Japan's Population density(Comparison Chart)

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What does "Population density" mean?Population density is midyear population divided by land area in square kilometers. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes.

Japan's Population density

Japan's "Population density" is 347.07[People/k㎡].(2018's Research)

Japan's Population density(2018)
CountryPopulation density

※Source:worldbank.org Details
The newest updated about survey by worldbank.org for 2018.
(Confirmed on March 20, 2021, 12:00 am.)
Statistical data for 2021 will be reflected immediately upon release.

Transition Chart Of Japan's Population density(1961 - current year)

So how has the current "347.07[People/k㎡]" Population density in Japan changed compared to the past?

The following transition graph(line chart) shows "Population density" in Japan from 1961 to 2018.

Animation Chart showing the yearly change

*Here is a chart that shows the transition from 1961 to 2018 as a moving year-by-year graph. It is also comparable to the total population.

*If you choose to view Other Statistics, you will be able to compare "Population density" with over 270 statistics for Japan.

Changes in the global ranking of Japan's "Population density" (full history)

The following Bar Chart Race shows the changes in the global ranking of Japan's "Population density".

The entire history of Japan's world ranking from 1961 to 2018 is visualized in Bar Chart Race.

*How to see the graph
Japan is marked with a red frame, and an UP arrow is displayed on the right side when the ranking goes up, and a DOWN arrow is displayed when it goes down.

You can see where Japan's "Population density" has been ranked in the world.


Overall view of the chart (still image)

This is the overall chart of the Japan' Population density graph above.

Transition Chart Of Japan's Population density(1961 - 2018)

※Source:worldbank.org Details

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※【data detail】
Line 1:Years, Line 2:Population density

Also below is a list of "Japan's Population density" from 1961 to 2018. 👆Scrollable horizontally.

A list of data on Japan's Population density(1961 to 2018) 👆Scrollable horizontally
Population density[People/k㎡]258.91261.34264.01266.77269.66272.13274.68275.60281.35284.55288.24292.38294.81300.50305.43307.70310.76313.59316.24318.82321.09323.45325.67329.09331.20333.13334.86336.29337.67338.83339.88340.73341.57342.73344.05345.01345.84346.78347.41347.99348.83349.64350.39350.51350.54350.77351.17351.34351.29351.31350.65350.09349.59349.12348.75348.35347.78347.07

If you look at the graph above of "Japan's Population density", you will see that the data for 2008 is the highest, and the data for 2018, the latest year for which statistics are available, is lower than that.

Furthermore, "Japan's Population density" may be lower in the future as it is lower than the previous year's figure of 347.77758667983 in 2017.

Also, if you are looking for population growth trends rather than Population density, please refer to this page for a special feature for your consideration.
➡ Population Trends in Japan (Past to Future Projections)

Comparison Bar Graph(Hight or Low? Japan vs USA )

How high or low is "Japan's Population density"?

Comparing Population density in Japan, Mexico and Ethiopia

First, let's compare "Population density" in Mexico and Ethiopia, which have the world's closest populations to Japan.

Comparison Bar Graph Of Population density(Japan vs Mexico vs Ethiopia )

※Source:worldbank.org Details

A chart comparing Population density in Mexico and Ethiopia, which have similar populations to Japan.
CountryPopulationPopulation density

Looking at the table above comparing Population density, we see that

In particular, the comparison reveals that although Japanand Mexico are close to the first and second in population numbers in the world, there is an overwhelming difference in "Population density".

Japan VS USA vs China

Next, we will compare "Population density" in Japan with that in USA and China.

Comparison Bar Graph Of Population density(Japan vs USA vs China)

※Source:worldbank.org Details

A chart comparing "Population density" in USA and China and Japan.
CountryPopulationPopulation density
United States of America328,329,95335.71[People/k㎡]

From the above graph, we can see that among the United States, China and Japan, Japan has the highest value

In particular, when compared to United States of America, Japan has 9.7 times more "Population density".

Compare Japan more with other countries

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Where does Japan rank in the world in terms of the "Population density"?

Here is an easy-to-understand explanation, using tables and graphs, of where Japan ranks in the world's "Population density".

Japan ranks 29th in the world in "Population density"

First, let's take a look at "Japan's Population density" and see how high it is in the world, using the world "Population density" ranking chart.

The world Population density ranking chart:Japan ranks 29th
RankCountryPopulation density
27Puerto Rico360.02
30Sri Lanka345.56
32Marshall Islands324.52
33El Salvador309.88
34Viet Nam308.13

※Source:worldbank.org Details

In this ranking table of the world's highest "Population density", Japan ranks 29th out of 208 countries for which statistics are available, indicating that Japan is one of the top thirty countries in the world with a relatively high level of "Population density".

Below is a graph that shows the yearly changes in the World ranking of "Population density" and which cities or prefectures are in the top 10.

Top 10 Countries by "Population density"

World Average vs Japan vs Global Median

The following bar chart compares the average and median of the global ranking of "Population density" with Japan.

Comparison Bar Chart Of Population density(World Average vs Japan vs Global Median)

※Source:worldbank.org Details

Chart comparing Population density in Japan with the world median (89) and average (359)
CountryPopulation density

※Source:worldbank.org Details

From the table here, we can see that "Japan's Population density" is close to the average.

Moreover, when compared to the median of 89, we can see that Japan's Population density "347.07345841562[People/k㎡]" is higher (3.88 times) than the median.

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Title"Japan's Population density"
Period1961 to 2018
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Sourceworldbank.org - Food and Agriculture Organization and World Bank population estimates.

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Frequently Asked Questions about "Japan's Population density"

What is the latest data on "Population density" in Japan?The latest "Population density" in Japan that we can find in 2022 is 347.07[People/k㎡]. This data is from the 2018 worldbank.org survey and is in unit of People/k㎡. More details.
By what percentage did "Population density" in Japan decrease from the previous year?It has decreased by 0.2% from the previous year (2017). And "Population density" in the previous year is 347.78[People/k㎡] Show the trend graph from 1961 to 2018.
When was the last year that Japan's "Population density" was at its highest?The year 2008 was the highest year. (351.34[People/k㎡])
When was the last year that Japan's "Population density" was at its lowest?The year 1961 was the lowest year. (258.91[People/k㎡])
How many times higher is "Japan's Population density" than in the US?"Japan's Population density" is 9.72 times that of the United States.Show graph
What is Japan's ranking in the world for "Population density"?Japan is ranked 29th in the world.View the world ranking table of "Population density".
Which countries have a similar "Population density" to Japan?Philippines (358[People/k㎡]) and Sri Lanka (346[People/k㎡]) have very similar data.
How many times is "Population density" in Japan compared to the world average?It is 0.97 times lower than the world average.Find out more.
Is Japan's Population density higher than the world median? It is 3.88 times higher than the world median.