Niigata, Japan 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 Niigata, Japan metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Niigata in 2020 is 804,000, a 0.37% decline from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Niigata in 2019 was 807,000, a 0.25% decline from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Niigata in 2018 was 809,000, a 0.12% decline from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Niigata in 2017 was 810,000, a 0% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Japan
City Name Population
Tokyo 37,393,000
Osaka 19,165,000
Nagoya 9,552,000
Kitakyushu-Fukuoka 5,529,000
Shizuoka-Hamamatsu 2,922,000
Sapporo 2,670,000
Sendai 2,327,000
Hiroshima 2,083,000
Niigata 804,000
Kumamoto 743,000
Okayama 725,000
Kagoshima 591,000
Utsunomiya 522,000
Matsuyama 510,000
Oita 479,000
Kurashiki 476,000
Kanazawa 466,000
Fukuyama 465,000
Takamatsu 420,000
Nagasaki 414,000
Toyama 413,000
Miyazaki 399,000
Nagano 372,000
Toyohashi 371,000
Takasaki 369,000
Iwaki 356,000
Asahikawa 331,000
Koriyama 331,000
Maebashi 331,000
Kochi 330,000
Naha 321,000
Akita 307,000
Kurume 305,000
Niigata - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 804,000 -0.37%
2019 807,000 -0.25%
2018 809,000 -0.12%
2017 810,000 0.00%
2016 810,000 0.00%
2015 810,000 -0.12%
2014 811,000 0.00%
2013 811,000 0.00%
2012 811,000 -0.12%
2011 812,000 0.00%
2010 812,000 0.00%
2009 812,000 -0.12%
2008 813,000 0.00%
2007 813,000 -0.12%
2006 814,000 0.00%
2005 814,000 0.12%
2004 813,000 0.12%
2003 812,000 0.12%
2002 811,000 0.12%
2001 810,000 0.25%
2000 808,000 0.25%
1999 806,000 0.37%
1998 803,000 0.25%
1997 801,000 0.38%
1996 798,000 1.40%
1995 787,000 4.65%
1994 752,000 4.74%
1993 718,000 4.82%
1992 685,000 4.74%
1991 654,000 4.64%
1990 625,000 4.69%
1989 597,000 4.74%
1988 570,000 4.78%
1987 544,000 4.82%
1986 519,000 3.59%
1985 501,000 1.21%
1984 495,000 1.02%
1983 490,000 1.03%
1982 485,000 1.04%
1981 480,000 1.91%
1980 471,000 4.20%
1979 452,000 4.39%
1978 433,000 4.34%
1977 415,000 4.27%
1976 398,000 4.46%
1975 381,000 4.10%
1974 366,000 4.27%
1973 351,000 4.46%
1972 336,000 4.35%
1971 322,000 3.54%
1970 311,000 1.63%
1969 306,000 1.66%
1968 301,000 1.69%
1967 296,000 1.72%
1966 291,000 1.75%
1965 286,000 1.06%
1964 283,000 1.43%
1963 279,000 1.45%
1962 275,000 1.48%
1961 271,000 2.65%
1960 264,000 6.88%
1959 247,000 6.93%
1958 231,000 6.94%
1957 216,000 6.93%
1956 202,000 6.88%
1955 189,000 3.28%
1954 183,000 3.98%
1953 176,000 3.53%
1952 170,000 3.03%
1951 165,000 3.77%
1950 159,000 0.00%