North Korea Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of North Korea population from 1950 to 2019. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population of North Korea in 2019 is 25,666,161, a 0.46% increase from 2018.
  • The population of North Korea in 2018 was 25,549,604, a 0.47% increase from 2017.
  • The population of North Korea in 2017 was 25,429,825, a 0.48% increase from 2016.
  • The population of North Korea in 2016 was 25,307,665, a 0.49% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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North Korea 25,666,161
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North Korea - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2019 25,666,161 0.46%
2018 25,549,604 0.47%
2017 25,429,825 0.48%
2016 25,307,665 0.49%
2015 25,183,833 0.50%
2014 25,057,790 0.51%
2013 24,929,497 0.52%
2012 24,800,645 0.52%
2011 24,673,395 0.51%
2010 24,548,836 0.49%
2009 24,428,341 0.49%
2008 24,310,142 0.50%
2007 24,188,331 0.55%
2006 24,054,864 0.63%
2005 23,904,167 0.72%
2004 23,732,731 0.81%
2003 23,542,426 0.87%
2002 23,339,453 0.89%
2001 23,132,980 0.89%
2000 22,929,075 0.87%
1999 22,731,482 0.86%
1998 22,536,753 0.90%
1997 22,335,267 1.00%
1996 22,113,438 1.15%
1995 21,862,299 1.32%
1994 21,577,982 1.47%
1993 21,265,834 1.57%
1992 20,937,404 1.59%
1991 20,609,150 1.56%
1990 20,293,054 1.50%
1989 19,993,755 1.45%
1988 19,708,323 1.42%
1987 19,431,986 1.44%
1986 19,156,795 1.48%
1985 18,877,238 1.54%
1984 18,590,138 1.60%
1983 18,298,214 1.61%
1982 18,008,564 1.56%
1981 17,731,230 1.48%
1980 17,472,140 1.37%
1979 17,235,666 1.29%
1978 17,015,983 1.31%
1977 16,796,578 1.46%
1976 16,554,746 1.72%
1975 16,274,740 2.02%
1974 15,952,078 2.30%
1973 15,593,351 2.54%
1972 15,207,771 2.69%
1971 14,809,521 2.77%
1970 14,410,400 2.86%
1969 14,010,339 2.94%
1968 13,609,982 2.93%
1967 13,222,694 2.78%
1966 12,864,954 2.53%
1965 12,547,525 2.16%
1964 12,282,419 1.80%
1963 12,065,468 1.63%
1962 11,871,712 1.77%
1961 11,665,595 2.11%
1960 11,424,176 2.50%
1959 11,145,152 2.78%
1958 10,843,979 2.81%
1957 10,547,389 2.54%
1956 10,285,940 1.97%
1955 10,086,991 1.15%
1954 9,972,436 0.15%
1953 9,957,242 -0.91%
1952 10,049,029 -1.95%
1951 10,248,496 -2.85%
1950 10,549,472 0.00%