Population density in Sweden 2019, by county

The population in Sweden is constantly growing and reached 10.33 million inhabitants in 2019. Because of the growing population, the population density in Sweden increased as well in this period. In 2009, there were 22.8 inhabitants per square kilometer and in 2019 the number of inhabitants per square kilometer had increased to 25.4.

Stockholm was the most populated county

Among the regions in Sweden, the most inhabited in 2019 was the capital region, Stockholm county, with 364.9 inhabitants per square kilometers, and a population over 2.3 million In terms of highest population density, Stockholm county was followed by Skåne, with 125.7 inhabitants per square kilometer. The least populated county was Norrbotten, with only 2.6 inhabitants per square kilometer.

Highest rent per square meter in Stockholm

    As the densely populated county, the rents for rented dwellings in Stockholm were higher than in Sweden’s other counties. In 2019, the average rent per square meter in Stockholm county amounted to 1,300 Swedish kronor, while the rent in Norrbotten, the least populated county, reached an average of 981 Swedish kronor per square meter.

Population density in Sweden in 2019, by county

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February 2020



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