Sendai, Japan Metro Area Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Sendai, Japan metro area from 1950 to 2021. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Sendai in 2021 is 2,335,000, a 0.34% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Sendai in 2020 was 2,327,000, a 0.39% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Sendai in 2019 was 2,318,000, a 0.52% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Sendai in 2018 was 2,306,000, a 0.79% increase from 2017.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Japan
City Name Population
Tokyo 37,340,000
Osaka 19,111,000
Nagoya 9,566,000
Kitakyushu-Fukuoka 5,516,000
Shizuoka-Hamamatsu 2,930,000
Sapporo 2,670,000
Sendai 2,335,000
Hiroshima 2,078,000
Niigata 802,000
Kumamoto 741,000
Okayama 724,000
Kagoshima 588,000
Utsunomiya 522,000
Matsuyama 508,000
Oita 479,000
Kurashiki 475,000
Fukuyama 465,000
Kanazawa 465,000
Takamatsu 419,000
Toyama 412,000
Nagasaki 410,000
Miyazaki 398,000
Nagano 370,000
Toyohashi 370,000
Takasaki 368,000
Iwaki 356,000
Asahikawa 329,000
Koriyama 329,000
Maebashi 329,000
Kochi 328,000
Naha 321,000
Akita 305,000
Kurume 304,000
Sendai - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 2,335,000 0.34%
2020 2,327,000 0.39%
2019 2,318,000 0.52%
2018 2,306,000 0.79%
2017 2,288,000 0.79%
2016 2,270,000 0.80%
2015 2,252,000 0.76%
2014 2,235,000 0.81%
2013 2,217,000 0.77%
2012 2,200,000 0.78%
2011 2,183,000 0.32%
2010 2,176,000 -1.05%
2009 2,199,000 -1.08%
2008 2,223,000 -1.07%
2007 2,247,000 -1.06%
2006 2,271,000 -0.57%
2005 2,284,000 0.93%
2004 2,263,000 0.89%
2003 2,243,000 0.95%
2002 2,222,000 0.91%
2001 2,202,000 0.82%
2000 2,184,000 0.41%
1999 2,175,000 0.42%
1998 2,166,000 0.46%
1997 2,156,000 0.42%
1996 2,147,000 0.56%
1995 2,135,000 1.09%
1994 2,112,000 1.05%
1993 2,090,000 1.06%
1992 2,068,000 1.08%
1991 2,046,000 1.24%
1990 2,021,000 1.76%
1989 1,986,000 1.74%
1988 1,952,000 1.77%
1987 1,918,000 1.75%
1986 1,885,000 1.62%
1985 1,855,000 1.37%
1984 1,830,000 1.39%
1983 1,805,000 1.35%
1982 1,781,000 1.37%
1981 1,757,000 1.50%
1980 1,731,000 1.88%
1979 1,699,000 1.92%
1978 1,667,000 1.89%
1977 1,636,000 1.93%
1976 1,605,000 2.49%
1975 1,566,000 4.40%
1974 1,500,000 4.31%
1973 1,438,000 4.43%
1972 1,377,000 4.32%
1971 1,320,000 4.43%
1970 1,264,000 4.38%
1969 1,211,000 4.31%
1968 1,161,000 4.41%
1967 1,112,000 4.32%
1966 1,066,000 4.41%
1965 1,021,000 4.40%
1964 978,000 4.38%
1963 937,000 4.34%
1962 898,000 4.42%
1961 860,000 4.37%
1960 824,000 4.30%
1959 790,000 4.36%
1958 757,000 4.41%
1957 725,000 4.32%
1956 695,000 4.35%
1955 666,000 4.39%
1954 638,000 4.42%
1953 611,000 4.27%
1952 586,000 4.46%
1951 561,000 4.28%
1950 538,000 0.00%