World Population Density 1950-2019

Chart and table of World population density from 1950 to 2019. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of World in 2019 is 58.42 people per square kilometer, a 1.08% increase from 2018.
  • The population density of World in 2018 was 57.80 people per square kilometer, a 1.1% increase from 2017.
  • The population density of World in 2017 was 57.16 people per square kilometer, a 1.12% increase from 2016.
  • The population density of World in 2016 was 56.53 people per square kilometer, a 1.14% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Country Name 2019 Population Density
World - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2019 58.42 1.08%
2018 57.80 1.10%
2017 57.16 1.12%
2016 56.53 1.14%
2015 55.89 1.16%
2014 55.25 1.17%
2013 54.61 1.19%
2012 53.97 1.20%
2011 53.33 1.21%
2010 52.69 1.22%
2009 52.05 1.23%
2008 51.42 1.24%
2007 50.79 1.24%
2006 50.16 1.25%
2005 49.55 1.25%
2004 48.93 1.25%
2003 48.33 1.26%
2002 47.73 1.27%
2001 47.13 1.29%
2000 46.53 1.31%
1999 45.93 1.33%
1998 45.33 1.35%
1997 44.72 1.38%
1996 44.12 1.40%
1995 43.50 1.43%
1994 42.89 1.46%
1993 42.27 1.50%
1992 41.65 1.56%
1991 41.01 1.63%
1990 40.35 1.71%
1989 39.67 1.79%
1988 38.97 1.84%
1987 38.27 1.85%
1986 37.57 1.84%
1985 36.89 1.82%
1984 36.23 1.80%
1983 35.59 1.78%
1982 34.97 1.77%
1981 34.36 1.77%
1980 33.76 1.77%
1979 33.18 1.76%
1978 32.60 1.77%
1977 32.03 1.80%
1976 31.47 1.84%
1975 30.90 1.89%
1974 30.32 1.94%
1973 29.75 1.98%
1972 29.17 2.01%
1971 28.60 2.04%
1970 28.03 2.06%
1969 27.46 2.09%
1968 26.90 2.09%
1967 26.35 2.08%
1966 25.81 2.05%
1965 25.29 2.00%
1964 24.80 1.96%
1963 24.32 1.92%
1962 23.86 1.89%
1961 23.42 1.87%
1960 22.99 1.86%
1959 22.57 1.84%
1958 22.16 1.82%
1957 21.76 1.80%
1956 21.38 1.78%
1955 21.00 1.77%
1954 20.64 1.76%
1953 20.28 1.78%
1952 19.93 1.81%
1951 19.57 1.88%
1950 19.21 0.00%