North Korea Population Density 1950-2019

Chart and table of North Korea population density from 1950 to 2019. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of North Korea in 2019 is 212.93 people per square kilometer, a 0.46% increase from 2018.
  • The population density of North Korea in 2018 was 211.96 people per square kilometer, a 0.47% increase from 2017.
  • The population density of North Korea in 2017 was 210.97 people per square kilometer, a 0.48% increase from 2016.
  • The population density of North Korea in 2016 was 209.95 people per square kilometer, a 0.49% 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
Rwanda 479.38
Comoros 457.22
Burundi 414.32
Haiti 405.88
North Korea 212.93
Gambia 207.76
Nepal 194.38
Uganda 183.27
Malawi 157.23
Togo 142.32
Sierra Leone 108.07
Benin 102.83
Ethiopia 101.49
Senegal 82.84
Burkina Faso 74.11
Tajikistan 65.93
Tanzania 61.23
Afghanistan 58.27
Yemen 55.23
Guinea-Bissau 53.17
Guinea 51.95
Madagascar 45.92
Liberia 44.33
Mozambique 38.61
Zimbabwe 37.48
Eritrea 29.74
Somalia 24.22
Niger 18.40
Mali 15.85
Chad 12.42
Central African Republic 7.62
South Sudan 0.00
North Korea - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2019 212.93 0.46%
2018 211.96 0.47%
2017 210.97 0.48%
2016 209.95 0.49%
2015 208.93 0.50%
2014 207.88 0.51%
2013 206.82 0.52%
2012 205.75 0.52%
2011 204.69 0.51%
2010 203.66 0.49%
2009 202.66 0.49%
2008 201.68 0.50%
2007 200.67 0.55%
2006 199.56 0.63%
2005 198.31 0.72%
2004 196.89 0.81%
2003 195.31 0.87%
2002 193.62 0.89%
2001 191.91 0.89%
2000 190.22 0.87%
1999 188.58 0.86%
1998 186.96 0.90%
1997 185.29 1.00%
1996 183.45 1.15%
1995 181.37 1.32%
1994 179.01 1.47%
1993 176.42 1.57%
1992 173.70 1.59%
1991 170.97 1.56%
1990 168.35 1.50%
1989 165.87 1.45%
1988 163.50 1.42%
1987 161.21 1.44%
1986 158.92 1.48%
1985 156.61 1.54%
1984 154.22 1.60%
1983 151.80 1.61%
1982 149.40 1.56%
1981 147.10 1.48%
1980 144.95 1.37%
1979 142.99 1.29%
1978 141.16 1.31%
1977 139.34 1.46%
1976 137.34 1.72%
1975 135.02 2.02%
1974 132.34 2.30%
1973 129.36 2.54%
1972 126.16 2.69%
1971 122.86 2.77%
1970 119.55 2.86%
1969 116.23 2.94%
1968 112.91 2.93%
1967 109.70 2.78%
1966 106.73 2.53%
1965 104.09 2.16%
1964 101.89 1.80%
1963 100.10 1.63%
1962 98.49 1.77%
1961 96.78 2.11%
1960 94.77 2.50%
1959 92.46 2.78%
1958 89.96 2.81%
1957 87.50 2.54%
1956 85.33 1.97%
1955 83.68 1.15%
1954 82.73 0.15%
1953 82.61 -0.91%
1952 83.37 -1.95%
1951 85.02 -2.85%
1950 87.52 0.00%