Zambia Population Density 1950-2020

NOTE: All data from 2020 and beyond are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
Chart and table of Zambia population density from 1950 to 2020. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of Zambia in 2020 is 24.43 people per square kilometer, a 2.93% increase from 2019.
  • The population density of Zambia in 2019 was 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.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Density
Country Name 2020 Population Density
Bangladesh 1,115.55
Micronesia 784.16
India 419.80
Philippines 365.27
Sri Lanka 326.37
El Salvador 308.28
Vietnam 293.87
Pakistan 277.47
Sao Tome and Principe 228.29
Nigeria 223.15
Kiribati 147.47
Indonesia 142.94
Cabo Verde 137.96
Ghana 130.26
Moldova 119.17
Egypt 102.19
Kenya 92.65
Cambodia 92.35
Timor-Leste 88.66
Honduras 88.05
Morocco 82.66
Myanmar 80.42
Uzbekistan 74.81
Ukraine 72.46
Tunisia 72.24
Lesotho 70.56
Eswatini 66.83
Georgia 57.23
Cameroon 55.83
Nicaragua 50.81
Djibouti 42.59
Angola 26.36
Vanuatu 25.20
Zambia 24.43
Solomon Islands 23.77
Bhutan 20.10
Papua New Guinea 19.33
Bolivia 10.63
Mauritania 4.51
Mongolia 2.10
Sudan 0.00
Zambia - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2020 24.43 2.93%
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%