China Population 2022


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  • The current population of China is estimated at 1,451,794,221 people as of October, 2022, according to the latest population growth rate and projections.
  • Population of China represent 18.36% of the total world population.
  • The population density of China is 145 inhabitants per km2.
  • China is located in Asia.
  • China ranks number 1 in the list of countries ordered by population.
  • The latitudinal point of China is 35.9340° N. The longitudinal coordinate of the country is 103.4277° E.
  • The median age in China is 38.4 years.
  • Minimum Wages in China is 2320 CNY per month, as of August, 2021 (around $350 USD per month).
  • The countries that China shares its land boundary with are Mongolia to the north, Russia to the northeast, Kazakhstan, Kirghizstan, and Tajikistan to the northwest, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bhutan to the west and southwest, Vietnam, Laos, and Myanmar to the south, and Korea to the east.

China

Official name People's Republic of China
Location Asia
Capital Beijing
Population 1,450,158,659 (as of June, 2022)
Population density 145/km2
Population growth rate 0.36% (in 2022)
Area 9,596,961 km2 (3,705,405.84 sq mi)
Official language Standard Chinese
Currency Renminbi (CNY)
Life expectancy 77.25 years
Internet TLD .cn
Call code +852

China Population Graph

China Population History (1960-2020)

Year Population Male Population Female Population Male (%) Female (%) Urban Population Urban (%)
2020 1,410,943,471 723,672,906 687,270,565 51.29% 48.71% 866,742,574 61.43%
2019 1,407,759,077 722,321,182 685,437,895 51.31% 48.69% 849,019,499 60.31%
2018 1,402,774,028 719,903,631 682,870,397 51.32% 48.68% 829,740,838 59.15%
2017 1,396,228,962 716,684,326 679,544,636 51.33% 48.67% 809,254,306 57.96%
2016 1,387,803,878 712,637,291 675,166,587 51.35% 48.65% 787,439,920 56.74%
2015 1,379,873,799 708,703,183 671,170,616 51.36% 48.64% 765,829,958 55.5%
2014 1,371,873,719 704,731,529 667,142,190 51.37% 48.63% 744,378,680 54.26%
2013 1,363,253,632 700,439,716 662,813,916 51.38% 48.62% 722,660,750 53.01%
2012 1,354,203,542 695,789,780 658,413,762 51.38% 48.62% 701,071,174 51.77%
2011 1,345,048,450 691,220,398 653,828,052 51.39% 48.61% 679,383,972 50.51%
2010 1,337,718,377 687,453,474 650,264,903 51.39% 48.61% 658,558,757 49.23%
2009 1,331,273,313 684,141,356 647,131,957 51.39% 48.61% 637,413,662 47.88%
2008 1,324,668,247 680,614,545 644,053,702 51.38% 48.62% 616,500,602 46.54%
2007 1,317,898,179 677,136,084 640,762,095 51.38% 48.62% 595,689,977 45.2%
2006 1,311,033,110 673,477,709 637,555,401 51.37% 48.63% 575,150,225 43.87%
2005 1,303,733,037 669,597,288 634,135,749 51.36% 48.64% 554,347,287 42.52%
2004 1,296,087,961 665,541,168 630,546,793 51.35% 48.65% 533,210,587 41.14%
2003 1,288,412,884 661,471,175 626,941,709 51.34% 48.66% 512,530,645 39.78%
2002 1,280,412,804 657,235,892 623,176,912 51.33% 48.67% 492,062,641 38.43%
2001 1,271,862,719 652,719,947 619,142,772 51.32% 48.68% 471,733,882 37.09%
