North Korea Population

Population now

25,750,818
Male:12,594,283(48.91 %)
Female:13,155,784(51.09 %)
Births in 2020:88,052
Deaths in 2020:59,553

Life expectancy & Rates (2020)

Male:68.80 years
Female:75.93 years
Total:72.45 years
Median Age:34.34 years
Birth Rate:13.78
Death Rate:9.32
Growth Rate:0.48 %
Fertility Rate:1.89

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  • Birth & Death rate
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  • Population structure (mid 2020)
  • 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%19.698.252.0865.5061.1969.2526.6459.10%183.45
199722M11M11M0.951.21%19.298.732.0464.7760.5068.5827.0559.18%185.29
199823M11M12M0.951.09%18.879.032.0264.4960.2768.3127.5059.26%186.96
199923M11M12M0.951.02%18.439.142.0064.6860.5368.4627.9559.33%188.58
200023M11M12M0.950.98%17.979.081.9965.2761.1868.9728.3959.41%190.22
200123M11M12M0.950.96%17.508.911.9966.0962.0869.6928.8659.49%191.91
200223M11M12M0.950.95%17.018.731.9966.9362.9970.4329.3259.57%193.62
200324M11M12M0.950.92%16.518.621.9967.6263.7671.0429.7359.65%195.31
200424M12M12M0.950.87%16.018.581.9868.1064.3171.4630.1059.73%196.89
200524M12M12M0.950.80%15.538.611.9868.3964.6571.7130.4659.81%198.31
200624M12M12M0.950.73%15.098.701.9768.5464.8571.8430.7559.88%199.56
200724M12M12M0.950.68%14.728.781.9668.6865.0271.9731.0559.96%200.67
200824M12M12M0.950.63%14.418.821.9568.8865.2572.1731.3760.04%201.68
200924M12M12M0.960.61%14.188.821.9469.1965.5772.4731.7160.20%202.66
201025M12M13M0.960.60%14.028.781.9469.5765.9672.8632.0460.38%203.66
201125M12M13M0.960.60%13.938.731.9370.0166.4073.3132.3860.56%204.69
201225M12M13M0.960.60%13.908.681.9370.4566.8473.7632.6160.74%205.75
201325M12M13M0.960.60%13.898.671.9370.8567.2374.1832.7760.92%206.81
201425M12M13M0.960.60%13.908.701.9371.2067.5674.5532.9361.10%207.88
201525M12M13M0.960.59%13.918.761.9271.4867.8474.8633.1261.28%208.93
201625M12M13M0.960.57%13.928.861.9271.7168.0675.1233.3061.47%209.95
201725M12M13M0.960.55%13.918.971.9171.9168.2575.3433.5361.68%210.97
201826M12M13M0.960.52%13.839.101.9072.0668.4275.5033.8061.90%211.96
201926M13M13M0.960.50%13.819.211.9072.2668.6175.7234.0762.13%212.93
202026M13M13M0.960.48%13.789.321.8972.4568.8075.9334.3462.38%213.86

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
202126M13M13M0.960.45%13.679.411.8872.6368.9976.1134.5662.64%214.76
202226M13M13M0.960.43%13.569.501.8772.8169.1876.2934.7862.92%215.62
202326M13M13M0.960.41%13.469.581.8772.9969.3676.4735.0063.20%216.44
202426M13M13M0.960.38%13.359.671.8673.1769.5576.6535.2463.50%217.23
202526M13M13M0.960.36%13.249.761.8573.3569.7476.8335.5063.82%217.98
202626M13M13M0.960.33%13.079.841.8473.5369.9377.0035.7564.14%218.70
202726M13M14M0.960.30%12.909.921.8473.7070.1277.1736.0064.48%219.38
202827M13M14M0.960.27%12.739.991.8373.8870.3077.3436.2464.82%220.01
202927M13M14M0.960.25%12.5610.071.8374.0570.4977.5136.4965.18%220.59
203027M13M14M0.960.22%12.3910.151.8274.2370.6877.6836.7565.55%221.10
203127M13M14M0.960.19%12.2010.251.8174.4070.8777.8437.0065.93%221.54
203227M13M14M0.960.16%12.0110.341.8174.5771.0577.9937.2666.32%221.93
203327M13M14M0.960.13%11.8210.441.8074.7471.2478.1537.5366.72%222.24
203427M13M14M0.960.10%11.6310.531.8074.9171.4278.3037.8167.13%222.50
203527M13M14M0.950.08%11.4410.631.7975.0871.6178.4638.0967.55%222.69
203627M13M14M0.950.05%11.3210.751.7975.2471.7978.6138.3667.98%222.82
203727M13M14M0.950.03%11.2110.861.7875.4171.9878.7638.6268.42%222.90
203827M13M14M0.950.01%11.0910.981.7875.5772.1678.9138.8668.86%222.92
203927M13M14M0.95-0.01%10.9811.091.7775.7472.3579.0639.1169.31%222.89
204027M13M14M0.95-0.03%10.8611.211.7775.9072.5379.2139.3769.76%222.81
204127M13M14M0.95-0.04%10.8511.341.7776.0672.7279.3539.6070.22%222.70
204227M13M14M0.95-0.06%10.8411.481.7776.2372.9179.5039.8370.68%222.54
204327M13M14M0.95-0.07%10.8311.611.7676.3973.0979.6440.0571.13%222.36
204427M13M14M0.95-0.08%10.8211.751.7676.5673.2879.7940.2771.58%222.13
204527M13M14M0.95-0.09%10.8111.881.7676.7273.4779.9340.4572.02%221.89
204627M13M14M0.95-0.10%10.8312.001.7676.8873.6680.0640.6072.46%221.63
204727M13M14M0.95-0.10%10.8512.121.7677.0473.8480.2040.7372.90%221.34
204827M13M14M0.95-0.11%10.8712.241.7577.2074.0380.3340.8573.33%221.04
204927M13M14M0.95-0.12%10.8912.361.7577.3674.2180.4740.9773.75%220.71
205027M13M14M0.95-0.13%10.9112.481.7577.5274.4080.6041.0874.18%220.36

Highest City Populations in North Korea

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RankCityPopulation, Urban AreaPopulation, City
1P'yongyang3,078,2643,084,000
2Chongjin641,501327,000
3Hamhung549,998549,000
4Wonsan352,501329,207
5Sinuiju326,000288,112

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