Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Metro Area Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam metro area from 1950 to 2021. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Ho Chi Minh City in 2021 is 8,838,000, a 2.74% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Ho Chi Minh City in 2020 was 8,602,000, a 2.76% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Ho Chi Minh City in 2019 was 8,371,000, a 2.77% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Ho Chi Minh City in 2018 was 8,145,000, a 3.48% increase from 2017.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Vietnam
City Name Population
Ho Chi Minh City 8,838,000
Ha Noi 4,875,000
Can Tho 1,703,000
Hai Phong 1,341,000
Da Nang 1,157,000
Bien Hoa 1,046,000
Thu Dau Mot 437,000
Vungtau 430,000
Hue 409,000
Nha Trang 332,000
Long Xuyen 327,000
Ho Chi Minh City - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 8,838,000 2.74%
2020 8,602,000 2.76%
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%