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North Korea Population


Highlights of Analysis:

  • North Korea Population is increasing
  • North Korea Population Density is increasing
  • North Korea Life Expectancy is increasing
  • North Korea Fertility Rate is decreasing
Every year North Korea population is expected to reduce by 11226 people. North Korea contributes 0.29% of world's total population. Average Life Expectancy in North Korea is 72.483 and is expected to Increase in upcoming next 50 years.Life Expectancy is below average when compared to global average (Currently Hong Kong Ranks 1st for Life Expectancy of 85 years). How the world population is changing is of great importance for humanity’s impact on the Earth’s natural environment, but it also gives reasons to hope for a good future. North Korea owns 0.00081% of land i.e. 120410 Sq Kms of land and Ranks 98 when compared to other Global Countries Land area

North Korea Population, Density, Fertility Rate and Life Expectancy Overview
North Korea Population Analysis Year 2010 Year 2020 Year 2030
North Korea Population (in million) 24.59 25.84 26.74
North Korea Global Rank 47th 54th 58th
North Korea Global Population Share 0.35% 0.33% 0.31%
North Korea Global Population Density 189.09 195.49 199.42
North Korea Global Population Density Rank 80th 82nd 84th
North Korea Average Life Expectancy 69.57 72.48 74.46
North Korea Average Life Expectancy Global Rank 126th 119th 117th
North Korea Fertility Rate 1.97 1.87 1.81
North Korea Fertility Rate Global Rank 134th 135th 134th
Note : Population Density means number of people staying per kilometer and Fertility rate means number of kids born per women

What is the Population trend of ?

  • Every year North Korea population is expected to reduce by 11226 people. 
  • North Korea population overall trend is expected to be Decreasing for next 50 years and expected to be in Decreasing trend for next 100 years. 
  • As per trend analysis North Korea will have more death than births from 1950 and this will impact population growth. 
  • North Korea Global Population Rank for next 50 years is expected to be in Range of 54th-67th. 

What is the Population growth rate of ?

  • North Korea population average growth rate for next 50 years is increasing at Rate of 0.1%. 
  • Overall population growth rate of North Korea is expected to be decreasing starting Year : 2039. 

What percentage of lives in ?

  • North Korea contributes 0.29% of world's total population. 

North Korea
 Population Fact

North Korea
 Total Population Trend

North Korea
 Population Growth Rate

North Korea
 Birth and Death Rate

Table : Past and Expected Future Population & Global Rank

Year Count(in Millions) Global Rank
2010 24.59 Million 47th
2020 25.84 Million 54th
2030 26.74 Million 58th
2040 27.03 Million 64th
2050 26.8 Million 67th
2060 26.32 Million 70th
2070 25.7 Million 71st
2080 25.03 Million 71st
2090 24.31 Million 72nd
2100 23.58 Million 73rd

Table : Past and Expected Future Population Growth Rate

Year Count(in Millions) Growth Rate
2010 24.59 Million 0.52%
2020 25.84 Million 0.45%
2030 26.74 Million 0.25%
2040 27.03 Million 0.02%
2050 26.8 Million -0.09%
2060 26.32 Million -0.13%
2070 25.7 Million -0.14%
2080 25.03 Million -0.17%
2090 24.31 Million -0.18%
2100 23.58 Million -0.2%

Table : Past and Expected Future   Population Share in world

Year Count(in Millions) Share
2010 24.59 Million 0.35%
2020 25.84 Million 0.33%
2030 26.74 Million 0.31%
2040 27.03 Million 0.29%
2050 26.8 Million 0.27%
2060 26.32 Million 0.25%
2070 25.7 Million 0.24%
2080 25.03 Million 0.23%
2090 24.31 Million 0.22%
2100 23.58 Million 0.21%

North-Korea Population Density


What is the Population Density of 

  • North Korea population density is 194.97 per sq. km and is expected to be Decreasing for next 50 years. 
  • North Korea Ranks in range of 82nd-90th in term of population density around the world. 
  • As per trend, their will be decrease in population density of North Korea. 

North Korea
 Population Density (people per sq. km.)

Table : Past and Expected Future Population Density (people per sq. km.)

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Year Population Density Rank
2010 189.09 80th
2020 195.49 82nd
2030 199.42 84th
2040 198.26 86th
2050 193.6 88th
2060 188.1 90th
2070 181.53 92nd
2080 174.04 94th
2090 165.74 96th
2100 156.78 98th

North-Korea Average Life Expectancy

  • Average Life Expectancy in North Korea is 72.483 and is expected to Increase in upcoming next 50 years. 
  • Life Expectancy is below average when compared to global average (Currently Hong Kong Ranks 1st for Life Expectancy of 85 years).  
  • North Korea ranks 119th in terms of average life expectancy around the world. 

North Korea
 Avg Life Expectancy

Table : Past and Expected Average Life Expectancy (Age) ()

Year Average Life Expectancy Rank
2010 69.57 126th
2020 72.48 119th
2030 74.46 117th
2040 76.22 115th
2050 77.89 116th
2060 79.54 115th
2070 81.16 113th
2080 82.7 112th
2090 84.09 111th
2100 0

North-Korea Average Fertility Rate

  • In North Korea, Women gives birth to 1.873 (average) children every year and this fertility rate is expected to be in decreasing trend. 
  • North Korea rank is in range of 135th-131st in term of average fertility rate around the world. 

North Korea
 Fertility Rate kids per women

Table : Past and Expected Average Fertility Rate

Year Average Fertility Rate Rank
2010 1.97 134th
2020 1.87 135th
2030 1.81 134th
2040 1.78 135th
2050 1.77 134th
2060 1.77 131st
2070 1.78 124th
2080 1.79 119th
2090 1.79 113th
2100 1.8 112th

Conclusion of Analysis :


In 1950, North Korea population was 10549472 and this continuously increasing at growth rate of average 0.02%.Currently North Korea population is around 24591599 and by year 2030 its expected to be 26743895 .North Korea ranks 47th when compared to other countries population. Average Life Expectancy of North Korea in 2010 was 69.572, in 2020 its 72.483 and by 2050 it will be 77.894.As mentioned in Highlight's North Korea population is increasing, population density is increasing, average life expectancy is increasing and average fertility rate is decreasing.

Reference (Source) :


  • https://population.un.org/wpp/
  • https://population.un.org/wpp/DataSources/
  • https://www.wikipedia.org/
Historical population data on a sub-national level – including their administrative divisions and principal towns – is collected by Jan Lahmeyer and published at his website www.populstat.info.
The Minnesota Population Center publishes various high-quality datasets based on census data beginning in 1790. At the time of writing this source was online at www.pop.umn.edu/index.php. It focuses on North America and Europe.
The Data & Information Services Center (DISC) Archive at University of Wisconsin-Madison provides access to census data and population datasets (mostly for the Americas). At the time of writing this source was online at http://www.disc.wisc.edu.
The International Database published by the U.S. Census Bureau provides data for the time 1950-2100. At the time of writing this source was online at https://www.census.gov/data-tools/demo/idb/informationGateway.php.
The Atlas of the Biosphere publishes data on Population Density. At the time of writing this source was online at www.sage.wisc.edu/atlas/maps.

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