North Korea Population Density 1950-2021

Chart and table of North Korea population density from 1950 to 2021. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of North Korea in 2021 is 214.76 people per square kilometer, a 0.42% increase from 2020.
  • The population density of North Korea in 2020 was 213.86 people per square kilometer, a 0.44% increase from 2019.
  • The population density of North Korea in 2019 was 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.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Density
Country Name 2021 Population Density
Rwanda 504.04
Comoros 477.41
Burundi 440.37
Haiti 415.92
Gambia 220.08
North Korea 214.76
Nepal 201.62
Uganda 195.09
Malawi 165.83
Togo 149.29
Sierra Leone 112.61
Benin 108.50
Ethiopia 106.74
Senegal 87.42
Burkina Faso 78.39
Tajikistan 68.96
Tanzania 64.92
Afghanistan 61.02
Yemen 57.75
Guinea-Bissau 55.78
Guinea 54.90
Madagascar 48.40
Liberia 46.51
Mozambique 40.90
Zimbabwe 38.62
Eritrea 30.62
Somalia 25.66
Niger 19.83
Mali 16.82
Chad 13.17
Central African Republic 7.90
South Sudan 0.00
North Korea - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2021 214.76 0.42%
2020 213.86 0.44%
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%