Songyuan's 2021 population is now estimated at 519,674. In 1950, the population of Songyuan was 7,648. Songyuan has grown by 6,443 since 2015, which represents a 1.26% 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 Songyuan, which typically includes Songyuan's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.