South Korea Rural Population 1960-2022

Rural population refers to people living in rural areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated as the difference between total population and urban population. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.
  • South Korea rural population for 2020 was 9,623,938, a 0.22% increase from 2019.
  • South Korea rural population for 2019 was 9,602,379, a 0.36% increase from 2018.
  • South Korea rural population for 2018 was 9,568,386, a 0.72% increase from 2017.
  • South Korea rural population for 2017 was 9,500,413, a 0.6% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Rural Population
United States 57,119,368
Germany 18,768,241
Italy 17,247,441
Poland 15,164,002
France 12,821,248
United Kingdom 10,819,646
Japan 10,341,204
South Korea 9,623,938
Spain 9,086,766
Canada 7,007,406
Saudi Arabia 5,470,303
Austria 3,678,525
Argentina 3,579,773
Australia 3,534,280
Portugal 3,471,945
Czech Republic 2,775,187
Hungary 2,735,589
Slovak Republic 2,524,162
Chile 2,346,132
Switzerland 2,252,934
Greece 2,173,649
Ireland 1,815,432
Croatia 1,717,915
Panama 1,362,863
Netherlands 1,354,130
UAE 1,281,005
Sweden 1,244,794
Slovenia 942,579
Norway 915,909
Lithuania 893,018
Finland 801,014
Oman 700,833
Denmark 693,004
Israel 683,249
New Zealand 676,263
Trinidad and Tobago 654,766
Latvia 602,505
Estonia 409,580
Cyprus 400,590
Belgium 221,991
Puerto Rico 205,025
Barbados 197,737
Bahrain 178,564
Uruguay 155,797
Channel Islands 120,027
French Polynesia 106,814
Brunei 95,153
New Caledonia 77,460
Antigua and Barbuda 74,001
Bahamas 65,889
Aruba 60,112
Luxembourg 54,041
Seychelles 41,801
Isle of Man 40,052
St. Kitts and Nevis 36,786
Liechtenstein 32,639
Faroe Islands 28,147
Malta 27,609
Iceland 22,359
Qatar 22,040
Curacao 16,955
British Virgin Islands 15,568
Andorra 9,337
Guam 8,544
Greenland 7,169
Northern Mariana Islands 4,721
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 4,316
Palau 3,440
Turks and Caicos Islands 2,476
San Marino 849
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 0
Gibraltar 0
Kuwait 0
Monaco 0
Singapore 0
Bermuda 0
Cayman Islands 0
Macao 0
Hong Kong 0
South Korea Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 9,623,938 18.59 0.22%
2019 9,602,379 18.57 0.35%
2018 9,568,386 18.54 0.71%
2017 9,500,413 18.50 0.60%
2016 9,443,539 18.44 0.79%
2015 9,369,405 18.37 0.93%
2014 9,283,086 18.29 1.02%
2013 9,188,649 18.22 0.85%
2012 9,110,771 18.15 0.92%
2011 9,027,046 18.08 0.84%
2010 8,951,455 18.06 -0.06%
2009 8,956,768 18.17 -0.05%
2008 8,960,824 18.27 0.20%
2007 8,942,697 18.37 -0.05%
2006 8,947,521 18.47 -0.46%
2005 8,988,830 18.66 -1.61%
2004 9,134,717 19.00 -1.43%
2003 9,266,208 19.35 -1.29%
2002 9,386,489 19.70 -1.23%
2001 9,502,455 20.06 -0.81%
2000 9,579,783 20.38 -0.32%
1999 9,610,494 20.62 -0.44%
1998 9,653,050 20.86 -0.42%
1997 9,693,908 21.10 -0.21%
1996 9,714,056 21.34 -1.01%
1995 9,812,686 21.76 -2.55%
1994 10,065,774 22.55 -2.51%
1993 10,321,655 23.36 -2.46%
1992 10,578,257 24.18 -2.41%
1991 10,836,049 25.03 -3.42%
1990 11,212,890 26.16 -5.30%
1989 11,822,906 27.85 -5.14%
1988 12,445,873 29.61 -5.00%
1987 13,084,611 31.44 -4.84%
1986 13,732,808 33.32 -4.28%
1985 14,332,610 35.12 -3.40%
1984 14,828,582 36.70 -3.05%
1983 15,288,478 38.31 -2.70%
1982 15,706,552 39.94 -2.51%
1981 16,106,161 41.59 -2.42%
1980 16,499,970 43.28 -2.38%
1979 16,897,538 45.02 -2.29%
1978 17,289,379 46.77 -2.17%
1977 17,668,459 48.52 -2.00%
1976 18,024,996 50.28 -1.70%
1975 18,334,334 51.97 -1.08%
1974 18,532,955 53.42 -0.96%
1973 18,712,057 54.87 -0.82%
1972 18,866,224 56.31 -0.63%
1971 18,986,144 57.74 -0.69%
1970 19,117,521 59.30 -1.05%
1969 19,318,970 61.24 -0.81%
1968 19,475,621 63.15 -0.61%
1967 19,593,877 65.03 -0.13%
1966 19,619,691 66.65 1.03%
1965 19,418,425 67.65 1.11%
1964 19,204,966 68.63 1.22%
1963 18,972,268 69.59 1.43%
1962 18,702,026 70.54 1.55%
1961 18,414,469 71.47 1.83%
1960 18,081,445 72.29 %