Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam metro area from 1950 to 2019. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Ho Chi Minh City in 2019 is 8,371,000, a 2.77% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Ho Chi Minh City in 2018 was 8,145,000, a 3.48% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Ho Chi Minh City in 2017 was 7,871,000, a 3.5% increase from 2016.
  • The population of Ho Chi Minh City in 2016 was 7,605,000, a 3.5% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Vietnam
City Name Population
Ho Chi Minh City 8,371,000
Ha Noi 4,480,000
Can Tho 1,531,000
Hai Phong 1,259,000
Da Nang 1,095,000
Bien Hoa 981,000
Vungtau 406,000
Hue 392,000
Thu Dau Mot 389,000
Nha Trang 327,000
Long Xuyen 315,000
Ho Chi Minh City - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2019 8,371,000 2.77%
2018 8,145,000 3.48%
2017 7,871,000 3.50%
2016 7,605,000 3.50%
2015 7,348,000 3.49%
2014 7,100,000 3.48%
2013 6,861,000 3.50%
2012 6,629,000 3.48%
2011 6,406,000 3.51%
2010 6,189,000 3.48%
2009 5,981,000 3.50%
2008 5,779,000 3.51%
2007 5,583,000 3.48%
2006 5,395,000 3.51%
2005 5,212,000 3.49%
2004 5,036,000 3.49%
2003 4,866,000 3.49%
2002 4,702,000 3.50%
2001 4,543,000 3.51%
2000 4,389,000 3.49%
1999 4,241,000 3.72%
1998 4,089,000 3.78%
1997 3,940,000 3.79%
1996 3,796,000 3.77%
1995 3,658,000 3.80%
1994 3,524,000 3.77%
1993 3,396,000 3.79%
1992 3,272,000 3.77%
1991 3,153,000 3.79%
1990 3,038,000 3.79%
1989 2,927,000 1.49%
1988 2,884,000 0.77%
1987 2,862,000 0.74%
1986 2,841,000 0.74%
1985 2,820,000 0.75%
1984 2,799,000 0.76%
1983 2,778,000 0.76%
1982 2,757,000 0.77%
1981 2,736,000 0.74%
1980 2,716,000 1.42%
1979 2,678,000 3.48%
1978 2,588,000 3.48%
1977 2,501,000 3.48%
1976 2,417,000 3.47%
1975 2,336,000 3.45%
1974 2,258,000 3.48%
1973 2,182,000 3.46%
1972 2,109,000 3.48%
1971 2,038,000 3.45%
1970 1,970,000 3.52%
1969 1,903,000 3.42%
1968 1,840,000 3.49%
1967 1,778,000 3.49%
1966 1,718,000 3.49%
1965 1,660,000 3.43%
1964 1,605,000 3.48%
1963 1,551,000 3.47%
1962 1,499,000 3.45%
1961 1,449,000 3.50%
1960 1,400,000 1.45%
1959 1,380,000 1.47%
1958 1,360,000 1.42%
1957 1,341,000 1.44%
1956 1,322,000 1.46%
1955 1,303,000 1.40%
1954 1,285,000 1.50%
1953 1,266,000 1.44%
1952 1,248,000 1.38%
1951 1,231,000 1.48%
1950 1,213,000 0.00%