Daegu, South Korea Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Daegu, South Korea metro area from 1950 to 2019. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Daegu in 2019 is 2,209,000, a 0.54% decline from 2018.
  • The population of Daegu in 2018 was 2,221,000, a 0.31% decline from 2017.
  • The population of Daegu in 2017 was 2,228,000, a 0.36% decline from 2016.
  • The population of Daegu in 2016 was 2,236,000, a 0.31% decline 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
Daegu - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2019 2,209,000 -0.54%
2018 2,221,000 -0.31%
2017 2,228,000 -0.36%
2016 2,236,000 -0.31%
2015 2,243,000 -0.31%
2014 2,250,000 -0.31%
2013 2,257,000 -0.35%
2012 2,265,000 -0.31%
2011 2,272,000 -0.31%
2010 2,279,000 -0.35%
2009 2,287,000 -0.31%
2008 2,294,000 -0.30%
2007 2,301,000 -0.35%
2006 2,309,000 -0.26%
2005 2,315,000 -0.09%
2004 2,317,000 -0.13%
2003 2,320,000 -0.09%
2002 2,322,000 -0.09%
2001 2,324,000 0.04%
2000 2,323,000 0.43%
1999 2,313,000 0.43%
1998 2,303,000 0.44%
1997 2,293,000 0.44%
1996 2,283,000 0.44%
1995 2,273,000 0.44%
1994 2,263,000 0.40%
1993 2,254,000 0.45%
1992 2,244,000 0.45%
1991 2,234,000 1.41%
1990 2,203,000 3.33%
1989 2,132,000 3.34%
1988 2,063,000 3.36%
1987 1,996,000 3.31%
1986 1,932,000 3.37%
1985 1,869,000 3.32%
1984 1,809,000 3.37%
1983 1,750,000 3.31%
1982 1,694,000 3.36%
1981 1,639,000 3.60%
1980 1,582,000 4.01%
1979 1,521,000 4.04%
1978 1,462,000 4.06%
1977 1,405,000 4.07%
1976 1,350,000 4.09%
1975 1,297,000 4.26%
1974 1,244,000 4.27%
1973 1,193,000 4.28%
1972 1,144,000 4.28%
1971 1,097,000 4.68%
1970 1,048,000 5.86%
1969 990,000 5.88%
1968 935,000 6.01%
1967 882,000 5.38%
1966 837,000 3.85%
1965 806,000 3.87%
1964 776,000 3.88%
1963 747,000 3.89%
1962 719,000 3.90%
1961 692,000 5.01%
1960 659,000 6.29%
1959 620,000 6.35%
1958 583,000 6.39%
1957 548,000 6.41%
1956 515,000 6.40%
1955 484,000 6.37%
1954 455,000 6.31%
1953 428,000 6.47%
1952 402,000 6.35%
1951 378,000 6.48%
1950 355,000 0.00%