Population: North Korea

Yearly Population of North Korea

North Korea Yearly Population: Female, Male, Density, Fertility Rate, Median Age
Year Total Female Male Growth % Growth Total Fertility Median Age Density (p/km2)
1950 10,549,470 5,677,646 4,871,824 None 3.5 18.0 87.6
1951 10,248,503 5,544,505 4,703,998 -2.85 -300,967 3.5 18.0 85.1
1952 10,049,020 5,457,873 4,591,147 -1.95 -199,483 3.5 18.0 83.5
1953 9,957,244 5,421,041 4,536,203 -0.91 -91,776 3.5 18.0 82.7
1954 9,972,434 5,433,928 4,538,506 0.15 15,190 3.5 18.0 82.8
1955 10,086,997 5,493,173 4,593,824 1.15 114,563 5.1 19.1 83.8
1956 10,285,935 5,591,839 4,694,096 1.97 198,938 5.1 19.1 85.4
1957 10,547,385 5,719,690 4,827,695 2.54 261,450 5.1 19.1 87.6
1958 10,843,977 5,863,826 4,980,151 2.81 296,592 5.1 19.1 90.1
1959 11,145,152 6,009,811 5,135,341 2.78 301,175 5.1 19.1 92.6
1960 11,424,189 6,145,013 5,279,176 2.50 279,037 3.9 19.9 94.9
1961 11,665,592 6,262,146 5,403,446 2.11 241,403 3.9 19.9 96.9
1962 11,871,726 6,362,455 5,509,271 1.77 206,134 3.9 19.9 98.6
1963 12,065,468 6,456,953 5,608,515 1.63 193,742 3.9 19.9 100.2
1964 12,282,417 6,562,739 5,719,678 1.80 216,949 3.9 19.9 102.0
1965 12,547,524 6,691,778 5,855,746 2.16 265,107 4.4 21.1 104.2
1966 12,864,947 6,846,110 6,018,837 2.53 317,423 4.4 21.1 106.8
1967 13,222,703 7,020,006 6,202,697 2.78 357,756 4.4 21.1 109.8
1968 13,609,976 7,208,214 6,401,762 2.93 387,273 4.4 21.1 113.0
1969 14,010,339 7,402,751 6,607,588 2.94 400,363 4.4 21.1 116.4
1970 14,410,391 7,597,103 6,813,288 2.86 400,052 4.0 21.0 119.7
1971 14,809,518 7,790,983 7,018,535 2.77 399,127 4.0 21.0 123.0
1972 15,207,765 7,984,397 7,223,368 2.69 398,247 4.0 21.0 126.3
1973 15,593,353 8,171,570 7,421,783 2.54 385,588 4.0 21.0 129.5
1974 15,952,077 8,345,517 7,606,560 2.30 358,724 4.0 21.0 132.5
1975 16,274,737 8,501,726 7,773,011 2.02 322,660 2.9 19.6 135.2
1976 16,554,744 8,636,972 7,917,772 1.72 280,007 2.9 19.6 137.5
1977 16,796,568 8,753,448 8,043,120 1.46 241,824 2.9 19.6 139.5
1978 17,015,984 8,858,872 8,157,112 1.31 219,416 2.9 19.6 141.3
1979 17,235,668 8,964,332 8,271,336 1.29 219,684 2.9 19.6 143.1
1980 17,472,144 9,077,914 8,394,230 1.37 236,476 2.8 21.8 145.1
1981 17,731,229 9,202,501 8,528,728 1.48 259,085 2.8 21.8 147.3
1982 18,008,568 9,335,986 8,672,582 1.56 277,339 2.8 21.8 149.6
1983 18,298,212 9,475,404 8,822,808 1.61 289,644 2.8 21.8 152.0
1984 18,590,142 9,615,782 8,974,360 1.60 291,930 2.8 21.8 154.4
1985 18,877,226 9,753,613 9,123,613 1.54 287,084 2.4 23.5 156.8
1986 19,156,791 9,887,583 9,269,208 1.48 279,565 2.4 23.5 159.1
