Gwangju Population 2021

1,523,822
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Gwangju's 2021 population is now estimated at 1,523,822. In 1950, the population of Gwangju was 173,981. Gwangju has grown by 2,316 since 2015, which represents a 0.15% annual change. These population estimates and projections come from the latest revision of the UN World Urbanization Prospects. These estimates represent the Urban agglomeration of Gwangju, which typically includes Gwangju's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

Gwangju Population 2021

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
20351,577,6150.20%3,107
20341,574,5080.22%3,499
20331,571,0090.24%3,835
20321,567,1740.26%4,096
20311,563,0780.28%4,287
20301,558,7910.29%4,437
20291,554,3540.29%4,533
20281,549,8210.29%4,527
20271,545,2940.29%4,402
20261,540,8920.27%4,163
20251,536,7290.25%3,827
20241,532,9020.22%3,430
20231,529,4720.20%3,015
20221,526,4570.17%2,635
20211,523,8220.15%2,316
20201,521,5060.14%2,058
20191,519,4480.12%1,890
20181,517,5580.37%5,527
20171,512,0310.37%5,507
20161,506,5240.37%5,487
20151,501,0370.37%5,461
20141,495,5760.37%5,440
20131,490,1360.36%5,413
20121,484,7230.37%5,408
20111,479,3150.53%7,842
20101,471,4730.86%12,605
20091,458,8680.86%12,480
20081,446,3880.87%12,407
20071,433,9810.86%12,284
20061,421,6970.88%12,404
20051,409,2930.91%12,712
20041,396,5810.91%12,632
20031,383,9490.91%12,501
20021,371,4480.91%12,388
20011,359,0601.18%15,911
20001,343,1491.73%22,790
19991,320,3591.72%22,373
19981,297,9861.72%21,994
19971,275,9921.72%21,591
19961,254,4011.73%21,284
19951,233,1171.72%20,895
19941,212,2221.72%20,540
19931,191,6821.72%20,165
19921,171,5171.73%19,878
19911,151,6392.69%30,132
19901,121,5074.58%49,162
19891,072,3454.58%46,944
19881,025,4014.59%45,010
1987980,3914.58%42,976
1986937,4154.58%41,093
1985896,3224.58%39,238
1984857,0844.59%37,621
1983819,4634.58%35,922
1982783,5414.58%34,347
1981749,1944.25%30,543
1980718,6513.62%25,131
1979693,5203.62%24,221
1978669,2993.62%23,374
1977645,9253.61%22,528
1976623,3973.78%22,680
1975600,7174.22%24,333
1974576,3844.22%23,348
1973553,0364.22%22,372
1972530,6644.23%21,524
1971509,1404.46%21,738
1970487,4025.17%23,960
1969463,4425.16%22,751
1968440,6915.18%21,693
1967418,9984.97%19,829
1966399,1694.37%16,711
1965382,4584.36%15,989
1964366,4694.38%15,363
1963351,1064.37%14,698
1962336,4084.37%14,084
1961322,3244.98%15,281
1960307,0435.85%16,976
1959290,0675.84%16,016
1958274,0515.84%15,131
1957258,9205.84%14,277
1956244,6435.85%13,526
1955231,1175.84%12,760
1954218,3575.84%12,057
1953206,3005.84%11,375
1952194,9255.85%10,777
1951184,1485.84%10,167
1950173,9810.00%

Gwangju Population Data (Urban Area)

Name 2021 Population 2021 Growth
Seoul9,967,6770.04%
Busan3,465,9460.02%
Incheon2,818,2880.62%
Daegu2,190,571-0.38%
Daejon1,569,4590.24%
Gwangju1,523,8220.15%
Suweon1,331,8261.56%
Yongin1,103,2651.84%
Goyang1,082,8151.27%
Changwon1,054,775-0.11%
Seongnam942,342-0.15%
Ulsan910,7780.05%
Bucheon829,592-0.30%
Ansan762,6980.25%
Cheongju720,5840.50%
Cheonan688,5431.29%
Jeonju663,6070.07%
Anyang564,685-0.57%
Siheung442,7900.55%
Uijeongbu423,7220.02%

Other Cities in South Korea

  1. World Urbanization Prospects - United Nations population estimates and projections of major Urban Agglomerations

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