Ulaanbaatar Population 2021

1,615,094
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Ulaanbaatar's 2021 population is now estimated at 1,615,094. In 1950, the population of Ulaanbaatar was 69,951. Ulaanbaatar has grown by 30,736 since 2015, which represents a 1.94% 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 Ulaanbaatar, which typically includes Ulaanbaatar's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

Ulaanbaatar is a city that is located in Mongolia. It is not just the capital but it is also the largest city by population. Its total population is over 1.3 million, which is over half of the total population of Mongolia.

City Size and Population Density

The city covers over 1,800 square miles and has a population density of 704 people per square mile.

Notes of Interest Ulaanbaatar

The city was established in 1639, although it wasn’t settled in its permanent and current location until 1778. Ulaanbaatar was the site of demonstrations that led to Mongolia's transition to democracy and market economy in 1990. Ulaanbaatar is the coldest national capital in the world.

Ulaanbaatar Population Demographics

Ethnic Mongolians make up the majority of the population. The language spoken in Ulaanbaatar is Mongolian, and English is the most commonly used foreign language. Russian is also spoken by some residents, as well as German, Japanese and Korean.

Population Growth

Ulaanbaatar has experienced steady growth in its population since the 1920s, mostly because of migration, primarily from the rural areas around the city. The city has grown nearly 1,000 times over the last 88 years to reach its current population. Based on these statistics, Ulaanbaatar’s population is expected to continue to grow.

Ulaanbaatar Population 2021

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
20351,952,4601.17%22,629
20341,929,8311.17%22,392
20331,907,4391.18%22,238
20321,885,2011.19%22,155
20311,863,0461.21%22,194
20301,840,8521.23%22,322
20291,818,5301.26%22,553
20281,795,9771.30%22,981
20271,772,9961.35%23,619
20261,749,3771.42%24,483
20251,724,8941.50%25,531
20241,699,3631.60%26,736
20231,672,6271.71%28,083
20221,644,5441.82%29,450
20211,615,0941.94%30,736
20201,584,3582.04%31,704
20191,552,6542.12%32,273
20181,520,3813.67%53,792
20171,466,5893.67%51,889
20161,414,7003.68%50,188
20151,364,5123.67%48,343
20141,316,1693.67%46,629
20131,269,5403.67%44,917
20121,224,6233.68%43,446
20111,181,1773.81%43,337
20101,137,8404.05%44,277
20091,093,5634.04%42,497
20081,051,0664.05%40,956
20071,010,1104.05%39,306
2006970,8044.05%37,778
2005933,0264.04%36,258
2004896,7684.05%34,943
2003861,8254.05%33,537
2002828,2884.05%32,231
2001796,0574.04%30,935
2000765,1223.13%23,199
1999741,9232.94%21,178
1998720,7452.94%20,574
1997700,1712.93%19,959
1996680,2122.94%19,443
1995660,7692.94%18,862
1994641,9072.94%18,324
1993623,5832.93%17,776
1992605,8072.94%17,316
1991588,4912.94%16,799
1990571,6922.94%16,319
1989555,3733.01%16,238
1988539,1353.09%16,179
1987522,9563.09%15,673
1986507,2833.09%15,203
1985492,0803.09%14,727
1984477,3533.09%14,325
1983463,0283.09%13,876
1982449,1523.09%13,461
1981435,6913.09%13,040
1980422,6513.09%12,683
1979409,9683.38%13,402
1978396,5663.65%13,977
1977382,5893.65%13,465
1976369,1243.66%13,027
1975356,0973.65%12,551
1974343,5463.65%12,108
1973331,4383.65%11,665
1972319,7733.66%11,286
1971308,4873.65%10,872
1970297,6153.65%10,489
1969287,1263.68%10,185
1968276,9413.71%9,919
1967267,0223.71%9,551
1966257,4713.71%9,209
1965248,2623.70%8,868
1964239,3943.71%8,574
1963230,8206.83%14,757
1962216,0639.85%19,381
1961196,6829.84%17,619
1960179,0639.87%16,083
1959162,9809.85%14,619
1958148,3619.85%13,308
1957135,0539.84%12,098
1956122,9559.87%11,044
1955111,9119.85%10,038
1954101,8739.85%9,138
195392,7359.84%8,308
195284,4279.87%7,583
195176,8449.85%6,893
195069,9510.00%

Ulaanbaatar Population Data (Urban Area)

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  1. World Urbanization Prospects - United Nations population estimates and projections of major Urban Agglomerations

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