Seoul · Population

Question: What is the population of Seoul? Answer: Seoul (서울), South Korea (capital: Seoul) - last known population is ≈ 9 631 500 (year 2010). This was 19.62% of total South Korea population. In this year, Seoul population density was 15919.8 p/km². If population growth rate would be same as in period 2005-2010 (-0.27%/year), Seoul population in 2018 would be: 9 425 430*.

Population history [1]

Annual population change

[1949-1955] +1.46 %/year
[1955-1960] +9.28 %/year
[1960-1966] +7.59 %/year
[1966-1970] +9.86 %/year
[1970-1975] +4.48 %/year
[1975-1980] +3.95 %/year
[1980-1985] +2.88 %/year
[1985-1990] +1.95 %/year
[1990-1995] -0.74 %/year
[1995-2000] -0.72 %/year
[2000-2005] -0.19 %/year
[2005-2010] -0.27 %/year


GPS coordinates: 37.566535, 126.977969

Seoul on city and population density map

City density [2]population density [3]Legend (Click on marker to hide it)

Sources, Notices

1949c, 1955c, 1960c, 1966c, 1970c, 1975c, 1980c, 1985c, 1990c, 1995c, 2000c, 2005c, 2010c. Legend: e-estimate, c-census, o-other, ..
* Unofficial, calculated population.
** In some cases boundaries changes also influence the comparability of the population data. Data is provided "as is" without warranty or any representation of accuracy, timeliness or completeness. Terms of use.
[1] Sources
KOSIS KOrean Statistical Information Service En.
Statistics Korea
Summary of Census Population Census, Population sector, Summary of Census Population (Adm.only)
Statistical database Cities. Construction/Housing/Land > Construction > Statistics of Urban Plan > statistics of city
[2] City density map, generated by using data provided to us by website. Every circle is city with population over 5000. Link
[3] Population density map generated by instructions from daysleeperrr on reddig. Link1. Used data source is the Gridded Population of the World (GPW), v3 online at the the Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) at Columbia University. Link2. Additional urban land cover: Extracted from Global Land Cover Characteristics Data Base Version 2.0 and Binary MOD12Q1 data on Link3 (PNG,0.5Mb).