Population of South Korea

Source UN (World Population Prospects 2022)
Date19 Feb 2024

The current population of South Korea is 51,743,128 as of June 22, 2024, based on interpolation of the latest United Nations data. The population of South Korea is projected at 51,741,963, or 51.74 million, as of July 1, 2024. The total population in South Korea is projected at 51,784,059, or 51.78 million people for the year 2023.

South Korea ranks 29th in the world by population on the 237 countries and territories list. South Korea is ranked 13th among 51 countries and territories in Asia.

  • Population
  • Growth rate
  • Net change

South Korea population projections

Year Population Growth Share (%)
1 Jan1 JulyNet Changerate (%)to World
202251,829,02551,815,810-26,431-0.0510.65
202351,802,59451,784,059-37,070-0.0720.64
202451,765,52451,741,963-47,123-0.0910.64
202551,718,40151,690,479-55,844-0.1080.63
202651,662,55751,630,817-63,479-0.1230.62
202751,599,07851,561,768-74,620-0.1450.62
202851,524,45851,482,230-84,457-0.1640.61
202951,440,00151,392,505-94,991-0.1850.61
203051,345,01051,290,214-109,592-0.2140.60
203151,235,41851,173,200-124,437-0.2430.59
203251,110,98151,040,363-141,235-0.2770.59
203350,969,74650,890,473-158,547-0.3120.58
203450,811,19950,721,724-178,950-0.3530.58
203550,632,24950,532,567-199,363-0.3950.57
203650,432,88650,324,119-217,534-0.4320.56
203750,215,35250,097,849-235,005-0.4690.56
203849,980,34749,854,467-251,760-0.5050.55
203949,728,58749,594,904-267,367-0.5390.54
204049,461,22049,319,974-282,492-0.5730.54
204149,178,72849,030,283-296,889-0.6060.53
204248,881,83948,727,532-308,614-0.6330.52
204348,573,22548,412,166-322,117-0.6650.52
204448,251,10848,082,601-337,013-0.7010.51
204547,914,09547,738,573-351,043-0.7350.50
204647,563,05247,379,594-366,915-0.7740.50
204747,196,13747,004,124-384,025-0.8170.49
204846,812,11246,610,891-402,442-0.8630.48
204946,409,67046,199,541-420,259-0.9100.48
205045,989,41145,770,874-437,075-0.9550.47
205145,552,33645,326,220-452,232-0.9980.46
205245,100,10444,867,510-465,189-1.0370.46
205344,634,91544,395,474-478,883-1.0790.45
205444,156,03243,911,285-489,493-1.1150.44
205543,666,53943,417,493-498,093-1.1470.44
205643,168,44642,916,240-504,413-1.1750.43
205742,664,03342,410,033-507,999-1.1980.43
205842,156,03441,900,604-510,860-1.2190.42
205941,645,17441,388,859-512,631-1.2390.41
206041,132,54340,877,006-511,074-1.2500.41
206140,621,46940,367,312-508,314-1.2590.40
206240,113,15539,860,020-506,271-1.2700.39
206339,606,88439,355,368-503,031-1.2780.39
206439,103,85338,853,435-500,837-1.2890.38
206538,603,01638,354,346-497,340-1.2970.38
206638,105,67637,858,378-494,597-1.3060.37
206737,611,07937,365,875-490,408-1.3120.36
206837,120,67136,877,691-485,960-1.3180.36
206936,634,71136,394,147-481,128-1.3220.35
207036,153,58335,914,652-477,862-1.3310.35
207135,675,72135,439,357-472,727-1.3340.34
207235,202,99434,969,593-466,802-1.3350.34
207334,736,19234,505,456-461,472-1.3370.33
207434,274,72034,046,974-455,492-1.3380.33
207533,819,22833,594,161-450,134-1.3400.32
207633,369,09433,146,634-444,920-1.3420.32
207732,924,17432,704,324-439,700-1.3440.31
207832,484,47432,267,388-434,173-1.3460.31
207932,050,30131,835,481-429,641-1.3500.31
208031,620,66031,408,278-424,765-1.3520.30
208131,195,89530,986,290-419,209-1.3530.30
208230,776,68630,569,730-413,912-1.3540.29
208330,362,77430,157,775-409,997-1.3600.29
208429,952,77729,750,352-404,851-1.3610.29
208529,547,92629,347,263-401,326-1.3680.28
208629,146,60028,948,532-396,137-1.3680.28
208728,750,46328,554,468-391,989-1.3730.27
208828,358,47428,164,879-387,189-1.3750.27
208927,971,28527,780,463-381,644-1.3740.27
209027,589,64127,402,411-374,459-1.3670.26
209127,215,18227,031,192-367,981-1.3610.26
209226,847,20126,667,488-359,426-1.3480.26
209326,487,77526,312,671-350,209-1.3310.25
209426,137,56625,967,032-341,068-1.3130.25
209525,796,49825,631,307-330,381-1.2890.25
209625,466,11725,305,887-320,461-1.2660.24
209725,145,65624,990,390-310,532-1.2430.24
209824,835,12424,684,886-300,476-1.2170.24
209924,534,64824,389,144-291,007-1.1930.24
210024,243,64124,102,932-281,418-1.1680.23

