North 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.
  • North Korea rural population for 2020 was 9,697,732, a 0.22% decline from 2019.
  • North Korea rural population for 2019 was 9,718,747, a 0.16% decline from 2018.
  • North Korea rural population for 2018 was 9,734,655, a 0.11% decline from 2017.
  • North Korea rural population for 2017 was 9,745,214, a 0.06% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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North Korea Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 9,697,732 37.62 -0.22%
2019 9,718,747 37.87 -0.16%
2018 9,734,655 38.10 -0.11%
2017 9,745,214 38.32 -0.06%
2016 9,750,790 38.53 -0.01%
2015 9,751,935 38.72 0.04%
2014 9,747,983 38.90 0.05%
2013 9,742,947 39.08 0.06%
2012 9,737,226 39.26 0.05%
2011 9,731,926 39.44 0.05%
2010 9,726,987 39.62 0.03%
2009 9,723,701 39.81 0.10%
2008 9,714,333 39.96 0.31%
2007 9,684,524 40.04 0.36%
2006 9,649,850 40.12 0.43%
2005 9,608,280 40.20 0.53%
2004 9,557,886 40.27 0.61%
2003 9,499,843 40.35 0.67%
2002 9,436,141 40.43 0.69%
2001 9,370,940 40.51 0.69%
2000 9,306,454 40.59 0.67%
1999 9,243,980 40.67 0.67%
1998 9,182,600 40.75 0.70%
1997 9,118,148 40.82 0.80%
1996 9,045,055 40.90 0.95%
1995 8,959,608 40.98 1.12%
1994 8,860,134 41.06 1.18%
1993 8,755,994 41.17 1.20%
1992 8,651,546 41.32 1.22%
1991 8,546,409 41.47 1.19%
1990 8,445,159 41.62 1.13%
1989 8,350,193 41.76 1.08%
1988 8,260,149 41.91 1.06%
1987 8,173,096 42.06 1.08%
1986 8,085,698 42.21 1.12%
1985 7,995,638 42.36 1.18%
1984 7,901,740 42.51 1.23%
1983 7,804,919 42.65 1.25%
1982 7,708,027 42.80 1.20%
1981 7,615,740 42.95 1.13%
1980 7,530,494 43.10 1.27%
1979 7,435,467 43.14 1.19%
1978 7,347,502 43.18 1.21%
1977 7,259,477 43.22 1.36%
1976 7,161,582 43.26 1.61%
1975 7,046,961 43.30 0.86%
1974 6,986,691 43.80 1.14%
1973 6,907,388 44.30 1.38%
1972 6,812,470 44.80 1.54%
1971 6,708,415 45.30 1.63%
1970 6,599,959 45.80 -2.69%
1969 6,779,743 48.39 -2.33%
1968 6,939,455 50.99 -0.83%
1967 6,997,322 52.92 0.88%
1966 6,936,265 53.92 0.67%
1965 6,889,720 54.91 0.35%
1964 6,865,625 55.90 0.03%
1963 6,863,321 56.88 -0.09%
1962 6,869,456 57.86 0.08%
1961 6,863,801 58.84 0.46%
1960 6,832,236 59.81 %