E.g., 11/16/2017
E.g., 11/16/2017

Country Resource - North Korea

North Korea

KP
  • Population......................................................................25,115,311 (July 2016 est.)
  • Population growth rate .............................................................0.53% (2016 est.)
  • Birth rate.....................................................14.6 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
  • Death rate................................................9.3 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
  • Net migration rate...................................0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2016 est.)
  • Ethnic groups..................................racially homogeneous; there is a small Chinese community and a few ethnic Japanese

CIA World Factbook

Economic, social, and political conditions have pushed North Koreans to illegally leave their country and migrate to South Korea, China, Russia, and elsewhere. MPI's Hiroyuki Tanaka examines humanitarian and economic migration flows from North Korea, and the situation of North Koreans living abroad.

Recent Activity

Approximately 1 million Korean immigrants (overwhelmingly from South Korea) lived in the United States in 2015, representing 2.4 percent of the U.S. immigrant population. While earlier waves consisted largely of unskilled laborers and their families, contemporary Korean immigration boasts high socioeconomic standing and Koreans are generally considered among the most successful immigrant groups.

Economic, social, and political conditions have pushed North Koreans to illegally leave their country and migrate to South Korea, China, Russia, and elsewhere. MPI's Hiroyuki Tanaka examines humanitarian and economic migration flows from North Korea, and the situation of North Koreans living abroad.
Tsuneo Akaha of the Monterey Institute of International Studies looks at emerging migration patterns in North Korea, China, Russia, and Japan.