North Korea Rural Population 1960-2024

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 2022 was 9,667,582, a 0.36% decline from 2021.
  • North Korea rural population for 2021 was 9,702,586, a 0.29% decline from 2020.
  • North Korea rural population for 2020 was 9,731,082, a 0.22% decline from 2019.
  • North Korea rural population for 2019 was 9,752,555, a 0.16% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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North Korea Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2022 9,667,582 37.08 -0.36%
2021 9,702,586 37.36 -0.29%
2020 9,731,082 37.62 -0.22%
2019 9,752,555 37.87 -0.16%
2018 9,768,391 38.10 -0.10%
2017 9,778,365 38.32 -0.04%
2016 9,782,363 38.53 0.02%
2015 9,780,661 38.72 0.06%
2014 9,774,567 38.90 0.03%
2013 9,771,211 39.08 -0.00%
2012 9,771,436 39.26 -0.04%
2011 9,775,470 39.44 -0.06%
2010 9,781,506 39.62 -0.03%
2009 9,784,670 39.81 0.07%
2008 9,777,831 39.96 0.27%
2007 9,751,858 40.04 0.30%
2006 9,722,418 40.12 0.36%
2005 9,687,390 40.20 0.44%
2004 9,644,953 40.27 0.50%
2003 9,596,394 40.35 0.41%
2002 9,557,010 40.43 0.34%
2001 9,524,688 40.51 0.43%
2000 9,484,222 40.59 0.51%
1999 9,436,341 40.67 0.59%
1998 9,380,980 40.75 0.66%
1997 9,319,047 40.82 0.74%
1996 9,249,946 40.90 0.82%
1995 9,174,040 40.98 1.07%
1994 9,076,626 41.06 1.24%
1993 8,964,822 41.17 1.19%
1992 8,859,219 41.32 1.17%
1991 8,756,401 41.47 1.15%
1990 8,655,929 41.62 1.12%
1989 8,559,517 41.76 1.11%
1988 8,465,161 41.91 1.11%
1987 8,371,577 42.06 1.12%
1986 8,278,271 42.21 1.13%
1985 8,185,503 42.36 1.11%
1984 8,095,143 42.51 1.10%
1983 8,006,737 42.65 1.10%
1982 7,919,263 42.80 1.11%
1981 7,832,202 42.95 1.10%
1980 7,746,643 43.10 1.33%
1979 7,644,051 43.14 1.31%
1978 7,544,450 43.18 1.29%
1977 7,447,406 43.22 1.33%
1976 7,348,650 43.26 1.47%
1975 7,241,168 43.30 0.58%
1974 7,199,078 43.80 0.76%
1973 7,144,274 44.30 1.14%
1972 7,063,596 44.80 1.37%
1971 6,967,569 45.30 1.43%
1970 6,868,571 45.80 -2.86%
1969 7,067,738 48.39 -2.53%
1968 7,248,610 50.99 -0.90%
1967 7,314,151 52.92 0.90%
1966 7,248,493 53.92 0.72%
1965 7,196,344 54.91 0.67%
1964 7,147,970 55.90 0.72%
1963 7,096,413 56.88 0.68%
1962 7,048,127 57.86 0.52%
1961 7,011,439 58.84 0.58%
1960 6,970,671 59.81 %