World Population Density 1950-2022

Chart and table of World population density from 1950 to 2022. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of World in 2022 is 59.27 people per square kilometer, a 0.83% increase from 2021.
  • The population density of World in 2021 was 58.78 people per square kilometer, a 0.87% increase from 2020.
  • The population density of World in 2020 was 58.27 people per square kilometer, a 0.98% increase from 2019.
  • The population density of World in 2019 was 57.71 people per square kilometer, a 1.06% increase from 2018.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Country Name 2022 Population Density
World - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2022 59.27 0.83%
2021 58.78 0.87%
2020 58.27 0.98%
2019 57.71 1.06%
2018 57.11 1.10%
2017 56.48 1.15%
2016 55.84 1.17%
2015 55.19 1.19%
2014 54.54 1.22%
2013 53.89 1.24%
2012 53.23 1.25%
2011 52.57 1.25%
2010 51.92 1.27%
2009 51.27 1.27%
2008 50.62 1.27%
2007 49.99 1.27%
2006 49.36 1.27%
2005 48.74 1.27%
2004 48.13 1.28%
2003 47.52 1.29%
2002 46.91 1.31%
2001 46.31 1.33%
2000 45.70 1.34%
1999 45.10 1.34%
1998 44.50 1.37%
1997 43.90 1.40%
1996 43.29 1.43%
1995 42.68 1.46%
1994 42.07 1.49%
1993 41.45 1.54%
1992 40.82 1.60%
1991 40.18 1.69%
1990 39.51 1.77%
1989 38.82 1.78%
1988 38.14 1.81%
1987 37.46 1.84%
1986 36.79 1.82%
1985 36.13 1.80%
1984 35.49 1.79%
1983 34.87 1.82%
1982 34.25 1.84%
1981 33.63 1.81%
1980 33.03 1.80%
1979 32.45 1.77%
1978 31.88 1.75%
1977 31.33 1.77%
1976 30.79 1.80%
1975 30.24 1.85%
1974 29.69 1.92%
1973 29.14 1.96%
1972 28.57 1.98%
1971 28.02 2.02%
1970 27.46 2.06%
1969 26.91 2.08%
1968 26.36 2.05%
1967 25.83 2.03%
1966 25.32 2.08%
1965 24.80 2.14%
1964 24.28 2.24%
1963 23.75 2.21%
1962 23.24 1.90%
1961 22.80 1.63%
1960 22.44 1.65%
1959 22.08 1.86%
1958 21.67 2.04%
1957 21.24 2.03%
1956 20.82 2.00%
1955 20.41 2.01%
1954 20.01 1.96%
1953 19.62 1.93%
1952 19.25 1.85%
1951 18.90 1.75%
1950 18.57 0.00%