Iran Population Density 1950-2022

Chart and table of Iran population density from 1950 to 2022. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of Iran in 2022 is 50.74 people per square kilometer, a 0.71% increase from 2021.
  • The population density of Iran in 2021 was 50.38 people per square kilometer, a 0.73% increase from 2020.
  • The population density of Iran in 2020 was 50.02 people per square kilometer, a 0.84% increase from 2019.
  • The population density of Iran in 2019 was 49.60 people per square kilometer, a 1.11% 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
Iran - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2022 50.74 0.71%
2021 50.38 0.73%
2020 50.02 0.84%
2019 49.60 1.11%
2018 49.06 1.32%
2017 48.42 1.44%
2016 47.74 1.85%
2015 46.87 2.29%
2014 45.82 1.92%
2013 44.96 1.47%
2012 44.31 1.29%
2011 43.75 1.29%
2010 43.19 1.41%
2009 42.59 1.37%
2008 42.01 1.38%
2007 41.44 1.46%
2006 40.84 1.56%
2005 40.22 1.62%
2004 39.57 1.63%
2003 38.94 0.93%
2002 38.58 0.98%
2001 38.21 1.72%
2000 37.56 1.66%
1999 36.95 1.60%
1998 36.36 1.57%
1997 35.80 1.43%
1996 35.30 1.32%
1995 34.84 1.35%
1994 34.37 0.39%
1993 34.24 0.65%
1992 34.02 2.38%
1991 33.23 3.94%
1990 31.97 4.01%
1989 30.74 2.94%
1988 29.86 3.11%
1987 28.96 3.33%
1986 28.03 3.48%
1985 27.08 3.59%
1984 26.15 3.63%
1983 25.23 3.60%
1982 24.35 5.00%
1981 23.19 5.08%
1980 22.07 3.54%
1979 21.32 3.37%
1978 20.62 3.20%
1977 19.98 3.06%
1976 19.39 3.00%
1975 18.83 3.01%
1974 18.28 2.95%
1973 17.75 2.89%
1972 17.25 2.86%
1971 16.77 2.90%
1970 16.30 2.92%
1969 15.84 2.86%
1968 15.40 2.84%
1967 14.97 2.89%
1966 14.55 2.97%
1965 14.13 3.00%
1964 13.72 2.96%
1963 13.33 2.89%
1962 12.95 2.83%
1961 12.60 2.78%
1960 12.26 2.72%
1959 11.93 2.60%
1958 11.63 2.47%
1957 11.35 2.45%
1956 11.08 2.43%
1955 10.82 2.38%
1954 10.56 2.32%
1953 10.32 2.29%
1952 10.09 2.29%
1951 9.87 2.30%
1950 9.65 0.00%