North Korea Population Density 1950-2022

Chart and table of North Korea population density from 1950 to 2022. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of North Korea in 2022 is 216.27 people per square kilometer, a 0.38% increase from 2021.
  • The population density of North Korea in 2021 was 215.46 people per square kilometer, a 0.4% increase from 2020.
  • The population density of North Korea in 2020 was 214.60 people per square kilometer, a 0.43% increase from 2019.
  • The population density of North Korea in 2019 was 213.67 people per square kilometer, a 0.46% increase from 2018.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Density
Country Name 2022 Population Density
Rwanda 523.03
Burundi 463.15
Comoros 449.64
Haiti 417.48
Gambia 239.47
North Korea 216.27
Nepal 207.55
Uganda 195.61
Malawi 172.23
Togo 155.81
Sierra Leone 119.03
Benin 116.35
Ethiopia 108.58
Senegal 88.03
Burkina Faso 82.68
Tajikistan 70.40
Tanzania 69.14
Yemen 63.82
Afghanistan 63.00
Guinea-Bissau 58.28
Guinea 56.37
Madagascar 50.42
Liberia 47.61
Democratic Republic of Congo 42.22
Zimbabwe 41.77
Mozambique 41.24
Eritrea 31.33
Somalia 27.60
Niger 20.69
Mali 18.22
South Sudan 17.22
Chad 13.80
Central African Republic 8.96
North Korea - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2022 216.27 0.38%
2021 215.46 0.40%
2020 214.60 0.43%
2019 213.67 0.46%
2018 212.69 0.48%
2017 211.68 0.50%
2016 210.63 0.52%
2015 209.54 0.52%
2014 208.45 0.50%
2013 207.42 0.46%
2012 206.47 0.42%
2011 205.61 0.39%
2010 204.80 0.43%
2009 203.93 0.46%
2008 203.00 0.46%
2007 202.06 0.50%
2006 201.06 0.56%
2005 199.94 0.63%
2004 198.68 0.70%
2003 197.29 0.61%
2002 196.10 0.54%
2001 195.06 0.62%
2000 193.85 0.70%
1999 192.50 0.79%
1998 191.00 0.86%
1997 189.38 0.94%
1996 187.61 1.02%
1995 185.71 1.27%
1994 183.38 1.53%
1993 180.63 1.55%
1992 177.87 1.54%
1991 175.17 1.52%
1990 172.55 1.49%
1989 170.03 1.47%
1988 167.56 1.47%
1987 165.12 1.48%
1986 162.71 1.49%
1985 160.32 1.47%
1984 158.00 1.46%
1983 155.73 1.46%
1982 153.49 1.46%
1981 151.28 1.46%
1980 149.11 1.44%
1979 147.00 1.41%
1978 144.95 1.40%
1977 142.95 1.44%
1976 140.93 1.58%
1975 138.74 1.74%
1974 136.36 1.92%
1973 133.80 2.28%
1972 130.81 2.51%
1971 127.61 2.57%
1970 124.41 2.68%
1969 121.17 2.74%
1968 117.94 2.86%
1967 114.66 2.81%
1966 111.53 2.58%
1965 108.73 2.49%
1964 106.09 2.50%
1963 103.49 2.42%
1962 101.05 2.22%
1961 98.86 2.24%
1960 96.70 2.32%
1959 94.50 2.56%
1958 92.14 2.82%
1957 89.61 2.37%
1956 87.54 1.85%
1955 85.95 1.51%
1954 84.67 0.58%
1953 84.18 -0.79%
1952 84.85 -3.12%
1951 87.59 -4.91%
1950 92.11 0.00%