Saitama · Population

Question: What is the population of Saitama? Answer: Saitama (さいたま市), Japan (Administrative unit: Saitama 埼玉県) - last known population is ≈ 1 251 500 (year 2014). This was 0.987% of total Japan population. If population growth rate would be same as in period 2010-2014 (+0.59%/year), Saitama population in 2024 would be: 1 327 407*.

Population history [1]

Annual population change

[1995-2000] +1 %/year
[2000-2005] +0.75 %/year
[2005-2010] +0.77 %/year
[2010-2014] +0.59 %/year


GPS coordinates: 35.908, 139.657

Local time in Saitama: 19:05 Thursday GMT+9.

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Saitama on city and population density map

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

Sources, Notices

1995c, 2000c, 2005c, 2010c, 2014e. 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
Statistics Bureau Japan
Final Report of The 2000 Population Census Statistical tables presented in the report - historical
Largest Cities in Japan: Population from 1889
Government Statistics Portal - statistics list For all Census data, 1920-2010. Japanese language.
[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).