Baotou's 2021 population is now estimated at 2,238,823. In 1950, the population of Baotou was 104,187. Baotou has grown by 48,328 since 2015, which represents a 2.21% annual change. These population estimates and projections come from the latest revision of the UN World Urbanization Prospects. These estimates represent the Urban agglomeration of Baotou, which typically includes Baotou's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.