Somalia Population Density 1950-2022

Chart and table of Somalia population density from 1950 to 2022. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of Somalia in 2022 is 27.60 people per square kilometer, a 3.12% increase from 2021.
  • The population density of Somalia in 2021 was 26.76 people per square kilometer, a 3.2% increase from 2020.
  • The population density of Somalia in 2020 was 25.93 people per square kilometer, a 3.48% increase from 2019.
  • The population density of Somalia in 2019 was 25.06 people per square kilometer, a 3.7% 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
Somalia - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2022 27.60 3.12%
2021 26.76 3.20%
2020 25.93 3.48%
2019 25.06 3.70%
2018 24.17 3.68%
2017 23.31 4.00%
2016 22.41 3.84%
2015 21.59 3.42%
2014 20.87 3.55%
2013 20.16 3.31%
2012 19.51 1.83%
2011 19.16 1.58%
2010 18.86 2.53%
2009 18.40 2.49%
2008 17.95 2.94%
2007 17.44 3.09%
2006 16.91 3.03%
2005 16.42 3.46%
2004 15.87 3.68%
2003 15.30 3.69%
2002 14.76 3.75%
2001 14.23 4.00%
2000 13.68 4.02%
1999 13.15 4.07%
1998 12.64 4.17%
1997 12.13 3.50%
1996 11.72 3.63%
1995 11.31 3.61%
1994 10.91 5.12%
1993 10.38 3.00%
1992 10.08 -4.52%
1991 10.56 -3.81%
1990 10.98 -0.52%
1989 11.03 -1.75%
1988 11.23 0.03%
1987 11.23 3.61%
1986 10.83 4.19%
1985 10.40 4.11%
1984 9.99 3.69%
1983 9.63 3.20%
1982 9.33 0.28%
1981 9.31 0.72%
1980 9.24 8.94%
1979 8.48 13.21%
1978 7.49 7.38%
1977 6.98 2.67%
1976 6.80 2.49%
1975 6.63 2.48%
1974 6.47 2.57%
1973 6.31 2.66%
1972 6.14 2.61%
1971 5.99 2.62%
1970 5.84 2.64%
1969 5.69 2.63%
1968 5.54 2.63%
1967 5.40 2.63%
1966 5.26 2.63%
1965 5.12 2.64%
1964 4.99 2.62%
1963 4.86 2.62%
1962 4.74 2.62%
1961 4.62 2.61%
1960 4.50 2.59%
1959 4.39 2.53%
1958 4.28 2.52%
1957 4.17 2.57%
1956 4.07 2.59%
1955 3.97 2.61%
1954 3.87 2.63%
1953 3.77 2.69%
1952 3.67 2.77%
1951 3.57 2.86%
1950 3.47 0.00%