Chiang Rai, Thailand Metro Area Population 1950-2020

NOTE: All data from 2020 and beyond are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Chiang Rai, Thailand metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Chiang Rai in 2020 is 550,000, a 1.29% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Chiang Rai in 2019 was 543,000, a 1.5% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Chiang Rai in 2018 was 535,000, a 2.1% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Chiang Rai in 2017 was 524,000, a 1.95% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Thailand
City Name Population
Bangkok 10,539,000
Chon Buri 1,399,000
Samut Prakan 1,307,000
Chiang Mai 1,167,000
Songkhla 967,000
Nonthaburi 963,000
Pathum Thani 914,000
Nakhon Ratchasima 774,000
Samut Sakhon 578,000
Udon Thani 570,000
Chiang Rai 550,000
Rayong 538,000
Kalasin 518,000
Khon-Kaen 503,000
Nakhon Pathom 503,000
Surat Thani 496,000
Ubon Ratchathani 495,000
Buri Ram 454,000
Lampang 449,000
Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 441,000
Roi Et 441,000
Lop Buri 437,000
Phuket 432,000
Ratchaburi 406,000
Sakon Nakhon 381,000
Chanthaburi 360,000
Suphan Buri 338,000
Lamphun 317,000
Chiang Rai - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 550,000 1.29%
2019 543,000 1.50%
2018 535,000 2.10%
2017 524,000 1.95%
2016 514,000 2.19%
2015 503,000 2.03%
2014 493,000 2.07%
2013 483,000 2.11%
2012 473,000 1.94%
2011 464,000 3.11%
2010 450,000 8.43%
2009 415,000 8.07%
2008 384,000 8.17%
2007 355,000 8.23%
2006 328,000 8.25%
2005 303,000 8.21%
2004 280,000 8.53%
2003 258,000 7.95%
2002 239,000 8.64%
2001 220,000 7.84%
2000 204,000 9.09%
1999 187,000 9.36%
1998 171,000 9.62%
1997 156,000 9.09%
1996 143,000 9.16%
1995 131,000 10.08%
1994 119,000 9.17%
1993 109,000 9.00%
1992 100,000 9.89%
1991 91,000 8.33%
1990 84,000 10.53%
1989 76,000 8.57%
1988 70,000 9.38%
1987 64,000 10.34%
1986 58,000 9.43%
1985 53,000 8.16%
1984 49,000 8.89%
1983 45,000 9.76%
1982 41,000 10.81%
1981 37,000 8.82%
1980 34,000 9.68%
1979 31,000 6.90%
1978 29,000 11.54%
1977 26,000 8.33%
1976 24,000 9.09%
1975 22,000 10.00%
1974 20,000 11.11%
1973 18,000 5.88%
1972 17,000 6.25%
1971 16,000 14.29%
1970 14,000 0.00%
1969 14,000 7.69%
1968 13,000 0.00%
1967 13,000 0.00%
1966 13,000 0.00%
1965 13,000 0.00%
1964 13,000 8.33%
1963 12,000 0.00%
1962 12,000 0.00%
1961 12,000 0.00%
1960 12,000 0.00%
1959 12,000 9.09%
1958 11,000 0.00%
1957 11,000 0.00%
1956 11,000 0.00%
1955 11,000 0.00%
1954 11,000 10.00%
1953 10,000 0.00%
1952 10,000 0.00%
1951 10,000 0.00%
1950 10,000 0.00%