North Korea Population Growth Rate 1950-2022

Chart and table of North Korea population from 1950 to 2022. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population of North Korea in 2022 is 26,069,416, a 0.38% increase from 2021.
  • The population of North Korea in 2021 was 25,971,909, a 0.4% increase from 2020.
  • The population of North Korea in 2020 was 25,867,467, a 0.43% increase from 2019.
  • The population of North Korea in 2019 was 25,755,441, a 0.46% increase from 2018.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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North Korea - Historical Population Growth Rate Data
Year Population Growth Rate Growth Rate
2022 26,069,416 0.38%
2021 25,971,909 0.40%
2020 25,867,467 0.43%
2019 25,755,441 0.46%
2018 25,638,149 0.48%
2017 25,516,321 0.50%
2016 25,389,611 0.52%
2015 25,258,015 0.52%
2014 25,126,131 0.50%
2013 25,001,819 0.46%
2012 24,887,770 0.42%
2011 24,783,789 0.39%
2010 24,686,435 0.43%
2009 24,581,509 0.46%
2008 24,469,047 0.46%
2007 24,356,506 0.50%
2006 24,235,761 0.56%
2005 24,100,982 0.63%
2004 23,948,930 0.70%
2003 23,781,707 0.61%
2002 23,638,411 0.54%
2001 23,512,522 0.62%
2000 23,367,059 0.70%
1999 23,204,498 0.79%
1998 23,023,636 0.86%
1997 22,827,373 0.94%
1996 22,614,347 1.02%
1995 22,385,536 1.27%
1994 22,105,225 1.53%
1993 21,773,017 1.55%
1992 21,439,991 1.54%
1991 21,115,534 1.52%
1990 20,799,523 1.49%
1989 20,494,965 1.47%
1988 20,197,464 1.47%
1987 19,903,893 1.48%
1986 19,613,038 1.49%
1985 19,325,487 1.47%
1984 19,045,154 1.46%
1983 18,771,363 1.46%
1982 18,502,087 1.46%
1981 18,235,202 1.46%
1980 17,973,650 1.44%
1979 17,719,172 1.41%
1978 17,472,094 1.40%
1977 17,231,389 1.44%
1976 16,987,170 1.58%
1975 16,723,252 1.74%
1974 16,437,002 1.92%
1973 16,128,122 2.28%
1972 15,768,363 2.51%
1971 15,381,626 2.57%
1970 14,996,879 2.68%
1969 14,605,481 2.74%
1968 14,216,305 2.86%
1967 13,821,409 2.81%
1966 13,444,048 2.58%
1965 13,105,946 2.49%
1964 12,787,523 2.50%
1963 12,475,236 2.42%
1962 12,180,505 2.22%
1961 11,916,515 2.24%
1960 11,655,666 2.32%
1959 11,391,376 2.56%
1958 11,106,854 2.82%
1957 10,802,103 2.37%
1956 10,552,182 1.85%
1955 10,360,269 1.51%
1954 10,206,242 0.58%
1953 10,147,600 -0.79%
1952 10,228,066 -3.12%
1951 10,557,969 -4.91%
1950 11,103,379 0.00%