North Korea Rural Population 1960-2021

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 2019 was 9,718,749, a 0.16% decline from 2018.
  • North Korea rural population for 2018 was 9,734,737, a 0.11% decline from 2017.
  • North Korea rural population for 2017 was 9,745,279, a 0.06% decline from 2016.
  • North Korea rural population for 2016 was 9,750,821, a 0.01% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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North Korea Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 9,718,749 37.87 -0.16%
2018 9,734,737 38.10 -0.11%
2017 9,745,279 38.32 -0.06%
2016 9,750,821 38.53 -0.01%
2015 9,751,936 38.72 0.04%
2014 9,747,967 38.90 0.05%
2013 9,742,928 39.08 0.06%
2012 9,737,216 39.26 0.05%
2011 9,731,923 39.44 0.05%
2010 9,726,985 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 9,649,849 40.12 0.43%
2005 9,608,280 40.20 0.53%
2004 9,557,883 40.27 0.61%
2003 9,499,840 40.35 0.67%
2002 9,436,141 40.43 0.69%
2001 9,370,939 40.51 0.69%
2000 9,306,453 40.59 0.67%
1999 9,243,984 40.67 0.67%
1998 9,182,600 40.75 0.70%
1997 9,118,149 40.82 0.80%
1996 9,045,060 40.90 0.95%
1995 8,959,607 40.98 1.12%
1994 8,860,135 41.06 1.18%
1993 8,755,994 41.17 1.20%
1992 8,651,545 41.32 1.22%
1991 8,546,408 41.47 1.19%
1990 8,445,157 41.62 1.13%
1989 8,350,192 41.76 1.08%
1988 8,260,152 41.91 1.06%
1987 8,173,093 42.06 1.08%
1986 8,085,700 42.21 1.12%
1985 7,995,643 42.36 1.18%
1984 7,901,738 42.51 1.23%
1983 7,804,920 42.65 1.25%
1982 7,708,026 42.80 1.20%
1981 7,615,741 42.95 1.13%
1980 7,530,492 43.10 1.27%
1979 7,435,466 43.14 1.19%
1978 7,347,501 43.18 1.21%
1977 7,259,481 43.22 1.36%
1976 7,161,583 43.26 1.61%
1975 7,046,962 43.30 0.86%
1974 6,986,691 43.80 1.14%
1973 6,907,387 44.30 1.38%
1972 6,812,473 44.80 1.54%
1971 6,708,417 45.30 1.63%
1970 6,599,963 45.80 -2.69%
1969 6,779,743 48.39 -2.33%
1968 6,939,458 50.99 -0.83%
1967 6,997,317 52.92 0.88%
1966 6,936,269 53.92 0.67%
1965 6,889,721 54.91 0.35%
1964 6,865,627 55.90 0.03%
1963 6,863,321 56.88 -0.09%
1962 6,869,447 57.86 0.08%
1961 6,863,803 58.84 0.46%
1960 6,832,228 59.81 %