South Korea Population 2023

South Korea Population 2023

The current population of South Korea is 51,372,504 as of Monday, November 7, 2022, based on the latest United Nations data.

South Korea’s 2020 population is estimated at 51,269,185 people at mid-year, according to UN data.

South Korea’s population is equivalent to 0.66% of the total world population. It ranks number 28 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.

The population density in South Korea is 527 per km2 (1,366 people per mi2), and the total land area is 97,230 km2 (37,541 sq. miles).

81.8% of the population is urban, which is equivalent to 41,934,110 people in 2020.

The median age in South Korea is 43.7 years.The international calling code for South Korea is +82.

Population of South Korea (2020 And It’s Historical)

Year Population Yearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban
Pop %
Urban Population Country’s Share of
World Pop
World Population South Korea
Global Rank
2020 51,269,185 0.09 % 43,877 11,731 43.7 1.11 527 81.8 % 41,934,110 0.66 % 7,794,798,739 28
2019 51,225,308 0.10 % 53,602 11,731 41.4 1.21 527 81.6 % 41,805,375 0.66 % 7,713,468,100 28
2018 51,171,706 0.15 % 75,291 11,731 41.4 1.21 526 81.4 % 41,678,226 0.67 % 7,631,091,040 28
2017 51,096,415 0.22 % 112,958 11,731 41.4 1.21 526 81.3 % 41,552,264 0.68 % 7,547,858,925 27
2016 50,983,457 0.32 % 160,364 11,731 41.4 1.21 524 81.3 % 41,426,777 0.68 % 7,464,022,049 27
2015 50,823,093 0.51 % 255,491 80,237 40.8 1.23 523 81.3 % 41,301,851 0.69 % 7,379,797,139 27
2010 49,545,636 0.34 % 168,913 -31,309 38.0 1.17 510 81.9 % 40,601,614 0.71 % 6,956,823,603 26
2005 48,701,073 0.55 % 264,366 16,245 34.8 1.21 501 81.4 % 39,622,010 0.74 % 6,541,907,027 25
2000 47,379,241 0.90 % 417,344 31,886 31.9 1.50 487 79.6 % 37,729,427 0.77 % 6,143,493,823 24
1995 45,292,522 1.08 % 474,821 14,284 29.3 1.68 466 78.2 % 35,441,319 0.79 % 5,744,212,979 24
1990 42,918,419 1.02 % 422,803 34,116 27.0 1.57 441 73.9 % 31,696,103 0.81 % 5,327,231,061 24
1985 40,804,402 1.41 % 551,759 18,578 24.3 2.23 420 64.9 % 26,474,831 0.84 % 4,870,921,740 23
1980 38,045,607 1.46 % 533,389 -33,027 22.1 2.92 391 56.7 % 21,582,191 0.85 % 4,458,003,514 23
1975 35,378,661 1.90 % 636,596 -41,988 19.9 4.00 364 48.0 % 16,997,155 0.87 % 4,079,480,606 23
1970 32,195,681 2.19 % 660,025 -16,369 19.0 4.65 331 40.7 % 13,110,502 0.87 % 3,700,437,046 24
1965 28,895,558 2.67 % 713,209 -13,827 18.4 5.60 297 32.4 % 9,351,713 0.87 % 3,339,583,597 24
1960 25,329,515 3.32 % 762,989 62,079 18.6 6.33 261 27.7 % 7,022,058 0.83 % 3,034,949,748 24
1955 21,514,570 2.29 % 460,637 86,590 18.9 5.65 221 24.4 % 5,251,885 0.78 % 2,773,019,936 24

South Korea Population Forecast

30,001

Year Population Yearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban
Pop %
Urban Population Country’s Share of
World Pop
World Population South Korea
Global Rank
2020 51,269,185 0.17 % 89,218 11,731 43.7 1.11 527 81.8 % 41,934,110 0.66 % 7,794,798,739 28
2025 51,339,377 0.03 % 14,038 20,000 46.5 1.11 528 83.0 % 42,587,468 0.63 % 8,184,437,460 29
2030 51,152,046 -0.07 % -37,466 30,001 49.1 1.11 526 84.5 % 43,241,435 0.60 % 8,548,487,400 31
2035 50,685,006 -0.18 % -93,408 30,001 51.4 1.11 521 86.3 % 43,761,621 0.57 % 8,887,524,213 34
2040 49,783,734 -0.36 % -180,254 30,001 53.4 1.11 512 88.4 % 44,014,618 0.54 % 9,198,847,240 37
2045 48,479,724 -0.53 % -260,802 30,001 54.9 1.11 499 90.7 % 43,976,623 0.51 % 9,481,803,274 38
2050 46,829,925 -0.69 % -329,960   56.5 1.11 482 93.1 % 43,616,033 0.48 % 9,735,033,990 43

South Korea Demographics

LIFE EXPECTANCY INFANT MORTALITY DEATHS UNDER AGE 5

83.50 years

(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)

1.8

(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)

2.2

(per 1,000 live births)

Main Cities by Population in South Korea

(includes boroughs, districts, urban agglomerations, etc.)

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Seoul 10,349,312
2 Busan 3,678,555
3 Incheon 2,628,000
4 Daegu 2,566,540
5 Daejeon 1,475,221
6 Gwangju 1,416,938
7 Suwon 1,242,724
8 Goyang-si 1,073,069
9 Seongnam-si 1,031,935
10 Ulsan 962,865
11 Bucheon-si 850,731
12 Jeonju 711,424
13 Ansan-si 650,728
14 Cheongju-si 634,596
15 Anyang-si 634,367
16 Changwon 550,000
17 Pohang 500,000
18 Uijeongbu-si 479,141
19 Hwaseong-si 476,297
20 Masan 434,371
21 Jeju City 408,364
22 Cheonan 365,114
23 Kwangmyong 357,545
24 Kimhae 356,242
25 Chinju 307,242
26 Yeosu 295,538
27 Gumi 291,006
28 Iksan 283,501
29 Mokpo 268,402
30 Gunsan 243,406
31 Wonju 243,387
32 Suncheon 230,796
33 Sejong 230,327
34 Chuncheon 209,746
35 Icheon-si 196,230
36 Guri-si 195,236
37 Gangneung 180,611
38 Yangju 179,923
39 Osan 158,978
40 Seogwipo 155,691
41 Gyeongju 155,237
42 Gimcheon 150,000
43 Jeongeup 139,876
44 Hanam 134,902
45 Gyeongsan-si 129,903
46 Andong 129,319
47 Hwado 106,358
48 Tonghae 101,128
49 Asan 97,749
50 Wabu 96,775
51 Namyangju 90,798
52 Kwangyang 89,281
53 Hongseong 89,174
54 Sokcho 89,047
55 Eisen 84,625
56 Wanju 84,009
57 Yangp’yong 83,367
58 Ungsang 83,360
59 Sinhyeon 82,560
60 Gwangju 81,780
61 Mungyeong 81,525
62 Naeso 80,987
63 Muan 75,718
64 Hongch’on 75,251
65 Changnyeong 74,668
66 Seosan 74,208
67 Koch’ang 72,996
68 Gongju 72,435
69 Kyosai 72,124
70 Yangsan 71,936

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