China Population 1950-2023

Chart and table of China population from 1950 to 2023. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population of China in 2023 is 1,425,671,352, a 0.02% decline from 2022.
  • The population of China in 2022 was 1,425,887,337, a 0% increase from 2021.
  • The population of China in 2021 was 1,425,893,465, a 0.07% increase from 2020.
  • The population of China in 2020 was 1,424,929,781, a 0.22% increase from 2019.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population
Country Name 2023 Population
China 1,425,671,352
Brazil 216,422,446
Russia 144,444,359
Mexico 128,455,567
Iran 89,172,767
Thailand 71,801,279
South Africa 60,414,495
Colombia 52,085,168
Algeria 45,606,480
Iraq 45,504,560
Peru 34,352,719
Malaysia 34,308,525
Venezuela 28,838,499
Romania 19,892,812
Kazakhstan 19,606,633
Ecuador 18,190,484
Guatemala 18,092,026
Jordan 11,337,052
Dominican Republic 11,332,972
Cuba 11,194,449
Azerbaijan 10,412,651
Belarus 9,498,238
Serbia 7,149,077
Libya 6,888,388
Paraguay 6,861,524
Bulgaria 6,687,717
Turkmenistan 6,516,100
Lebanon 5,353,930
Costa Rica 5,212,173
Albania 2,832,439
Jamaica 2,825,544
Armenia 2,777,970
Botswana 2,675,352
Namibia 2,604,172
Gabon 2,436,566
North Macedonia 2,085,679
Equatorial Guinea 1,714,671
Mauritius 1,300,557
Fiji 936,375
Guyana 813,834
Montenegro 626,485
Suriname 623,236
Maldives 521,021
Belize 410,825
Samoa 225,681
Grenada 126,183
Tonga 107,773
Dominica 73,040
American Samoa 43,914
Marshall Islands 41,996
Nauru 12,780
Tuvalu 11,396
China - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2023 1,425,671,352 -0.02%
2022 1,425,887,337 0.00%
2021 1,425,893,465 0.07%
2020 1,424,929,781 0.22%
2019 1,421,864,031 0.34%
2018 1,417,069,468 0.48%
2017 1,410,275,957 0.60%
2016 1,401,889,681 0.59%
2015 1,393,715,448 0.62%
2014 1,385,189,668 0.66%
2013 1,376,100,308 0.70%
2012 1,366,560,818 0.70%
2011 1,357,095,481 0.66%
2010 1,348,191,368 0.68%
2009 1,339,125,595 0.67%
2008 1,330,167,148 0.65%
2007 1,321,513,224 0.64%
2006 1,313,086,567 0.63%
2005 1,304,887,562 0.62%
2004 1,296,816,711 0.62%
2003 1,288,873,367 0.62%
2002 1,280,926,120 0.64%
2001 1,272,739,582 0.68%
2000 1,264,099,069 0.69%
1999 1,255,433,236 0.69%
1998 1,246,836,105 0.73%
1997 1,237,801,448 0.77%
1996 1,228,298,836 0.83%
1995 1,218,144,426 0.90%
1994 1,207,286,675 0.96%
1993 1,195,855,558 1.02%
1992 1,183,813,389 1.13%
1991 1,170,626,171 1.47%
1990 1,153,704,252 1.70%
1989 1,134,414,723 1.66%
1988 1,115,889,802 1.74%
1987 1,096,851,843 1.77%
1986 1,077,770,523 1.65%
1985 1,060,239,979 1.54%
1984 1,044,172,197 1.45%
1983 1,029,226,907 1.55%
1982 1,013,483,166 1.63%
1981 997,259,502 1.52%
1980 982,372,466 1.45%
1979 968,298,969 1.38%
1978 955,138,943 1.33%
1977 942,581,333 1.42%
1976 929,375,924 1.56%
1975 915,124,661 1.75%
1974 899,367,640 2.01%
1973 881,652,080 2.18%
1972 862,840,403 2.32%
1971 843,285,424 2.52%
1970 822,534,450 2.63%
1969 801,430,976 2.70%
1968 780,371,956 2.54%
1967 761,006,260 2.43%
1966 742,948,541 2.64%
1965 723,846,349 2.73%
1964 704,593,772 3.03%
1963 683,903,557 2.90%
1962 664,614,650 1.43%
1961 655,260,380 0.17%
1960 654,170,692 0.31%
1959 652,179,194 1.30%
1958 643,791,581 2.19%
1957 630,003,025 2.23%
1956 616,283,022 2.15%
1955 603,320,147 2.27%
1954 589,936,004 2.17%
1953 577,378,682 2.20%
1952 564,954,522 2.05%
1951 553,613,988 1.77%
1950 543,979,233 0.00%