Zambia Population Density 1950-2022

Chart and table of Zambia population density from 1950 to 2022. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of Zambia in 2022 is 26.60 people per square kilometer, a 2.8% increase from 2021.
  • The population density of Zambia in 2021 was 25.87 people per square kilometer, a 2.88% increase from 2020.
  • The population density of Zambia in 2020 was 25.15 people per square kilometer, a 2.98% increase from 2019.
  • The population density of Zambia in 2019 was 24.42 people per square kilometer, a 3.05% 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
Bangladesh 1,156.84
Micronesia 770.02
India 431.11
Philippines 385.20
Sri Lanka 332.76
El Salvador 301.16
Vietnam 296.43
Pakistan 296.23
Sao Tome and Principe 236.85
Nigeria 236.58
Kiribati 162.01
Cabo Verde 147.18
Indonesia 143.73
Ghana 140.34
Egypt 110.83
Moldova 96.69
Kenya 93.09
Honduras 92.74
Cambodia 92.62
Timor-Leste 90.20
Morocco 83.88
Myanmar 80.08
Uzbekistan 77.13
Lesotho 75.95
Tunisia 75.52
Eswatini 69.22
Ukraine 65.78
Cameroon 58.71
Georgia 53.72
Nicaragua 53.30
Djibouti 48.31
Angola 28.55
Vanuatu 26.80
Zambia 26.60
Sudan 25.28
Solomon Islands 25.06
Papua New Guinea 21.91
Bhutan 20.38
Republic of Congo 17.46
Bolivia 11.13
Mauritania 4.60
Mongolia 2.17
Zambia - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2022 26.60 2.80%
2021 25.87 2.88%
2020 25.15 2.98%
2019 24.42 3.05%
2018 23.70 3.11%
2017 22.98 3.16%
2016 22.28 3.20%
2015 21.59 3.24%
2014 20.91 3.30%
2013 20.24 3.33%
2012 19.59 3.36%
2011 18.96 3.43%
2010 18.33 3.56%
2009 17.70 3.62%
2008 17.08 3.64%
2007 16.48 3.60%
2006 15.91 3.52%
2005 15.37 3.37%
2004 14.87 3.23%
2003 14.40 3.14%
2002 13.96 3.10%
2001 13.54 3.04%
2000 13.14 2.81%
1999 12.78 2.65%
1998 12.45 2.62%
1997 12.14 2.60%
1996 11.83 2.51%
1995 11.54 2.48%
1994 11.26 2.46%
1993 10.99 2.43%
1992 10.73 2.46%
1991 10.47 2.52%
1990 10.21 2.60%
1989 9.95 2.70%
1988 9.69 2.81%
1987 9.43 2.96%
1986 9.16 3.06%
1985 8.88 3.06%
1984 8.62 3.13%
1983 8.36 3.29%
1982 8.09 3.28%
1981 7.84 3.09%
1980 7.60 3.01%
1979 7.38 3.01%
1978 7.16 3.02%
1977 6.95 3.02%
1976 6.75 3.01%
1975 6.55 2.97%
1974 6.36 2.92%
1973 6.18 2.87%
1972 6.01 2.81%
1971 5.85 2.76%
1970 5.69 2.95%
1969 5.53 3.22%
1968 5.35 3.28%
1967 5.18 3.27%
1966 5.02 3.27%
1965 4.86 3.25%
1964 4.71 3.25%
1963 4.56 3.25%
1962 4.42 3.23%
1961 4.28 3.21%
1960 4.14 3.18%
1959 4.02 3.15%
1958 3.89 3.11%
1957 3.78 3.07%
1956 3.66 3.03%
1955 3.56 2.99%
1954 3.45 2.95%
1953 3.36 2.91%
1952 3.26 2.88%
1951 3.17 2.86%
1950 3.08 0.00%