South Sudan Population Density 1950-2022

Chart and table of South Sudan population density from 1950 to 2022. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of South Sudan in 2022 is 18.33 people per square kilometer, a 2.08% increase from 2021.
  • The population density of South Sudan in 2021 was 17.95 people per square kilometer, a 1.68% increase from 2020.
  • The population density of South Sudan in 2020 was 17.66 people per square kilometer, a 1.19% increase from 2019.
  • The population density of South Sudan in 2019 was 17.45 people per square kilometer, a 0.79% 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
South Sudan - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2022 18.33 2.08%
2021 17.95 1.68%
2020 17.66 1.19%
2019 17.45 0.79%
2018 17.31 0.60%
2017 17.21 0.72%
2016 17.09 1.09%
2015 16.90 1.52%
2014 16.65 1.93%
2013 16.34 2.39%
2012 15.95 2.88%
2011 15.51 3.39%
2010 15.00 4.00%
2009 14.42 4.64%
2008 13.78 5.07%
2007 13.12 5.16%
2006 12.47 4.93%
2005 11.89 4.47%
2004 11.38 4.00%
2003 10.94 3.70%
2002 10.55 3.73%
2001 10.17 4.01%
2000 9.78 4.47%
1999 9.36 4.80%
1998 8.93 4.62%
1997 8.54 3.63%
1996 8.24 2.03%
1995 8.07 0.13%
1994 8.06 -1.43%
1993 8.18 -2.26%
1992 8.37 -2.12%
1991 8.55 -1.32%
1990 8.66 -0.34%
1989 8.69 0.48%
1988 8.65 1.21%
1987 8.55 1.72%
1986 8.41 2.06%
1985 8.24 2.44%
1984 8.04 2.89%
1983 7.81 3.20%
1982 7.57 3.29%
1981 7.33 3.20%
1980 7.10 2.99%
1979 6.90 2.79%
1978 6.71 2.62%
1977 6.54 2.54%
1976 6.38 2.54%
1975 6.22 2.54%
1974 6.06 2.49%
1973 5.92 2.44%
1972 5.78 2.39%
1971 5.64 2.34%
1970 5.51 2.30%
1969 5.39 2.25%
1968 5.27 2.20%
1967 5.16 2.16%
1966 5.05 2.11%
1965 4.94 2.07%
1964 4.84 2.02%
1963 4.75 1.97%
1962 4.66 1.91%
1961 4.57 1.86%
1960 4.48 1.80%
1959 4.41 1.73%
1958 4.33 1.66%
1957 4.26 1.57%
1956 4.19 1.47%
1955 4.13 1.36%
1954 4.08 1.24%
1953 4.03 1.10%
1952 3.98 0.94%
1951 3.95 0.78%
1950 3.92 0.00%