Botswana Population Density 1950-2024

Chart and table of Botswana population density from 1950 to 2024. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of Botswana in 2024 is 4.68 people per square kilometer, a 1.66% increase from 2023.
  • The population density of Botswana in 2023 was 4.60 people per square kilometer, a 1.71% increase from 2022.
  • The population density of Botswana in 2022 was 4.52 people per square kilometer, a 1.62% increase from 2021.
  • The population density of Botswana in 2021 was 4.45 people per square kilometer, a 1.65% increase from 2020.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Country Name 2024 Population Density
Maldives 1,726.29
Nauru 644.20
Mauritius 638.22
Lebanon 499.43
Tuvalu 382.60
Grenada 373.20
Jamaica 257.03
Marshall Islands 235.64
Dominican Republic 234.93
American Samoa 217.72
Guatemala 168.60
China 148.46
Tonga 144.91
Thailand 140.10
Jordan 127.46
Azerbaijan 120.82
Iraq 106.94
Malaysia 104.87
Costa Rica 102.68
Cuba 101.70
Albania 98.30
Dominica 97.82
Armenia 93.41
Romania 82.29
North Macedonia 81.01
Samoa 80.62
Serbia 80.32
Ecuador 71.68
Mexico 65.87
Equatorial Guinea 62.57
Bulgaria 59.63
Fiji 51.62
Iran 51.46
South Africa 50.05
Colombia 45.84
Belarus 45.54
Montenegro 45.34
Venezuela 32.23
Peru 26.99
Brazil 25.56
Algeria 19.43
Belize 18.14
Paraguay 17.08
Turkmenistan 13.52
Gabon 9.28
Russia 8.42
Kazakhstan 7.28
Botswana 4.68
Libya 3.96
Suriname 3.84
Guyana 3.81
Namibia 3.21
Botswana - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2024 4.68 1.66%
2023 4.60 1.71%
2022 4.52 1.62%
2021 4.45 1.65%
2020 4.38 1.87%
2019 4.30 1.97%
2018 4.21 2.06%
2017 4.13 2.10%
2016 4.04 2.05%
2015 3.96 1.98%
2014 3.89 1.94%
2013 3.81 1.92%
2012 3.74 1.94%
2011 3.67 2.03%
2010 3.60 2.08%
2009 3.52 2.08%
2008 3.45 2.05%
2007 3.38 1.98%
2006 3.32 1.90%
2005 3.25 1.81%
2004 3.20 1.76%
2003 3.14 1.77%
2002 3.09 1.88%
2001 3.03 2.02%
2000 2.97 2.09%
1999 2.91 2.17%
1998 2.85 2.24%
1997 2.78 2.35%
1996 2.72 2.50%
1995 2.65 2.67%
1994 2.58 2.82%
1993 2.51 2.93%
1992 2.44 2.91%
1991 2.37 2.92%
1990 2.31 3.06%
1989 2.24 3.20%
1988 2.17 3.35%
1987 2.10 3.49%
1986 2.03 3.56%
1985 1.96 3.60%
1984 1.89 3.63%
1983 1.82 3.69%
1982 1.76 4.10%
1981 1.69 4.71%
1980 1.61 5.05%
1979 1.54 5.19%
1978 1.46 5.26%
1977 1.39 5.29%
1976 1.32 5.29%
1975 1.25 5.26%
1974 1.19 5.22%
1973 1.13 4.89%
1972 1.08 3.72%
1971 1.04 2.01%
1970 1.02 0.94%
1969 1.01 0.70%
1968 1.00 0.68%
1967 0.99 0.67%
1966 0.99 0.68%
1965 0.98 1.55%
1964 0.97 2.41%
1963 0.94 2.35%
1962 0.92 2.29%
1961 0.90 2.25%
1960 0.88 2.20%
1959 0.86 2.14%
1958 0.84 2.10%
1957 0.83 2.07%
1956 0.81 2.08%
1955 0.79 2.13%
1954 0.78 2.21%
1953 0.76 2.29%
1952 0.74 2.30%
1951 0.73 2.27%
1950 0.71 0.00%