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

Bangkok Population 2022

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

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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