Zambia Population Density 1950-2021

Chart and table of Zambia population density from 1950 to 2021. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of Zambia in 2021 is 25.14 people per square kilometer, a 2.92% increase from 2020.
  • The population density of Zambia in 2020 was 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.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Density
Country Name 2021 Population Density
Bangladesh 1,123.85
Micronesia 792.00
India 423.88
Philippines 370.16
Sri Lanka 327.65
El Salvador 309.81
Vietnam 296.38
Pakistan 282.88
Sao Tome and Principe 232.68
Nigeria 228.85
Kiribati 149.87
Indonesia 144.18
Cabo Verde 139.43
Ghana 133.03
Moldova 118.88
Egypt 104.11
Kenya 94.74
Cambodia 93.61
Timor-Leste 90.37
Honduras 89.46
Morocco 83.63
Myanmar 81.00
Uzbekistan 75.59
Tunisia 72.95
Ukraine 72.02
Lesotho 71.12
Eswatini 67.53
Cameroon 57.26
Georgia 57.10
Nicaragua 51.41
Djibouti 43.20
Angola 27.22
Vanuatu 25.80
Zambia 25.14
Solomon Islands 24.36
Sudan 24.22
Bhutan 20.31
Papua New Guinea 19.70
Bolivia 10.77
Mauritania 4.63
Mongolia 2.13
Zambia - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2021 25.14 2.92%
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%