Bangkok Population 2022

10,899,698
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Bangkok is the capital of Thailand, and it is also the most populated city in the country. Also known as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, the city is located in the Chao Phraya River delta in the central part of the country. The 2016 population of Bangkok is approximately 8,280,925, which was taken from the most recent census in 2010.

In 2016, Bangkok had an estimated population of 8.28 million according to data from the 2010 census. This number is up significantly from the 6.3 million recorded in 2000. The city is home to over 13% of the country's total population, and more than 10.6 million registered people were reported to live in the Bangkok Metropolitan Region according to figures from April 2015. Bangkok is considered a primate city, or one that serves as the population, political and financial center of a country with no other rival city.

Bangkok grew slowly through the 18th and early 19th centuries, despite being the capital since 1782. In 1822, the population was estimated at 50,000 or less. The population began to grow as the city became more modern in the 19th century, with faster growth in the 1930s after the discovery of antibiotics improved healthcare. In 1980, Bangkok was 51 times larger than Kat Yai or Songkhla in terms of population, which made it the most prominent primary city in the world, a distinction it still holds. The growth rate of Bangkok slowed in the 1990s.

Bangkok Demographics

According to the last census which was held in 2010, just 5.7 million of 8.28 million population were registered residents. Much of the daytime population commutes from surrounding areas in the region, bringing the total population to 15 million.

Bangkok is a truly cosmopolitan city, home to people from around the world. The census found the following populations:

  • Japanese: 82,000
  • Chinese: 56,000
  • Other Asian countries: 117,000
  • European: 48,000
  • Americas: 24,000
  • Australians: 5,300
  • Africans: 3,000
  • Burmese: 303,000
  • Cambodians: 64,000
  • Lao: 18,000

Most people in Bangkok are of Thai ethnicity. The census does not request race or ethnicity, and the city does not maintain information on ethnic composition. There are, however, several groups in the country as a result of immigration and forced settlers. This includes the Vietnamese, Khmer, Northern Thai, Lao, Tavoyan, Malay and Mon. One of the most prominent ethnic groups is the Chinese, who were 75% of the city's population in 1828, which dropped to 50% by the 1950s.

The Chinese community is mostly centered in Yaowarat, the Chinatown of Bangkok. There is an Indian community in Phahurt, a Japanese community close to Soi Phrom Phong and an Arab and North African community along Soi Nana.

Bangkok Population Growth

Bangkok has grown so rapidly with very little urban planning or regulation. This has led to inadequate infrastructure and a haphazard layout with limited roads, terrible traffic, and severe air pollution. By 2030, Bangkok is expected to become one of the world's megacities with a population surpassing 10 million.

Year Population
203512,679,614
203412,575,017
203312,464,527
203212,348,434
203112,227,060
203012,100,612
202911,969,098
202811,832,462
202711,690,740
202611,543,885
202511,391,704
202411,233,869
202311,069,982
202210,899,698
202110,722,815
202010,539,415
201910,350,204
201810,156,316
20179,898,653
20169,647,526
20159,402,771
20149,164,225
20138,931,731
20128,705,444
20118,484,289
20108,269,045
20098,059,261
20087,855,078
20077,655,526
20067,461,307
20057,272,016
20047,087,778
20036,907,718
20026,732,471
20016,561,670
20006,395,429
19996,317,749
19986,268,590
19976,219,812
19966,171,481
19956,123,394
19946,075,746
19936,028,469
19925,981,625
19915,935,017
19905,888,835
19895,770,820
19885,643,934
19875,519,501
19865,397,976
19855,279,127
19845,163,053
19835,049,221
19824,938,050
19814,829,328
19804,723,143
19794,549,940
19784,361,584
19774,181,024
19764,008,175
19753,842,023
19743,682,972
19733,530,507
19723,384,550
19713,244,249
19703,109,945
19692,993,620
19682,885,773
19672,781,530
19662,681,188
19652,584,466
19642,491,360
19632,401,364
19622,314,737
19612,231,234
19602,150,853
19592,057,507
19581,965,003
19571,876,658
19561,792,399
19551,711,706
19541,634,749
19531,561,252
19521,491,154
19511,424,022
19501,360,000

