China Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of China population from 1950 to 2021. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population of China in 2021 is 1,444,216,107, a 0.34% increase from 2020.
  • The population of China in 2020 was 1,439,323,776, a 0.39% increase from 2019.
  • The population of China in 2019 was 1,433,783,686, a 0.43% increase from 2018.
  • The population of China in 2018 was 1,427,647,786, a 0.47% increase from 2017.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Country Name 2021 Population
China 1,444,216,107
Brazil 213,993,437
Russia 145,912,025
Mexico 130,262,216
Turkey 85,042,738
Iran 85,028,759
Thailand 69,950,850
South Africa 60,041,994
Colombia 51,265,844
Algeria 44,616,624
Iraq 41,179,350
Peru 33,359,418
Malaysia 32,776,194
Venezuela 28,704,954
Romania 19,127,774
Kazakhstan 18,994,962
Guatemala 18,249,860
Ecuador 17,888,475
Cuba 11,317,505
Dominican Republic 10,953,703
Jordan 10,269,021
Azerbaijan 10,223,342
Belarus 9,442,862
Serbia 8,697,550
Paraguay 7,219,638
Libya 6,958,532
Bulgaria 6,896,663
Lebanon 6,769,146
Turkmenistan 6,117,924
Costa Rica 5,139,052
Jamaica 2,973,463
Armenia 2,968,127
Albania 2,872,933
Namibia 2,587,344
Botswana 2,397,241
Gabon 2,278,825
North Macedonia 2,082,658
Equatorial Guinea 1,449,896
Mauritius 1,273,433
Fiji 902,906
Guyana 790,326
Montenegro 628,053
Suriname 591,800
Maldives 543,617
Belize 404,914
Samoa 200,149
Grenada 113,021
Tonga 106,760
Dominica 72,167
Marshall Islands 59,610
American Samoa 55,100
Tuvalu 11,931
Nauru 10,876
China - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 1,444,216,107 0.34%
2020 1,439,323,776 0.39%
2019 1,433,783,686 0.43%
2018 1,427,647,786 0.47%
2017 1,421,021,791 0.49%
2016 1,414,049,351 0.51%
2015 1,406,847,870 0.53%
2014 1,399,453,965 0.54%
2013 1,391,883,330 0.55%
2012 1,384,206,401 0.56%
2011 1,376,497,639 0.56%
2010 1,368,810,615 0.56%
2009 1,361,169,419 0.56%
2008 1,353,569,484 0.56%
2007 1,345,993,888 0.57%
2006 1,338,408,647 0.57%
2005 1,330,776,380 0.58%
2004 1,323,084,641 0.59%
2003 1,315,303,521 0.61%
2002 1,307,352,257 0.63%
2001 1,299,129,752 0.66%
2000 1,290,550,765 0.71%
1999 1,281,514,832 0.75%
1998 1,271,982,350 0.79%
1997 1,261,996,012 0.83%
1996 1,251,636,186 0.86%
1995 1,240,920,535 0.89%
1994 1,230,020,031 0.92%
1993 1,218,817,055 1.00%
1992 1,206,711,244 1.16%
1991 1,192,897,284 1.36%
1990 1,176,883,674 1.60%
1989 1,158,357,397 1.81%
1988 1,137,724,227 1.94%
1987 1,116,095,476 1.93%
1986 1,095,014,109 1.81%
1985 1,075,589,361 1.65%
1984 1,058,171,976 1.51%
1983 1,042,431,412 1.41%
1982 1,027,948,987 1.37%
1981 1,014,022,212 1.39%
1980 1,000,089,235 1.42%
1979 986,132,202 1.43%
1978 972,205,442 1.49%
1977 957,891,272 1.61%
1976 942,685,411 1.78%
1975 926,240,885 1.96%
1974 908,464,198 2.13%
1973 889,485,372 2.30%
1972 869,485,964 2.44%
1971 848,759,710 2.56%
1970 827,601,394 2.68%
1969 805,985,939 2.79%
1968 784,074,709 2.82%
1967 762,581,176 2.72%
1966 742,414,885 2.51%
1965 724,218,968 2.25%
1964 708,254,597 2.00%
1963 694,339,083 1.79%
1962 682,102,655 1.66%
1961 670,952,695 1.60%
1960 660,408,056 1.57%
1959 650,212,734 1.55%
1958 640,295,772 1.53%
1957 630,677,645 1.50%
1956 621,363,234 1.49%
1955 612,241,554 1.52%
1954 603,052,324 1.63%
1953 593,365,877 1.85%
1952 582,576,491 2.22%
1951 569,909,117 2.79%
1950 554,419,273 0.00%