Population of North
Korea Facts (2020) |
North Korea Demographics

What is the population of North Korea?

Population of North Korea
North Korea Population Growth Rate
North Korea Capital Population

Population of North Korea Facts

As of Thursday, July 9th, the population of North Korea is 25,781,342. 

This projection of the population of North Korea is based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data. The last census in North Korea was in 2008, conducted by the Central Bureau of Statistics.

The total population of North Korea at that time was 24,052,231 inhabitants (11,721,838 male and 12,330,393 female).

The population of North Korea is equivalent to 0.33% of the total world population, and in the list of countries by population, North Korea ranks at 54. 


North Korea Population

25,781,342


Population Density 

North Korea population density is 214 per KM squared. (554 people per mile squared).

Urban/land

62.5% of the population is urban (making this 16,119,904 people in 2020), and the total land area of North Korea is 120,410 KM squared (46,491 miles squared). 

Mean age in north korea

In North Korea, the median age is 35.3 years.

North Korea life expectancy

The 2014 estimated life expectancy is 69.81 years.

North Korea gender ratio

Gender ratio in North Korea is 0.95 males to 1.00 female. 


North Korea Population Growth Rate

Since 2000, North Korea has a positive natural growth; the birth rate has exceeded its death rate since 2000. Now, North Korean women have on average 2 children. In the early 1980s, this was 3 children.

Married couples are encouraged by the government to have children, and are praised for raising large families. 


North Korea Capital Population

The population of Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea, is around 3 million. It is North Korea's most densely populated city. Second is Hamhung, and third is the city of Nampo. 

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CITY NAME

POPULATION

1

Pyongyang

3,222,000

2

Hamhung

559,056

3

Namp'o

455,000

4

Sunch'on

437,000

5

Hungnam

346,082

6

Kaesong

338,155

7

Wonsan

329,207

8

Chongjin

327,000

9

Sariwon

310,100

10

Sinuiju

288,112

11

Haeju

222,396

12

Kanggye

209,530

13

Hyesan

192,680

14

Songnim

152,425

15

Manp'o

116,760

16

P'yongsong

100,000

17

Hyesan-dong

97,794

18

Yuktae-dong

76,427

19

Hongwon

70,923

20

Rajin

66,224

(https://www.worldometers.info/world-population/north-korea-population/)



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