Nanjing Population 2020

8,847,372
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Nanjing's 2020 population is now estimated at 8,847,372. In 1950, the population of Nanjing was 1,037,069. Nanjing has grown by 1,455,465 since 2015, which represents a 3.66% 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 Nanjing, which typically includes Nanjing's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

Nanjing is a city that is located in China. It it’s the capital city of the Jiangsu province. It is also the second most populous city in East China. The Nanjing Metropolitan Region is much larger, at over 23,000 square miles with a population surpassing 30 million inhabitants.

City Size and Population Density

The city has a population of 8,270,500 people stretched across 2,500 square miles. This makes the population density 3,183 people residing here per square mile.

Nanjing History

The city has a long and unique history dating back to the 3rd century, and in modern times, is a center for education, culture and tourism. It is also the site of one of the largest inland ports in the world. Nanjing is also known for its number of universities and research centers and is one of the top scientific research centers in the country.

Nanjing Population Demographics

The majority of people living in Nanjing are of the Han nationality, similar to other Chinese cities. There are also about 50 additional nationalities residing within this city. Of the minority nationalities, almost 84% are Hui, with other nationalities including Manchu and Zhuang. Most of the minority groups live in Nanjing’s Jianye District.

There are more male inhabitants than female, with 107.31 men for every 100 women.

The city is split into 11 districts, with Gulou being the most populous, followed by Jiangning and Qinhuai.

Nanjing Population Growth

The city has seen steady growth throughout the years, posting double-digit growth during the 1960s and 1970s. The city’s natural growth rate has slowed in recent years, but because of Nanjing’s rich culture and history, its thriving economy and educational opportunities, this growth is expected to continue.

Nanjing Population 2020

Year Population Growth Rate (%) Growth
203511,505,7920.88%494,706
203011,011,0861.59%836,194
202510,174,8922.84%1,327,520
20208,847,3723.66%1,455,465
20157,391,9073.71%1,229,756
20106,162,1513.71%1,025,168
20055,136,9833.72%858,346
20004,278,6373.99%760,581
19953,518,0563.99%625,223
19902,892,8336.18%749,049
19852,143,7844.37%412,871
19801,730,9131.72%141,675
19751,589,2381.72%130,045
19701,459,1931.72%119,404
19651,339,7891.72%109,604
19601,230,1851.72%100,691
19551,129,4941.72%92,425
19501,037,0690.00%
  1. World Urbanization Prospects - United Nations population estimates and projections of major Urban Agglomerations