South Korea Rural Population 1960-2022

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.
  • South Korea rural population for 2021 was 9,617,303, a 0.18% decline from 2020.
  • South Korea rural population for 2020 was 9,634,283, a 0.22% increase from 2019.
  • South Korea rural population for 2019 was 9,612,727, a 0.51% increase from 2018.
  • South Korea rural population for 2018 was 9,564,386, a 0.67% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Rural Population
United States 56,843,442
Germany 18,667,512
Italy 16,924,836
Poland 15,084,074
France 12,661,527
United Kingdom 10,669,915
Japan 10,221,684
South Korea 9,617,303
Spain 8,965,568
Canada 7,017,013
Saudi Arabia 5,474,978
Austria 3,672,522
Argentina 3,559,798
Australia 3,510,320
Portugal 3,414,362
Czech Republic 2,759,991
Hungary 2,694,979
Slovak Republic 2,515,539
Chile 2,340,642
Switzerland 2,261,756
Greece 2,128,861
Ireland 1,814,588
Croatia 1,642,337
Panama 1,368,149
Netherlands 1,302,381
UAE 1,268,967
Sweden 1,225,108
Slovenia 939,156
Norway 901,946
Lithuania 887,542
Finland 798,226
Denmark 688,752
Israel 686,007
New Zealand 676,747
Oman 676,741
Trinidad and Tobago 655,867
Latvia 594,684
Estonia 406,552
Cyprus 402,894
Belgium 218,200
Puerto Rico 209,130
Barbados 197,811
Bahrain 181,438
Uruguay 153,242
Channel Islands 120,897
French Polynesia 107,176
Brunei 94,691
New Caledonia 76,538
Antigua and Barbuda 74,658
Bahamas 66,027
Aruba 60,173
Luxembourg 53,222
Seychelles 41,693
Isle of Man 40,078
St. Kitts and Nevis 36,997
Liechtenstein 32,718
Faroe Islands 28,165
Malta 26,826
Iceland 22,546
Qatar 21,158
Curacao 16,703
British Virgin Islands 15,540
Andorra 9,392
Guam 8,484
Greenland 7,078
Northern Mariana Islands 4,697
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 4,192
Palau 3,365
Turks and Caicos Islands 2,419
San Marino 809
Kuwait 0
Bermuda 0
Cayman Islands 0
Monaco 0
Singapore 0
Hong Kong 0
Macao 0
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 0
Gibraltar 0
South Korea Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 9,617,303 18.59 -0.18%
2020 9,634,283 18.59 0.22%
2019 9,612,727 18.57 0.50%
2018 9,564,386 18.54 0.67%
2017 9,500,413 18.50 0.60%
2016 9,443,539 18.44 0.79%
2015 9,369,405 18.37 0.93%
2014 9,283,086 18.29 1.02%
2013 9,188,649 18.22 0.85%
2012 9,110,771 18.15 0.92%
2011 9,027,046 18.08 0.84%
2010 8,951,455 18.06 -0.06%
2009 8,956,768 18.17 -0.05%
2008 8,960,824 18.27 0.20%
2007 8,942,697 18.37 -0.05%
2006 8,947,521 18.47 -0.46%
2005 8,988,830 18.66 -1.61%
2004 9,134,717 19.00 -1.43%
2003 9,266,208 19.35 -1.29%
2002 9,386,489 19.70 -1.23%
2001 9,502,455 20.06 -0.81%
2000 9,579,783 20.38 -0.32%
1999 9,610,494 20.62 -0.44%
1998 9,653,050 20.86 -0.42%
1997 9,693,908 21.10 -0.21%
1996 9,714,056 21.34 -1.01%
1995 9,812,686 21.76 -2.55%
1994 10,065,774 22.55 -2.51%
1993 10,321,655 23.36 -2.46%
1992 10,578,257 24.18 -2.41%
1991 10,836,049 25.03 -3.42%
1990 11,212,890 26.16 -5.30%
1989 11,822,906 27.85 -5.14%
1988 12,445,873 29.61 -5.00%
1987 13,084,611 31.44 -4.84%
1986 13,732,808 33.32 -4.28%
1985 14,332,610 35.12 -3.40%
1984 14,828,582 36.70 -3.05%
1983 15,288,478 38.31 -2.70%
1982 15,706,552 39.94 -2.51%
1981 16,106,161 41.59 -2.42%
1980 16,499,970 43.28 -2.38%
1979 16,897,538 45.02 -2.29%
1978 17,289,379 46.77 -2.17%
1977 17,668,459 48.52 -2.00%
1976 18,024,996 50.28 -1.70%
1975 18,334,334 51.97 -1.08%
1974 18,532,955 53.42 -0.96%
1973 18,712,057 54.87 -0.82%
1972 18,866,224 56.31 -0.63%
1971 18,986,144 57.74 -0.69%
1970 19,117,521 59.30 -1.05%
1969 19,318,970 61.24 -0.81%
1968 19,475,621 63.15 -0.61%
1967 19,593,877 65.03 -0.13%
1966 19,619,691 66.65 1.03%
1965 19,418,425 67.65 1.11%
1964 19,204,966 68.63 1.22%
1963 18,972,268 69.59 1.43%
1962 18,702,026 70.54 1.55%
1961 18,414,469 71.47 1.83%
1960 18,081,445 72.29 %