Shihezi's 2021 population is now estimated at 332,554. In 1950, the population of Shihezi was 11,655. Shihezi has grown by 2,804 since 2015, which represents a 0.85% 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 Shihezi, which typically includes Shihezi's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.