South Korea population estimates

Year Population Growth Share (%)
1 Jan1 JulyNet Changerate (%)to World
195020,160,29920,104,010-112,578-0.5600.80
195120,047,72120,116,892138,3410.6880.79
195220,186,06220,393,370414,6152.0330.79
195320,600,67720,862,396523,4382.5090.79
195421,124,11521,432,886617,5412.8810.80
195521,741,65622,075,008666,7053.0200.80
195622,408,36122,763,457710,1913.1200.81
195723,118,55223,494,049750,9933.1970.82
195823,869,54524,256,851774,6113.1940.83
195924,644,15625,036,097783,8823.1310.84
196025,428,03825,817,529778,9823.0170.86
196126,207,02026,552,225690,4092.6000.87
196226,897,42927,234,470674,0832.4750.87
196327,571,51227,905,873668,7222.3960.87
196428,240,23428,555,856631,2442.2110.87
196528,871,47829,179,407615,8572.1110.87
196629,487,33529,838,219701,7692.3520.88
196730,189,10430,540,596702,9842.3020.88
196830,892,08831,229,630675,0852.1620.88
196931,567,17331,912,015689,6842.1610.88
197032,256,85732,601,143688,5712.1120.88
197132,945,42833,288,369685,8822.0600.88
197233,631,31033,976,851691,0832.0340.88
197334,322,39334,659,713674,6401.9470.88
197434,997,03335,319,338644,6101.8250.88
197535,641,64335,930,694578,1011.6090.88
197636,219,74436,456,320473,1521.2980.88
197736,692,89636,911,298436,8041.1830.88
197837,129,70037,329,984400,5681.0730.87
197937,530,26837,737,918415,3011.1000.86
198037,945,56938,170,501449,8641.1790.86
198138,395,43338,731,905672,9441.7370.86
198239,068,37739,403,422670,0901.7010.86
198339,738,46740,053,748630,5621.5740.85
198440,369,02940,664,361590,6641.4530.85
198540,959,69341,232,709546,0321.3240.85
198641,505,72541,808,708605,9661.4490.84
198742,111,69142,405,253587,1241.3850.84
198842,698,81542,988,455579,2801.3480.84
198943,278,09543,567,512578,8351.3290.83
199043,856,93044,120,039526,2171.1930.83
199144,383,14744,487,412208,5310.4690.82
199244,591,67844,703,709224,0620.5010.81
199344,815,74044,932,861234,2430.5210.81
199445,049,98345,165,780231,5940.5130.80
199545,281,57745,393,418223,6810.4930.79
199645,505,25845,660,168309,8190.6790.78
199745,815,07745,962,393294,6320.6410.78
199846,109,70946,250,259281,1000.6080.77
199946,390,80946,520,444259,2690.5570.77
200046,650,07846,788,591277,0260.5920.76
200146,927,10447,064,790275,3720.5850.76
200247,202,47647,320,668236,3840.5000.75
200347,438,86047,539,738201,7570.4240.74
200447,640,61747,727,285173,3370.3630.74
200547,813,95447,889,573151,2370.3160.73
200647,965,19148,049,347168,3120.3500.72
200748,133,50348,220,601174,1960.3610.72
200848,307,69948,398,626181,8550.3760.71
200948,489,55448,588,019196,9300.4050.70
201048,686,48448,813,042253,1160.5190.70
201148,939,60049,169,878460,5550.9370.70
201249,400,15549,634,185468,0600.9430.69
201349,868,21550,098,229460,0280.9180.69
201450,328,24350,558,043459,5990.9090.69
201550,787,84250,994,401413,1180.8100.69
201651,200,96051,309,984218,0480.4250.68
201751,419,00851,511,639185,2610.3600.68
201851,604,26951,676,900145,2620.2810.67
201951,749,53151,803,829108,5970.2100.67
202051,858,12851,844,690-26,875-0.0520.66
202151,831,25351,830,139-2,228-0.0040.66