World Population Density 1950-2021

Chart and table of World population density from 1950 to 2021. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of World in 2021 is 58.53 people per square kilometer, a 1.03% increase from 2020.
  • The population density of World in 2020 was 57.93 people per square kilometer, a 1.05% increase from 2019.
  • The population density of World in 2019 was 57.33 people per square kilometer, a 1.08% increase from 2018.
  • The population density of World in 2018 was 56.71 people per square kilometer, a 1.1% increase from 2017.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Country Name 2021 Population Density
World - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2021 58.53 1.03%
2020 57.93 1.05%
2019 57.33 1.08%
2018 56.71 1.10%
2017 56.10 1.12%
2016 55.47 1.14%
2015 54.85 1.16%
2014 54.22 1.17%
2013 53.59 1.19%
2012 52.96 1.20%
2011 52.33 1.21%
2010 51.70 1.22%
2009 51.08 1.23%
2008 50.46 1.24%
2007 49.84 1.24%
2006 49.23 1.25%
2005 48.62 1.25%
2004 48.02 1.25%
2003 47.43 1.26%
2002 46.83 1.27%
2001 46.25 1.29%
2000 45.66 1.31%
1999 45.07 1.33%
1998 44.48 1.35%
1997 43.89 1.38%
1996 43.29 1.40%
1995 42.69 1.43%
1994 42.09 1.46%
1993 41.48 1.50%
1992 40.87 1.56%
1991 40.24 1.63%
1990 39.59 1.71%
1989 38.92 1.79%
1988 38.24 1.84%
1987 37.55 1.85%
1986 36.87 1.84%
1985 36.20 1.82%
1984 35.55 1.80%
1983 34.93 1.78%
1982 34.32 1.77%
1981 33.72 1.77%
1980 33.13 1.77%
1979 32.56 1.76%
1978 31.99 1.77%
1977 31.43 1.80%
1976 30.88 1.84%
1975 30.32 1.89%
1974 29.76 1.94%
1973 29.19 1.98%
1972 28.63 2.01%
1971 28.06 2.04%
1970 27.50 2.06%
1969 26.95 2.09%
1968 26.40 2.09%
1967 25.85 2.08%
1966 25.33 2.05%
1965 24.82 2.00%
1964 24.33 1.96%
1963 23.86 1.92%
1962 23.41 1.89%
1961 22.98 1.87%
1960 22.56 1.86%
1959 22.14 1.84%
1958 21.74 1.82%
1957 21.35 1.80%
1956 20.98 1.78%
1955 20.61 1.77%
1954 20.25 1.76%
1953 19.90 1.78%
1952 19.55 1.81%
1951 19.20 1.88%
1950 18.85 0.00%