South Korea Population Density 1950-2023

Chart and table of South Korea population density from 1950 to 2023. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of South Korea in 2023 is 515.98 people per square kilometer, a 0.06% decline from 2022.
  • The population density of South Korea in 2022 was 516.30 people per square kilometer, a 0.03% decline from 2021.
  • The population density of South Korea in 2021 was 516.44 people per square kilometer, a 0.03% decline from 2020.
  • The population density of South Korea in 2020 was 516.59 people per square kilometer, a 0.08% increase from 2019.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Density
Country Name 2023 Population Density
Macao 22,861.98
Singapore 8,365.40
Hong Kong 6,749.20
Gibraltar 3,268.80
Bahrain 1,904.50
Malta 1,672.08
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 1,300.65
Barbados 655.80
Aruba 590.43
San Marino 560.70
South Korea 515.98
Monaco 484.48
Curacao 432.61
Netherlands 424.13
Israel 415.70
Belgium 382.78
Puerto Rico 367.57
Japan 326.20
Guam 320.28
Trinidad and Tobago 299.21
United Kingdom 278.05
Cayman Islands 262.54
Luxembourg 252.81
Liechtenstein 247.40
Kuwait 241.87
Qatar 236.41
Seychelles 234.04
Germany 232.94
Antigua and Barbuda 214.31
Switzerland 213.04
British Virgin Islands 210.25
Italy 195.36
Andorra 170.40
Isle of Man 148.61
Denmark 137.72
Cyprus 136.22
Poland 131.21
France 117.94
Portugal 111.11
Hungary 109.17
Northern Mariana Islands 108.25
Austria 106.81
Slovenia 103.50
UAE 96.47
Spain 93.92
Greece 78.37
French Polynesia 77.22
Ireland 71.95
Panama 59.32
Turks and Caicos Islands 48.49
Croatia 45.51
Lithuania 41.64
Palau 39.26
Faroe Islands 38.16
United States 34.58
Bahamas 29.73
Estonia 29.17
Latvia 28.34
Chile 25.94
Sweden 23.72
New Zealand 19.53
Uruguay 19.43
Saudi Arabia 17.19
Argentina 16.46
Finland 16.38
New Caledonia 15.77
Oman 15.01
Bermuda 14.93
Norway 8.76
Canada 3.93
Iceland 3.64
Australia 3.42
Greenland 0.14
Taiwan 0.00
South Korea - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2023 515.98 -0.06%
2022 516.30 -0.03%
2021 516.44 -0.03%
2020 516.59 0.08%
2019 516.18 0.25%
2018 514.92 0.32%
2017 513.27 0.39%
2016 511.26 0.62%
2015 508.11 0.86%
2014 503.77 0.92%
2013 499.19 0.93%
2012 494.56 0.94%
2011 489.94 0.73%
2010 486.38 0.46%
2009 484.14 0.39%
2008 482.25 0.37%
2007 480.48 0.36%
2006 478.77 0.33%
2005 477.18 0.34%
2004 475.56 0.39%
2003 473.69 0.46%
2002 471.51 0.54%
2001 468.96 0.59%
2000 466.21 0.58%
1999 463.54 0.58%
1998 460.84 0.63%
1997 457.98 0.66%
1996 454.96 0.59%
1995 452.31 0.50%
1994 450.04 0.52%
1993 447.72 0.51%
1992 445.43 0.49%
1991 443.28 0.83%
1990 439.62 1.27%
1989 434.11 1.35%
1988 428.34 1.38%
1987 422.53 1.43%
1986 416.59 1.40%
1985 410.85 1.40%
1984 405.18 1.52%
1983 399.10 1.65%
1982 392.62 1.73%
1981 385.93 1.47%
1980 380.34 1.15%
1979 376.03 1.09%
1978 371.96 1.13%
1977 367.79 1.25%
1976 363.26 1.46%
1975 358.02 1.73%
1974 351.93 1.90%
1973 345.35 2.01%
1972 338.55 2.07%
1971 331.69 2.11%
1970 324.84 2.16%
1969 317.98 2.19%
1968 311.18 2.26%
1967 304.31 2.35%
1966 297.31 2.26%
1965 290.75 2.18%
1964 284.53 2.33%
1963 278.06 2.47%
1962 271.37 2.57%
1961 264.57 2.85%
1960 257.25 3.12%
1959 249.46 3.21%
1958 241.70 3.25%
1957 234.10 3.21%
1956 226.82 3.12%
1955 219.96 3.00%
1954 213.56 2.73%
1953 207.88 2.30%
1952 203.20 1.37%
1951 200.45 0.06%
1950 200.32 0.00%