North Korea Population

Population now

25,723,107
Male:12,583,054(48.91 %)
Female:13,141,020(51.09 %)
Births in 2019:162,954
Deaths in 2019:109,072

Life expectancy & Rates (2019)

Male:68.65 years
Female:75.72 years
Total:72.28 years
Median Age:34.00 years
Birth Rate:13.70
Death Rate:9.17
Growth Rate:0.49 %
Fertility Rate:1.88

Population Data Graphs

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  • Birth & Death rate
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  • Population structure (mid 2019)
  • Urbanization

North Korea Population History

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YearTotalMaleFemaleSex RatioGrowth rateBirth rateDeath rateFerti­lity rate
Life exp., total
Life expectancy
Life exp., maleLife exp., femaleMedian AgeUrbani­zation
Density, people / km2
Density, people/km2
196011M5M6M0.861.62%37.1414.174.5851.3048.4253.8618.8640.20%94.77
196112M5M6M0.861.59%35.9013.874.3651.6748.7154.3118.7841.16%96.78
196212M6M6M0.871.57%34.9813.604.1752.0849.0054.7919.0942.14%98.49
196312M6M6M0.871.60%34.5813.284.0652.6149.4355.4119.6043.12%100.10
196412M6M7M0.871.70%34.7912.904.0253.3450.0756.1920.0044.10%101.89
196513M6M7M0.881.86%35.5112.414.0654.2650.9557.1420.1445.09%104.09
196613M6M7M0.882.08%36.4911.854.1655.3652.0158.2220.5746.08%106.73
196713M6M7M0.882.32%37.3411.254.2656.5153.1459.3620.6147.08%109.70
196814M6M7M0.892.55%37.7710.654.3357.6354.2460.4620.3949.01%112.91
196914M7M7M0.892.74%37.6610.084.3558.6855.2861.5120.1451.61%116.23
197014M7M8M0.92.87%36.889.544.3259.6656.2362.4919.9854.20%119.55
197115M7M8M0.92.92%35.429.034.2160.5557.1063.3919.3954.70%122.86
197215M7M8M0.92.91%33.448.554.0561.3857.9064.2218.9055.20%126.16
197316M7M8M0.912.84%31.148.103.8562.1658.6765.0118.6355.70%129.36
197416M8M8M0.912.73%28.677.693.6362.9059.3965.7518.5456.20%132.34
197516M8M9M0.912.58%26.277.333.4063.5860.0666.4318.5756.70%135.02
197617M8M9M0.922.44%24.167.023.2064.2160.6867.0518.8456.74%137.34
197717M8M9M0.922.32%22.476.773.0364.7861.2567.6119.4156.78%139.34
197817M8M9M0.922.24%21.296.572.9065.2961.7768.1220.0056.82%141.16
197917M8M9M0.922.21%20.656.432.8265.7662.2468.5720.4456.86%142.99
198017M8M9M0.922.23%20.476.332.7766.1962.6668.9820.7756.90%144.95
198118M9M9M0.932.29%20.626.262.7566.5763.0569.3521.1657.05%147.10
198218M9M9M0.932.36%20.896.222.7366.9263.4169.6921.4457.20%149.40
198318M9M9M0.932.41%21.106.192.7067.2663.7569.9921.7057.35%151.80
198419M9M10M0.932.43%21.196.172.6567.5764.0770.2922.0657.50%154.22
198519M9M10M0.942.45%21.146.132.5867.9064.4070.6122.4957.64%156.61
198619M9M10M0.942.46%20.996.062.5068.2864.7571.0022.7157.79%158.92
198719M9M10M0.942.49%20.825.962.4368.7265.1371.4623.0257.94%161.21
198820M10M10M0.942.55%20.725.832.3769.1865.5171.9723.3558.09%163.50
198920M10M10M0.942.61%20.675.722.3269.6165.8372.4823.6658.24%165.87
199020M10M10M0.942.65%20.665.662.2969.9066.0072.8623.9658.38%168.35
199121M10M11M0.952.59%20.655.752.2669.8865.8672.9724.5258.53%170.97
199221M10M11M0.952.44%20.616.002.2469.4965.3672.7225.0258.68%173.70
199321M10M11M0.952.19%20.506.432.2068.7464.5272.1325.4558.83%176.42
199422M11M11M0.951.90%20.317.002.1667.7063.4271.2325.8658.94%179.01
199522M11M11M0.951.62%20.037.642.1266.5462.2370.2026.2959.02%181.37
199622M11M11M0.951.39%19.688.252.0865.5061.1969.2526.6459.10%183.45
199722M11M11M0.951.21%19.288.732.0464.7760.5068.5827.0559.18%185.30
199823M11M12M0.951.09%18.859.032.0164.4960.2768.3127.5059.26%186.97
199923M11M12M0.951.01%18.409.142.0064.6860.5368.4627.9559.33%188.58
200023M11M12M0.950.98%17.959.081.9965.2761.1868.9728.3959.41%190.22
200123M11M12M0.950.96%17.498.911.9966.0962.0869.6928.8659.49%191.90
200223M11M12M0.950.95%17.038.731.9966.9362.9970.4329.3259.57%193.60
200324M11M12M0.950.92%16.588.622.0067.6263.7671.0429.7359.65%195.28
200424M12M12M0.950.88%16.148.582.0068.1064.3171.4630.1159.73%196.86
200524M12M12M0.950.82%15.728.622.0068.3964.6571.7130.4659.81%198.31
200624M12M12M0.950.76%15.348.702.0068.5464.8571.8430.7559.88%199.61
200724M12M12M0.950.71%15.018.782.0068.6865.0271.9731.0359.96%200.79
200824M12M12M0.960.67%14.738.821.9968.8965.2572.1831.3460.04%201.88
200924M12M13M0.960.64%14.498.821.9969.1965.5772.4831.6660.20%202.95
201025M12M13M0.960.63%14.308.781.9869.5765.9672.8631.9860.38%204.01
201125M12M13M0.960.62%14.168.721.9770.0166.4073.3132.2960.56%205.10
201225M12M13M0.960.62%14.058.681.9670.4566.8373.7532.5260.74%206.19
201325M12M13M0.960.61%13.988.661.9570.8467.2274.1632.6860.92%207.28
201425M12M13M0.960.60%13.928.691.9371.1867.5674.5232.8461.10%208.37
201525M12M13M0.960.59%13.878.751.9271.4667.8374.8233.0461.28%209.42
201625M12M13M0.960.56%13.838.841.9171.6968.0675.0733.2261.47%210.46
201725M12M13M0.960.54%13.798.961.9071.8768.2475.2733.4561.68%211.47
201826M13M13M0.960.52%13.749.061.8972.0768.4475.4933.7361.90%212.47
201926M13M13M0.960.49%13.709.171.8872.2868.6575.7234.0062.13%213.43

