Ho Chi Minh City Population 2022

9,077,158
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Vietnam is a large country with a population of almost 93 million people. The biggest city is Ho Chi Minh City, which locally also goes by the name of Saigon. The name is derived from the previous name of the city when it was part of the French colony of Cochin-China before the reunification of north and south Vietnam.

The current population of Ho Chi Minh City is difficult to determine as the most recent census was performed in 2009. According to that census, the population of Ho Chi Minh City stood at 7,521,130 people. 2017 estimates from the General Statistics offices give a number closer to 8,444,600 - showing the continued growth of the city. The only city to come close to the overall population of Ho Chi Minh city is the capital of Vietnam, Hanoi, which has a population of 6.4 million and a population density of 5,000 per square mile. The total population of Ho Chi Minh city accounts for 8.34% of all inhabitants of Vietnam.

City Size and Population Density

Ho Chi Minh City covers a sizeable surface area with a total of 2,061.2 square kilometers (795.3 square miles). The city is quite densely populated, but somehow it all seems to work as Ho Chi Minh City continues to grow. The population density states that 4,097 individuals are residing per square kilometer (approximately 10,610 residents per square mile) within the city.

Religion

Ho Chi Minh City may not seem as though it would be very diverse in terms of religion, but with 50% of the inhabitants actively practicing the teachings of Buddhism, there is plenty of room for other religious faiths. While 34% of the population has no religious affiliation, 12% identifies as Roman Catholic and 4% practice other religions such as Hao Hao, Cao Dai, Hinduism, and Islam.

Unemployment

The cities with the lowest unemployment rates tend to have better opportunities for residents as well as those looking to move into the city. The whole of Vietnam has proven to be resilient in this respect. 80% of people laid off in the country have already found jobs before the layoff takes effect. The unemployment rating in Ho Chi Minh City is currently 5.45%, which is remarkably low compared to other cities throughout the world that maintain a much higher rating, sometimes into double digits.

Tunnels

Many cities throughout the world maintain a network of tunnels beneath the city. Ho Chi Minh City is one of these cities and has a well-developed infrastructure of tunnels beneath the city that were used during the various wars to transport soldiers and goods safely. There are some parts of the tunnel system that have since fallen into disrepair, but much of it remains intact. Visitors to the city often take tours into the tunnels where they learn about the conditions during the war. Some even allow guests to sample life through a traditional meal that would have been eaten by soldiers in the tunnels.

Year Population
19501,213,224
19511,230,719
19521,248,490
19531,266,469
19541,284,731
19551,303,257
19561,322,077
19571,341,115
19581,360,454
19591,380,072
19601,400,000
19611,448,551
19621,498,856
19631,550,908
19641,604,843
19651,660,497
19661,718,163
19671,777,831
19681,839,658
19691,903,455
19701,969,558
19712,037,957
19722,108,830
19732,181,962
19742,257,737
19752,336,143
19762,417,386
19772,501,219
19782,588,081
19792,677,959
19802,716,087
19812,736,454
19822,757,003
19832,777,705
19842,798,592
19852,819,578
19862,840,750
19872,862,081
19882,883,603
19892,927,031
19903,037,805
19913,152,771
19923,272,256
19933,395,922
19943,524,441
19953,657,824
19963,796,450
19973,939,926
19984,089,033
19994,240,851
20004,389,369
20014,542,659
20024,701,524
20034,865,945
20045,036,354
20055,212,238
20065,394,520
20075,583,176
20085,778,704
20095,980,513
20106,189,370
20116,405,520
20126,629,220
20136,860,731
20147,100,328
20157,348,291
20167,604,915
20177,870,501
20188,145,361
20198,371,428
20208,602,317
20218,837,544
20229,077,158
20239,320,866
20249,567,656
20259,816,318
202610,065,669
202710,314,856
202810,562,961
202910,809,486
203011,053,991
203111,295,969
203211,534,927
203311,771,050
203412,004,577
203512,235,882

Ho Chi Minh City Population 2022

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
19501,213,2240.00%
19511,230,7191.44%17,495
19521,248,4901.44%17,771
19531,266,4691.44%17,979
19541,284,7311.44%18,262
19551,303,2571.44%18,526
19561,322,0771.44%18,820
19571,341,1151.44%19,038
19581,360,4541.44%19,339
19591,380,0721.44%19,618
19601,400,0001.44%19,928
19611,448,5513.47%48,551
19621,498,8563.47%50,305
19631,550,9083.47%52,052
19641,604,8433.48%53,935
19651,660,4973.47%55,654
19661,718,1633.47%57,666
19671,777,8313.47%59,668
19681,839,6583.48%61,827
19691,903,4553.47%63,797
19701,969,5583.47%66,103
19712,037,9573.47%68,399
19722,108,8303.48%70,873
19732,181,9623.47%73,132
19742,257,7373.47%75,775
19752,336,1433.47%78,406
19762,417,3863.48%81,243
19772,501,2193.47%83,833
19782,588,0813.47%86,862
19792,677,9593.47%89,878
19802,716,0871.42%38,128
19812,736,4540.75%20,367
19822,757,0030.75%20,549
19832,777,7050.75%20,702
19842,798,5920.75%20,887
19852,819,5780.75%20,986
19862,840,7500.75%21,172
19872,862,0810.75%21,331
19882,883,6030.75%21,522
19892,927,0311.51%43,428
19903,037,8053.78%110,774
19913,152,7713.78%114,966
19923,272,2563.79%119,485
19933,395,9223.78%123,666
19943,524,4413.78%128,519
19953,657,8243.78%133,383
19963,796,4503.79%138,626
19973,939,9263.78%143,476
19984,089,0333.78%149,107
19994,240,8513.71%151,818
20004,389,3693.50%148,518
20014,542,6593.49%153,290
20024,701,5243.50%158,865
20034,865,9453.50%164,421
20045,036,3543.50%170,409
20055,212,2383.49%175,884
20065,394,5203.50%182,282
20075,583,1763.50%188,656
20085,778,7043.50%195,528
20095,980,5133.49%201,809
20106,189,3703.49%208,857
20116,405,5203.49%216,150
20126,629,2203.49%223,700
20136,860,7313.49%231,511
20147,100,3283.49%239,597
20157,348,2913.49%247,963
20167,604,9153.49%256,624
20177,870,5013.49%265,586
20188,145,3613.49%274,860
20198,371,4282.78%226,067
20208,602,3172.76%230,889
20218,837,5442.73%235,227
20229,077,1582.71%239,614
20239,320,8662.68%243,708
20249,567,6562.65%246,790
20259,816,3182.60%248,662
202610,065,6692.54%249,351
202710,314,8562.48%249,187
202810,562,9612.41%248,105
202910,809,4862.33%246,525
203011,053,9912.26%244,505
203111,295,9692.19%241,978
203211,534,9272.12%238,958
203311,771,0502.05%236,123
203412,004,5771.98%233,527
203512,235,8821.93%231,305

Ho Chi Minh City Population Data (Urban Area)

Name 2022 Population 2022 Growth
Ho Chi Minh City9,077,1582.71%
Hanoi5,067,3523.95%
Can Tho1,786,4374.87%
Hai Phong1,382,0313.06%
Da Nang1,188,3742.75%
Bien Hoa1,078,3423.12%
Thu Dau Mot460,4395.28%
Vungtau442,0022.83%
Hue417,3562.15%
Nha Trang336,3561.19%
Long Xuyen334,2982.08%

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