Wuhan Population 2022

8,591,611
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Wuhan is a city located in Central China. It is the largest city in the region, and it is also the capital of the Hubei province. This city has the nickname “the Chicago of China” because it is a hub for transportation. The city has a very large population, with the most current estimates putting it at 10,607,700.

City Size and Population Density of Wuhan

The urban outline of the city covers an area of 1,528 km2 (590 sq mi). The sub-provincial and prefecture level of the city expands outward to a total of 8,494.41 km2 (3,279.71 sq mi). The urban population density comes to approximately 1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi).

Wuhan Demographics

There are many different ethnic groups throughout Wuhan, with the most populous being the Han Chinese. Other minorities include Zhuang, Manchu, Hui and Yi, just to name a few.

Many people have immigrated to Wuhan from other areas in and around China, including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. There are also residents originally from South Korea, the US and Japan.

The official language is Chinese – or Putonghua. There are also other minority languages spoken in the region, such as Yue and Eastern Min.

Wuhan History

Wuhan’s history dates back 3,500 years, making it one of the most ancient cities in China. Since its early days, Wuhan has served as a busy and important port city. It also, in the years that followed, became a city known for its role in the arts.

During the Yuan dynasty, the city was designated as a provincial capital. It was soon after that the city was known for being one of the most important trading cities in China.

Throughout the 19th century, Wuhan continued to grow, including the introduction of the railroad, which further cemented the city’s role as a city of trade.

During the 1920s and 1930s, the city exchanged hands multiple times. In the late 1930s, it was taken by the Japanese and was made a logistics center. In the 1940s, the city was mostly destroyed during firebombing raids. Many lives were lost in the firebombing of Wuhan.

Today, the city is seen as a center for politics, economics, finance, culture and education. It continues to hold its role as a major hub for transportation. The city is even planning to build a hub that will connect five continents.

Wuhan Population Growth

Wuhan has seen a high rate of historic population growth throughout the years. The city is known for being a transportation hub, having a strong economy, and being the site of multiple major industrial zones, offering employment opportunities. Between 2014 and 2015, the population grew by 2.61%. Because of the city’s important roles and opportunities, growth is expected to continue in the years to come.

Year Population
19501,068,258
19511,176,580
19521,296,059
19531,427,291
19541,457,571
19551,488,494
19561,520,116
19571,552,321
19581,585,254
19591,618,885
19601,653,278
19611,688,304
19621,724,121
19631,760,699
19641,798,104
19651,836,198
19661,875,154
19671,914,935
19681,955,618
19691,997,049
19702,039,416
19712,082,683
19722,126,929
19732,171,989
19742,218,068
19752,265,125
19762,313,247
19772,362,255
19782,412,370
19792,463,549
19802,515,887
19812,569,187
19822,623,693
19832,711,828
19842,803,052
19852,897,080
19862,994,399
19873,094,987
19883,199,099
19893,306,413
19903,417,482
19913,652,025
19923,903,021
19934,170,505
19944,456,728
19954,762,594
19965,089,918
19975,438,743
19985,812,005
19996,210,885
20006,637,746
20016,835,022
20026,907,410
20036,980,564
20047,054,595
20057,129,205
20067,204,708
20077,281,010
20087,358,228
20097,436,048
20107,514,801
20117,594,388
20127,674,929
20137,756,099
20147,838,241
20157,921,253
20168,005,261
20178,089,924
20188,175,602
20198,266,273
20208,364,977
20218,473,405
20228,591,611
20238,718,250
20248,850,850
20258,986,475
20269,121,838
20279,253,972
20289,380,437
20299,499,735
20309,610,794
20319,713,199
20329,806,833
20339,892,043
20349,968,985
203510,037,986

Wuhan Population 2022

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
19501,068,2580.00%
19511,176,58010.14%108,322
19521,296,05910.15%119,479
19531,427,29110.13%131,232
19541,457,5712.12%30,280
19551,488,4942.12%30,923
19561,520,1162.12%31,622
19571,552,3212.12%32,205
19581,585,2542.12%32,933
19591,618,8852.12%33,631
19601,653,2782.12%34,393
19611,688,3042.12%35,026
19621,724,1212.12%35,817
19631,760,6992.12%36,578
19641,798,1042.12%37,405
19651,836,1982.12%38,094
19661,875,1542.12%38,956
19671,914,9352.12%39,781
19681,955,6182.12%40,683
19691,997,0492.12%41,431
19702,039,4162.12%42,367
19712,082,6832.12%43,267
19722,126,9292.12%44,246
19732,171,9892.12%45,060
19742,218,0682.12%46,079
19752,265,1252.12%47,057
19762,313,2472.12%48,122
19772,362,2552.12%49,008
19782,412,3702.12%50,115
19792,463,5492.12%51,179
19802,515,8872.12%52,338
19812,569,1872.12%53,300
19822,623,6932.12%54,506
19832,711,8283.36%88,135
19842,803,0523.36%91,224
19852,897,0803.35%94,028
19862,994,3993.36%97,319
19873,094,9873.36%100,588
19883,199,0993.36%104,112
19893,306,4133.35%107,314
19903,417,4823.36%111,069
19913,652,0256.86%234,543
19923,903,0216.87%250,996
19934,170,5056.85%267,484
19944,456,7286.86%286,223
19954,762,5946.86%305,866
19965,089,9186.87%327,324
19975,438,7436.85%348,825
19985,812,0056.86%373,262
19996,210,8856.86%398,880
20006,637,7466.87%426,861
20016,835,0222.97%197,276
20026,907,4101.06%72,388
20036,980,5641.06%73,154
20047,054,5951.06%74,031
20057,129,2051.06%74,610
20067,204,7081.06%75,503
20077,281,0101.06%76,302
20087,358,2281.06%77,218
20097,436,0481.06%77,820
20107,514,8011.06%78,753
20117,594,3881.06%79,587
20127,674,9291.06%80,541
20137,756,0991.06%81,170
20147,838,2411.06%82,142
20157,921,2531.06%83,012
20168,005,2611.06%84,008
20178,089,9241.06%84,663
20188,175,6021.06%85,678
20198,266,2731.11%90,671
20208,364,9771.19%98,704
20218,473,4051.30%108,428
20228,591,6111.40%118,206
20238,718,2501.47%126,639
20248,850,8501.52%132,600
20258,986,4751.53%135,625
20269,121,8381.51%135,363
20279,253,9721.45%132,134
20289,380,4371.37%126,465
20299,499,7351.27%119,298
20309,610,7941.17%111,059
20319,713,1991.07%102,405
20329,806,8330.96%93,634
20339,892,0430.87%85,210
20349,968,9850.78%76,942
203510,037,9860.69%69,001

Wuhan Population Data (Urban Area)

Name 2022 Population 2022 Growth
Shanghai28,516,9042.59%
Beijing21,333,3322.09%
Chongqing16,874,7403.01%
Tianjin14,011,8281.58%
Guangzhou13,964,6372.41%
Shenzhen12,831,3301.90%
Chengdu9,478,5211.86%
Nanjing9,429,3813.12%
Wuhan8,591,6111.40%
Xi An Shaanxi8,537,6463.18%
Hangzhou8,044,8782.54%
Suzhou7,764,4994.54%
Shenyang7,527,9752.09%
Dongguan7,511,8510.80%
Foshan7,497,2631.22%
Haerbin6,665,9512.14%
Dalian5,930,1402.67%
Qingdao5,865,2322.14%
Zhengzhou5,690,3123.27%
Ji Nan Shandong5,663,0152.71%

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