Thailand Urban Population 1960-2021

Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.
  • Thailand urban population for 2020 was 35,898,129, a 1.71% increase from 2019.
  • Thailand urban population for 2019 was 35,294,600, a 1.78% increase from 2018.
  • Thailand urban population for 2018 was 34,678,818, a 1.84% increase from 2017.
  • Thailand urban population for 2017 was 34,051,230, a 1.9% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Thailand 35,898,129
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Thailand Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 35,898,129 51.43 1.70%
2019 35,294,600 50.69 1.76%
2018 34,678,818 49.95 1.83%
2017 34,051,230 49.20 1.89%
2016 33,415,222 48.45 1.94%
2015 32,772,703 47.69 1.99%
2014 32,127,201 46.94 2.04%
2013 31,477,998 46.19 2.09%
2012 30,828,056 45.45 2.13%
2011 30,179,365 44.70 2.38%
2010 29,469,053 43.86 3.53%
2009 28,447,157 42.54 3.61%
2008 27,438,707 41.24 3.71%
2007 26,439,735 39.95 3.81%
2006 25,451,684 38.67 3.92%
2005 24,472,850 37.41 4.02%
2004 23,508,151 36.17 4.14%
2003 22,554,369 34.94 4.26%
2002 21,613,068 33.73 4.41%
2001 20,680,736 32.55 4.56%
2000 19,758,315 31.39 2.38%
1999 19,293,244 30.97 1.72%
1998 18,965,132 30.80 1.77%
1997 18,632,442 30.62 1.75%
1996 18,309,042 30.45 1.68%
1995 18,004,311 30.28 1.57%
1994 17,724,402 30.11 1.49%
1993 17,462,829 29.93 1.48%
1992 17,206,295 29.76 1.58%
1991 16,936,805 29.59 1.76%
1990 16,641,684 29.42 2.28%
1989 16,267,069 29.17 2.52%
1988 15,862,003 28.90 2.67%
1987 15,443,624 28.63 2.74%
1986 15,025,688 28.36 2.76%
1985 14,616,958 28.10 2.75%
1984 14,220,724 27.83 2.77%
1983 13,832,449 27.57 2.80%
1982 13,450,798 27.31 2.86%
1981 13,071,773 27.05 2.95%
1980 12,692,092 26.79 4.15%
1979 12,176,747 26.24 4.61%
1978 11,628,474 25.61 4.72%
1977 11,092,595 24.98 4.84%
1976 10,568,872 24.37 4.98%
1975 10,055,884 23.76 5.10%
1974 9,555,687 23.16 5.24%
1973 9,067,632 22.58 5.35%
1972 8,595,234 22.01 5.44%
1971 8,140,086 21.44 5.50%
1970 7,704,808 20.89 3.97%
1969 7,404,743 20.67 3.48%
1968 7,151,724 20.56 3.50%
1967 6,905,739 20.44 3.52%
1966 6,666,686 20.33 3.54%
1965 6,434,859 20.22 3.55%
1964 6,210,196 20.11 3.55%
1963 5,993,375 20.00 3.55%
1962 5,784,200 19.89 3.54%
1961 5,583,026 19.78 3.53%
1960 5,389,579 19.67 %