Busan Population 2022

3,468,139
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Busan is a city that is located in South Korea. It is one of the country’s most populous cities, coming in second place only behind Seoul. The city has a population of approximately 3.5 million people. The metro area’s population exceeds 4.6 million.

City Size and Population Density

The total area of the city is over 296 square miles, which gives it a population density of around 12,000 people per square mile. The city’s total land area makes up less than 1% of the Korean peninsula.

The city’s large industrial area, thriving port, and position as a cultural and educational center makes it a place that draws in residents from all around the world.

Demographics

The majority of the residents in Busan are Buddhist, with over 41% following this religion. Trailing just behind are non-religious residents or people that follow indigenous religions, which account for almost 40% of the total population. The remainder follow Protestantism and Catholicism.

Korean and Korean dialects are the prevalent languages used here, and English is also in use as well.

Population Growth

Like other cities throughout South Korea, the population of Busan is expected to stabilize through the early 2020s after years of ups and downs.

Year Population
1950947,770
1951966,622
1952985,877
19531,005,460
19541,025,460
19551,045,858
19561,066,691
19571,087,879
19581,109,519
19591,131,589
19601,154,129
19611,187,466
19621,229,596
19631,273,220
19641,318,456
19651,365,168
19661,413,602
19671,496,021
19681,595,063
19691,700,362
19701,812,772
19711,922,898
19722,036,413
19732,156,290
19742,283,404
19752,418,011
19762,519,602
19772,610,937
19782,705,715
19792,803,934
19802,905,860
19813,011,197
19823,120,504
19833,233,780
19843,351,333
19853,472,817
19863,551,115
19873,606,602
19883,663,035
19893,720,191
19903,778,320
19913,800,259
19923,803,502
19933,806,739
19943,809,983
19953,813,230
19963,793,848
19973,763,277
19983,732,911
19993,702,790
20003,672,871
20013,644,111
20023,615,960
20033,588,025
20043,560,269
20053,532,803
20063,508,981
20073,487,072
20083,465,271
20093,443,666
20103,422,165
20113,419,411
20123,426,160
20133,432,904
20143,439,670
20153,446,449
20163,453,252
20173,460,068
20183,466,898
20193,465,633
20203,465,190
20213,465,946
20223,468,139
20233,471,949
20243,477,419
20253,484,430
20263,492,732
20273,501,978
20283,511,798
20293,521,823
20303,531,747
20313,541,399
20323,550,651
20333,559,329
20343,567,254
20353,574,291

Busan Population 2022

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
1950947,7700.00%
1951966,6221.99%18,852
1952985,8771.99%19,255
19531,005,4601.99%19,583
19541,025,4601.99%20,000
19551,045,8581.99%20,398
19561,066,6911.99%20,833
19571,087,8791.99%21,188
19581,109,5191.99%21,640
19591,131,5891.99%22,070
19601,154,1291.99%22,540
19611,187,4662.89%33,337
19621,229,5963.55%42,130
19631,273,2203.55%43,624
19641,318,4563.55%45,236
19651,365,1683.54%46,712
19661,413,6023.55%48,434
19671,496,0215.83%82,419
19681,595,0636.62%99,042
19691,700,3626.60%105,299
19701,812,7726.61%112,410
19711,922,8986.08%110,126
19722,036,4135.90%113,515
19732,156,2905.89%119,877
19742,283,4045.90%127,114
19752,418,0115.90%134,607
19762,519,6024.20%101,591
19772,610,9373.62%91,335
19782,705,7153.63%94,778
19792,803,9343.63%98,219
19802,905,8603.64%101,926
19813,011,1973.62%105,337
19823,120,5043.63%109,307
19833,233,7803.63%113,276
19843,351,3333.64%117,553
19853,472,8173.62%121,484
19863,551,1152.25%78,298
19873,606,6021.56%55,487
19883,663,0351.56%56,433
19893,720,1911.56%57,156
19903,778,3201.56%58,129
19913,800,2590.58%21,939
19923,803,5020.09%3,243
19933,806,7390.09%3,237
19943,809,9830.09%3,244
19953,813,2300.09%3,247
19963,793,848-0.51%-19,382
19973,763,277-0.81%-30,571
19983,732,911-0.81%-30,366
19993,702,790-0.81%-30,121
20003,672,871-0.81%-29,919
20013,644,111-0.78%-28,760
20023,615,960-0.77%-28,151
20033,588,025-0.77%-27,935
20043,560,269-0.77%-27,756
20053,532,803-0.77%-27,466
20063,508,981-0.67%-23,822
20073,487,072-0.62%-21,909
20083,465,271-0.63%-21,801
20093,443,666-0.62%-21,605
20103,422,165-0.62%-21,501
20113,419,411-0.08%-2,754
20123,426,1600.20%6,749
20133,432,9040.20%6,744
20143,439,6700.20%6,766
20153,446,4490.20%6,779
20163,453,2520.20%6,803
20173,460,0680.20%6,816
20183,466,8980.20%6,830
20193,465,633-0.04%-1,265
20203,465,190-0.01%-443
20213,465,9460.02%756
20223,468,1390.06%2,193
20233,471,9490.11%3,810
20243,477,4190.16%5,470
20253,484,4300.20%7,011
20263,492,7320.24%8,302
20273,501,9780.26%9,246
20283,511,7980.28%9,820
20293,521,8230.29%10,025
20303,531,7470.28%9,924
20313,541,3990.27%9,652
20323,550,6510.26%9,252
20333,559,3290.24%8,678
20343,567,2540.22%7,925
20353,574,2910.20%7,037

Busan Population Data (Urban Area)

Name 2022 Population 2022 Growth
Seoul9,975,7090.08%
Busan3,468,1390.06%
Incheon2,834,1320.56%
Daegu2,184,528-0.28%
Daejon1,573,3690.25%
Gwangju1,526,4570.17%
Suweon1,349,9051.36%
Yongin1,120,7841.59%
Goyang1,094,8801.11%
Changwon1,054,243-0.05%
Seongnam941,569-0.08%
Ulsan911,5640.09%
Bucheon827,868-0.21%
Ansan764,6690.26%
Cheongju723,9120.46%
Cheonan696,2841.12%
Jeonju664,2930.10%
Anyang562,213-0.44%
Siheung445,0230.50%
Uijeongbu423,9950.06%

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