per square kilometer, a 3.02% increase from 2017.
  • The population density of Tanzania in 2017 was 57.70 people per square kilometer, a 3.04% 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
Tanzania - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2020 63.06 2.98%
2019 61.23 3.00%
2018 59.45 3.02%
2017 57.70 3.04%
2016 56.00 3.04%
2015 54.35 3.05%
2014 52.74 3.05%
2013 51.18 3.04%
2012 49.67 3.02%
2011 48.21 2.99%
2010 46.81 2.95%
2009 45.47 2.91%
2008 44.18 2.88%
2007 42.94 2.86%
2006 41.75 2.86%
2005 40.59 2.86%
2004 39.46 2.87%
2003 38.36 2.84%
2002 37.30 2.76%
2001 36.30 2.65%
2000 35.36 2.50%
1999 34.50 2.37%
1998 33.70 2.34%
1997 32.93 2.46%
1996 32.14 2.68%
1995 31.30 2.97%
1994 30.39 3.25%
1993 29.44 3.43%
1992 28.46 3.47%
1991 27.51 3.38%
1990 26.61 3.24%
1989 25.77 3.13%
1988 24.99 3.05%
1987 24.25 3.03%
1986 23.54 3.06%
1985 22.84 3.11%
1984 22.15 3.13%
1983 21.48 3.15%
1982 20.82 3.15%
1981 20.18 3.14%
1980 19.57 3.13%
1979 18.98 3.12%
1978 18.40 3.12%
1977 17.85 3.14%
1976 17.30 3.18%
1975 16.77 3.22%
1974 16.25 3.27%
1973 15.73 3.28%
1972 15.23 3.27%
1971 14.75 3.22%
1970 14.29 3.16%
1969 13.85 3.10%
1968 13.43 3.06%
1967 13.04 3.03%
1966 12.65 3.01%
1965 12.28 3.00%
1964 11.92 2.99%
1963 11.58 2.97%
1962 11.24 2.95%
1961 10.92 2.93%
1960 10.61 2.91%
1959 10.31 2.89%
1958 10.02 2.86%
1957 9.74 2.84%
1956 9.47 2.81%
1955 9.22 2.78%
1954 8.97 2.74%
1953 8.73 2.69%
1952 8.50 2.63%
1951 8.28 2.55%
1950 8.08 0.00%