Current Population Density

Summary: Current population density based on land area

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The U.S. Bureau of the Census has delayed the released of 2020 data due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  We will update with 2020 as soon as Census releases these data.


This database reports recent population density figures (persons per square mile) based on annual population, estimated on July 1st of each year, and land area reported by the U.S. Census.  Density from 1990-1999 is based on 1990 land area; 2000-current density is based on land area in each of those years.


The benchmark for population estimates is the 2000 Census of Population and Housing.  That methodology is different from earlier years and may result in large changes in population density between 2000 and 2001.


1 square mile = 640 acres = 2.58999 square kilometers = 258.999 hectares.

Geographic Coverage: U.S., States, Counties, City or Other Local Government

Periodicity: Annually

Series Begins/Ends: 1990 - 2019

Data Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census

Updated:  May 08, 2020 Estimated next update: May 14, 2022

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Free users may access only the most recent year's data.

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