China Population 2023

China Population 2023

  • The current population of China as of November 7, 2022, is 1,452,341,407, with a +0.34% growth rate based on the latest United Nations data. 
  • As per the UN data, the estimated population of China as of mid-year 2020 was 1,439,323,776.
  • China accounts for 18.47% of the total world population,
  • China ranks as number 1 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in China is 153 people per Km2 (397 people per mi2), with a total land area of 9,388,211 Km2 (3,624,807 sq. miles).
  • In 2020, 60.8% of the Chinese population resided in urban areas, accounting for 875,075,919 people. The median age in China is 38.4 years.
  • The international calling code for China is +86,
  • The country code is CN.

  

The Population of China (2020 And Its Historical)

Year Population Annual %
Change
Annual
Change
Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban
Pop. %
Urban Population Nation’s Share of
World Pop.
World Population China
Global Rank
2020 1,439,323,776 0.39 % 5,540,090 -348,399 38.4 1.69 153 60.8 % 875,075,919 18.47 % 7,794,798,739 1
2019 1,433,783,686 0.43 % 6,135,900 -348,399 37.0 1.65 153 59.7 % 856,409,297 18.59 % 7,713,468,100 1
2018 1,427,647,786 0.47 % 6,625,995 -348,399 37.0 1.65 152 58.6 % 837,022,095 18.71 % 7,631,091,040 1
2017 1,421,021,791 0.49 % 6,972,440 -348,399 37.0 1.65 151 57.5 % 816,957,613 18.83 % 7,547,858,925 1
2016 1,414,049,351 0.51 % 7,201,481 -348,399 37.0 1.65 151 56.3 % 796,289,491 18.94 % 7,464,022,049 1
2015 1,406,847,870 0.55 % 7,607,451 -310,442 36.7 1.64 150 55.1 % 775,352,918 19.06 % 7,379,797,139 1
2010 1,368,810,615 0.57 % 7,606,847 -435,677 35.0 1.62 146 48.9 % 669,353,557 19.68 % 6,956,823,603 1
2005 1,330,776,380 0.62 % 8,045,123 -393,116 32.6 1.61 142 42.2 % 561,983,323 20.34 % 6,541,907,027 1
2000 1,290,550,765 0.79 % 9,926,046 -76,600 30.0 1.62 137 35.7 % 460,377,048 21.01 % 6,143,493,823 1
1995 1,240,920,535 1.07 % 12,807,372 -155,996 27.4 1.83 132 30.9 % 383,901,711 21.60 % 5,744,212,979 1
1990 1,176,883,674 1.82 % 20,258,863 -86,330 24.9 2.73 125 26.3 % 310,022,147 22.09 % 5,327,231,061 1
1985 1,075,589,361 1.47 % 15,100,025 -40,000 23.5 2.52 115 22.8 % 244,946,241 22.08 % 4,870,921,740 1
1980 1,000,089,235 1.55 % 14,769,670 -9,401 21.9 3.01 107 19.2 % 192,392,094 22.43 % 4,458,003,514 1
1975 926,240,885 2.28 % 19,727,898 -221,096 20.3 4.85 99 17.3 % 160,244,444 22.70 % 4,079,480,606 1
1970 827,601,394 2.70 % 20,676,485 -32,000 19.3 6.30 88 17.3 % 143,513,192 22.36 % 3,700,437,046 1
1965 724,218,968 1.86 % 12,762,182 -225,145 19.8 6.15 77 18.0 % 130,684,595 21.69 % 3,339,583,597 1
1960 660,408,056 1.53 % 9,633,300 -11,900 21.3 5.48 70 16.1 % 106,561,743 21.76 % 3,034,949,748 1
1955 612,241,554 2.00 % 11,564,456 -51,205 22.2 6.11 65 13.8 % 84,639,825 22.08 % 2,773,019,936 1

Source: The estimation of China’s population is from the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. ( World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision).

