South Korea Population Density 1950-2020

Chart and table of South Korea population density from 1950 to 2020. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of South Korea in 2020 is 510.96 people per square kilometer, a 0.09% increase from 2019.
  • The population density of South Korea in 2019 was 510.52 people per square kilometer, a 0.1% increase from 2018.
  • The population density of South Korea in 2018 was 509.99 people per square kilometer, a 0.15% increase from 2017.
  • The population density of South Korea in 2017 was 509.24 people per square kilometer, a 0.22% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Density
Country Name 2020 Population Density
Macao 21,359.70
Monaco 19,621.00
Singapore 8,136.78
Hong Kong 6,754.04
Gibraltar 3,369.10
Bahrain 2,187.11
Malta 1,379.82
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 1,261.06
Channel Islands 878.10
Barbados 668.31
Aruba 593.14
San Marino 565.52
South Korea 510.96
Netherlands 412.49
Israel 392.19
Belgium 379.61
Curacao 369.58
Japan 334.62
Puerto Rico 322.53
Guam 312.55
United Kingdom 278.67
Trinidad and Tobago 272.80
Cayman Islands 252.78
Qatar 248.15
Luxembourg 241.69
Kuwait 239.65
Liechtenstein 238.30
Germany 234.31
Antigua and Barbuda 222.57
Seychelles 213.80
Switzerland 209.60
British Virgin Islands 201.54
Italy 200.64
Andorra 164.39
Isle of Man 149.18
Denmark 134.95
Cyprus 130.53
Northern Mariana Islands 125.13
Poland 121.04
France 118.88
UAE 118.31
Portugal 110.56
Austria 107.37
Hungary 103.84
Slovenia 100.55
Spain 92.41
Greece 78.99
Croatia 72.54
Ireland 70.26
French Polynesia 70.23
Panama 57.21
Lithuania 41.70
Turks and Caicos Islands 40.75
Palau 39.33
Faroe Islands 35.00
United States 33.67
Estonia 29.26
Latvia 29.25
Bahamas 28.33
Chile 25.26
Sweden 22.57
Uruguay 19.71
New Zealand 18.01
Oman 16.50
Finland 16.37
Argentina 16.26
Saudi Arabia 16.19
New Caledonia 15.37
Bermuda 14.52
Norway 8.67
Canada 3.78
Iceland 3.31
Australia 3.29
Greenland 0.14
Taiwan 0.00
South Korea - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2020 510.96 0.09%
2019 510.52 0.10%
2018 509.99 0.15%
2017 509.24 0.22%
2016 508.11 0.32%
2015 506.51 0.43%
2014 504.37 0.52%
2013 501.76 0.57%
2012 498.92 0.55%
2011 496.18 0.49%
2010 493.78 0.40%
2009 491.81 0.34%
2008 490.16 0.30%
2007 488.69 0.32%
2006 487.15 0.37%
2005 485.37 0.43%
2004 483.30 0.48%
2003 480.98 0.54%
2002 478.37 0.61%
2001 475.45 0.69%
2000 472.19 0.77%
1999 468.58 0.85%
1998 464.63 0.92%
1997 460.40 0.97%
1996 455.96 1.01%
1995 451.39 1.05%
1994 446.69 1.09%
1993 441.85 1.11%
1992 437.00 1.10%
1991 432.27 1.06%
1990 427.73 1.01%
1989 423.48 0.96%
1988 419.44 0.96%
1987 415.46 1.02%
1986 411.26 1.13%
1985 406.67 1.26%
1984 401.60 1.38%
1983 396.14 1.46%
1982 390.43 1.48%
1981 384.72 1.46%
1980 379.17 1.42%
1979 373.85 1.40%
1978 368.67 1.42%
1977 363.52 1.48%
1976 358.21 1.59%
1975 352.59 1.72%
1974 346.63 1.84%
1973 340.39 1.93%
1972 333.93 2.00%
1971 327.40 2.03%
1970 320.87 2.07%
1969 314.37 2.11%
1968 307.88 2.17%
1967 301.35 2.25%
1966 294.73 2.34%
1965 287.98 2.43%
1964 281.14 2.52%
1963 274.25 2.63%
1962 267.21 2.79%
1961 259.96 2.98%
1960 252.44 3.16%
1959 244.70 3.31%
1958 236.85 3.40%
1957 229.06 3.40%
1956 221.52 3.31%
1955 214.42 3.12%
1954 207.94 2.81%
1953 202.25 2.40%
1952 197.51 1.88%
1951 193.87 1.26%
1950 191.46 0.00%