Shaoyang's 2021 population is now estimated at 729,522. In 1950, the population of Shaoyang was 24,874. Shaoyang has grown by 15,963 since 2015, which represents a 2.24% 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 Shaoyang, which typically includes Shaoyang's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.