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North Korea

Area of North Korea 122,585.7 km²
Population 24.7 million
Male Population 11,755,031 (47.6%)
Female Population 12,919,754 (52.4%)
Population change from 1975 to 2015  +54%
Population change from 2000 to 2015  +10%
Median Age 33.2 years old
Male Median Age 32.5 years old
Female Median Age 33.8 years old
Timezone Pyongyang Time

North Korea Population

Years 1975 to 2015
Data1975199020002015
Population 16,023,732 19,863,088 22,433,862 24,674,760
Population Density 130.7 / km² 162.0 / km² 183.0 / km² 201.3 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

North Korea Population Tree

Population By Age and Gender
AgeMaleFemaleTotal
Under 5 928,511 891,993 1,820,504
5-9 1,003,819 961,970 1,965,789
10-14 1,101,654 1,049,245 2,150,899
15-19 941,071 1,042,237 1,983,308
20-24 592,170 942,847 1,535,017
25-29 853,377 903,861 1,757,238
30-34 900,999 880,420 1,781,419
35-39 1,183,204 1,167,708 2,350,913
40-44 1,065,826 1,076,584 2,142,411
45-49 813,576 845,875 1,659,452
50-54 679,271 722,403 1,401,675
55-59 451,474 511,039 962,514
60-64 507,807 619,435 1,127,242
65-69 404,173 568,482 972,655
70-74 243,268 462,454 705,723
75-79 84,585 272,878 357,464
80-84 173 197 371
85 Plus 74 123 198
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

North Korea Historical and Projected Population

Estimated Population from 700 to 2100
YearEst. PopulationAvg 10 year growth %Avg 10 year growth
700 574,469 n/a n/a
800 731,530 2.4% 15,706
900 823,436 1.2% 9,190
1000 913,730 1% 9,029
1100 1,104,169 1.9% 19,043
1200 1,469,370 2.9% 36,520
1300 1,102,472 -2.8% -36,689
1400 1,282,552 1.5% 18,008
1500 1,467,408 1.4% 18,485
1600 1,831,597 2.2% 36,418
1700 2,285,649 2.2% 45,405
1800 4,010,096 5.8% 172,444
1900 4,734,292 1.7% 72,419
1910 4,785,216 1.1% 50,924
1920 5,765,649 20.5% 980,433
1930 6,902,698 19.7% 1,137,049
1940 8,268,915 19.8% 1,366,217
1950 9,903,460 19.8% 1,634,545
1960 11,127,017 12.4% 1,223,557
1970 14,493,242 30.3% 3,366,225
1990 19,863,088 17.1% 2,684,923
2000 22,433,862 12.9% 2,570,774
2020 25,190,961 6% 1,378,549
2030 25,683,112 2% 492,151
2040 25,436,579 -1% -246,533
2050 24,736,617 -2.8% -699,962
2060 23,606,927 -4.6% -1,129,690
2070 22,229,696 -5.8% -1,377,231
2080 20,734,133 -6.7% -1,495,563
2090 19,098,762 -7.9% -1,635,371
2100 17,492,412 -8.4% -1,606,350
Sources:
1. JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid
2. CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)
3. [Link] Klein Goldewijk, K., Beusen, A., Doelman, J., and Stehfest, E.: Anthropogenic land use estimates for the Holocene – HYDE 3.2, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 927–953, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-927-2017, 2017.

Human Development Index (HDI)

Statistic composite index of life expectancy, education, and per capita income.
Sources: [Link] Kummu, M., Taka, M. & Guillaume, J. Gridded global datasets for Gross Domestic Product and Human Development Index over 1990–2015. Sci Data 5, 180004 (2018) doi:10.1038/sdata.2018.4

North Korea Annual Weather Averages

May Historical Weather Data (1952 to 2020)

Average Temp
14.9°C
58.9°F
Average High
21.5°C
70.7°F
Average Low
8.0°C
46.3°F
   Record High Temperature
34.5°C
94.1°F
   Record Low Temperature
-4.6°C
23.7°F
   Average Precipitation
78.1 mm
3.1 in
   Average Precipitation Days (≥ 0.254 mm)
11.4 days
   Average Snowfall
0.0 mm
0.0 in
   Average Snowfall Days (≥ 25 mm)
0.0 days
Sources:
1. NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
2. Lawrimore, Jay H.; Ray, Ron; Applequist, Scott; Korzeniewski, Bryant; Menne, Matthew J. (2016): Global Summary of the Month (GSOM), Version 1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://doi.org/10.7289/V5QV3JJ5. Accessed Fri, 08 May 2020 06:54:17 GMT.

Natural Hazards Risk

Relative risk out of 10
Landslide Medium (6)
Cyclone High (9)
Drought Medium (2.6)
Flood High (10)
* Risk, particularly concerning flood or landslide, may not be for the entire area.
Sources:
1. Dilley, M., R.S. Chen, U. Deichmann, A.L. Lerner-Lam, M. Arnold, J. Agwe, P. Buys, O. Kjekstad, B. Lyon, and G. Yetman. 2005. Natural Disaster Hotspots: A Global Risk Analysis. Washington, D.C.: World Bank. https://doi.org/10.1596/0-8213-5930-4.
2. Center for Hazards and Risk Research - CHRR - Columbia University, Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University. 2005. Global Flood Hazard Frequency and Distribution. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). https://doi.org/10.7927/H4668B3D.
3. Center for Hazards and Risk Research - CHRR - Columbia University, Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University, and International Research Institute for Climate and Society - IRI - Columbia University. 2005. Global Drought Hazard Frequency and Distribution. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). https://doi.org/10.7927/H4VX0DFT.
4. Center for Hazards and Risk Research - CHRR - Columbia University, Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development - The World Bank, and United Nations Environment Programme Global Resource Information Database Geneva - UNEP/GRID-Geneva. 2005. Global Cyclone Hazard Frequency and Distribution. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). https://doi.org/10.7927/H4CZ353K.
5. Center for Hazards and Risk Research - CHRR - Columbia University, Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University, and Norwegian Geotechnical Institute - NGI. 2005. Global Landslide Hazard Distribution. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). https://doi.org/10.7927/H4P848VZ.
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