Chongjin, North Korea Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Chongjin, North Korea metro area from 1950 to 2019. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Chongjin in 2019 is 640,000, a 0.47% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Chongjin in 2018 was 637,000, a 0.31% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Chongjin in 2017 was 635,000, a 0.32% increase from 2016.
  • The population of Chongjin in 2016 was 633,000, a 0.48% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in North Korea
City Name Population
Pyongyang 3,061,000
Chongjin 640,000
Hamhung 553,000
Wonsan 351,000
Sinuiju 326,000
Chongjin - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2019 640,000 0.47%
2018 637,000 0.31%
2017 635,000 0.32%
2016 633,000 0.48%
2015 630,000 0.32%
2014 628,000 0.32%
2013 626,000 0.48%
2012 623,000 0.32%
2011 621,000 0.32%
2010 619,000 0.32%
2009 617,000 0.49%
2008 614,000 0.33%
2007 612,000 0.33%
2006 610,000 0.33%
2005 608,000 0.50%
2004 605,000 0.33%
2003 603,000 0.33%
2002 601,000 0.33%
2001 599,000 0.34%
2000 597,000 0.51%
1999 594,000 0.34%
1998 592,000 0.34%
1997 590,000 0.34%
1996 588,000 0.34%
1995 586,000 0.34%
1994 584,000 1.21%
1993 577,000 1.76%
1992 567,000 1.61%
1991 558,000 1.82%
1990 548,000 1.86%
1989 538,000 1.70%
1988 529,000 1.73%
1987 520,000 0.39%
1986 518,000 0.19%
1985 517,000 0.39%
1984 515,000 0.19%
1983 514,000 0.39%
1982 512,000 0.20%
1981 511,000 0.39%
1980 509,000 5.38%
1979 483,000 5.23%
1978 459,000 5.28%
1977 436,000 5.31%
1976 414,000 5.34%
1975 393,000 5.36%
1974 373,000 5.37%
1973 354,000 5.36%
1972 336,000 5.33%
1971 319,000 5.28%
1970 303,000 5.21%
1969 288,000 5.49%
1968 273,000 5.41%
1967 259,000 5.28%
1966 246,000 5.58%
1965 233,000 4.95%
1964 222,000 5.71%
1963 210,000 5.00%
1962 200,000 5.82%
1961 189,000 3.28%
1960 183,000 1.67%
1959 180,000 1.69%
1958 177,000 1.14%
1957 175,000 1.74%
1956 172,000 1.18%
1955 170,000 1.80%
1954 167,000 1.21%
1953 165,000 1.23%
1952 163,000 1.88%
1951 160,000 1.27%
1950 158,000 0.00%