Nicaragua Population Density 1950-2023

Chart and table of Nicaragua population density from 1950 to 2023. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of Nicaragua in 2023 is 54.05 people per square kilometer, a 1.41% increase from 2022.
  • The population density of Nicaragua in 2022 was 53.30 people per square kilometer, a 1.43% increase from 2021.
  • The population density of Nicaragua in 2021 was 52.55 people per square kilometer, a 1.4% increase from 2020.
  • The population density of Nicaragua in 2020 was 51.82 people per square kilometer, a 1.38% increase from 2019.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Density
Country Name 2023 Population Density
Bangladesh 1,168.79
Micronesia 777.60
India 434.60
Philippines 391.12
Sri Lanka 333.69
El Salvador 302.52
Pakistan 302.08
Vietnam 298.46
Nigeria 242.27
Sao Tome and Principe 241.52
Kiribati 164.83
Cabo Verde 148.56
Indonesia 144.79
Ghana 143.05
Egypt 112.55
Moldova 101.50
Kenya 94.94
Honduras 94.18
Cambodia 93.60
Timor-Leste 91.50
Morocco 84.74
Myanmar 80.67
Uzbekistan 78.33
Lesotho 76.76
Tunisia 76.15
Eswatini 69.75
Ukraine 60.88
Cameroon 60.25
Nicaragua 54.05
Georgia 53.49
Djibouti 48.99
Angola 29.43
Vanuatu 27.44
Zambia 27.33
Sudan 25.95
Solomon Islands 25.62
Papua New Guinea 22.32
Bhutan 20.51
Republic of Congo 17.86
Bolivia 11.28
Mauritania 4.72
Mongolia 2.20
Nicaragua - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2023 54.05 1.41%
2022 53.30 1.43%
2021 52.55 1.40%
2020 51.82 1.38%
2019 51.12 1.40%
2018 50.41 1.42%
2017 49.71 1.43%
2016 49.01 1.44%
2015 48.31 1.45%
2014 47.62 1.46%
2013 46.94 1.47%
2012 46.26 1.48%
2011 45.58 1.48%
2010 44.92 1.47%
2009 44.26 1.46%
2008 43.63 1.43%
2007 43.01 1.40%
2006 42.42 1.38%
2005 41.84 1.27%
2004 41.31 1.19%
2003 40.83 1.22%
2002 40.34 1.28%
2001 39.83 1.36%
2000 39.30 1.45%
1999 38.73 1.51%
1998 38.16 1.61%
1997 37.55 1.74%
1996 36.91 1.92%
1995 36.22 2.09%
1994 35.48 2.18%
1993 34.72 2.25%
1992 33.96 2.31%
1991 33.19 2.35%
1990 32.43 2.38%
1989 31.67 2.38%
1988 30.94 2.33%
1987 30.23 2.32%
1986 29.55 2.36%
1985 28.86 2.41%
1984 28.19 2.51%
1983 27.50 2.65%
1982 26.78 2.77%
1981 26.06 2.86%
1980 25.34 2.77%
1979 24.66 2.74%
1978 24.00 2.96%
1977 23.31 3.10%
1976 22.61 3.15%
1975 21.92 3.19%
1974 21.24 3.22%
1973 20.58 3.06%
1972 19.97 3.08%
1971 19.37 3.30%
1970 18.75 3.30%
1969 18.15 3.29%
1968 17.58 3.26%
1967 17.02 3.21%
1966 16.49 3.16%
1965 15.99 3.13%
1964 15.50 3.10%
1963 15.04 3.09%
1962 14.59 3.08%
1961 14.15 3.07%
1960 13.73 3.07%
1959 13.32 3.08%
1958 12.92 3.06%
1957 12.54 3.05%
1956 12.17 3.03%
1955 11.81 3.00%
1954 11.46 2.97%
1953 11.13 2.95%
1952 10.81 2.93%
1951 10.51 2.95%
1950 10.21 0.00%