Chiang Mai, Thailand Metro Area Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Chiang Mai, 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 Mai in 2021 is 1,182,000, a 1.29% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Chiang Mai in 2020 was 1,167,000, a 1.39% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Chiang Mai in 2019 was 1,151,000, a 1.41% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Chiang Mai in 2018 was 1,135,000, a 2.07% 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 Mai - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 1,182,000 1.29%
2020 1,167,000 1.39%
2019 1,151,000 1.41%
2018 1,135,000 2.07%
2017 1,112,000 2.02%
2016 1,090,000 2.06%
2015 1,068,000 2.10%
2014 1,046,000 2.05%
2013 1,025,000 2.09%
2012 1,004,000 2.03%
2011 984,000 3.25%
2010 953,000 8.91%
2009 875,000 8.83%
2008 804,000 8.94%
2007 738,000 8.85%
2006 678,000 9.00%
2005 622,000 8.74%
2004 572,000 8.95%
2003 525,000 8.92%
2002 482,000 8.80%
2001 443,000 8.85%
2000 407,000 7.67%
1999 378,000 7.08%
1998 353,000 6.97%
1997 330,000 7.14%
1996 308,000 6.94%
1995 288,000 7.06%
1994 269,000 7.17%
1993 251,000 7.26%
1992 234,000 6.85%
1991 219,000 6.83%
1990 205,000 7.33%
1989 191,000 7.30%
1988 178,000 6.59%
1987 167,000 7.05%
1986 156,000 7.59%
1985 145,000 6.62%
1984 136,000 7.09%
1983 127,000 7.63%
1982 118,000 6.31%
1981 111,000 7.77%
1980 103,000 3.00%
1979 100,000 2.04%
1978 98,000 2.08%
1977 96,000 2.13%
1976 94,000 1.08%
1975 93,000 2.20%
1974 91,000 2.25%
1973 89,000 2.30%
1972 87,000 1.16%
1971 86,000 2.38%
1970 84,000 2.44%
1969 82,000 2.50%
1968 80,000 2.56%
1967 78,000 2.63%
1966 76,000 2.70%
1965 74,000 1.37%
1964 73,000 2.82%
1963 71,000 2.90%
1962 69,000 1.47%
1961 68,000 3.03%
1960 66,000 1.54%
1959 65,000 0.00%
1958 65,000 0.00%
1957 65,000 0.00%
1956 65,000 1.56%
1955 64,000 0.00%
1954 64,000 0.00%
1953 64,000 0.00%
1952 64,000 1.59%
1951 63,000 0.00%
1950 63,000 0.00%