South Korea Population Density 1950-2019

Chart and table of South Korea population density from 1950 to 2019. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of South Korea in 2019 is 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.
  • The population density of South Korea in 2016 was 508.11 people per square kilometer, a 0.32% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Density
Country Name 2019 Population Density
Macao 21,067.27
Monaco 19,482.00
Singapore 8,072.79
Hong Kong 6,699.24
Gibraltar 3,370.10
Bahrain 2,109.48
Malta 1,376.16
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 1,246.71
Channel Islands 869.99
Barbados 667.50
Aruba 590.63
San Marino 564.33
South Korea 510.52
Netherlands 411.58
Israel 386.02
Belgium 377.97
Curacao 368.07
Japan 335.64
Puerto Rico 330.71
Guam 309.80
United Kingdom 277.21
Trinidad and Tobago 271.92
Cayman Islands 249.80
Qatar 243.93
Luxembourg 237.73
Liechtenstein 237.62
Kuwait 236.09
Germany 233.56
Antigua and Barbuda 220.72
Seychelles 212.48
Switzerland 208.07
Italy 200.94
British Virgin Islands 200.20
Andorra 164.13
Isle of Man 148.39
Denmark 134.48
Cyprus 129.58
Northern Mariana Islands 124.38
Poland 121.17
France 118.61
UAE 116.87
Portugal 110.88
Austria 106.76
Hungary 104.10
Slovenia 100.54
Spain 92.38
Greece 79.37
Croatia 72.99
French Polynesia 69.82
Ireland 69.47
Panama 56.30
Lithuania 42.27
Turks and Caicos Islands 40.20
Palau 39.15
Faroe Islands 34.87
United States 33.47
Latvia 29.57
Estonia 29.24
Bahamas 28.06
Chile 25.05
Sweden 22.43
Uruguay 19.64
New Zealand 17.87
Finland 16.35
Argentina 16.11
Oman 16.07
Saudi Arabia 15.94
New Caledonia 15.22
Bermuda 14.57
Norway 8.60
Canada 3.75
Iceland 3.29
Australia 3.26
Greenland 0.14
Taiwan 0.00
South Korea - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
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%