North Korea Population Density 1950-2023

Chart and table of North Korea population density from 1950 to 2023. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of North Korea in 2023 is 217.03 people per square kilometer, a 0.35% increase from 2022.
  • The population density of North Korea in 2022 was 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.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Density
Country Name 2023 Population Density
Rwanda 535.11
Burundi 475.69
Comoros 457.86
Haiti 422.51
Gambia 245.41
North Korea 217.03
Nepal 209.92
Uganda 201.13
Malawi 176.67
Togo 159.43
Sierra Leone 121.59
Benin 119.49
Ethiopia 111.35
Senegal 90.30
Burkina Faso 84.79
Tajikistan 71.75
Tanzania 71.19
Yemen 65.25
Afghanistan 64.70
Guinea-Bissau 59.53
Guinea 57.72
Madagascar 51.64
Liberia 48.65
Democratic Republic of Congo 43.61
Zimbabwe 42.65
Mozambique 42.40
Eritrea 31.88
Somalia 28.45
Niger 21.47
Mali 18.78
South Sudan 17.49
Chad 14.24
Central African Republic 9.22
North Korea - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2023 217.03 0.35%
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%