Shanghai · Population

Question: What is the population of Shanghai? Answer: Shanghai (上海市), China (Administrative unit: Shanghai 上海市) - last known population is ≈ 20 217 700 (year 2010). This was 1.508% of total China population. If population growth rate would be same as in period 2000-2010 (+3.57%/year), Shanghai population in 2022 would be: 30 812 711*.

Population history [1]

Annual population change

[1970-1980] -0.12 %/year
[1980-1990] +2.75 %/year
[1990-2000] +6.17 %/year
[2000-2010] +3.57 %/year


GPS coordinates: 31.222, 121.458

Local time in Shanghai: 20:19 Thursday GMT+8.

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Shanghai on city and population density map

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

Sources, Notices

1970e, 1980e, 1990c, 2000c, 2010c. 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).