Dali's 2021 population is now estimated at 531,353. In 1950, the population of Dali was 8,479. Dali has grown by 16,743 since 2015, which represents a 3.25% 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 Dali, which typically includes Dali's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.