U.S. Population Density 1950-2020

Chart and table of U.S. population density from 1950 to 2020. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of U.S. in 2020 is 33.67 people per square kilometer, a 0.59% increase from 2019.
  • The population density of U.S. in 2019 was 33.47 people per square kilometer, a 0.6% increase from 2018.
  • The population density of U.S. in 2018 was 33.27 people per square kilometer, a 0.62% increase from 2017.
  • The population density of U.S. in 2017 was 33.07 people per square kilometer, a 0.64% 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
Macao 21,359.70
Monaco 19,621.00
Singapore 8,136.78
Hong Kong 6,754.04
Gibraltar 3,369.10
Bahrain 2,187.11
Malta 1,379.82
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 1,261.06
Channel Islands 878.10
Barbados 668.31
Aruba 593.14
San Marino 565.52
South Korea 510.96
Netherlands 412.49
Israel 392.19
Belgium 379.61
Curacao 369.58
Japan 334.62
Puerto Rico 322.53
Guam 312.55
United Kingdom 278.67
Trinidad and Tobago 272.80
Cayman Islands 252.78
Qatar 248.15
Luxembourg 241.69
Kuwait 239.65
Liechtenstein 238.30
Germany 234.31
Antigua and Barbuda 222.57
Seychelles 213.80
Switzerland 209.60
British Virgin Islands 201.54
Italy 200.64
Andorra 164.39
Isle of Man 149.18
Denmark 134.95
Cyprus 130.53
Northern Mariana Islands 125.13
Poland 121.04
France 118.88
UAE 118.31
Portugal 110.56
Austria 107.37
Hungary 103.84
Slovenia 100.55
Spain 92.41
Greece 78.99
Croatia 72.54
Ireland 70.26
French Polynesia 70.23
Panama 57.21
Lithuania 41.70
Turks and Caicos Islands 40.75
Palau 39.33
Faroe Islands 35.00
United States 33.67
Estonia 29.26
Latvia 29.25
Bahamas 28.33
Chile 25.26
Sweden 22.57
Uruguay 19.71
New Zealand 18.01
Oman 16.50
Finland 16.37
Argentina 16.26
Saudi Arabia 16.19
New Caledonia 15.37
Bermuda 14.52
Norway 8.67
Canada 3.78
Iceland 3.31
Australia 3.29
Greenland 0.14
Taiwan 0.00
United States - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2020 33.67 0.59%
2019 33.47 0.60%
2018 33.27 0.62%
2017 33.07 0.64%
2016 32.86 0.67%
2015 32.64 0.69%
2014 32.41 0.72%
2013 32.18 0.75%
2012 31.94 0.79%
2011 31.69 0.83%
2010 31.43 0.88%
2009 31.16 0.93%
2008 30.87 0.96%
2007 30.58 0.96%
2006 30.29 0.94%
2005 30.00 0.90%
2004 29.74 0.88%
2003 29.48 0.88%
2002 29.22 0.94%
2001 28.95 1.03%
2000 28.65 1.14%
1999 28.33 1.23%
1998 27.99 1.27%
1997 27.64 1.26%
1996 27.29 1.20%
1995 26.97 1.11%
1994 26.67 1.04%
1993 26.40 0.99%
1992 26.14 0.96%
1991 25.89 0.96%
1990 25.64 0.96%
1989 25.40 0.95%
1988 25.16 0.95%
1987 24.93 0.94%
1986 24.69 0.94%
1985 24.46 0.94%
1984 24.23 0.94%
1983 24.01 0.94%
1982 23.78 0.94%
1981 23.56 0.94%
1980 23.34 0.94%
1979 23.12 0.94%
1978 22.91 0.94%
1977 22.70 0.93%
1976 22.49 0.92%
1975 22.28 0.91%
1974 22.08 0.90%
1973 21.89 0.90%
1972 21.69 0.89%
1971 21.50 0.89%
1970 21.31 0.89%
1969 21.12 0.90%
1968 20.93 0.93%
1967 20.74 1.00%
1966 20.54 1.08%
1965 20.32 1.18%
1964 20.08 1.27%
1963 19.83 1.36%
1962 19.56 1.45%
1961 19.28 1.53%
1960 18.99 1.60%
1959 18.69 1.66%
1958 18.39 1.71%
1957 18.08 1.74%
1956 17.77 1.76%
1955 17.46 1.75%
1954 17.16 1.70%
1953 16.88 1.62%
1952 16.61 1.49%
1951 16.36 1.30%
1950 16.15 0.00%