Taipei Population 2024

Taipei's 2024 population is now estimated at 2,766,334In 1950, the population of Taipei was 550,908Taipei has grown by 12,138 in the last year, which represents a 0.44% 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 Taipei, which typically includes Taipei's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

Taipei, or Taipei City, is the capital and special municipality of Taiwan. Taipei is located in the northern region of Taiwan and it's an enclave of the New Taipei municipality. In 2015, Taipei has an estimated population of 2.7 million people with an urban population of 7.4 million.

Taipei is the 40th most populous urban region in the world and it's part of the Taipei-Keelung metro area -- which includes nearby Keelung and New Taipei -- with a population of 7 million. The Datong, Songshan, and Daan districts are the most densely populated and they are among the most densely populated neighborhoods globally. The Daan District, for example, has 28,518 people per square kilometer (71,295/square mile).

Taipei is Taiwan's cultural, economic, and political hub and one of the largest centers for the Chinese-speaking world. Taipei is a very high-tech city with high-speed rails, highways, and airports that connect it with all other parts of the island.

Taipei Demographics

Taipei has four primary ethnic groups: the aborigines, Hoklos, Mainlanders, and Hakkas. The Mainlanders and Hoklos account for the majority of Taipei's population, although the Hakkas population has been growing over the last 20 years. The aboriginal population of Taipei is just under 13,000, most of whom are in the suburbs. Foreign-born people, mostly from Vietnam, Indonesia, and the Philippines, account for just 52,000 people.

Taipei/Taiwan Political Status

Taiwan has a very controversial political status that centers on whether Taiwan, Matsu, Kinmen, and Penghu should remain independent as territories of the Republic of China, become unified with territories governed by the People's Republic of China under the ROC, or declare independence and become the Republic of Taiwan.

In 1949, the Communist victory on mainland China led to 2 million Chinese Nationalists fleeing to Taiwan and establishing a government there for all of China. From then until 1971, Taiwan was recognized by the United Nations as "China." Mainland China has the position that Taiwan is a part of China although Taiwan claims independence as its own state. While Taiwan has maintained control over the island from Taipei since 1949, China continues to claim control of the island.

Taipei Population Growth

While the greater Taipei metro area is growing rapidly, the city proper has been losing people for many years as the population of New Taipei grows. This population loss has been slowed by new low density development and government campaigns to increase the city's birth rate.

The population of Taipei is aging quickly with 10% of the population over the age of 65.

Country
Taiwan
Growth Rate
0.44%

Taipei Population 2024

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Year
Population
Growth Rate
Growth
1950550,908
1951577,3354.8%26,427
1952605,0704.8%27,735
1953634,0554.79%28,985
1954664,4724.8%30,417
1955696,3474.8%31,875
1956729,7994.8%33,452
1957764,7594.79%34,960
1958801,4464.8%36,687
1959839,8934.8%38,447
1960880,2404.8%40,347
1961922,4074.79%42,167
1962966,6564.8%44,249
19631,013,0284.8%46,372
19641,061,6934.8%48,665
19651,112,5524.79%50,859
19661,165,9234.8%53,371
19671,221,8544.8%55,931
19681,280,5504.8%58,696
19691,341,8944.79%61,344
19701,406,2664.8%64,372
19711,473,7274.8%67,461
19721,544,5234.8%70,796
19731,618,5124.79%73,989
19741,696,1544.8%77,642
19751,777,5214.8%81,367
19761,862,9114.8%85,390
19771,952,1524.79%89,241
19782,045,8004.8%93,648
19792,143,9394.8%98,139
19802,246,9324.8%102,993
19812,320,7833.29%73,851
19822,363,7381.85%42,955
19832,407,4891.85%43,751
19842,452,1101.85%44,621
19852,497,4331.85%45,323
19862,543,6571.85%46,224
19872,590,7381.85%47,081
19882,638,7561.85%48,018
19892,687,5281.85%48,772
19902,737,2711.85%49,743
19912,753,6550.6%16,384
19922,741,045-0.46%-12,610
19932,728,528-0.46%-12,517
19942,716,051-0.46%-12,477
19952,703,631-0.46%-12,420
19962,691,251-0.46%-12,380
19972,678,961-0.46%-12,290
19982,666,711-0.46%-12,250
19992,654,516-0.46%-12,195
20002,642,361-0.46%-12,155
20012,630,294-0.46%-12,067
20022,625,985-0.16%-4,309
20032,629,4530.13%3,468
20042,632,9310.13%3,478
20052,636,4040.13%3,473
20062,639,8860.13%3,482
20072,643,3730.13%3,487
20082,646,8690.13%3,496
20092,650,3600.13%3,491
20102,653,8610.13%3,501
20112,658,9660.19%5,105
20122,665,6150.25%6,649
20132,672,2630.25%6,648
20142,678,9370.25%6,674
20152,685,6280.25%6,691
20162,692,3440.25%6,716
20172,699,0590.25%6,715
20182,705,7910.25%6,732
20192,713,1120.27%7,321
20202,721,4850.31%8,373
20212,731,2080.36%9,723
20222,742,3790.41%11,171
20232,754,1960.43%11,817
20242,766,3340.44%12,138
20252,779,1980.47%12,864
20262,792,4940.48%13,296
20272,805,8860.48%13,392
20282,819,0740.47%13,188
20292,831,8060.45%12,732
20302,843,8650.43%12,059
20312,855,1300.4%11,265
20322,865,4860.36%10,356
20332,874,7890.32%9,303
20342,882,8640.28%8,075
20352,889,5670.23%6,703
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Taipei Population Data (Urban Area)

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  2. Taipei Household Registration Offices - Taipei census and statistics

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