Tainan, Taiwan 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 Tainan, Taiwan metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Tainan in 2020 is 850,000, a 0.83% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Tainan in 2019 was 843,000, a 0.84% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Tainan in 2018 was 836,000, a 0.72% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Tainan in 2017 was 830,000, a 0.85% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Taiwan
City Name Population
Xinbei 4,398,000
Taibei 2,721,000
Taoyuan 2,245,000
Gaoxiong 1,538,000
Taizhong 1,321,000
Tainan 850,000
Xinzhu 451,000
Jilong 369,000
Tainan - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 850,000 0.83%
2019 843,000 0.84%
2018 836,000 0.72%
2017 830,000 0.85%
2016 823,000 0.86%
2015 816,000 0.74%
2014 810,000 0.87%
2013 803,000 0.75%
2012 797,000 0.89%
2011 790,000 0.77%
2010 784,000 0.77%
2009 778,000 0.78%
2008 772,000 0.92%
2007 765,000 0.79%
2006 759,000 0.80%
2005 753,000 0.80%
2004 747,000 0.81%
2003 741,000 0.82%
2002 735,000 0.82%
2001 729,000 0.83%
2000 723,000 0.70%
1999 718,000 0.70%
1998 713,000 0.85%
1997 707,000 0.71%
1996 702,000 0.72%
1995 697,000 0.87%
1994 691,000 0.73%
1993 686,000 0.73%
1992 681,000 0.74%
1991 676,000 1.05%
1990 669,000 1.06%
1989 662,000 1.07%
1988 655,000 1.08%
1987 648,000 1.25%
1986 640,000 1.11%
1985 633,000 1.12%
1984 626,000 1.13%
1983 619,000 0.98%
1982 613,000 1.16%
1981 606,000 5.03%
1980 577,000 9.49%
1979 527,000 9.11%
1978 483,000 9.52%
1977 441,000 9.16%
1976 404,000 9.19%
1975 370,000 9.47%
1974 338,000 9.39%
1973 309,000 9.19%
1972 283,000 9.27%
1971 259,000 9.28%
1970 237,000 9.22%
1969 217,000 9.60%
1968 198,000 9.39%
1967 181,000 9.04%
1966 166,000 9.21%
1965 152,000 9.35%
1964 139,000 9.45%
1963 127,000 9.48%
1962 116,000 9.43%
1961 106,000 9.28%
1960 97,000 8.99%
1959 89,000 9.88%
1958 81,000 8.00%
1957 75,000 10.29%
1956 68,000 9.68%
1955 62,000 8.77%
1954 57,000 9.62%
1953 52,000 8.33%
1952 48,000 9.09%
1951 44,000 10.00%
1950 40,000 0.00%