2000 1,262,657,626 647,869,628 614,787,998 51.31% 48.69% 453,041,556 35.88%
1999 1,252,747,527 642,784,756 609,962,771 51.31% 48.69% 436,833,063 34.87%
1998 1,241,947,419 637,119,026 604,828,393 51.3% 48.7% 420,647,591 33.87%
1997 1,230,087,301 631,157,794 598,929,507 51.31% 48.69% 404,452,705 32.88%
1996 1,217,562,176 624,731,153 592,831,023 51.31% 48.69% 388,645,847 31.92%
1995 1,204,867,049 618,217,283 586,649,766 51.31% 48.69% 373,026,838 30.96%
1994 1,191,846,918 611,536,654 580,310,264 51.31% 48.69% 357,792,445 30.02%
1993 1,178,451,784 604,663,610 573,788,174 51.31% 48.69% 342,929,469 29.1%
1992 1,164,981,650 597,752,085 567,229,565 51.31% 48.69% 328,524,825 28.2%
1991 1,150,791,508 590,471,123 560,320,385 51.31% 48.69% 314,281,161 27.31%
1990 1,135,196,352 582,469,248 552,727,104 51.31% 48.69% 300,145,915 26.44%
1989 1,118,661,187 573,985,055 544,676,132 51.31% 48.69% 287,495,925 25.7%
1988 1,101,641,016 565,252,005 536,389,011 51.31% 48.69% 275,079,762 24.97%
1987 1,084,045,840 556,223,921 527,821,919 51.31% 48.69% 262,989,521 24.26%
1986 1,066,800,668 547,375,423 519,425,245 51.31% 48.69% 251,338,237 23.56%
1985 1,051,050,510 539,294,017 511,756,493 51.31% 48.69% 240,375,252 22.87%
1984 1,036,835,368 532,000,227 504,835,141 51.31% 48.69% 230,177,452 22.2%
1983 1,023,320,233 525,065,612 498,254,621 51.31% 48.69% 220,525,510 21.55%
1982 1,008,640,086 517,634,092 491,005,994 51.32% 48.68% 210,805,778 20.9%
1981 993,904,878 510,071,983 483,832,895 51.32% 48.68% 199,973,661 20.12%
1980 981,254,625 503,579,874 477,674,751 51.32% 48.68% 189,970,895 19.36%
1979 969,024,380 497,303,312 471,721,068 51.32% 48.68% 180,432,340 18.62%
1978 956,184,123 490,713,692 465,470,431 51.32% 48.68% 171,156,958 17.9%
1977 943,473,869 484,190,790 459,283,079 51.32% 48.68% 165,296,622 17.52%
1976 930,703,614 477,637,095 453,066,519 51.32% 48.68% 162,500,851 17.46%
1975 916,413,328 470,211,679 446,201,649 51.31% 48.69% 159,455,919 17.4%
1974 900,368,007 461,978,824 438,389,183 51.31% 48.69% 155,673,628 17.29%
1973 881,957,639 452,532,465 429,425,174 51.31% 48.69% 151,520,322 17.18%
1972 862,047,241 442,316,439 419,730,802 51.31% 48.69% 148,099,716 17.18%
1971 841,121,822 431,663,719 409,458,103 51.32% 48.68% 145,429,963 17.29%
1970 818,331,366 419,967,657 398,363,709 51.32% 48.68% 142,389,658 17.4%
1969 796,040,921 408,687,409 387,353,512 51.34% 48.66% 139,545,973 17.53%
1968 774,525,490 397,796,292 376,729,198 51.36% 48.64% 136,781,202 17.66%
1967 754,565,091 387,695,544 366,869,547 51.38% 48.62% 134,237,130 17.79%
1966 735,414,708 378,003,160 357,411,548 51.4% 48.6% 131,786,316 17.92%
1965 715,199,304 367,755,482 347,443,822 51.42% 48.58% 129,379,554 18.09%
1964 698,368,967 359,310,834 339,058,133 51.45% 48.55% 127,801,521 18.3%
1963 682,348,647 351,204,849 331,143,798 51.47% 48.53% 121,185,120 17.76%
1962 665,783,315 342,811,829 322,971,486 51.49% 48.51% 114,714,465 17.23%
1961 660,343,207 340,208,820 320,134,387 51.52% 48.48% 110,343,350 16.71%
1960 667,083,341 343,814,754 323,268,587 51.54% 48.46% 108,067,501 16.2%
Source: Worldbank Open Data | Some data could be adjusted by Pediaglobe.

