Rwanda Population Density 1950-2022

Chart and table of Rwanda population density from 1950 to 2022. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of Rwanda in 2022 is 523.03 people per square kilometer, a 2.34% increase from 2021.
  • The population density of Rwanda in 2021 was 511.08 people per square kilometer, a 2.4% increase from 2020.
  • The population density of Rwanda in 2020 was 499.10 people per square kilometer, a 2.43% increase from 2019.
  • The population density of Rwanda in 2019 was 487.28 people per square kilometer, a 2.42% increase from 2018.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
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
Rwanda - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2022 523.03 2.34%
2021 511.08 2.40%
2020 499.10 2.43%
2019 487.28 2.42%
2018 475.77 2.46%
2017 464.33 2.51%
2016 452.96 2.47%
2015 442.03 2.41%
2014 431.60 2.41%
2013 421.46 2.41%
2012 411.55 2.49%
2011 401.55 2.60%
2010 391.38 2.64%
2009 381.31 2.68%
2008 371.37 2.72%
2007 361.55 2.73%
2006 351.94 2.70%
2005 342.68 2.67%
2004 333.78 2.61%
2003 325.28 2.34%
2002 317.86 1.80%
2001 312.22 1.41%
2000 307.90 1.25%
1999 304.08 1.20%
1998 300.48 3.23%
1997 291.07 14.16%
1996 254.95 18.09%
1995 215.90 -15.53%
1994 255.61 -14.83%
1993 300.10 3.23%
1992 290.71 2.29%
1991 284.19 2.26%
1990 277.90 2.49%
1989 271.15 2.70%
1988 264.01 3.24%
1987 255.73 3.66%
1986 246.69 3.69%
1985 237.92 3.47%
1984 229.94 3.37%
1983 222.45 3.65%
1982 214.61 3.88%
1981 206.60 3.71%
1980 199.22 3.41%
1979 192.65 3.10%
1978 186.86 2.90%
1977 181.60 2.91%
1976 176.47 2.93%
1975 171.44 2.95%
1974 166.53 2.98%
1973 161.71 3.00%
1972 157.01 2.99%
1971 152.45 3.06%
1970 147.93 3.14%
1969 143.43 3.16%
1968 139.03 3.17%
1967 134.76 3.06%
1966 130.75 2.85%
1965 127.13 2.60%
1964 123.90 2.27%
1963 121.16 2.22%
1962 118.53 2.48%
1961 115.67 2.71%
1960 112.61 2.97%
1959 109.36 3.13%
1958 106.04 3.22%
1957 102.74 3.26%
1956 99.50 3.26%
1955 96.35 3.28%
1954 93.29 3.29%
1953 90.32 3.32%
1952 87.41 3.37%
1951 84.57 3.40%
1950 81.79 0.00%