North Korea Population Projections

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YearTotalMaleFemaleSex RatioGrowth rateBirth rateDeath rateFerti­lity rate
Life exp., total
Life expectancy
Life exp., maleLife exp., femaleMedian AgeUrbani­zation
Density, people / km2
Density, people/km2
202026M13M13M0.960.47%13.669.271.8772.4868.8575.9434.2762.38%214.38
202126M13M13M0.960.45%13.579.341.8672.6969.0676.1534.4962.64%215.29
202226M13M13M0.960.43%13.479.421.8672.8969.2676.3634.7262.92%216.17
202326M13M13M0.960.41%13.389.491.8573.1069.4776.5634.9463.20%217.02
202426M13M13M0.960.39%13.289.571.8573.3069.6776.7735.1863.50%217.83
202526M13M13M0.960.37%13.199.641.8473.5169.8876.9835.4463.82%218.61
202626M13M14M0.960.34%13.049.711.8473.7070.0877.1735.6964.14%219.35
202727M13M14M0.960.32%12.889.781.8373.8970.2877.3535.9564.48%220.05
202827M13M14M0.960.29%12.739.851.8374.0870.4777.5436.2164.82%220.71
202927M13M14M0.960.27%12.579.921.8274.2770.6777.7236.4665.18%221.31
203027M13M14M0.960.24%12.429.991.8274.4670.8777.9136.7265.55%221.87
203127M13M14M0.960.22%12.2510.081.8274.6471.0678.0836.9865.93%222.36
203227M13M14M0.960.19%12.0910.181.8174.8271.2578.2537.2466.32%222.80
203327M13M14M0.950.16%11.9210.271.8174.9971.4578.4237.5166.72%223.18
203427M13M14M0.950.13%11.7610.371.8075.1771.6478.5937.7967.13%223.49
203527M13M14M0.950.11%11.5910.461.8075.3571.8378.7638.0767.55%223.76
203627M13M14M0.950.09%11.4810.571.8075.5272.0278.9238.3367.98%223.97
203727M13M14M0.950.06%11.3710.691.8075.7072.2179.0838.5868.42%224.12
203827M13M14M0.950.04%11.2610.801.7975.8772.4079.2438.8368.86%224.22
203927M13M14M0.950.02%11.1510.921.7976.0572.5979.4039.0869.31%224.27
204027M13M14M0.950.00%11.0411.031.7976.2272.7879.5639.3369.76%224.28
204127M13M14M0.95-0.01%11.0111.161.7976.3972.9779.7139.5570.22%224.24
204227M13M14M0.95-0.03%10.9811.291.7976.5673.1679.8639.7770.68%224.17
204327M13M14M0.95-0.04%10.9411.421.7876.7373.3680.0239.9971.13%224.05
204427M13M14M0.95-0.06%10.9111.551.7876.9073.5580.1740.2071.58%223.90
204527M13M14M0.95-0.07%10.8811.681.7877.0773.7480.3240.3972.02%223.72
204627M13M14M0.95-0.08%10.8911.801.7877.2373.9380.4640.5572.46%223.51
204727M13M14M0.95-0.09%10.8911.921.7877.4074.1280.6040.6972.90%223.27
204827M13M14M0.95-0.09%10.9012.041.7877.5674.3080.7540.8373.33%223.00
204927M13M14M0.95-0.10%10.9012.161.7877.7374.4980.8940.9673.75%222.71
205027M13M14M0.95-0.11%10.9112.281.7877.8974.6881.0341.0974.18%222.41

Highest City Populations in North Korea

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RankCityPopulation, Urban AreaPopulation, City
1P'yongyang3,060,2283,061,000
2Chongjin639,899327,000
3Hamhung553,168553,000
4Wonsan350,933329,207
5Sinuiju326,000288,112

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