Cities in China ordered by Population

The list offered below features the biggest cities of China. Besides, in the table you will find information regarding the population size in these cities. Cities are ordered by population (largest to smallest).

China

# City Population 2022
1 Shanghai 22,567,639
2 Beijing 19,123,806
3 Shenzhen 17,732,322
4 Guangzhou 16,333,346
5 Chengdu 13,704,041
6 Tianjin 11,265,541
7 Wuhan 10,486,227
8 Dongguan 9,748,071
9 Xi'an 9,735,360
10 Nanjing 9,445,091
11 Hangzhou 9,378,267
12 Foshan 9,196,232
13 Chongqing 7,524,717
14 Qingdao 7,292,948
15 Shenyang 7,136,010
16 Suzhou 6,818,307
17 Harbin 5,329,405
18 Hefei 5,133,830
19 Dalian 4,985,622
20 Xiamen 4,676,814
21 Wuxi 4,432,889
22 Jinan 4,404,498
23 Taiyuan 4,361,773
24 Zhengzhou 4,293,049
25 Changchun 4,233,746
26 Shijiazhuang 3,997,197
27 Zhongshan 3,906,032
28 Kunming 3,892,743
29 Shantou 3,890,725
30 Nanning 3,873,974
31 Fuzhou 3,788,620
32 Ningbo 3,771,127
33 Puyang 3,624,464
34 Shiyan 3,501,174
35 Tangshan 3,422,346
36 Changzhou 3,325,802
37 Zibo 3,160,207
38 Changsha 3,121,516
39 Guiyang 3,082,716
40 Urumqi 3,059,969
41 Lanzhou 3,029,700
42 Huizhou 2,928,824
43 Haikou 2,908,413
44 Linyi 2,782,257
45 Baoding 2,769,204
46 Wenzhou 2,682,595
47 Yunfu 2,646,766
48 Huai'an 2,535,912
49 Hohhot 2,389,480
50 Nanchang 2,382,832
51 Shaoxing 2,321,620
52 Nantong 2,301,061
53 Yantai 2,257,362
54 Zhuhai 2,241,521
55 Baotou 2,173,865
56 Kunshan 2,112,375
57 Zunyi 2,067,323
58 Weifang 2,061,402
59 Lianyungang 2,017,017
60 Ganzhou 2,003,550
61 Ordos 1,962,000
62 Jieyang 1,924,086
63 Jilin 1,905,690
64 Nanchong 1,880,996
65 Datong 1,872,755
66 Nanyang 1,839,352
67 Jiangmen 1,813,414
68 Jiangyin 1,801,047
69 Fuyang 1,798,488
70 Bayan Nur 1,782,528
71 Chaozhou 1,779,310
72 Qingyuan 1,765,370
73 Tai'an 1,763,539
74 Xining 1,703,509
75 Changshu 1,695,498
76 Huainan 1,693,829
77 Lu'an 1,667,036
78 Yancheng 1,635,429
79 Taizhou 1,624,465
80 Daqing 1,620,067
81 Wuhu 1,613,507
82 Dazhou 1,602,627
83 Yangzhou 1,598,495
84 Guilin 1,593,526
85 Zhaoqing 1,575,163
86 Mianyang 1,565,965
87 Putian 1,559,401
88 Shangqiu 1,550,834
89 Yiwu 1,505,382
90 Yinchuan 1,505,281
91 Quanzhou 1,481,939
92 Cixi 1,480,976
93 Jinhua 1,475,995
94 Changde 1,469,516
95 Anshan 1,467,835
96 Kaifeng 1,467,129
97 Baoji 1,458,650
98 Suqian 1,454,075
99 Liuzhou 1,451,971
100 Zhangjiagang 1,449,085
101 Jinjiang 1,439,801
102 Qujing 1,431,459
103 Bozhou 1,430,155
104 Zhanjiang 1,424,521
105 Fushun 1,414,372
106 Luoyang 1,408,798
107 Guankou 1,396,008
108 Handan 1,371,494
109 Yichang 1,370,807
110 Heze 1,365,302
111 Liupanshui 1,334,165
112 Maoming 1,330,035
113 Yangjiang 1,313,933
114 Luohe 1,313,363
115 Qinzhou 1,312,893
116 Xiangyang 1,312,730
117 Yixing 1,296,457
118 Xuchang 1,278,065
119 Zigong 1,275,063
120 Neijiang 1,269,486
121 Xuzhou 1,266,155
122 Yiyang 1,265,430
123 Jining 1,251,685
124 Liaocheng 1,242,066
125 Xinyang 1,241,481
126 Jinzhong 1,239,374
127 Tianshui 1,232,681
128 Changzhi 1,231,585
129 Weinan 1,211,043
130 Jiaxing 1,194,986
131 Jiujiang 1,181,965
132 Anyang 1,161,748
133 Bijie 1,147,164
134 Zhuzhou 1,146,971
135 Shangrao 1,134,238
136 Meishan 1,124,247
137 Huaibei 1,123,675
138 Guigang 1,103,056
139 Hengyang 1,087,884
140 Yulin 1,069,952

Other Countries from Asia Ranked by Population

Country Name Population 2022 Population density
China 1,450,158,659 145/km2
India 1,383,820,649 417/km2
Indonesia 276,736,832 142/km2
Pakistan 231,611,059 243/km2
Bangladesh 167,903,853 1,108/km2
Japan 125,553,305 332/km2
Philippines 112,540,861 337/km2
Turkey 86,336,104 116/km2
Iran 85,971,815 49/km2
Thailand 70,176,879 136.1/km2
Myanmar 55,086,917 76/km2
South Korea 51,912,141 507/km2
Iraq 42,001,087 83/km2
Afghanistan 40,697,213 48.57/km2
Saudi Arabia 35,909,711 15/km2
Malaysia 33,170,971 98/km2
Nepal 30,151,786 180/km2
North Korea 25,807,433 213/km2
Taiwan 23,898,113 650/km2
Sri Lanka 21,815,213 337/km2