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Population density in Sweden 2010-2020

The population density in Sweden was 22.9 inhabitants per square kilometer in 2010 and grew annually until 2020, when it reached 25.5 inhabitants per square kilometer. During that year, the population of Sweden reached 10.38 million.

Stockholm county had the highest population density

Sweden consists of 21 counties, administrative regions that primarily controls public healthcare, public transport and culture within the own county. Among these, the most populated county in 2020 was the capital region, Stockholm county, with a population density of 367.2 inhabitants per square kilometer. Stockholm county was followed by Skåne, with 126.7 inhabitants per square kilometer. The least populated county was Norrbotten, with only 2.6 inhabitants per square kilometer.

Largest surface area of the Scandinavian countries

Though the population density in Sweden is increasing, the country still has a lot of surface area compared to its population. Of the Scandinavian countries, Sweden is the largest with a surface area of over 447 thousand square kilometers.

Population density in Sweden from 2010 to 2020

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Release date

February 2021



Survey time period

2010 to 2020

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