Qingdao's 2021 population is now estimated at 5,742,486. In 1950, the population of Qingdao was 751,244. Qingdao has grown by 122,509 since 2015, which represents a 2.18% 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 Qingdao, which typically includes Qingdao's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.