North Korea Urban Population 1960-2021

Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.
  • North Korea urban population for 2019 was 15,947,412, a 0.84% increase from 2018.
  • North Korea urban population for 2018 was 15,815,082, a 0.83% increase from 2017.
  • North Korea urban population for 2017 was 15,684,706, a 0.82% increase from 2016.
  • North Korea urban population for 2016 was 15,556,923, a 0.81% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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North Korea Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 15,947,412 62.13 0.83%
2018 15,815,082 61.90 0.83%
2017 15,684,706 61.68 0.82%
2016 15,556,923 61.47 0.81%
2015 15,431,897 61.28 0.79%
2014 15,309,785 61.10 0.81%
2013 15,186,524 60.92 0.81%
2012 15,063,396 60.74 0.81%
2011 14,941,462 60.56 0.80%
2010 14,821,851 60.38 0.79%
2009 14,704,640 60.20 0.74%
2008 14,595,809 60.04 0.63%
2007 14,503,807 59.96 0.68%
2006 14,405,015 59.88 0.76%
2005 14,295,887 59.81 0.85%
2004 14,174,848 59.73 0.94%
2003 14,042,586 59.65 1.00%
2002 13,903,312 59.57 1.02%
2001 13,762,041 59.49 1.02%
2000 13,622,622 59.41 1.00%
1999 13,487,498 59.33 0.99%
1998 13,354,153 59.26 1.03%
1997 13,217,118 59.18 1.13%
1996 13,068,378 59.10 1.28%
1995 12,902,692 59.02 1.44%
1994 12,717,847 58.94 1.65%
1993 12,509,840 58.83 1.81%
1992 12,285,859 58.68 1.83%
1991 12,062,742 58.53 1.80%
1990 11,847,897 58.38 1.74%
1989 11,643,563 58.24 1.69%
1988 11,448,171 58.09 1.67%
1987 11,258,893 57.94 1.68%
1986 11,071,095 57.79 1.73%
1985 10,881,595 57.64 1.79%
1984 10,688,400 57.50 1.84%
1983 10,493,294 57.35 1.85%
1982 10,300,538 57.20 1.81%
1981 10,115,489 57.05 1.73%
1980 9,941,648 56.90 1.43%
1979 9,800,200 56.86 1.35%
1978 9,668,482 56.82 1.37%
1977 9,537,097 56.78 1.52%
1976 9,393,163 56.74 1.78%
1975 9,227,778 56.70 2.88%
1974 8,965,387 56.20 3.17%
1973 8,685,964 55.70 3.40%
1972 8,395,298 55.20 3.57%
1971 8,101,104 54.70 3.65%
1970 7,810,437 54.20 7.71%
1969 7,230,596 51.61 8.06%
1968 6,670,524 49.01 6.91%
1967 6,225,377 47.08 4.88%
1966 5,928,685 46.08 4.68%
1965 5,657,804 45.09 4.35%
1964 5,416,792 44.10 4.04%
1963 5,202,147 43.12 3.92%
1962 5,002,265 42.14 4.09%
1961 4,801,792 41.16 4.47%
1960 4,591,948 40.20 %