Dem. People's Republic of Korea population 26,300,266 (live)

The population of Dem. People's Republic of Korea is expected to grow by 98,000 in 2024 and reach 26,351,000 in 2025. Migration (including immigration and emigration) decreases population by 2,031 people yearly. The population density of North Korea has changed from 145.1 in 1980 to 216.4 in 2022.

Current population 26,300,266 people at present (Sunday 16th of June 2024)
Median Age 37.0 years
Population density 218.1 per km2
Population of Dem. People's Republic of Korea from 1960 to 2024 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2024 26,257,000 98,000 (0.4%) -2,031 37.0 218 16,515,000 (62.9%)
2023 26,159,000 102,000 (0.4%) -2,031 36.8 217 16,381,000 (62.6%)
2022 26,057,000 106,000 (0.4%) -2,031 36.6 216 16,249,000 (62.4%)
2021 25,951,000 110,000 (0.4%) -2,031 36.3 216 16,118,000 (62.1%)
2020 25,841,000 114,000 (0.4%) -2,031 36.1 1.87 215 15,988,000 (61.9%)
2019 0 0 (0.0%) -2,031 35.9 1.88 214 15,860,000 (61.6%)
2018 0 0 (0.0%) -2,031 35.7 1.89 213 15,734,000 (61.4%)
2017 0 0 (0.0%) -2,031 35.4 1.90 212 15,609,000 (61.2%)
2016 0 0 (0.0%) -2,031 35.2 1.91 211 15,487,035 (61.0%)
2015 25,243,917 127,554 (0.5%) -2,031 35.0 1.92 210 15,367,234 (60.9%)
2010 24,591,599 128,578 (0.5%) -5,403 33.6 1.98 204 14,806,602 (60.2%)
2005 23,904,167 174,669 (0.7%) -4,936 32.3 2.00 199 14,295,887 (59.8%)
2000 22,929,075 197,090 (0.9%) -3,438 31.1 1.99 190 13,622,622 (59.4%)
1995 21,862,299 284,317 (1.3%) -2,786 30.0 2.12 182 12,902,692 (59.0%)
1990 20,293,054 299,299 (1.5%) 28.6 2.29 169 11,847,897 (58.4%)
1985 18,877,238 287,100 (1.5%) 27.2 2.58 157 10,881,595 (57.6%)
1980 17,472,140 236,474 (1.4%) 25.9 2.77 145 9,941,648 (56.9%)
1975 16,274,740 322,662 (2.0%) 24.2 3.40 135 9,227,778 (56.7%)
1970 14,410,400 400,061 (2.8%) 23.8 4.32 120 7,810,437 (54.2%)
1965 12,547,525 265,106 (2.1%) 24.1 4.06 104 5,657,804 (45.1%)
1960 11,424,176 241,419 (2.1%) 23.6 4.58 95 4,591,948 (40.2%)

In 2023 the population of North Korea was 26,159,000 and the average age increased from 23.6 in 1960 to 36.8. Urban population has increased from 13,622,622 (59.4%) in 2000 to 16,515,000 (62.9%) in the current year. The population density of North Korea has changed from 145.1 in 1980 to 216.4 in 2022.

Estimated Population 2020-2050
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 0 0 (0.0%) -2,031 36.1 1.87 215 15,988,000 (61.9%)
2025 26,351,000 94,000 (0.4%) -2,031 37.2 1.84 219 16,649,000 (63.2%)
2030 26,744,000 67,000 (0.3%) -2,031 38.2 1.82 222 17,325,000 (64.8%)
2035 26,972,000 32,000 (0.1%) -2,031 39.2 1.80 224 17,966,000 (66.6%)
2040 27,035,000 1,000 (0.0%) -2,031 40.3 1.79 225 18,513,000 (68.5%)
2045 26,967,000 -22,000 (-0.1%) -2,031 41.2 1.78 224 18,956,000 (70.3%)
2050 26,809,000 -37,000 (-0.1%) -2,031 41.9 1.78 223 19,315,000 (72.0%)

The life expectancy at birth should reach 77.8 (74.7 years for male and 81.0 years for females). Population density will go up to 222.6 people per square kilometer.

Dem. People's Republic of Korea demographics 2023

The demographics of North Korea constitutes of 13,415,000 women and 12,842,000 men, which means there are 957 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 26.3% of population (6,908,217) is 19 or younger, 62.7% of population (16,471,016) is between age 20 and 64 and 11.0% of population (2,885,644) is over 65.

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