Dandong's 2021 population is now estimated at 890,031. In 1950, the population of Dandong was 132,875. Dandong has grown by 12,773 since 2015, which represents a 1.46% 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 Dandong, which typically includes Dandong's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.