South Korea Population Density 1950-2021

Chart and table of South Korea population density from 1950 to 2021. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of South Korea in 2021 is 511.21 people per square kilometer, a 0.07% increase from 2020.
  • The population density of South Korea in 2020 was 510.85 people per square kilometer, a 0.09% increase from 2019.
  • The population density of South Korea in 2019 was 510.42 people per square kilometer, a 0.1% increase from 2018.
  • The population density of South Korea in 2018 was 509.88 people per square kilometer, a 0.15% increase from 2017.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Density
Country Name 2021 Population Density
Macao 21,376.43
Singapore 8,201.23
Hong Kong 6,804.33
Gibraltar 3,369.80
Bahrain 2,241.41
Malta 1,383.70
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 1,276.82
Channel Islands 885.08
Barbados 669.10
Aruba 595.58
San Marino 566.95
Monaco 527.38
South Korea 511.21
Netherlands 413.41
Israel 398.27
Belgium 381.01
Curacao 371.17
Japan 333.49
Puerto Rico 318.86
Guam 315.15
United Kingdom 279.98
Trinidad and Tobago 273.56
Qatar 255.05
Cayman Islands 251.88
Luxembourg 245.10
Kuwait 242.90
Liechtenstein 239.06
Germany 234.63
Antigua and Barbuda 224.39
Seychelles 215.02
Switzerland 211.08
British Virgin Islands 202.81
Italy 200.33
Andorra 164.59
Isle of Man 149.84
Denmark 135.44
Cyprus 131.40
Northern Mariana Islands 125.91
Poland 120.88
France 119.15
Portugal 110.25
Austria 107.81
Hungary 103.56
Slovenia 101.50
UAE 101.28
Spain 92.39
Greece 78.59
Ireland 70.90
French Polynesia 70.63
Panama 58.17
Croatia 46.34
Turks and Caicos Islands 41.30
Lithuania 41.20
Palau 39.50
Faroe Islands 35.14
United States 33.86
Estonia 29.23
Latvia 28.91
Bahamas 28.60
Chile 25.39
Sweden 22.71
Uruguay 19.78
New Zealand 18.16
Oman 16.88
Saudi Arabia 16.44
Argentina 16.40
Finland 16.39
New Caledonia 15.51
Bermuda 14.47
Norway 8.74
Canada 3.85
Iceland 3.33
Australia 3.33
Greenland 0.14
Taiwan 0.00
South Korea - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2021 511.21 0.07%
2020 510.85 0.09%
2019 510.42 0.10%
2018 509.88 0.15%
2017 509.13 0.22%
2016 508.01 0.32%
2015 506.41 0.43%
2014 504.26 0.52%
2013 501.65 0.57%
2012 498.81 0.55%
2011 496.08 0.49%
2010 493.68 0.40%
2009 491.70 0.34%
2008 490.06 0.30%
2007 488.59 0.32%
2006 487.05 0.37%
2005 485.26 0.43%
2004 483.19 0.48%
2003 480.88 0.54%
2002 478.27 0.61%
2001 475.35 0.69%
2000 472.09 0.77%
1999 468.48 0.85%
1998 464.53 0.92%
1997 460.30 0.97%
1996 455.87 1.01%
1995 451.30 1.05%
1994 446.59 1.09%
1993 441.76 1.11%
1992 436.91 1.10%
1991 432.18 1.06%
1990 427.64 1.01%
1989 423.39 0.96%
1988 419.36 0.96%
1987 415.37 1.02%
1986 411.17 1.13%
1985 406.58 1.26%
1984 401.52 1.38%
1983 396.05 1.46%
1982 390.35 1.48%
1981 384.64 1.46%
1980 379.09 1.42%
1979 373.77 1.40%
1978 368.59 1.42%
1977 363.45 1.48%
1976 358.13 1.59%
1975 352.52 1.72%
1974 346.56 1.84%
1973 340.32 1.93%
1972 333.86 2.00%
1971 327.33 2.03%
1970 320.80 2.07%
1969 314.31 2.11%
1968 307.81 2.17%
1967 301.28 2.25%
1966 294.66 2.34%
1965 287.92 2.43%
1964 281.09 2.52%
1963 274.19 2.63%
1962 267.16 2.79%
1961 259.90 2.98%
1960 252.39 3.16%
1959 244.65 3.31%
1958 236.80 3.40%
1957 229.02 3.40%
1956 221.48 3.31%
1955 214.37 3.12%
1954 207.89 2.81%
1953 202.20 2.40%
1952 197.47 1.88%
1951 193.83 1.26%
1950 191.42 0.00%