South Korea Population

Population now

51,890,839
Male:25,977,755(50.06 %)
Female:25,912,307(49.94 %)
Births in 2020:99,837
Deaths in 2020:90,567

Life expectancy & Rates (2020)

Male:80.12 years
Female:86.11 years
Total:83.19 years
Median Age:42.73 years
Birth Rate:7.00
Death Rate:6.35
Growth Rate:0.10 %
Fertility Rate:1.08

Population Data Graphs

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  • Population structure (mid 2020)
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South 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
196025M13M12M1.012.35%42.2812.626.1055.4251.5259.5117.6327.71%253.98
196126M13M13M1.022.37%41.0112.165.9356.0152.1560.0717.4328.53%261.63
196227M13M13M1.022.37%39.5811.765.7456.5152.6960.5317.3529.46%269.22
196327M14M14M1.022.34%38.0711.405.5356.9753.1860.9617.3630.41%276.83
196428M14M14M1.012.31%36.5511.045.3357.4453.6861.3917.3831.37%284.16
196529M14M14M1.012.29%35.1210.665.1357.9754.2461.8817.4132.35%291.48
196629M15M15M1.012.29%33.8210.274.9458.5854.8862.4517.5233.35%298.90
196730M15M15M1.012.31%32.659.864.7759.2455.5863.0917.6034.97%305.96
196831M16M15M1.012.34%31.609.454.6259.9456.3163.7617.7036.85%313.14
196932M16M16M1.012.38%30.659.064.4760.6857.0664.4817.8238.76%320.31
197032M16M16M1.012.90%31.208.004.5362.1658.7065.8017.9840.70%327.38
197133M17M16M1.013.33%31.207.204.5462.6159.1066.3018.1342.26%333.90
197234M17M17M1.013.51%28.406.304.1263.0159.4066.8018.2843.69%340.23
197334M17M17M1.012.63%28.307.804.0763.4159.7067.3018.4445.13%346.30
197435M17M17M1.012.69%26.607.203.7763.8060.0067.8018.6546.58%352.28
197535M18M18M1.012.22%24.807.703.4364.1560.3068.2018.9248.03%358.25
197636M18M18M1.012.00%22.207.403.0064.5060.6068.6019.2849.72%364.02
197736M18M18M1.012.34%22.706.802.9964.9060.9069.1019.7551.48%369.74
197837M19M18M11.99%20.306.802.6465.2061.1069.5020.2453.23%375.40
197938M19M19M12.59%23.006.402.9065.5561.4069.9020.7054.98%381.14
198038M19M19M12.10%22.607.302.8266.0561.9070.4021.1156.72%387.12
198139M19M19M12.67%22.406.102.5766.5562.4070.9021.5658.41%393.21
198239M20M20M12.48%21.606.202.3967.1062.9071.5021.9760.06%399.33
198340M20M20M12.02%19.306.402.0667.5563.4071.9022.3861.69%405.26
198440M20M20M11.83%16.705.901.7468.2064.0072.6022.8363.30%410.30
198541M20M20M11.73%16.105.901.6668.8064.6073.2023.3364.88%414.36
198641M21M21M11.66%15.405.801.5869.4565.3073.8023.7766.68%418.50
198742M21M21M11.54%15.005.901.5370.0065.9074.3024.3068.56%422.64
198842M21M21M11.70%15.105.601.5570.5566.5074.8024.8770.39%426.80
198942M21M21M11.70%15.105.601.5671.0567.0075.3025.4372.15%431.04
199043M21M21M1.011.71%15.205.601.5771.6067.5075.9025.9573.84%435.31
199143M22M22M1.011.93%16.405.601.7172.0567.9076.4026.5274.97%439.64
199244M22M22M1.012.09%16.705.401.7672.5068.4076.8026.9975.82%444.23
199344M22M22M1.012.08%16.005.201.6573.0068.9077.3027.4076.65%448.77
199445M22M22M1.011.96%16.005.401.6673.4069.3077.7027.8377.45%453.31
199545M23M22M1.011.96%15.705.301.6373.7069.7077.9028.3278.24%457.89
199646M23M23M1.011.88%15.005.201.5774.1570.2078.3028.7278.66%462.27
199746M23M23M1.011.77%14.405.201.5274.6070.7078.7029.2178.91%466.63
199846M23M23M1.011.62%13.605.201.4575.0071.2079.0029.7779.15%470.01
199947M23M23M1.011.50%13.005.201.4175.4171.8079.2030.3379.38%473.36
200047M24M23M1.011.56%13.305.201.4775.9172.3079.7030.8779.62%477.34
200147M24M24M1.011.32%11.605.001.3076.4172.9080.1031.4879.94%481.01
200248M24M24M1.011.00%10.205.101.1776.7773.4080.3032.0680.30%483.80
200348M24M24M1.011.00%10.205.101.1877.2173.8080.8032.6380.65%486.32
200448M24M24M1.010.96%9.805.001.1577.6774.3081.2033.2081.00%488.25
200548M24M24M1.010.78%8.905.001.0878.1774.9081.6033.8081.35%489.28
200648M24M24M1.010.84%9.205.001.1278.6775.4082.1034.4581.53%491.86
200749M24M24M1.011.00%10.005.001.2579.1275.9082.5035.0981.63%494.35
200849M25M24M1.010.88%9.405.001.1979.5276.2083.0035.7281.73%498.12
200949M25M25M10.80%9.005.001.1579.9776.7083.4036.3481.84%500.69
201050M25M25M10.84%9.405.101.2380.1276.8083.6036.9681.94%503.19
201150M25M25M10.84%9.405.101.2480.5777.3084.0037.5081.92%507.07
201250M25M25M10.81%9.605.301.3080.8277.6084.2038.0781.85%509.75
201350M25M25M10.62%8.605.301.1981.2778.1084.6038.6681.78%512.07
201451M25M25M10.62%8.605.301.2181.7278.6085.0039.2481.71%515.30
201551M26M25M10.59%8.605.401.2482.0279.0085.2039.7881.63%518.02
201651M26M26M10.44%7.905.501.1782.2879.3085.4040.3481.56%520.37
201751M26M26M10.25%7.005.601.0582.6379.7085.7040.9181.50%522.61
201852M26M26M10.28%7.645.971.1482.7279.6785.7541.5181.46%524.32
201952M26M26M10.19%7.326.161.1182.9679.9085.9342.1281.43%525.81
202052M26M26M10.10%7.006.351.0883.1980.1286.1142.7381.41%527.23

