Dalian's 2021 population is now estimated at 5,775,938. In 1950, the population of Dalian was 715,831. Dalian has grown by 158,089 since 2015, which represents a 2.81% 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 Dalian, which typically includes Dalian's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.