Laos Population 2022


Laos map
  • The current population of Laos is estimated at 7,441,167 people as of October, 2022, according to the latest population growth rate and projections.
  • Population of Laos represent 0.09% of the total world population.
  • The population density of Laos is 27 inhabitants per km2.
  • Laos is located in Asia.
  • Laos ranks number 105 in the list of countries ordered by population.
  • The latitudinal point of Laos is 19.8441° N. The longitudinal coordinate of the country is 102.5020° E.
  • The median age in Laos is 24.4 years.
  • Minimum Wages in Laos is 1,100,000 LAK per month, around USD $73.00 per month, in 2022.
  • The countries that Laos shares its land boundary with are China to the north, Vietnam to the northeast and east, Cambodia to the south, Thailand to the west, and Myanmar to the northwest.

Laos

Official name Lao People's Democratic Republic
Location Asia
Capital Vientiane
Population 7,409,511 (as of June, 2022)
Population density 27/km2
Population growth rate 1.51% (in 2022)
Area 237,955 km2 (91,874.90 sq mi)
Official language Lao
Currency Kip (LAK)
Life expectancy 68.90 years
Internet TLD .la
Call code +856

Laos Population Graph

Laos Population History (1960-2020)

Year Population Male Population Female Population Male (%) Female (%) Urban Population Urban (%)
2020 7,277,302 3,652,478 3,624,824 50.19% 49.81% 2,640,933 36.29%
2019 7,171,177 3,599,931 3,571,246 50.2% 49.8% 2,556,525 35.65%
2018 7,063,193 3,546,429 3,516,764 50.21% 49.79% 2,472,118 35%
2017 6,954,700 3,492,650 3,462,050 50.22% 49.78% 2,390,330 34.37%
2016 6,847,491 3,437,440 3,410,051 50.2% 49.8% 2,310,343 33.74%
2015 6,742,778 3,381,503 3,361,275 50.15% 49.85% 2,232,534 33.11%
2014 6,641,357 3,325,327 3,316,030 50.07% 49.93% 2,157,777 32.49%
2013 6,542,872 3,268,819 3,274,053 49.96% 50.04% 2,085,213 31.87%
2012 6,446,074 3,212,079 3,233,995 49.83% 50.17% 2,015,043 31.26%
2011 6,349,087 3,155,496 3,193,591 49.7% 50.3% 1,946,630 30.66%
2010 6,250,668 3,100,331 3,150,337 49.6% 50.4% 1,878,951 30.06%
2009 6,150,097 3,045,528 3,104,569 49.52% 50.48% 1,813,049 29.48%
2008 6,048,081 2,992,590 3,055,491 49.48% 50.52% 1,747,291 28.89%
2007 5,947,922 2,941,842 3,006,080 49.46% 50.54% 1,684,452 28.32%
2006 5,848,998 2,892,914 2,956,084 49.46% 50.54% 1,623,097 27.75%
2005 5,754,551 2,847,352 2,907,199 49.48% 50.52% 1,564,662 27.19%
2004 5,665,030 2,805,323 2,859,707 49.52% 50.48% 1,486,504 26.24%
2003 5,579,428 2,766,280 2,813,148 49.58% 50.42% 1,402,110 25.13%
2002 5,495,994 2,728,761 2,767,233 49.65% 50.35% 1,321,237 24.04%
2001 5,412,289 2,690,990 2,721,299 49.72% 50.28% 1,244,285 22.99%
2000 5,326,363 2,651,464 2,674,899 49.78% 50.22% 1,170,735 21.98%
1999 5,237,957 2,609,026 2,628,931 49.81% 50.19% 1,099,447 20.99%
1998 5,147,173 2,564,836 2,582,337 49.83% 50.17% 1,031,493 20.04%
1997 5,052,833 2,518,332 2,534,501 49.84% 50.16% 966,102 19.12%
1996 4,953,665 2,468,907 2,484,758 49.84% 50.16% 903,053 18.23%