Bangkok Population 2022

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
203512,679,6140.83%104,597
203412,575,0170.89%110,490
203312,464,5270.94%116,093
203212,348,4340.99%121,374
203112,227,0601.04%126,448
203012,100,6121.10%131,514
202911,969,0981.15%136,636
202811,832,4621.21%141,722
202711,690,7401.27%146,855
202611,543,8851.34%152,181
202511,391,7041.40%157,835
202411,233,8691.48%163,887
202311,069,9821.56%170,284
202210,899,6981.65%176,883
202110,722,8151.74%183,400
202010,539,4151.83%189,211
201910,350,2041.91%193,888
201810,156,3162.60%257,663
20179,898,6532.60%251,127
20169,647,5262.60%244,755
20159,402,7712.60%238,546
20149,164,2252.60%232,494
20138,931,7312.60%226,287
20128,705,4442.61%221,155
20118,484,2892.60%215,244
20108,269,0452.60%209,784
20098,059,2612.60%204,183
20087,855,0782.61%199,552
20077,655,5262.60%194,219
20067,461,3072.60%189,291
20057,272,0162.60%184,238
20047,087,7782.61%180,060
20036,907,7182.60%175,247
20026,732,4712.60%170,801
20016,561,6702.60%166,241
20006,395,4291.23%77,680
19996,317,7490.78%49,159
19986,268,5900.78%48,778
19976,219,8120.78%48,331
19966,171,4810.79%48,087
19956,123,3940.78%47,648
19946,075,7460.78%47,277
19936,028,4690.78%46,844
19925,981,6250.79%46,608
19915,935,0170.78%46,182
19905,888,8352.05%118,015
19895,770,8202.25%126,886
19885,643,9342.25%124,433
19875,519,5012.25%121,525
19865,397,9762.25%118,849
19855,279,1272.25%116,074
19845,163,0532.25%113,832
19835,049,2212.25%111,171
19824,938,0502.25%108,722
19814,829,3282.25%106,185
19804,723,1433.81%173,203
19794,549,9404.32%188,356
19784,361,5844.32%180,560
19774,181,0244.31%172,849
19764,008,1754.32%166,152
19753,842,0234.32%159,051
19743,682,9724.32%152,465
19733,530,5074.31%145,957
19723,384,5504.32%140,301
19713,244,2494.32%134,304
19703,109,9453.89%116,325
19692,993,6203.74%107,847
19682,885,7733.75%104,243
19672,781,5303.74%100,342
19662,681,1883.74%96,722
19652,584,4663.74%93,106
19642,491,3603.75%89,996
19632,401,3643.74%86,627
19622,314,7373.74%83,503
19612,231,2343.74%80,381
19602,150,8534.54%93,346
19592,057,5074.71%92,504
19581,965,0034.71%88,345
19571,876,6584.70%84,259
19561,792,3994.71%80,693
19551,711,7064.71%76,957
19541,634,7494.71%73,497
19531,561,2524.70%70,098
19521,491,1544.71%67,132
19511,424,0224.71%64,022
19501,360,0000.00%

Bangkok Population Data (Urban Area)

Name 2022 Population 2022 Growth
Bangkok10,899,6981.65%
Chon Buri1,435,7451.31%
Samut Prakan1,341,6051.31%
Chiang Mai1,197,9311.31%
Songkhla992,2371.31%
Nonthaburi988,2301.31%
Pathum Thani937,9771.31%
Nakhon Ratchasima792,4371.18%
Samut Sakhon593,6121.31%
Udon Thani583,3161.15%
Chiang Rai564,5531.31%
Rayong552,4251.31%
Nakhon Pathom532,5172.72%
Kalasin531,3651.31%
Khon Kaen515,9241.30%
Surat Thani509,1241.31%
Ubon Ratchathani508,1691.28%
Lop Buri478,3384.29%
Buri Ram465,7821.31%
Lampang461,4031.31%

Other Cities in Thailand

  1. National Statistic Office - Population and society
  2. United Nations Thailand - Population and religion overview

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