Gwangju, South Korea Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Gwangju, South Korea metro area from 1950 to 2019. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Gwangju in 2019 is 1,519,000, a 0.07% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Gwangju in 2018 was 1,518,000, a 0.4% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Gwangju in 2017 was 1,512,000, a 0.33% increase from 2016.
  • The population of Gwangju in 2016 was 1,507,000, a 0.4% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in South Korea
City Name Population
Seoul 9,962,000
Busan 3,466,000
Incheon 2,783,000
Daegu 2,209,000
Daejon 1,562,000
Gwangju 1,519,000
Suweon 1,289,000
Yongin 1,062,000
Changwon 1,058,000
Goyang 1,054,000
Seongnam 946,000
Ulsan 910,000
Bucheon 835,000
Ansan 759,000
Cheongju 713,000
Cheonan 670,000
Jeonju 663,000
Anyang 572,000
Siheung 438,000
Uijeongbu 424,000
Gumi 383,000
Pohang 357,000
Gwangmyeong 345,000
Jeju 342,000
Gimhae 313,000
Gwangju - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2019 1,519,000 0.07%
2018 1,518,000 0.40%
2017 1,512,000 0.33%
2016 1,507,000 0.40%
2015 1,501,000 0.33%
2014 1,496,000 0.40%
2013 1,490,000 0.34%
2012 1,485,000 0.41%
2011 1,479,000 0.54%
2010 1,471,000 0.82%
2009 1,459,000 0.90%
2008 1,446,000 0.84%
2007 1,434,000 0.84%
2006 1,422,000 0.92%
2005 1,409,000 0.86%
2004 1,397,000 0.94%
2003 1,384,000 0.95%
2002 1,371,000 0.88%
2001 1,359,000 1.19%
2000 1,343,000 1.74%
1999 1,320,000 1.69%
1998 1,298,000 1.72%
1997 1,276,000 1.75%
1996 1,254,000 1.70%
1995 1,233,000 1.73%
1994 1,212,000 1.68%
1993 1,192,000 1.71%
1992 1,172,000 1.74%
1991 1,152,000 2.67%
1990 1,122,000 4.66%
1989 1,072,000 4.59%
1988 1,025,000 4.59%
1987 980,000 4.59%
1986 937,000 4.58%
1985 896,000 4.55%
1984 857,000 4.64%
1983 819,000 4.46%
1982 784,000 4.67%
1981 749,000 4.17%
1980 719,000 3.60%
1979 694,000 3.74%
1978 669,000 3.56%
1977 646,000 3.69%
1976 623,000 3.66%
1975 601,000 4.34%
1974 576,000 4.16%
1973 553,000 4.14%
1972 531,000 4.32%
1971 509,000 4.52%
1970 487,000 5.18%
1969 463,000 4.99%
1968 441,000 5.25%
1967 419,000 5.01%
1966 399,000 4.45%
1965 382,000 4.37%
1964 366,000 4.27%
1963 351,000 4.46%
1962 336,000 4.35%
1961 322,000 4.89%
1960 307,000 5.86%
1959 290,000 5.84%
1958 274,000 5.79%
1957 259,000 5.71%
1956 245,000 6.06%
1955 231,000 5.96%
1954 218,000 5.83%
1953 206,000 5.64%
1952 195,000 5.98%
1951 184,000 5.75%
1950 174,000 0.00%