China Population Future Forecast

-310,079

Year Population Annual %
Change
Annual
Change
Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban
Pop. %
Urban Population Nation’s Share of
World Pop.
World Population China
Global Rank
2020 1,439,323,776 0.46 % 6,495,181 -348,399 38.4 1.69 153 60.8 % 875,075,919 18.47 % 7,794,798,739 1
2025 1,457,908,249 0.26 % 3,716,895 -371,264 40.2 1.69 155 65.6 % 956,553,854 17.81 % 8,184,437,460 1
2030 1,464,340,159 0.09 % 1,286,382 -352,100 42.6 1.69 156 69.5 % 1,017,847,445 17.13 % 8,548,487,400 2
2035 1,461,083,029 -0.04 % -651,426 -311,798 45.0 1.69 156 72.5 % 1,059,618,626 16.44 % 8,887,524,213 2
2040 1,449,031,423 -0.17 % -2,410,321 -311,801 46.3 1.69 154 74.8 % 1,083,464,035 15.75 % 9,198,847,240 2
2045 1,429,312,248 -0.27 % -3,943,835 -311,081 47.2 1.69 152 76.4 % 1,092,037,409 15.07 % 9,481,803,274 2
2050 1,402,405,170 -0.38 % -5,381,416   47.6 1.69 149 77.9 % 1,091,948,003 14.41 % 9,735,033,990 2

Source: The estimation of China’s population is from the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. ( World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision).

China Demographics

LIFE EXPECTANCY INFANT MORTALITY DEATHS UNDER AGE 5

77.47 years

(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)

8.4

(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)

9.8

(per 1,000 live births)

Main Cities by Population in China

(includes boroughs, districts, urban agglomerations, etc.)

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Shanghai 22,315,474
2 Beijing 11,716,620
3 Tianjin 11,090,314
4 Guangzhou 11,071,424
5 Shenzhen 10,358,381
6 Wuhan 9,785,388
7 Dongguan 8,000,000
8 Chongqing 7,457,600
9 Chengdu 7,415,590
10 Nanjing 7,165,292
11 Nanchong 7,150,000
12 Xi’an 6,501,190
13 Shenyang 6,255,921
14 Hangzhou 6,241,971
15 Harbin 5,878,939
16 Tai’an 5,499,000
17 Suzhou 5,345,961
18 Shantou 5,329,024
19 Jinan 4,335,989
20 Zhengzhou 4,253,913
21 Changchun 4,193,073
22 Dalian 4,087,733
23 Kunming 3,855,346
24 Qingdao 3,718,835
25 Foshan 3,600,000
26 Puyang 3,590,000
27 Wuxi 3,543,719
28 Xiamen 3,531,347
29 Tianshui 3,500,000
30 Ningbo 3,491,597
31 Shiyan 3,460,000
32 Taiyuan 3,426,519
33 Tangshan 3,372,102
34 Hefei 3,310,268
35 Zibo 3,129,228
36 Zhongshan 3,121,275
37 Changsha 3,093,980
38 Urumqi 3,029,372
39 Shijiazhuang 2,834,942
40 Lanzhou 2,628,426
41 Yunfu 2,612,800
42 Nanchang 2,357,839
43 Dadonghai 2,000,000
44 Ordos 1,940,653
45 Jilin 1,881,977
46 Bayan Nur 1,760,000
47 Kunshan 1,600,000
48 Xinyang 1,590,668
49 Fushun 1,400,646
50 Luoyang 1,390,581
51 Guankou 1,380,000
52 Handan 1,358,318
53 Baotou 1,301,768
54 Xuchang 1,265,536
55 Yueyang 1,200,000
56 Anshan 1,199,275
57 Tongshan 1,199,193
58 Fuzhou 1,179,720
59 Guiyang 1,171,633
60 Lijiang 1,137,600
61 Datong 1,052,678
62 Changshu City 1,047,700
63 Xianyang 1,034,081
64 Huainan 1,027,655
65 Jieyang 1,001,985
66 Zhu Cheng City 1,000,000
67 Baoding 995,652
68 Benxi 987,717
69 Changzhou 949,018
70 Huaibei 903,039

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