Japan Population Density 1950-2023

Chart and table of Japan population density from 1950 to 2023. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of Japan in 2023 is 326.20 people per square kilometer, a 0.53% decline from 2022.
  • The population density of Japan in 2022 was 327.94 people per square kilometer, a 0.53% decline from 2021.
  • The population density of Japan in 2021 was 329.69 people per square kilometer, a 0.5% decline from 2020.
  • The population density of Japan in 2020 was 331.36 people per square kilometer, a 0.43% decline from 2019.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Density
Country Name 2023 Population Density
Macao 22,861.98
Singapore 8,365.40
Hong Kong 6,749.20
Gibraltar 3,268.80
Bahrain 1,904.50
Malta 1,672.08
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 1,300.65
Barbados 655.80
Aruba 590.43
San Marino 560.70
South Korea 515.98
Monaco 484.48
Curacao 432.61
Netherlands 424.13
Israel 415.70
Belgium 382.78
Puerto Rico 367.57
Japan 326.20
Guam 320.28
Trinidad and Tobago 299.21
United Kingdom 278.05
Cayman Islands 262.54
Luxembourg 252.81
Liechtenstein 247.40
Kuwait 241.87
Qatar 236.41
Seychelles 234.04
Germany 232.94
Antigua and Barbuda 214.31
Switzerland 213.04
British Virgin Islands 210.25
Italy 195.36
Andorra 170.40
Isle of Man 148.61
Denmark 137.72
Cyprus 136.22
Poland 131.21
France 117.94
Portugal 111.11
Hungary 109.17
Northern Mariana Islands 108.25
Austria 106.81
Slovenia 103.50
UAE 96.47
Spain 93.92
Greece 78.37
French Polynesia 77.22
Ireland 71.95
Panama 59.32
Turks and Caicos Islands 48.49
Croatia 45.51
Lithuania 41.64
Palau 39.26
Faroe Islands 38.16
United States 34.58
Bahamas 29.73
Estonia 29.17
Latvia 28.34
Chile 25.94
Sweden 23.72
New Zealand 19.53
Uruguay 19.43
Saudi Arabia 17.19
Argentina 16.46
Finland 16.38
New Caledonia 15.77
Oman 15.01
Bermuda 14.93
Norway 8.76
Canada 3.93
Iceland 3.64
Australia 3.42
Greenland 0.14
Taiwan 0.00
Japan - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2023 326.20 -0.53%
2022 327.94 -0.53%
2021 329.69 -0.50%
2020 331.36 -0.43%
2019 332.81 -0.37%
2018 334.04 -0.32%
2017 335.11 -0.26%
2016 335.99 -0.20%
2015 336.67 -0.18%
2014 337.27 -0.16%
2013 337.80 -0.14%
2012 338.26 -0.12%
2011 338.67 -0.08%
2010 338.93 -0.01%
2009 338.96 0.03%
2008 338.86 0.06%
2007 338.67 0.08%
2006 338.39 0.08%
2005 338.12 0.10%
2004 337.78 0.13%
2003 337.33 0.16%
2002 336.80 0.19%
2001 336.18 0.21%
2000 335.49 0.20%
1999 334.83 0.20%
1998 334.18 0.22%
1997 333.43 0.24%
1996 332.64 0.23%
1995 331.86 0.25%
1994 331.03 0.27%
1993 330.13 0.27%
1992 329.24 0.30%
1991 328.26 0.31%
1990 327.24 0.34%
1989 326.14 0.38%
1988 324.89 0.43%
1987 323.49 0.46%
1986 322.01 0.49%
1985 320.45 0.54%
1984 318.73 0.57%
1983 316.94 0.58%
1982 315.10 0.60%
1981 313.21 0.65%
1980 311.20 0.74%
1979 308.93 0.83%
1978 306.40 0.91%
1977 303.63 1.00%
1976 300.62 1.08%
1975 297.41 1.18%
1974 293.94 1.30%
1973 290.18 1.35%
1972 286.32 1.34%
1971 282.53 1.30%
1970 278.90 1.26%
1969 275.42 1.25%
1968 272.03 1.27%
1967 268.61 1.06%
1966 265.81 1.00%
1965 263.17 1.17%
1964 260.12 1.10%
1963 257.29 1.02%
1962 254.70 0.96%
1961 252.28 0.94%
1960 249.93 0.95%
1959 247.58 0.98%
1958 245.18 0.91%
1957 242.98 0.90%
1956 240.82 1.03%
1955 238.35 1.12%
1954 235.71 1.18%
1953 232.97 1.31%
1952 229.97 1.45%
1951 226.69 1.58%
1950 223.17 0.00%