North Korea Urban Population 1960-2024

Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.
  • North Korea urban population for 2022 was 16,401,834, a 0.81% increase from 2021.
  • North Korea urban population for 2021 was 16,269,323, a 0.82% increase from 2020.
  • North Korea urban population for 2020 was 16,136,385, a 0.83% increase from 2019.
  • North Korea urban population for 2019 was 16,002,886, a 0.84% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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North Korea Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2022 16,401,834 62.92 0.81%
2021 16,269,323 62.64 0.82%
2020 16,136,385 62.38 0.83%
2019 16,002,886 62.13 0.84%
2018 15,869,758 61.90 0.83%
2017 15,737,956 61.68 0.83%
2016 15,607,248 61.47 0.84%
2015 15,477,354 61.28 0.82%
2014 15,351,564 61.10 0.79%
2013 15,230,608 60.92 0.75%
2012 15,116,334 60.74 0.72%
2011 15,008,319 60.56 0.69%
2010 14,904,929 60.38 0.73%
2009 14,796,839 60.20 0.72%
2008 14,691,216 60.04 0.59%
2007 14,604,648 59.96 0.63%
2006 14,513,343 59.88 0.69%
2005 14,413,592 59.81 0.76%
2004 14,303,977 59.73 0.83%
2003 14,185,313 59.65 0.74%
2002 14,081,401 59.57 0.67%
2001 13,987,834 59.49 0.75%
2000 13,882,837 59.41 0.83%
1999 13,768,157 59.33 0.92%
1998 13,642,656 59.26 0.99%
1997 13,508,326 59.18 1.07%
1996 13,364,401 59.10 1.15%
1995 13,211,496 59.02 1.39%
1994 13,028,599 58.94 1.71%
1993 12,808,195 58.83 1.79%
1992 12,580,772 58.68 1.78%
1991 12,359,133 58.53 1.76%
1990 12,143,594 58.38 1.73%
1989 11,935,448 58.24 1.72%
1988 11,732,303 58.09 1.72%
1987 11,532,316 57.94 1.73%
1986 11,334,767 57.79 1.73%
1985 11,139,984 57.64 1.72%
1984 10,950,011 57.50 1.71%
1983 10,764,626 57.35 1.70%
1982 10,582,824 57.20 1.71%
1981 10,403,000 57.05 1.71%
1980 10,227,007 56.90 1.50%
1979 10,075,121 56.86 1.47%
1978 9,927,644 56.82 1.46%
1977 9,783,983 56.78 1.50%
1976 9,638,520 56.74 1.64%
1975 9,482,084 56.70 2.61%
1974 9,237,924 56.20 2.79%
1973 8,983,848 55.70 3.16%
1972 8,704,767 55.20 3.40%
1971 8,414,057 54.70 3.46%
1970 8,128,308 54.20 7.54%
1969 7,537,743 51.61 7.86%
1968 6,967,695 49.01 6.84%
1967 6,507,258 47.08 4.91%
1966 6,195,555 46.08 4.73%
1965 5,909,602 45.09 4.68%
1964 5,639,553 44.10 4.73%
1963 5,378,823 43.12 4.69%
1962 5,132,378 42.14 4.53%
1961 4,905,076 41.16 4.59%
1960 4,684,995 40.20 %