Gwangju, South Korea Metro Area Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Gwangju, 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 Gwangju in 2021 is 1,524,000, a 0.13% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Gwangju in 2020 was 1,522,000, a 0.2% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Gwangju in 2019 was 1,519,000, a 0.07% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Gwangju in 2018 was 1,518,000, a 0.4% 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
Gwangju - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 1,524,000 0.13%
2020 1,522,000 0.20%
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%