1987 19,431,992 10,019,342 9,412,650 1.44 275,201 2.4 23.5 161.4
1988 19,708,316 10,151,788 9,556,528 1.42 276,324 2.4 23.5 163.7
1989 19,993,757 10,289,098 9,704,659 1.45 285,441 2.4 23.5 166.0
1990 20,293,057 10,433,808 9,859,249 1.50 299,300 2.3 25.0 168.5
1991 20,609,151 10,587,335 10,021,816 1.56 316,094 2.3 25.0 171.2
1992 20,937,407 10,747,411 10,189,996 1.59 328,256 2.3 25.0 173.9
1993 21,265,832 10,908,410 10,357,422 1.57 328,425 2.3 25.0 176.6
1994 21,577,979 11,062,568 10,515,411 1.47 312,147 2.3 25.0 179.2
1995 21,862,300 11,204,391 10,657,909 1.32 284,321 2.0 27.3 181.6
1996 22,113,428 11,331,418 10,782,010 1.15 251,128 2.0 27.3 183.7
1997 22,335,263 11,445,343 10,889,920 1.00 221,835 2.0 27.3 185.5
1998 22,536,754 11,549,817 10,986,937 0.90 201,491 2.0 27.3 187.2
1999 22,731,470 11,650,473 11,080,997 0.86 194,716 2.0 27.3 188.8
2000 22,929,078 11,751,350 11,177,728 0.87 197,608 2.0 29.4 190.4
2001 23,132,982 11,853,810 11,279,172 0.89 203,904 2.0 29.4 192.1
2002 23,339,453 11,956,240 11,383,213 0.89 206,471 2.0 29.4 193.8
2003 23,542,434 12,056,080 11,486,354 0.87 202,981 2.0 29.4 195.5
2004 23,732,740 12,149,457 11,583,283 0.81 190,306 2.0 29.4 197.1
2005 23,904,167 12,233,823 11,670,344 0.72 171,427 2.0 31.5 198.5
2006 24,054,866 12,308,370 11,746,496 0.63 150,699 2.0 31.5 199.8
2007 24,188,330 12,374,676 11,813,654 0.55 133,464 2.0 31.5 200.9
2008 24,310,143 12,435,394 11,874,749 0.50 121,813 2.0 31.5 201.9
2009 24,428,340 12,494,308 11,934,032 0.49 118,197 2.0 31.5 202.9
2010 24,548,840 12,554,222 11,994,618 0.49 120,500 1.9 33.0 203.9
2011 24,673,392 12,615,979 12,057,413 0.51 124,552 1.9 33.0 204.9
2012 24,800,638 12,678,990 12,121,648 0.52 127,246 1.9 33.0 206.0
2013 24,929,500 12,742,849 12,186,651 0.52 128,862 1.9 33.0 207.0
2014 25,057,793 12,806,616 12,251,177 0.51 128,293 1.9 33.0 208.1
2015 25,183,832 12,869,582 12,314,250 0.50 126,039 1.9 34.1 209.2
2016 25,307,665 12,931,820 12,375,845 0.49 123,833 1.9 34.1 210.2
2017 25,429,816 12,993,548 12,436,268 0.48 122,151 1.9 34.1 211.2
2018 25,549,606 13,054,278 12,495,328 0.47 119,790 1.9 34.1 212.2
2019 25,666,158 13,113,396 12,552,762 0.46 116,552 1.9 34.1 213.2
2020 25,778,815 13,170,436 12,608,379 0.44 112,657 1.9 35.3 214.1
2021 25,887,000 13,225,000 12,662,000 0.42 108,185 1.9 35.3 215.0
Year Total Female Male Change % Change Fertility Rate Median Age Density (p/km2)

North Korea Population Future Projection

Source: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, World Population Projection, 2019 (retrieved in September 2020)