Kaohsiung City · Population

Question: What is the population of Kaohsiung City? Answer: Kaohsiung City (高雄市), Taiwan (capital: Gaoxiong) - last known population is ≈ 2 779 400 (year 2016). This was 11.88% of total Taiwan population. In this year, Kaohsiung City population density was 941.6 p/km². If population growth rate would be same as in period 2011-2016 (+0.04%/year), Kaohsiung City population in 2022 would be: 2 785 264*.

Population history [1]

Annual population change

[1981-1991] +1.3 %/year
[1991-2001] +0.68 %/year
[2001-2011] +6.38 %/year
[2011-2016] +0.04 %/year


GPS coordinates: 22.6272784, 120.3014353

Kaohsiung City on city and population density map

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

Sources, Notices

1981e, 1991e, 2001e, 2011e, 2016e. 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 Statistics, Republic of China (Taiwan)
Ministry of the Interior. Republic of China (Taiwan)
Statistical Yearbook of Interior, 2015 Yearly Bulletin of Interior Statistics XLS, retrieved 2017-02-01
Statistical tables
Yearly population 1960-2007 XLS, retrieved 2017-02-01
Population for Township and District, 1981- xls
Population for Township and District, -2016 xls
[2] City density map, generated by population.city using data provided to us by 1km.net 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 shadedrelief.com. Link3 (PNG,0.5Mb).