1995 4,848,900 2,417,662 2,431,238 49.86% 50.14% 842,739 17.38%
1994 4,738,205 2,363,890 2,374,315 49.89% 50.11% 798,388 16.85%
1993 4,622,256 2,307,892 2,314,364 49.93% 50.07% 762,210 16.49%
1992 4,502,596 2,249,947 2,252,649 49.97% 50.03% 726,269 16.13%
1991 4,381,424 2,190,712 2,190,712 50% 50% 691,389 15.78%
1990 4,260,600 2,130,726 2,129,874 50.01% 49.99% 657,837 15.44%
1989 4,140,914 2,070,871 2,070,043 50.01% 49.99% 625,278 15.1%
1988 4,022,827 2,010,609 2,012,218 49.98% 50.02% 594,172 14.77%
1987 3,907,483 1,951,006 1,956,477 49.93% 50.07% 564,241 14.44%
1986 3,796,101 1,893,495 1,902,606 49.88% 50.12% 536,009 14.12%
1985 3,689,733 1,838,963 1,850,770 49.84% 50.16% 509,183 13.8%
1984 3,588,108 1,786,878 1,801,230 49.8% 50.2% 484,395 13.5%
1983 3,491,655 1,737,448 1,754,207 49.76% 50.24% 461,248 13.21%
1982 3,402,894 1,692,259 1,710,635 49.73% 50.27% 439,994 12.93%
1981 3,325,015 1,652,532 1,672,483 49.7% 50.3% 420,614 12.65%
1980 3,259,778 1,619,132 1,640,646 49.67% 50.33% 403,561 12.38%
1979 3,208,935 1,592,594 1,616,341 49.63% 50.37% 388,602 12.11%
1978 3,170,422 1,572,529 1,597,893 49.6% 50.4% 375,378 11.84%
1977 3,137,407 1,555,213 1,582,194 49.57% 50.43% 363,312 11.58%
1976 3,100,511 1,535,993 1,564,518 49.54% 50.46% 351,288 11.33%
1975 3,053,109 1,511,594 1,541,515 49.51% 50.49% 338,284 11.08%
1974 2,993,655 1,481,260 1,512,395 49.48% 50.52% 324,512 10.84%
1973 2,921,915 1,444,887 1,477,028 49.45% 50.55% 309,723 10.6%
1972 2,843,399 1,405,208 1,438,191 49.42% 50.58% 292,870 10.3%
1971 2,764,750 1,365,234 1,399,516 49.38% 50.62% 275,369 9.96%
1970 2,690,849 1,327,934 1,362,915 49.35% 50.65% 259,129 9.63%
1969 2,622,806 1,293,568 1,329,238 49.32% 50.68% 243,921 9.3%
1968 2,559,146 1,261,403 1,297,743 49.29% 50.71% 230,067 8.99%
1967 2,499,174 1,231,343 1,267,831 49.27% 50.73% 217,178 8.69%
1966 2,441,392 1,202,141 1,239,251 49.24% 50.76% 205,077 8.4%
1965 2,384,730 1,173,764 1,210,966 49.22% 50.78% 198,410 8.32%
1964 2,329,231 1,145,982 1,183,249 49.2% 50.8% 192,162 8.25%
1963 2,275,398 1,119,041 1,156,357 49.18% 50.82% 185,900 8.17%
1962 2,223,122 1,093,109 1,130,013 49.17% 50.83% 180,073 8.1%
1961 2,172,293 1,067,682 1,104,611 49.15% 50.85% 174,218 8.02%
1960 2,122,801 1,043,144 1,079,657 49.14% 50.86% 168,763 7.95%
Source: Worldbank Open Data | Some data could be adjusted by Pediaglobe.

Cities in Laos ordered by Population

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

Laos

# City Population 2022
1 Vientiane 197,852
2 Pakse 89,083
3 Thakhek 85,850
4 Savannakhet 67,079
5 Luang Prabang 47,847
6 Xam Nua 47,207
7 Muang Phonsavan 37,811
8 Muang Xay 25,228
9 Vangviang 25,225
10 Pakxan 22,158
11 Ban Houakhoua 15,653
12 Muang Khong 15,140
13 Phongsali 13,632
14 Sainyabuli 13,595
15 Champasak 13,088
16 Ban Houayxay 12,596
17 Muang Phon-Hong 10,217
18 Salavan 5,589
19 Pakxong 5,099
20 Lamam 4,524
21 Attapeu 4,370
22 Ban Nahin 3,513

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