Incheon, South Korea Metro Area Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Incheon, South Korea metro area from 1950 to 2021. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Incheon in 2021 is 2,818,000, a 0.61% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Incheon in 2020 was 2,801,000, a 0.65% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Incheon in 2019 was 2,783,000, a 0.72% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Incheon in 2018 was 2,763,000, a 0.95% increase from 2017.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in South Korea
City Name Population
Seoul 9,968,000
Busan 3,466,000
Incheon 2,818,000
Daegu 2,191,000
Daejon 1,569,000
Gwangju 1,524,000
Suweon 1,332,000
Yongin 1,103,000
Goyang 1,083,000
Changwon 1,055,000
Seongnam 942,000
Ulsan 911,000
Bucheon 830,000
Ansan 763,000
Cheongju 721,000
Cheonan 689,000
Jeonju 664,000
Anyang 565,000
Siheung 443,000
Uijeongbu 424,000
Gumi 390,000
Pohang 361,000
Gwangmyeong 347,000
Jeju 345,000
Gimhae 316,000
Incheon - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 2,818,000 0.61%
2020 2,801,000 0.65%
2019 2,783,000 0.72%
2018 2,763,000 0.95%
2017 2,737,000 0.96%
2016 2,711,000 0.97%
2015 2,685,000 0.98%
2014 2,659,000 0.95%
2013 2,634,000 0.96%
2012 2,609,000 0.97%
2011 2,584,000 0.98%
2010 2,559,000 0.95%
2009 2,535,000 0.96%
2008 2,511,000 0.97%
2007 2,487,000 0.97%
2006 2,463,000 0.78%
2005 2,444,000 0.45%
2004 2,433,000 0.45%
2003 2,422,000 0.46%
2002 2,411,000 0.46%
2001 2,400,000 1.22%
2000 2,371,000 2.82%
1999 2,306,000 2.81%
1998 2,243,000 2.80%
1997 2,182,000 2.78%
1996 2,123,000 2.81%
1995 2,065,000 2.79%
1994 2,009,000 2.76%
1993 1,955,000 2.84%
1992 1,901,000 2.76%
1991 1,850,000 3.64%
1990 1,785,000 5.31%
1989 1,695,000 5.28%
1988 1,610,000 5.30%
1987 1,529,000 5.30%
1986 1,452,000 5.29%
1985 1,379,000 5.27%
1984 1,310,000 5.31%
1983 1,244,000 5.33%
1982 1,181,000 5.26%
1981 1,122,000 5.65%
1980 1,062,000 6.09%
1979 1,001,000 6.15%
1978 943,000 6.19%
1977 888,000 6.09%
1976 837,000 5.82%
1975 791,000 4.77%
1974 755,000 4.86%
1973 720,000 4.65%
1972 688,000 4.88%
1971 656,000 4.63%
1970 627,000 4.85%
1969 598,000 4.73%
1968 571,000 4.77%
1967 545,000 4.81%
1966 520,000 4.84%
1965 496,000 4.64%
1964 474,000 4.87%
1963 452,000 4.63%
1962 432,000 4.85%
1961 412,000 4.57%
1960 394,000 4.23%
1959 378,000 4.42%
1958 362,000 4.32%
1957 347,000 4.20%
1956 333,000 4.39%
1955 319,000 4.59%
1954 305,000 4.10%
1953 293,000 4.27%
1952 281,000 4.46%
1951 269,000 4.26%
1950 258,000 0.00%