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 25,990,679, a 0.4% increase from 2021.
  • The population of North Korea in 2021 was 25,887,041, a 0.42% increase from 2020.
  • The population of North Korea in 2020 was 25,778,816, a 0.44% increase from 2019.
  • The population of North Korea in 2019 was 25,666,161, a 0.46% increase from 2018.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Ethiopia 120,812,698
Tanzania 63,298,550
Uganda 48,432,863
Afghanistan 40,754,388
Mozambique 33,089,461
Yemen 31,154,867
Nepal 30,225,582
Madagascar 29,178,077
Niger 26,083,660
North Korea 25,990,679
Burkina Faso 22,102,838
Mali 21,473,764
Malawi 20,180,839
Senegal 17,653,671
Chad 17,413,580
Somalia 16,841,795
Zimbabwe 15,331,428
Guinea 13,865,691
Rwanda 13,600,464
Benin 12,784,726
Burundi 12,624,840
Haiti 11,680,283
South Sudan 11,618,511
Tajikistan 9,957,464
Togo 8,680,837
Sierra Leone 8,306,436
Liberia 5,305,117
Central African Republic 5,016,678
Eritrea 3,662,244
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Comoros 907,419
North Korea - Historical Population Growth Rate Data
Year Population Growth Rate Growth Rate
2022 25,990,679 0.40%
2021 25,887,041 0.42%
2020 25,778,816 0.44%
2019 25,666,161 0.46%
2018 25,549,604 0.47%
2017 25,429,825 0.48%
2016 25,307,665 0.49%
2015 25,183,833 0.50%
2014 25,057,790 0.51%
2013 24,929,497 0.52%
2012 24,800,645 0.52%
2011 24,673,395 0.51%
2010 24,548,836 0.49%
2009 24,428,341 0.49%
2008 24,310,142 0.50%
2007 24,188,331 0.55%
2006 24,054,864 0.63%
2005 23,904,167 0.72%
2004 23,732,731 0.81%
2003 23,542,426 0.87%
2002 23,339,453 0.89%
2001 23,132,980 0.89%
2000 22,929,075 0.87%
1999 22,731,482 0.86%
1998 22,536,753 0.90%
1997 22,335,267 1.00%
1996 22,113,438 1.15%
1995 21,862,299 1.32%
1994 21,577,982 1.47%
1993 21,265,834 1.57%
1992 20,937,404 1.59%
1991 20,609,150 1.56%
1990 20,293,054 1.50%
1989 19,993,755 1.45%
1988 19,708,323 1.42%
1987 19,431,986 1.44%
1986 19,156,795 1.48%
1985 18,877,238 1.54%
1984 18,590,138 1.60%
1983 18,298,214 1.61%
1982 18,008,564 1.56%
1981 17,731,230 1.48%
1980 17,472,140 1.37%
1979 17,235,666 1.29%
1978 17,015,983 1.31%
1977 16,796,578 1.46%
1976 16,554,746 1.72%
1975 16,274,740 2.02%
1974 15,952,078 2.30%
1973 15,593,351 2.54%
1972 15,207,771 2.69%
1971 14,809,521 2.77%
1970 14,410,400 2.86%
1969 14,010,339 2.94%
1968 13,609,982 2.93%
1967 13,222,694 2.78%
1966 12,864,954 2.53%
1965 12,547,525 2.16%
1964 12,282,419 1.80%
1963 12,065,468 1.63%
1962 11,871,712 1.77%
1961 11,665,595 2.11%
1960 11,424,176 2.50%
1959 11,145,152 2.78%
1958 10,843,979 2.81%
1957 10,547,389 2.54%
1956 10,285,940 1.97%
1955 10,086,991 1.15%
1954 9,972,436 0.15%
1953 9,957,242 -0.91%
1952 10,049,029 -1.95%
1951 10,248,496 -2.85%
1950 10,549,472 0.00%