Taipei Population 2022

2,742,379
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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.

Year Population
20352,889,567
20342,882,864
20332,874,789
20322,865,486
20312,855,130
20302,843,865
20292,831,806
20282,819,074
20272,805,886
20262,792,494
20252,779,198
20242,766,334
20232,754,196
20222,742,379
20212,731,208
20202,721,485
20192,713,112
20182,705,791
20172,699,059
20162,692,344
20152,685,628
20142,678,937
20132,672,263
20122,665,615
20112,658,966
20102,653,861
20092,650,360
20082,646,869
20072,643,373
20062,639,886
20052,636,404
20042,632,931
20032,629,453
20022,625,985
20012,630,294
20002,642,361
19992,654,516
19982,666,711
19972,678,961
19962,691,251
19952,703,631
19942,716,051
19932,728,528
19922,741,045
19912,753,655
19902,737,271
19892,687,528
19882,638,756
19872,590,738
19862,543,657
19852,497,433
19842,452,110
19832,407,489
19822,363,738
19812,320,783
19802,246,932
19792,143,939
19782,045,800
19771,952,152
19761,862,911
19751,777,521
19741,696,154
19731,618,512
19721,544,523
19711,473,727
19701,406,266
19691,341,894
19681,280,550
19671,221,854
19661,165,923
19651,112,552
19641,061,693
19631,013,028
1962966,656
1961922,407
1960880,240
1959839,893
1958801,446
1957764,759
1956729,799
1955696,347
1954664,472
1953634,055
1952605,070
1951577,335
1950550,908

Taipei Population 2022

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
20352,889,5670.23%6,703
20342,882,8640.28%8,075
20332,874,7890.32%9,303
20322,865,4860.36%10,356
20312,855,1300.40%11,265
20302,843,8650.43%12,059
20292,831,8060.45%12,732
20282,819,0740.47%13,188
20272,805,8860.48%13,392
20262,792,4940.48%13,296
20252,779,1980.47%12,864
20242,766,3340.44%12,138
20232,754,1960.43%11,817
20222,742,3790.41%11,171
20212,731,2080.36%9,723
20202,721,4850.31%8,373
20192,713,1120.27%7,321
20182,705,7910.25%6,732
20172,699,0590.25%6,715
20162,692,3440.25%6,716
20152,685,6280.25%6,691
20142,678,9370.25%6,674
20132,672,2630.25%6,648
20122,665,6150.25%6,649
20112,658,9660.19%5,105
20102,653,8610.13%3,501
20092,650,3600.13%3,491
20082,646,8690.13%3,496
20072,643,3730.13%3,487
20062,639,8860.13%3,482
20052,636,4040.13%3,473
20042,632,9310.13%3,478
20032,629,4530.13%3,468
20022,625,985-0.16%-4,309
20012,630,294-0.46%-12,067
20002,642,361-0.46%-12,155
19992,654,516-0.46%-12,195
19982,666,711-0.46%-12,250
19972,678,961-0.46%-12,290
19962,691,251-0.46%-12,380
19952,703,631-0.46%-12,420
19942,716,051-0.46%-12,477
19932,728,528-0.46%-12,517
19922,741,045-0.46%-12,610
19912,753,6550.60%16,384
19902,737,2711.85%49,743
19892,687,5281.85%48,772
19882,638,7561.85%48,018
19872,590,7381.85%47,081
19862,543,6571.85%46,224
19852,497,4331.85%45,323
19842,452,1101.85%44,621
19832,407,4891.85%43,751
19822,363,7381.85%42,955
19812,320,7833.29%73,851
19802,246,9324.80%102,993
19792,143,9394.80%98,139
19782,045,8004.80%93,648
19771,952,1524.79%89,241
19761,862,9114.80%85,390
19751,777,5214.80%81,367
19741,696,1544.80%77,642
19731,618,5124.79%73,989
19721,544,5234.80%70,796
19711,473,7274.80%67,461
19701,406,2664.80%64,372
19691,341,8944.79%61,344
19681,280,5504.80%58,696
19671,221,8544.80%55,931
19661,165,9234.80%53,371
19651,112,5524.79%50,859
19641,061,6934.80%48,665
19631,013,0284.80%46,372
1962966,6564.80%44,249
1961922,4074.79%42,167
1960880,2404.80%40,347
1959839,8934.80%38,447
1958801,4464.80%36,687
1957764,7594.79%34,960
1956729,7994.80%33,452
1955696,3474.80%31,875
1954664,4724.80%30,417
1953634,0554.79%28,985
1952605,0704.80%27,735
1951577,3354.80%26,427
1950550,9080.00%

Taipei Population Data (Urban Area)

Name 2022 Population 2022 Growth
Xinbei4,470,6720.81%
Taipei2,742,3790.41%
Taoyuan2,296,3681.09%
Gaoxiong1,547,0940.34%
Taizhong1,354,4311.22%
Tainan863,3770.78%
Xinzhu457,9160.81%
Jilong368,9230.06%

Other Cities in Taiwan

  1. Taipei City Government - Taipei demographic structure and composition
  2. Taipei Household Registration Offices - Taipei census and statistics

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