North Korea Urban Population 1960-2022

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 2020 was 16,081,083, a 0.84% increase from 2019.
  • North Korea urban population for 2019 was 15,947,411, a 0.84% increase from 2018.
  • North Korea urban population for 2018 was 15,814,951, a 0.83% increase from 2017.
  • North Korea urban population for 2017 was 15,684,602, a 0.82% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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North Korea Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 16,081,083 62.38 0.83%
2019 15,947,411 62.13 0.83%
2018 15,814,951 61.90 0.83%
2017 15,684,602 61.68 0.82%
2016 15,556,875 61.47 0.81%
2015 15,431,897 61.28 0.79%
2014 15,309,810 61.10 0.81%
2013 15,186,553 60.92 0.81%
2012 15,063,412 60.74 0.81%
2011 14,941,466 60.56 0.80%
2010 14,821,853 60.38 0.79%
2009 14,704,639 60.20 0.74%
2008 14,595,810 60.04 0.63%
2007 14,503,806 59.96 0.68%
2006 14,405,016 59.88 0.76%
2005 14,295,887 59.81 0.85%
2004 14,174,854 59.73 0.94%
2003 14,042,591 59.65 1.00%
2002 13,903,312 59.57 1.02%
2001 13,762,042 59.49 1.02%
2000 13,622,624 59.41 1.00%
1999 13,487,490 59.33 0.99%
1998 13,354,154 59.26 1.03%
1997 13,217,115 59.18 1.13%
1996 13,068,373 59.10 1.28%
1995 12,902,692 59.02 1.44%
1994 12,717,845 58.94 1.65%
1993 12,509,838 58.83 1.81%
1992 12,285,861 58.68 1.83%
1991 12,062,742 58.53 1.80%
1990 11,847,898 58.38 1.74%
1989 11,643,564 58.24 1.69%
1988 11,448,167 58.09 1.67%
1987 11,258,896 57.94 1.68%
1986 11,071,093 57.79 1.73%
1985 10,881,588 57.64 1.79%
1984 10,688,402 57.50 1.84%
1983 10,493,293 57.35 1.85%
1982 10,300,541 57.20 1.81%
1981 10,115,489 57.05 1.73%
1980 9,941,650 56.90 1.43%
1979 9,800,201 56.86 1.35%
1978 9,668,482 56.82 1.37%
1977 9,537,091 56.78 1.52%
1976 9,393,162 56.74 1.78%
1975 9,227,776 56.70 2.88%
1974 8,965,386 56.20 3.17%
1973 8,685,965 55.70 3.40%
1972 8,395,295 55.20 3.57%
1971 8,101,103 54.70 3.65%
1970 7,810,432 54.20 7.71%
1969 7,230,596 51.61 8.06%
1968 6,670,521 49.01 6.91%
1967 6,225,381 47.08 4.88%
1966 5,928,682 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 5,002,270 42.14 4.09%
1961 4,801,791 41.16 4.47%
1960 4,591,953 40.20 %