Zambia Population Density 1950-2019

Chart and table of Zambia population density from 1950 to 2019. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of Zambia in 2019 is 23.73 people per square kilometer, a 2.94% increase from 2018.
  • The population density of Zambia in 2018 was 23.06 people per square kilometer, a 2.96% increase from 2017.
  • The population density of Zambia in 2017 was 22.39 people per square kilometer, a 3% increase from 2016.
  • The population density of Zambia in 2016 was 21.74 people per square kilometer, a 3.05% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Density
Country Name 2019 Population Density
Bangladesh 1,104.42
Micronesia 776.41
India 415.67
Philippines 360.39
Sri Lanka 325.01
El Salvador 306.73
Vietnam 291.22
Pakistan 272.03
Sao Tome and Principe 224.02
Nigeria 217.55
Kiribati 145.19
Indonesia 141.42
Cabo Verde 136.46
Ghana 127.52
Moldova 119.45
Egypt 100.24
Cambodia 91.07
Kenya 90.59
Timor-Leste 86.96
Honduras 86.64
Morocco 81.67
Myanmar 79.88
Uzbekistan 73.72
Ukraine 72.89
Tunisia 71.48
Lesotho 70.00
Eswatini 66.14
Georgia 57.34
Cameroon 54.43
Nicaragua 50.21
Djibouti 41.96
Angola 25.53
Vanuatu 24.60
Zambia 23.73
Solomon Islands 23.18
Bhutan 19.88
Papua New Guinea 18.96
Bolivia 10.48
Mauritania 4.39
Mongolia 2.06
Sudan 0.00
Zambia - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2019 23.73 2.94%
2018 23.06 2.96%
2017 22.39 3.00%
2016 21.74 3.05%
2015 21.10 3.11%
2014 20.46 3.17%
2013 19.83 3.19%
2012 19.22 3.15%
2011 18.63 3.07%
2010 18.08 2.96%
2009 17.56 2.85%
2008 17.07 2.76%
2007 16.61 2.71%
2006 16.18 2.68%
2005 15.75 2.65%
2004 15.35 2.61%
2003 14.96 2.60%
2002 14.58 2.61%
2001 14.21 2.65%
2000 13.84 2.72%
1999 13.47 2.78%
1998 13.11 2.80%
1997 12.75 2.76%
1996 12.41 2.67%
1995 12.09 2.56%
1994 11.79 2.46%
1993 11.50 2.43%
1992 11.23 2.48%
1991 10.96 2.61%
1990 10.68 2.77%
1989 10.39 2.92%
1988 10.10 3.06%
1987 9.80 3.16%
1986 9.50 3.23%
1985 9.20 3.31%
1984 8.90 3.39%
1983 8.61 3.45%
1982 8.33 3.48%
1981 8.05 3.48%
1980 7.78 3.46%
1979 7.52 3.44%
1978 7.27 3.42%
1977 7.03 3.42%
1976 6.79 3.43%
1975 6.57 3.44%
1974 6.35 3.45%
1973 6.14 3.43%
1972 5.93 3.40%
1971 5.74 3.35%
1970 5.55 3.30%
1969 5.38 3.24%
1968 5.21 3.19%
1967 5.05 3.15%
1966 4.89 3.12%
1965 4.74 3.10%
1964 4.60 3.07%
1963 4.46 3.05%
1962 4.33 3.04%
1961 4.20 3.05%
1960 4.08 3.05%
1959 3.96 3.05%
1958 3.84 3.04%
1957 3.73 3.02%
1956 3.62 2.98%
1955 3.51 2.93%
1954 3.41 2.85%
1953 3.32 2.76%
1952 3.23 2.65%
1951 3.15 2.52%
1950 3.07 0.00%