U.S. Population Density 1950-2022

Chart and table of U.S. population density from 1950 to 2022. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of U.S. in 2022 is 34.05 people per square kilometer, a 0.57% increase from 2021.
  • The population density of U.S. in 2021 was 33.86 people per square kilometer, a 0.58% increase from 2020.
  • The population density of U.S. in 2020 was 33.67 people per square kilometer, a 0.59% increase from 2019.
  • The population density of U.S. in 2019 was 33.47 people per square kilometer, a 0.6% 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
Macao 21,671.75
Singapore 8,266.41
Hong Kong 6,850.72
Gibraltar 3,370.40
Bahrain 2,287.16
Malta 1,387.60
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 1,293.12
Channel Islands 891.23
Barbados 669.82
Aruba 597.83
San Marino 568.08
Monaco 531.01
South Korea 511.46
Netherlands 414.33
Israel 404.30
Belgium 382.19
Curacao 372.81
Japan 332.26
Puerto Rico 319.03
Guam 317.63
United Kingdom 281.18
Trinidad and Tobago 274.19
Qatar 259.35
Cayman Islands 254.84
Luxembourg 248.02
Kuwait 245.81
Liechtenstein 239.92
Germany 234.59
Antigua and Barbuda 226.16
Seychelles 216.14
Switzerland 212.49
British Virgin Islands 203.97
Italy 199.98
Andorra 164.81
Isle of Man 150.41
Denmark 135.95
Cyprus 132.24
Northern Mariana Islands 126.67
Poland 120.70
France 119.44
Portugal 109.95
Austria 108.09
Hungary 103.26
UAE 102.20
Slovenia 101.47
Spain 92.34
Greece 78.18
Ireland 71.43
French Polynesia 71.04
Panama 59.04
Croatia 46.09
Turks and Caicos Islands 41.83
Lithuania 40.77
Palau 39.64
Faroe Islands 35.27
United States 34.05
Estonia 29.16
Bahamas 28.86
Latvia 28.63
Chile 25.44
Sweden 22.84
Uruguay 19.84
New Zealand 18.30
Oman 17.20
Saudi Arabia 16.67
Argentina 16.55
Finland 16.41
New Caledonia 15.66
Bermuda 14.44
Norway 8.82
Canada 3.89
Australia 3.37
Iceland 3.35
Greenland 0.14
Taiwan 0.00
United States - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2022 34.05 0.57%
2021 33.86 0.58%
2020 33.67 0.59%
2019 33.47 0.60%
2018 33.27 0.62%
2017 33.07 0.64%
2016 32.86 0.67%
2015 32.64 0.69%
2014 32.41 0.72%
2013 32.18 0.75%
2012 31.94 0.79%
2011 31.69 0.83%
2010 31.43 0.88%
2009 31.16 0.93%
2008 30.87 0.96%
2007 30.58 0.96%
2006 30.29 0.94%
2005 30.00 0.90%
2004 29.74 0.88%
2003 29.48 0.88%
2002 29.22 0.94%
2001 28.95 1.03%
2000 28.65 1.14%
1999 28.33 1.23%
1998 27.99 1.27%
1997 27.64 1.26%
1996 27.29 1.20%
1995 26.97 1.11%
1994 26.67 1.04%
1993 26.40 0.99%
1992 26.14 0.96%
1991 25.89 0.96%
1990 25.64 0.96%
1989 25.40 0.95%
1988 25.16 0.95%
1987 24.93 0.94%
1986 24.69 0.94%
1985 24.46 0.94%
1984 24.23 0.94%
1983 24.01 0.94%
1982 23.78 0.94%
1981 23.56 0.94%
1980 23.34 0.94%
1979 23.12 0.94%
1978 22.91 0.94%
1977 22.70 0.93%
1976 22.49 0.92%
1975 22.28 0.91%
1974 22.08 0.90%
1973 21.89 0.90%
1972 21.69 0.89%
1971 21.50 0.89%
1970 21.31 0.89%
1969 21.12 0.90%
1968 20.93 0.93%
1967 20.74 1.00%
1966 20.54 1.08%
1965 20.32 1.18%
1964 20.08 1.27%
1963 19.83 1.36%
1962 19.56 1.45%
1961 19.28 1.53%
1960 18.99 1.60%
1959 18.69 1.66%
1958 18.39 1.71%
1957 18.08 1.74%
1956 17.77 1.76%
1955 17.46 1.75%
1954 17.16 1.70%
1953 16.88 1.62%
1952 16.61 1.49%
1951 16.36 1.30%
1950 16.15 0.00%