Chiang Rai, Thailand Metro Area Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Chiang Rai, Thailand metro area from 1950 to 2021. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Chiang Rai in 2021 is 557,000, a 1.27% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Chiang Rai in 2020 was 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.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Thailand
City Name Population
Bangkok 10,723,000
Chon Buri 1,417,000
Samut Prakan 1,324,000
Chiang Mai 1,182,000
Songkhla 979,000
Nonthaburi 975,000
Pathum Thani 926,000
Nakhon Ratchasima 783,000
Samut Sakhon 586,000
Udon Thani 577,000
Chiang Rai 557,000
Rayong 545,000
Kalasin 525,000
Nakhon Pathom 518,000
Khon-Kaen 509,000
Surat Thani 503,000
Ubon Ratchathani 502,000
Buri Ram 460,000
Lop Buri 459,000
Lampang 455,000
Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 447,000
Roi Et 446,000
Phuket 438,000
Ratchaburi 413,000
Sakon Nakhon 386,000
Chanthaburi 371,000
Suphan Buri 348,000
Lamphun 321,000
Chiang Rai - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 557,000 1.27%
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%