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 25.87 people per square kilometer, a 2.9% increase from 2021.
  • The population density of Zambia in 2021 was 25.14 people per square kilometer, a 2.92% increase from 2020.
  • The population density of Zambia in 2020 was 24.43 people per square kilometer, a 2.93% increase from 2019.
  • The population density of Zambia in 2019 was 23.73 people per square kilometer, a 2.94% 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 1,134.54
Micronesia 799.84
India 427.90
Philippines 375.03
Sri Lanka 328.85
El Salvador 311.33
Vietnam 298.75
Pakistan 288.27
Sao Tome and Principe 237.17
Nigeria 234.63
Kiribati 152.37
Indonesia 145.62
Cabo Verde 140.86
Ghana 135.81
Moldova 118.56
Egypt 106.00
Kenya 96.86
Cambodia 94.83
Timor-Leste 92.09
Honduras 90.86
Morocco 84.59
Myanmar 81.63
Uzbekistan 76.59
Tunisia 73.63
Lesotho 71.66
Ukraine 71.56
Eswatini 68.25
Cameroon 58.71
Georgia 56.94
Nicaragua 52.00
Djibouti 43.80
Angola 28.10
Vanuatu 26.40
Zambia 25.87
Solomon Islands 24.95
Sudan 24.81
Bhutan 20.52
Papua New Guinea 20.08
Bolivia 10.92
Mauritania 4.76
Mongolia 2.16
Zambia - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2022 25.87 2.90%
2021 25.14 2.92%
2020 24.43 2.93%
2019 23.73 2.94%
2018 23.06 2.96%
2017 22.39 3.00%
2016 21.74 3.05%
2015 21.10 3.11%
2014 20.46 3.17%
2013 19.83 3.19%
2012 19.22 3.15%
2011 18.63 3.07%
2010 18.08 2.96%
2009 17.56 2.85%
2008 17.07 2.76%
2007 16.61 2.71%
2006 16.18 2.68%
2005 15.75 2.65%
2004 15.35 2.61%
2003 14.96 2.60%
2002 14.58 2.61%
2001 14.21 2.65%
2000 13.84 2.72%
1999 13.47 2.78%
1998 13.11 2.80%
1997 12.75 2.76%
1996 12.41 2.67%
1995 12.09 2.56%
1994 11.79 2.46%
1993 11.50 2.43%
1992 11.23 2.48%
1991 10.96 2.61%
1990 10.68 2.77%
1989 10.39 2.92%
1988 10.10 3.06%
1987 9.80 3.16%
1986 9.50 3.23%
1985 9.20 3.31%
1984 8.90 3.39%
1983 8.61 3.45%
1982 8.33 3.48%
1981 8.05 3.48%
1980 7.78 3.46%
1979 7.52 3.44%
1978 7.27 3.42%
1977 7.03 3.42%
1976 6.79 3.43%
1975 6.57 3.44%
1974 6.35 3.45%
1973 6.14 3.43%
1972 5.93 3.40%
1971 5.74 3.35%
1970 5.55 3.30%
1969 5.38 3.24%
1968 5.21 3.19%
1967 5.05 3.15%
1966 4.89 3.12%
1965 4.74 3.10%
1964 4.60 3.07%
1963 4.46 3.05%
1962 4.33 3.04%
1961 4.20 3.05%
1960 4.08 3.05%
1959 3.96 3.05%
1958 3.84 3.04%
1957 3.73 3.02%
1956 3.62 2.98%
1955 3.51 2.93%
1954 3.41 2.85%
1953 3.32 2.76%
1952 3.23 2.65%
1951 3.15 2.52%
1950 3.07 0.00%