Shimkent's 2023 population is now estimated at 1,155,073. In 1950, the population of Shimkent was 112,775. Shimkent has grown by 29,269 in the last year, which represents a 2.6% 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 Shimkent, which typically includes Shimkent's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.