South 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
202152M26M26M10.06%6.936.561.0883.3280.2786.2443.3481.41%528.60
202252M26M26M10.01%6.866.771.0883.4580.4186.3743.9181.43%529.94
202352M26M26M1-0.03%6.796.981.0883.5980.5686.5144.4381.46%531.20
202452M26M26M1-0.07%6.727.191.0883.7280.7086.6444.9681.50%532.41
202553M26M26M1-0.10%6.657.401.0883.8580.8586.7745.5281.56%533.55
202653M26M26M1-0.13%6.667.621.0983.9881.0086.9146.0481.63%534.63
202753M26M26M1-0.15%6.677.851.1084.1281.1487.0446.5681.71%535.62
202853M26M26M1-0.17%6.688.071.1184.2581.2987.1847.0981.81%536.52
202953M26M26M1-0.19%6.698.301.1284.3981.4387.3147.5981.92%537.29
203053M26M27M1-0.21%6.708.521.1384.5281.5887.4548.1082.05%537.93
203153M26M27M1-0.24%6.678.771.1584.6581.7287.5848.5782.19%538.40
203253M26M27M1-0.26%6.649.031.1784.7881.8587.7149.0782.34%538.70
203353M26M27M1-0.29%6.609.281.1884.9181.9987.8549.5482.51%538.79
203453M26M27M1-0.31%6.579.541.2085.0482.1287.9849.9882.68%538.66
203553M26M27M0.99-0.33%6.549.791.2285.1782.2688.1150.4282.87%538.27
203653M26M27M0.99-0.36%6.4810.091.2385.3082.3988.2450.7983.07%537.63
203753M26M27M0.99-0.38%6.4110.391.2585.4282.5288.3751.1783.29%536.73
203853M26M26M0.99-0.41%6.3510.681.2685.5582.6688.4951.5583.51%535.57
203953M26M26M0.99-0.43%6.2810.981.2885.6782.7988.6251.9783.74%534.19
204052M26M26M0.99-0.45%6.2211.281.2985.8082.9288.7552.3983.98%532.59
204152M26M26M0.99-0.46%6.2211.611.3085.9383.0588.8852.7484.23%530.79
204252M26M26M0.99-0.48%6.2211.951.3286.0583.1889.0153.0584.49%528.82
204352M26M26M0.99-0.49%6.2112.281.3386.1883.3189.1353.3384.75%526.70
204452M26M26M0.98-0.51%6.2112.621.3586.3083.4489.2653.6185.00%524.44
204551M25M26M0.98-0.52%6.2112.951.3686.4383.5789.3953.9385.25%522.07
204651M25M26M0.98-0.53%6.2113.291.3786.5583.7089.5154.2185.49%519.59
204751M25M26M0.98-0.54%6.2113.631.3886.6783.8289.6454.5385.74%517.04
204851M25M26M0.98-0.56%6.2013.961.3986.8083.9589.7654.8685.98%514.43
204950M25M25M0.98-0.57%6.2014.301.4086.9284.0789.8955.1786.21%511.75
205050M25M25M0.98-0.58%6.2014.641.4187.0484.2090.0155.4886.44%508.95

Highest City Populations in South Korea

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RankCityPopulation, Urban AreaPopulation, City
1Seoul9,962,7779,963,000
2Busan3,465,2233,465,000
3Incheon2,796,9942,628,000
4Daegu2,201,2262,199,000
5Daejon1,565,1101,475,221
6Gwangju1,521,33281,780
7Suwon1,306,1031,242,724
8Yongin1,078,326-
9Goyang1,065,6611,069,000
10Changwon1,056,445550,000
11Seongnam944,445944,000
12Ulsan910,000910,000
13Bucheon832,668832,000
14Ansan760,555650,728
15Cheongju716,110634,596
16Cheonan677,774365,114
17Jeonju663,000663,000
18Anyang568,890568,000
19Siheung439,555-
20Uijeongbu424,000424,000
21Gumi386,110291,006
22Pohang358,555359,000
23Gwangmyeong345,777-
24Jeju342,777343,000
25Gimhae313,777314,000

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