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 17.22 people per square kilometer, a 1.53% increase from 2021.
  • The population density of South Sudan in 2021 was 16.96 people per square kilometer, a 1.34% increase from 2020.
  • The population density of South Sudan in 2020 was 16.73 people per square kilometer, a 1.52% increase from 2019.
  • The population density of South Sudan in 2019 was 16.48 people per square kilometer, a 0.5% 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 523.03
Burundi 463.15
Comoros 449.64
Haiti 417.48
Gambia 239.47
North Korea 216.27
Nepal 207.55
Uganda 195.61
Malawi 172.23
Togo 155.81
Sierra Leone 119.03
Benin 116.35
Ethiopia 108.58
Senegal 88.03
Burkina Faso 82.68
Tajikistan 70.40
Tanzania 69.14
Yemen 63.82
Afghanistan 63.00
Guinea-Bissau 58.28
Guinea 56.37
Madagascar 50.42
Liberia 47.61
Democratic Republic of Congo 42.22
Zimbabwe 41.77
Mozambique 41.24
Eritrea 31.33
Somalia 27.60
Niger 20.69
Mali 18.22
South Sudan 17.22
Chad 13.80
Central African Republic 8.96
South Sudan - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2022 17.22 1.53%
2021 16.96 1.34%
2020 16.73 1.52%
2019 16.48 0.50%
2018 16.40 -2.47%
2017 16.81 -3.69%
2016 17.46 -1.15%
2015 17.66 -0.17%
2014 17.69 0.97%
2013 17.52 3.78%
2012 16.88 4.48%
2011 16.16 5.44%
2010 15.32 5.26%
2009 14.56 4.59%
2008 13.92 4.82%
2007 13.28 4.84%
2006 12.67 4.79%
2005 12.09 4.72%
2004 11.54 4.64%
2003 11.03 4.58%
2002 10.55 4.56%
2001 10.09 4.58%
2000 9.65 4.52%
1999 9.23 2.64%
1998 8.99 1.97%
1997 8.82 2.84%
1996 8.57 2.51%
1995 8.36 3.10%
1994 8.11 2.48%
1993 7.92 1.23%
1992 7.82 1.84%
1991 7.68 2.45%
1990 7.49 0.94%
1989 7.42 -2.25%
1988 7.60 -1.61%
1987 7.72 1.54%
1986 7.60 2.39%
1985 7.43 2.26%
1984 7.26 2.23%
1983 7.10 2.37%
1982 6.94 2.43%
1981 6.77 2.43%
1980 6.61 2.42%
1979 6.46 2.42%
1978 6.30 2.43%
1977 6.15 2.43%
1976 6.01 2.43%
1975 5.87 2.44%
1974 5.73 2.46%
1973 5.59 2.24%
1972 5.47 2.00%
1971 5.36 1.63%
1970 5.27 1.23%
1969 5.21 1.23%
1968 5.15 1.23%
1967 5.08 1.15%
1966 5.02 1.33%
1965 4.96 1.78%
1964 4.87 1.73%
1963 4.79 1.47%
1962 4.72 1.47%
1961 4.65 1.42%
1960 4.59 1.37%
1959 4.53 1.31%
1958 4.47 1.48%
1957 4.40 1.71%
1956 4.33 1.77%
1955 4.25 1.76%
1954 4.18 1.69%
1953 4.11 1.60%
1952 4.04 1.49%
1951 3.98 1.36%
1950 3.93 0.00%