Shanghai · Population

Question: What is the population of Shanghai? Answer: Shanghai (上海市), China (capital: Shanghai) - last known population is ≈ 24 151 500 (year 2013). This was 1.773% of total China population. In this year, Shanghai population density was 3895.4 p/km². If population growth rate would be same as in period 2010-2013 (+1.61%/year), Shanghai population in 2018 would be: 26 163 793*.

Population history [1]

Annual population change

[1982-1990] +1.48 %/year
[1990-2000] +2.09 %/year
[2000-2010] +3.44 %/year
[2010-2013] +1.61 %/year


GPS coordinates: 31.230416, 121.473701

Shanghai on city and population density map

City density [2]population density [3]Legend (Click on marker to hide it)

Sources, Notices

1982c, 1990c, 2000c, 2010c, 2013e. Legend: e-estimate, c-census, o-other, ..
* Unofficial, calculated population.
** In some cases boundaries changes also influence the comparability of the population data. Data is provided "as is" without warranty or any representation of accuracy, timeliness or completeness. Terms of use.
[1] Sources
National Bureau of Statistics of China
United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2014). World Urbanization Prospects: The 2014 Revision, CD-ROM Edition. D.2015-11-19 (estimates for: 1970,1980)
[2] City density map, generated by using data provided to us by website. Every circle is city with population over 5000. Link
[3] Population density map generated by instructions from daysleeperrr on reddig. Link1. Used data source is the Gridded Population of the World (GPW), v3 online at the the Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) at Columbia University. Link2. Additional urban land cover: Extracted from Global Land Cover Characteristics Data Base Version 2.0 and Binary MOD12Q1 data on Link3 (PNG,0.5Mb).