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 170.33 people per square kilometer, a 2.71% increase from 2021.
  • The population density of Malawi in 2021 was 165.83 people per square kilometer, a 2.71% increase from 2020.
  • The population density of Malawi in 2020 was 161.46 people per square kilometer, a 2.69% increase from 2019.
  • The population density of Malawi in 2019 was 157.23 people per square kilometer, a 2.68% 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 516.34
Comoros 487.60
Burundi 453.64
Haiti 420.91
Gambia 226.41
North Korea 215.62
Nepal 205.36
Uganda 200.51
Malawi 170.33
Togo 152.86
Sierra Leone 114.89
Benin 111.40
Ethiopia 106.33
Senegal 89.74
Burkina Faso 80.60
Tajikistan 70.43
Tanzania 66.82
Afghanistan 62.42
Yemen 59.01
Guinea-Bissau 57.11
Guinea 56.40
Madagascar 49.68
Liberia 47.64
Mozambique 41.39
Zimbabwe 39.23
Eritrea 31.14
Somalia 26.41
Niger 20.59
South Sudan 18.33
Mali 17.31
Chad 13.56
Central African Republic 8.05
Malawi - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2022 170.33 2.71%
2021 165.83 2.71%
2020 161.46 2.69%
2019 157.23 2.68%
2018 153.13 2.68%
2017 149.14 2.70%
2016 145.22 2.75%
2015 141.33 2.80%
2014 137.49 2.84%
2013 133.69 2.88%
2012 129.95 2.90%
2011 126.28 2.91%
2010 122.72 2.91%
2009 119.25 2.92%
2008 115.87 2.89%
2007 112.61 2.84%
2006 109.50 2.75%
2005 106.57 2.63%
2004 103.83 2.51%
2003 101.28 2.45%
2002 98.87 2.46%
2001 96.49 2.54%
2000 94.10 2.71%
1999 91.61 2.86%
1998 89.06 2.80%
1997 86.64 2.42%
1996 84.59 1.81%
1995 83.09 1.01%
1994 82.26 0.36%
1993 81.96 0.25%
1992 81.75 0.89%
1991 81.03 2.08%
1990 79.38 3.62%
1989 76.60 5.08%
1988 72.90 6.09%
1987 68.71 6.19%
1986 64.71 5.48%
1985 61.35 4.36%
1984 58.78 3.36%
1983 56.87 2.62%
1982 55.42 2.40%
1981 54.12 2.59%
1980 52.76 2.88%
1979 51.28 3.03%
1978 49.77 3.13%
1977 48.26 3.11%
1976 46.81 2.99%
1975 45.45 2.86%
1974 44.19 2.78%
1973 42.99 2.72%
1972 41.85 2.68%
1971 40.76 2.66%
1970 39.70 2.65%
1969 38.67 2.64%
1968 37.68 2.62%
1967 36.72 2.59%
1966 35.79 2.56%
1965 34.90 2.53%
1964 34.03 2.50%
1963 33.20 2.47%
1962 32.40 2.44%
1961 31.63 2.40%
1960 30.89 2.36%
1959 30.18 2.32%
1958 29.50 2.28%
1957 28.84 2.23%
1956 28.21 2.19%
1955 27.60 2.15%
1954 27.02 2.11%
1953 26.47 2.06%
1952 25.93 2.01%
1951 25.42 1.96%
1950 24.93 0.00%