South Korea Population 1950-2022

Chart and table of South Korea population from 1950 to 2022. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population of South Korea in 2022 is 51,815,810, a 0.03% decline from 2021.
  • The population of South Korea in 2021 was 51,830,139, a 0.03% decline from 2020.
  • The population of South Korea in 2020 was 51,844,690, a 0.08% increase from 2019.
  • The population of South Korea in 2019 was 51,803,829, a 0.25% increase from 2018.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population
Country Name 2022 Population
United States 338,289,857
Japan 123,951,692
Germany 83,369,843
United Kingdom 67,508,936
France 64,626,628
Italy 59,037,474
South Korea 51,815,810
Spain 47,558,630
Argentina 45,510,318
Poland 39,857,145
Canada 38,454,327
Saudi Arabia 36,408,820
Australia 26,177,413
Taiwan 23,893,394
Chile 19,603,733
Netherlands 17,564,014
Belgium 11,655,930
Sweden 10,549,347
Greece 10,384,971
Portugal 10,270,865
Hungary 9,967,308
UAE 9,441,129
Israel 9,038,309
Austria 8,939,617
Switzerland 8,740,472
Hong Kong 7,488,865
Singapore 5,975,689
Denmark 5,882,261
Finland 5,540,745
Norway 5,434,319
New Zealand 5,185,288
Ireland 5,023,109
Oman 4,576,298
Panama 4,408,581
Kuwait 4,268,873
Croatia 4,030,358
Uruguay 3,422,794
Puerto Rico 3,252,407
Lithuania 2,750,055
Qatar 2,695,122
Slovenia 2,119,844
Latvia 1,850,651
Trinidad and Tobago 1,531,044
Bahrain 1,472,233
Estonia 1,326,062
Cyprus 1,251,488
Macao 695,168
Luxembourg 647,599
Malta 533,286
Bahamas 409,984
Iceland 372,899
French Polynesia 306,279
New Caledonia 289,950
Barbados 281,635
Curacao 191,163
Guam 171,774
Seychelles 107,118
Aruba 106,445
Antigua and Barbuda 93,763
Isle of Man 84,519
Andorra 79,824
Cayman Islands 68,706
Bermuda 64,184
Greenland 56,466
Faroe Islands 53,090
Northern Mariana Islands 49,551
Turks and Caicos Islands 45,703
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 44,175
Liechtenstein 39,327
Monaco 36,469
San Marino 33,660
Gibraltar 32,649
British Virgin Islands 31,305
Palau 18,055
South Korea - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2022 51,815,810 -0.03%
2021 51,830,139 -0.03%
2020 51,844,690 0.08%
2019 51,803,829 0.25%
2018 51,676,900 0.32%
2017 51,511,639 0.39%
2016 51,309,984 0.62%
2015 50,994,401 0.86%
2014 50,558,043 0.92%
2013 50,098,229 0.93%
2012 49,634,185 0.94%
2011 49,169,878 0.73%
2010 48,813,042 0.46%
2009 48,588,019 0.39%
2008 48,398,626 0.37%
2007 48,220,601 0.36%
2006 48,049,347 0.33%
2005 47,889,573 0.34%
2004 47,727,285 0.39%
2003 47,539,738 0.46%
2002 47,320,668 0.54%
2001 47,064,790 0.59%
2000 46,788,591 0.58%
1999 46,520,444 0.58%
1998 46,250,259 0.63%
1997 45,962,393 0.66%
1996 45,660,168 0.59%
1995 45,393,418 0.50%
1994 45,165,780 0.52%
1993 44,932,861 0.51%
1992 44,703,709 0.49%
1991 44,487,412 0.83%
1990 44,120,039 1.27%
1989 43,567,512 1.35%
1988 42,988,455 1.38%
1987 42,405,253 1.43%
1986 41,808,708 1.40%
1985 41,232,709 1.40%
1984 40,664,361 1.52%
1983 40,053,748 1.65%
1982 39,403,422 1.73%
1981 38,731,905 1.47%
1980 38,170,501 1.15%
1979 37,737,918 1.09%
1978 37,329,984 1.13%
1977 36,911,298 1.25%
1976 36,456,320 1.46%
1975 35,930,694 1.73%
1974 35,319,338 1.90%
1973 34,659,713 2.01%
1972 33,976,851 2.07%
1971 33,288,369 2.11%
1970 32,601,143 2.16%
1969 31,912,015 2.19%
1968 31,229,630 2.26%
1967 30,540,596 2.35%
1966 29,838,219 2.26%
1965 29,179,407 2.18%
1964 28,555,856 2.33%
1963 27,905,873 2.47%
1962 27,234,470 2.57%
1961 26,552,225 2.85%
1960 25,817,529 3.12%
1959 25,036,097 3.21%
1958 24,256,851 3.25%
1957 23,494,049 3.21%
1956 22,763,457 3.12%
1955 22,075,008 3.00%
1954 21,432,886 2.73%
1953 20,862,396 2.30%
1952 20,393,370 1.37%
1951 20,116,892 0.06%
1950 20,104,010 0.00%