Malawi Population Density 1950-2022

Chart and table of Malawi population density from 1950 to 2022. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of Malawi in 2022 is 172.23 people per square kilometer, a 2.59% increase from 2021.
  • The population density of Malawi in 2021 was 167.87 people per square kilometer, a 2.65% increase from 2020.
  • The population density of Malawi in 2020 was 163.55 people per square kilometer, a 2.7% increase from 2019.
  • The population density of Malawi in 2019 was 159.24 people per square kilometer, a 2.72% 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
Rwanda 523.03
Burundi 463.15
Comoros 449.64
Haiti 417.48
Gambia 239.47
North Korea 216.27
Nepal 207.55
Uganda 195.61
Malawi 172.23
Togo 155.81
Sierra Leone 119.03
Benin 116.35
Ethiopia 108.58
Senegal 88.03
Burkina Faso 82.68
Tajikistan 70.40
Tanzania 69.14
Yemen 63.82
Afghanistan 63.00
Guinea-Bissau 58.28
Guinea 56.37
Madagascar 50.42
Liberia 47.61
Democratic Republic of Congo 42.22
Zimbabwe 41.77
Mozambique 41.24
Eritrea 31.33
Somalia 27.60
Niger 20.69
Mali 18.22
South Sudan 17.22
Chad 13.80
Central African Republic 8.96
Malawi - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2022 172.23 2.59%
2021 167.87 2.65%
2020 163.55 2.70%
2019 159.24 2.72%
2018 155.03 2.72%
2017 150.92 2.73%
2016 146.91 2.76%
2015 142.97 2.80%
2014 139.08 2.83%
2013 135.25 2.85%
2012 131.51 2.87%
2011 127.84 2.91%
2010 124.23 2.93%
2009 120.69 2.95%
2008 117.23 2.92%
2007 113.90 2.88%
2006 110.72 2.84%
2005 107.66 2.77%
2004 104.75 2.68%
2003 102.03 2.58%
2002 99.46 2.48%
2001 97.05 2.40%
2000 94.78 2.33%
1999 92.62 2.25%
1998 90.58 2.09%
1997 88.73 1.96%
1996 87.02 1.96%
1995 85.35 -0.19%
1994 85.51 -1.22%
1993 86.57 1.40%
1992 85.38 2.89%
1991 82.98 3.06%
1990 80.52 3.98%
1989 77.44 4.80%
1988 73.89 5.53%
1987 70.02 4.88%
1986 66.76 3.73%
1985 64.36 3.90%
1984 61.94 3.98%
1983 59.57 4.04%
1982 57.26 4.06%
1981 55.03 4.03%
1980 52.90 3.95%
1979 50.89 3.79%
1978 49.03 3.51%
1977 47.36 3.19%
1976 45.90 2.98%
1975 44.57 2.86%
1974 43.33 2.76%
1973 42.17 2.68%
1972 41.07 2.60%
1971 40.03 2.54%
1970 39.04 2.49%
1969 38.09 2.49%
1968 37.17 2.51%
1967 36.26 2.51%
1966 35.37 2.49%
1965 34.51 2.47%
1964 33.68 2.48%
1963 32.86 2.49%
1962 32.07 2.45%
1961 31.30 2.41%
1960 30.56 2.36%
1959 29.86 2.32%
1958 29.18 2.26%
1957 28.54 2.19%
1956 27.93 2.11%
1955 27.35 2.02%
1954 26.81 1.96%
1953 26.29 1.92%
1952 25.80 1.84%
1951 25.33 1.74%
1950 24.90 0.00%