Pohang, South Korea Metro Area Population 1950-2020

NOTE: All data from 2020 and beyond are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Pohang, South Korea metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Pohang in 2020 is 359,000, a 0.56% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Pohang in 2019 was 357,000, a 0.56% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Pohang in 2018 was 355,000, a 0.85% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Pohang in 2017 was 352,000, a 0.86% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in South Korea
City Name Population
Seoul 9,963,000
Busan 3,465,000
Incheon 2,801,000
Daegu 2,199,000
Daejon 1,566,000
Gwangju 1,522,000
Suweon 1,311,000
Yongin 1,083,000
Goyang 1,069,000
Changwon 1,056,000
Seongnam 944,000
Ulsan 910,000
Bucheon 832,000
Ansan 761,000
Cheongju 717,000
Cheonan 680,000
Jeonju 663,000
Anyang 568,000
Siheung 440,000
Uijeongbu 424,000
Gumi 387,000
Pohang 359,000
Gwangmyeong 346,000
Jeju 343,000
Gimhae 314,000
Pohang - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 359,000 0.56%
2019 357,000 0.56%
2018 355,000 0.85%
2017 352,000 0.86%
2016 349,000 0.87%
2015 346,000 0.87%
2014 343,000 0.88%
2013 340,000 0.59%
2012 338,000 0.90%
2011 335,000 0.90%
2010 332,000 0.91%
2009 329,000 0.92%
2008 326,000 0.62%
2007 324,000 0.93%
2006 321,000 0.31%
2005 320,000 -0.62%
2004 322,000 -0.92%
2003 325,000 -0.91%
2002 328,000 -0.61%
2001 330,000 -0.60%
2000 332,000 0.61%
1999 330,000 0.30%
1998 329,000 0.61%
1997 327,000 0.31%
1996 326,000 0.62%
1995 324,000 0.31%
1994 323,000 0.62%
1993 321,000 0.31%
1992 320,000 0.31%
1991 319,000 1.92%
1990 313,000 3.99%
1989 301,000 3.79%
1988 290,000 4.32%
1987 278,000 3.73%
1986 268,000 5.51%
1985 254,000 8.09%
1984 235,000 8.29%
1983 217,000 8.50%
1982 200,000 8.11%
1981 185,000 8.19%
1980 171,000 8.23%
1979 158,000 8.22%
1978 146,000 8.15%
1977 135,000 8.00%
1976 125,000 7.76%
1975 116,000 8.41%
1974 107,000 8.08%
1973 99,000 8.79%
1972 91,000 8.33%
1971 84,000 7.69%
1970 78,000 8.33%
1969 72,000 7.46%
1968 67,000 8.06%
1967 62,000 8.77%
1966 57,000 7.55%
1965 53,000 8.16%
1964 49,000 8.89%
1963 45,000 7.14%
1962 42,000 10.53%
1961 38,000 8.57%
1960 35,000 6.06%
1959 33,000 10.00%
1958 30,000 7.14%
1957 28,000 7.69%
1956 26,000 8.33%
1955 24,000 9.09%
1954 22,000 10.00%
1953 20,000 5.26%
1952 19,000 11.76%
1951 17,000 6.25%
1950 16,000 0.00%