China Population Density 1950-2022

Chart and table of China population density from 1950 to 2022. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of China in 2022 is 148.53 people per square kilometer, a 0% increase from 2021.
  • The population density of China in 2021 was 148.53 people per square kilometer, a 0.07% increase from 2020.
  • The population density of China in 2020 was 148.43 people per square kilometer, a 0.22% increase from 2019.
  • The population density of China in 2019 was 148.11 people per square kilometer, a 0.34% increase from 2018.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Density
Country Name 2022 Population Density
Maldives 1,745.96
Mauritius 636.99
Nauru 633.40
Lebanon 525.33
Tuvalu 377.07
Grenada 368.94
Jamaica 257.27
Marshall Islands 230.94
Dominican Republic 230.71
American Samoa 221.37
Guatemala 163.87
China 148.53
Tonga 142.48
Thailand 139.73
Jordan 126.35
Azerbaijan 119.61
Malaysia 102.74
Iraq 102.28
Cuba 102.04
Costa Rica 101.39
Albania 98.86
Dominica 96.98
Armenia 93.49
Romania 82.46
Serbia 81.73
North Macedonia 81.43
Samoa 78.30
Ecuador 70.21
Mexico 64.91
Bulgaria 61.10
Equatorial Guinea 59.71
Fiji 50.89
Iran 50.74
South Africa 49.13
Belarus 45.93
Colombia 45.43
Montenegro 45.41
Venezuela 31.03
Peru 26.49
Brazil 25.28
Algeria 18.85
Belize 17.64
Paraguay 16.67
Turkmenistan 13.18
Gabon 8.93
Russia 8.46
Kazakhstan 7.12
Botswana 4.52
Libya 3.87
Suriname 3.77
Guyana 3.76
Namibia 3.11
China - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2022 148.53 0.00%
2021 148.53 0.07%
2020 148.43 0.22%
2019 148.11 0.34%
2018 147.61 0.48%
2017 146.90 0.60%
2016 146.03 0.59%
2015 145.18 0.62%
2014 144.29 0.66%
2013 143.34 0.70%
2012 142.35 0.70%
2011 141.36 0.66%
2010 140.44 0.68%
2009 139.49 0.67%
2008 138.56 0.65%
2007 137.66 0.64%
2006 136.78 0.63%
2005 135.93 0.62%
2004 135.08 0.62%
2003 134.26 0.62%
2002 133.43 0.64%
2001 132.58 0.68%
2000 131.68 0.69%
1999 130.77 0.69%
1998 129.88 0.73%
1997 128.94 0.77%
1996 127.95 0.83%
1995 126.89 0.90%
1994 125.76 0.96%
1993 124.57 1.02%
1992 123.31 1.13%
1991 121.94 1.47%
1990 120.18 1.70%
1989 118.17 1.66%
1988 116.24 1.74%
1987 114.26 1.77%
1986 112.27 1.65%
1985 110.44 1.54%
1984 108.77 1.45%
1983 107.21 1.55%
1982 105.57 1.63%
1981 103.88 1.52%
1980 102.33 1.45%
1979 100.86 1.38%
1978 99.49 1.33%
1977 98.19 1.42%
1976 96.81 1.56%
1975 95.33 1.75%
1974 93.68 2.01%
1973 91.84 2.18%
1972 89.88 2.32%
1971 87.84 2.52%
1970 85.68 2.63%
1969 83.48 2.70%
1968 81.29 2.54%
1967 79.27 2.43%
1966 77.39 2.64%
1965 75.40 2.73%
1964 73.40 3.03%
1963 71.24 2.90%
1962 69.23 1.43%
1961 68.26 0.17%
1960 68.14 0.31%
1959 67.94 1.30%
1958 67.06 2.19%
1957 65.63 2.23%
1956 64.20 2.15%
1955 62.85 2.27%
1954 61.45 2.17%
1953 60.14 2.20%
1952 58.85 2.05%
1951 57.67 1.77%
1950 56.66 0.00%