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Seoul

Area of Seoul 13 km²
Population 258,110
Male Population 123,418 (47.8%)
Female Population 134,692 (52.2%)
Population change from 1975 to 2015  +34.5%
Population change from 2000 to 2015  -0.2%
Median Age 36.5 years old
Male Median Age 35.9 years old
Female Median Age 37.1 years old
Timezone Korean Standard Time
Seoul, officially the Seoul Special City, is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea. Source: Wikipedia

Seoul Population

Years 1975 to 2015
Data1975199020002015
Population 191,935 246,991 258,749 258,110
Population Density 14,783 / km² 19,024 / km² 19,930 / km² 19,880 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Seoul Population change from 2000 to 2015

Decrease of 0.2% from year 2000 to 2015
LocationChange since 1975Change since 1990Change since 2000
Seoul +34.5% +4.5% -0.2%
South Korea +44.6% +17.1% +9%
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Seoul Median Age

Median Age: 36.5 years
LocationMedian AgeMedian Age (Male)Median Age (Female)
Seoul 36.5 years 35.9 years 37.1 years
South Korea 38 years 36.8 years 39.2 years
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Seoul Population Tree

Population By Age and Gender
AgeMaleFemaleTotal
Under 5 4,704 4,497 9,202
5-9 5,143 4,755 9,898
10-14 8,210 7,316 15,526
15-19 10,003 8,811 18,814
20-24 8,868 9,942 18,811
25-29 11,365 14,624 25,990
30-34 11,556 12,773 24,330
35-39 10,208 11,156 21,364
40-44 10,114 11,810 21,925
45-49 10,725 11,710 22,436
50-54 9,844 11,007 20,852
55-59 7,448 8,503 15,951
60-64 5,977 6,423 12,401
65-69 4,333 4,073 8,407
70-74 2,635 2,758 5,394
75-79 1,276 1,987 3,263
80-84 615 1,449 2,064
85 Plus 393 1,099 1,492
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Seoul Population Density

Population Density: 19,880 / km²
LocationPopulationAreaPopulation Density
Seoul 258,110 13 km² 19,880 / km²
South Korea 48.7 million 99,071.7 km² 491.5 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Seoul Historical Population

Estimated Population from 700 to 2015
YearEst. PopulationAvg 10 year growth %Avg 10 year growth
700 5,401 n/a n/a
800 7,423 3.2% 202
900 8,351 1.2% 92
1000 9,279 1.1% 92
1100 11,135 1.8% 185
1200 14,846 2.9% 371
1300 11,135 -2.8% -371
1400 12,990 1.6% 185
1500 14,846 1.3% 185
1600 18,557 2.3% 371
1700 23,197 2.3% 464
1800 44,251 6.7% 2,105
1900 50,000 1.2% 574
1910 50,672 1.3% 672
1920 58,853 16.1% 8,181
1930 68,845 17% 9,992
1940 76,890 11.7% 8,045
1950 93,906 22.1% 17,016
1960 121,735 29.6% 27,829
1970 151,694 24.6% 29,959
1990 246,991 27.6% 47,648
2000 258,749 4.8% 11,758
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

Seoul CO2 Emissions

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Per Capita in Tonnes Per Year
LocationCO2 EmissionsCO2 Emissions Per CapitaCO2 Emissions Intensity
Seoul 4,211,603 t 16.3 t 324,397 t/km²
South Korea 597,763,145 t 12.3 t 6,033 t/km²
Sources: [Link] Moran, D., Kanemoto K; Jiborn, M., Wood, R., Többen, J., and Seto, K.C. (2018) Carbon footprints of 13,000 cities. Environmental Research Letters DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aac72a

Seoul Annual Weather Averages

May Historical Weather Data (1951 to 2016)

Average Temp
17.6°C
63.8°F
Average High
23.3°C
73.9°F
Average Low
12.0°C
53.6°F
   Record High Temperature
33.3°C
91.9°F
   Record Low Temperature
5.0°C
41.0°F
   Average Precipitation
83.7 mm
3.3 in
   Average Precipitation Days (≥ 0.254 mm)
7.4 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, 17 Apr 2020 13:07:33 GMT.

Natural Hazards Risk

Relative risk out of 10
Cyclone High (8)
Drought Low (2)
Flood High (10)
* Risk, particularly concerning flood or landslide, may not be for the entire area.

Other places in South Korea

Place Area Population Population Density
Andong 3.123 km² 15,830 5,068 / km²
Anyangil-tong 4.136 km² 64,203 15,523 / km²
Bucheon-Si 10.1 km² 195,721 19,450 / km²
Busan 170.4 km² 2.1 million 12,169 / km²
Chungju 3.972 km² 20,753 5,225 / km²
Chungju-Si 9.5 km² 80,189 8,479 / km²
Daegu 60.8 km² 837,496 13,779 / km²
Daejon 23.7 km² 353,527 14,922 / km²
Incheon 27.8 km² 350,881 12,611 / km²
Jeju-Si 3.136 km² 14,723 4,695 / km²
Jeonju-Si 12.4 km² 135,447 10,888 / km²
Jinju-Si 10.1 km² 64,316 6,372 / km²
Naju 2.52 km² 5,557 2,205 / km²
Nonsan-Si 2.251 km² 9,001 3,998 / km²
Shisen 2.652 km² 7,769 2,929 / km²
South Korea South Korea Chinhae 21.8 km² 86,722 3,969 / km²
South Korea South Korea Hamyol 1.808 km² 1,370 757.8 / km²
South Korea South Korea Masan 15.5 km² 159,260 10,262 / km²
South Korea South Korea P'Ohang 3.147 km² 16,438 5,222 / km²
South Korea South Korea Samch'Onp'o 2.536 km² 8,298 3,272 / km²
South Korea South Korea Taejong 3.286 km² 2,860 870.2 / km²
South Korea South Korea Yeanmudae 3.464 km² 3,755 1,083 / km²
South Korea South Korea Yoju 0.962 km² 358 372.2 / km²
Suwon 6.8 km² 117,883 17,411 / km²
Uijeongbu sam dong 6.6 km² 126,884 19,218 / km²
Ulsan 6.1 km² 74,169 12,226 / km²
Yeosu 2.769 km² 6,003 2,168 / km²
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