U.S. Population Density 1950-2023

Chart and table of U.S. population density from 1950 to 2023. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of U.S. in 2023 is 34.58 people per square kilometer, a 0.5% increase from 2022.
  • The population density of U.S. in 2022 was 34.41 people per square kilometer, a 0.38% increase from 2021.
  • The population density of U.S. in 2021 was 34.28 people per square kilometer, a 0.31% increase from 2020.
  • The population density of U.S. in 2020 was 34.17 people per square kilometer, a 0.49% 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
Macao 22,861.98
Singapore 8,365.40
Hong Kong 6,749.20
Gibraltar 3,268.80
Bahrain 1,904.50
Malta 1,672.08
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 1,300.65
Barbados 655.80
Aruba 590.43
San Marino 560.70
South Korea 515.98
Monaco 484.48
Curacao 432.61
Netherlands 424.13
Israel 415.70
Belgium 382.78
Puerto Rico 367.57
Japan 326.20
Guam 320.28
Trinidad and Tobago 299.21
United Kingdom 278.05
Cayman Islands 262.54
Luxembourg 252.81
Liechtenstein 247.40
Kuwait 241.87
Qatar 236.41
Seychelles 234.04
Germany 232.94
Antigua and Barbuda 214.31
Switzerland 213.04
British Virgin Islands 210.25
Italy 195.36
Andorra 170.40
Isle of Man 148.61
Denmark 137.72
Cyprus 136.22
Poland 131.21
France 117.94
Portugal 111.11
Hungary 109.17
Northern Mariana Islands 108.25
Austria 106.81
Slovenia 103.50
UAE 96.47
Spain 93.92
Greece 78.37
French Polynesia 77.22
Ireland 71.95
Panama 59.32
Turks and Caicos Islands 48.49
Croatia 45.51
Lithuania 41.64
Palau 39.26
Faroe Islands 38.16
United States 34.58
Bahamas 29.73
Estonia 29.17
Latvia 28.34
Chile 25.94
Sweden 23.72
New Zealand 19.53
Uruguay 19.43
Saudi Arabia 17.19
Argentina 16.46
Finland 16.38
New Caledonia 15.77
Oman 15.01
Bermuda 14.93
Norway 8.76
Canada 3.93
Iceland 3.64
Australia 3.42
Greenland 0.14
Taiwan 0.00
United States - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2023 34.58 0.50%
2022 34.41 0.38%
2021 34.28 0.31%
2020 34.17 0.49%
2019 34.00 0.66%
2018 33.78 0.71%
2017 33.54 0.79%
2016 33.28 0.80%
2015 33.02 0.80%
2014 32.76 0.83%
2013 32.48 0.86%
2012 32.21 0.88%
2011 31.93 0.87%
2010 31.65 0.87%
2009 31.38 0.92%
2008 31.09 0.97%
2007 30.79 1.00%
2006 30.49 0.98%
2005 30.19 0.98%
2004 29.90 0.97%
2003 29.61 0.96%
2002 29.33 1.01%
2001 29.04 1.09%
2000 28.72 1.15%
1999 28.40 1.21%
1998 28.06 1.26%
1997 27.71 1.27%
1996 27.36 1.25%
1995 27.02 1.29%
1994 26.68 1.35%
1993 26.32 1.41%
1992 25.95 1.44%
1991 25.59 1.40%
1990 25.23 1.28%
1989 24.92 1.10%
1988 24.64 1.02%
1987 24.40 0.99%
1986 24.16 1.01%
1985 23.92 1.02%
1984 23.68 1.03%
1983 23.43 1.05%
1982 23.19 1.04%
1981 22.95 1.13%
1980 22.70 1.21%
1979 22.42 1.18%
1978 22.16 1.13%
1977 21.91 1.02%
1976 21.69 0.94%
1975 21.49 0.95%
1974 21.29 0.95%
1973 21.09 1.01%
1972 20.88 1.15%
1971 20.64 1.29%
1970 20.38 1.25%
1969 20.13 1.08%
1968 19.91 1.01%
1967 19.71 1.02%
1966 19.51 1.12%
1965 19.30 1.30%
1964 19.05 1.42%
1963 18.78 1.50%
1962 18.50 1.58%
1961 18.22 1.65%
1960 17.92 1.65%
1959 17.63 1.87%
1958 17.31 1.92%
1957 16.98 1.76%
1956 16.69 1.82%
1955 16.39 1.85%
1954 16.09 1.77%
1953 15.81 1.64%
1952 15.56 1.56%
1951 15.32 1.56%
1950 15.08 0.00%