South Korea Population

Population now

51,896,768
Male:25,957,599(50.02 %)
Female:25,939,169(49.98 %)
Births in 2019:429,177
Deaths in 2019:304,184

Life expectancy & Rates (2019)

Male:79.72 years
Female:85.68 years
Total:82.76 years
Median Age:41.82 years
Birth Rate:8.79
Death Rate:6.23
Growth Rate:0.41 %
Fertility Rate:1.34

Population Data Graphs

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  • Population structure (mid 2019)
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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
196025M13M12M1.012.02%42.2713.996.1053.0050.6155.5117.6527.71%253.98
196126M13M13M1.012.05%41.0113.445.9353.7451.2756.3317.4528.53%261.63
196227M13M13M1.022.08%39.5812.875.7454.4951.9357.1717.3729.46%269.22
196327M14M14M1.022.09%38.0712.315.5355.2552.6058.0317.3830.41%276.83
196428M14M14M1.012.11%36.5611.755.3356.0253.2958.9017.4031.37%284.16
196529M14M14M1.012.14%35.1311.205.1356.8253.9959.8017.4332.35%291.48
196629M15M15M1.012.17%33.8310.684.9457.6654.7360.7417.5333.35%298.90
196730M15M15M1.012.21%32.6610.164.7758.5355.4961.7217.6234.97%305.96
196831M16M15M1.012.27%31.619.674.6259.4256.2762.7317.7136.85%313.14
196932M16M16M1.012.33%30.669.204.4760.3257.0563.7517.8338.76%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%24.807.703.4364.1560.3068.2018.9148.03%358.25
197636M18M18M1.012.00%22.207.403.0064.5060.6068.6019.2849.72%364.02
197736M18M18M12.34%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%22.406.102.5766.5562.4070.9021.5558.41%393.21
198239M20M20M12.48%21.606.202.3967.1062.9071.5021.9660.06%399.33
198340M20M20M12.02%19.306.402.0667.5563.4071.9022.3761.69%405.26
198440M20M20M11.83%16.705.901.7468.2064.0072.6022.8263.30%410.30
198541M20M20M11.73%16.105.901.6668.8064.6073.2023.3264.88%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%9.405.101.2480.5777.3084.0037.5181.92%507.07
201250M25M25M10.81%9.605.301.3080.8277.6084.2038.0881.85%509.75
201350M25M25M10.62%8.605.301.1981.2778.1084.6038.6981.78%512.07
201451M25M25M10.62%8.605.301.2181.7278.6085.0039.2781.71%515.30
201551M26M25M10.59%8.605.401.2482.0279.0085.2039.7881.63%518.02
201651M26M26M10.44%7.905.501.1782.0279.0085.2040.2981.56%520.37
201751M26M26M10.49%8.705.821.2982.3979.3685.4440.7981.50%522.61
201852M26M26M10.45%8.746.021.3182.5779.5485.5641.3081.46%524.45
201952M26M26M10.41%8.796.231.3482.7679.7285.6841.8281.43%526.20

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
202052M26M26M10.37%8.846.441.3682.9479.9085.8042.3581.41%527.86
202152M26M26M10.34%8.846.611.3783.1180.0985.9742.8581.41%529.45
202252M26M26M10.30%8.846.781.3983.2880.2786.1443.3281.43%530.94
202352M26M26M10.28%8.856.941.4083.4580.4686.3143.7681.46%532.36
202453M26M26M10.24%8.857.111.4283.6280.6486.4844.1981.50%533.72
202553M26M26M10.22%8.857.281.4383.7980.8386.6544.6581.56%535.02
202653M26M26M10.18%8.817.471.4483.9580.9986.8145.0981.63%536.25
202753M26M26M10.14%8.777.661.4584.1081.1586.9745.5381.71%537.40
202853M26M27M10.11%8.737.841.4784.2681.3187.1345.9681.81%538.45
202953M27M27M10.08%8.698.031.4884.4181.4787.2946.3681.92%539.40
203053M27M27M10.05%8.658.221.4984.5781.6387.4546.7582.05%540.20
203153M27M27M0.990.01%8.528.431.5084.7281.7987.6147.1182.19%540.86
203253M27M27M0.99-0.03%8.388.641.5184.8781.9487.7647.4882.34%541.33
203353M27M27M0.99-0.07%8.258.861.5285.0282.1087.9247.8882.51%541.58
203453M27M27M0.99-0.11%8.119.071.5385.1782.2588.0748.3082.68%541.60
203553M27M27M0.99-0.14%7.989.281.5485.3282.4188.2348.7082.87%541.36
203653M26M27M0.99-0.18%7.869.531.5585.4782.5688.3849.0183.07%540.86
203753M26M27M0.99-0.21%7.749.781.5685.6282.7188.5349.2583.29%540.09
203853M26M27M0.99-0.24%7.6210.031.5785.7682.8588.6749.5083.51%539.06
203953M26M27M0.99-0.27%7.5010.281.5885.9183.0088.8249.7883.74%537.79
204053M26M27M0.98-0.30%7.3810.531.5986.0683.1588.9750.1283.98%536.29
204153M26M27M0.98-0.32%7.3610.811.6086.2083.2989.1150.4484.23%534.59
204252M26M26M0.98-0.34%7.3411.091.6086.3483.4489.2550.7584.49%532.68
204352M26M26M0.98-0.35%7.3311.361.6186.4983.5889.4051.0584.75%530.60
204452M26M26M0.98-0.37%7.3111.641.6186.6383.7389.5451.3585.00%528.37
204552M26M26M0.98-0.39%7.2911.921.6286.7783.8789.6851.6485.25%526.04
204652M25M26M0.98-0.40%7.3412.191.6386.9184.0189.8251.8885.49%523.60
204751M25M26M0.98-0.41%7.4012.461.6387.0584.1589.9652.1485.74%521.08
204851M25M26M0.98-0.41%7.4512.731.6487.1884.2990.1052.4085.98%518.48
204951M25M26M0.97-0.42%7.5113.001.6487.3284.4390.2452.6886.21%515.82
205051M25M26M0.97-0.43%7.5613.271.6587.4684.5790.3852.9486.44%513.03

Highest City Populations in South Korea

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RankCityPopulation, Urban AreaPopulation, City
1Seoul9,961,5549,962,000
2Busan3,465,5543,466,000
3Incheon2,791,9272,628,000
4Daegu2,203,6442,209,000
5Daejon1,563,7851,475,221
6Gwangju1,519,44681,780
7Suwon1,299,7121,242,724
8Yongin1,072,265-
9Changwon1,057,107550,000
10Goyang1,060,6951,054,000
11Seongnam945,107946,000
12Ulsan910,000910,000
13Bucheon833,215835,000
14Ansan759,893650,728
15Cheongju714,785634,596
16Cheonan674,463365,114
17Jeonju663,000663,000
18Anyang570,215572,000
19Siheung439,339-
20Uijeongbu424,000424,000
21Gumi385,232291,006
22Pohang357,893357,000
23Gwangmyeong345,446-
24Jeju342,893342,000
25Gimhae313,446313,000

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