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China Population statistics

Current China's population is 1,313,973,713 (2006 est.)  . By the late 2010s, China's population is expected to reach 1.4 billion. Around 2030, China's population is anticipated to peak and then slowly start dropping. China's capital city is Beijing, Beijing is China's second largest city in terms of population, after Shanghai.  The population of the Shanghai Metropolitan Area including the city, some of its suburbs and the surrounding area is approximately 18 million.

Population Density

General 73 / km² ( 190 / sq mile)
Beijing 1,023 / km² ( 2,650 / sq mile)
Izmir 194 / km² ( 502 / sq mile)
Shanghai 108 / km² (280 / sq mile)

Major cities of China and their approximate populations:
City Population

 
The total number of Chinese cities is 666.
11 cities with population over 2 million;
23 cities with population between 1 millions and 2 million;
44 cities with population between 500,000 and 1 million;
159 cities with population between 200,000 and 500,000;
393 cities with population less than 200,000.

Metropolitan area   Population
Shanghai   17,420,000
Beijing   14,930,000
Chongqing   12,057,000
Guangzhou   10,150,000
Taipei   7,400,000
Hong Kong   7,041,000
Changsha   5,955,000
Tianjin   5,750,000

   

Demographics of China

Population growth rate: (The average annual percent change in the population) 1.04 % (2007 est.)%

China Age structure Data: Distribution of the population according to age)
(2007 est.)
 0-14 years: 20.4% (male 143,527,634/female 126,607,344)
15-64 years: 71.7% (male 487,079,770/female 460,596,384)
65 years and over: 7.9% (male 49,683,856/female 54,356,900) 

 Birth rate:
13.45 births / 1,000 population

Religions:
 Daoist (Taoist), Buddhist,  Christian 3%-4%, Muslims 1%-2%
Note: officially atheist (2002 est.)

Languages:
Standard Chinese or Mandarin ( Putonghua, based on the Beijing dialect), Yue (Cantonese), Wu (Shanghaiese), Minbei (Fuzhou), Minnan (Hokkien-Taiwanese), Xiang, Gan, Hakka dialects, minority languages
 

Ethnic groups:
Han Chinese 91.9%, Zhuang, Uygur, Hui, Yi, Tibetan, Miao, Manchu, Mongol, Buyi, Korean, and other nationalities 8.1%

immigration statistics : -0.39 migrants /1,000 population
China prison population : unknown

Chinese Population Pyramid
Charts ,Maps & Graphs

Today Population Pyramid :

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

 China Demographics

 
Population , 2005, under 18

352718 (thousands)

Population , 2005, under 5

84483 (thousands)

Population annual growth rate (%), 1970-1990

1.6

Population annual growth rate (%)1990-2005

0.9

Crude death rate, 2005

7

Crude birth rate, 2005

13

Life expectancy, 2005

72

Total fertility rate, 2005

1.7

% of population urbanized, 2005

41

Average annual growth rate of urban population (%), 1970-1990

3.9

Average annual growth rate of urban population (%), 1990-2005

3.5

 
 

 

--Shanghai 9,838,000 (2001) Municipality: 20,600,000 (2006)
--Beijing 10,300,000 (2006) Municipality: 15,850,000 (2006)
--Guangzhou 6,560,500 Sub provincial city: 15,000,000 (2006)
--Shenzhen 6,200,000 Sub provincial city: 13,300,000 (2006)
--Tianjin 6,000,000 Municipality: 11,500,000 (2006)
--Xi'an 6,000,000 Sub provincial city: 10,500,000 (2006)
--Shenyang 6,000,000 Sub provincial city: 7,500,000 (2006)
--Nanjing 5,900,000 Sub provincial city: 7,100,000 (2006)
--Wuhan 5,000,000 Sub provincial city: 9,400,000 (2006)
--Harbin 4,800,000 Sub provincial city: 9,700,000 (2006)
--Hangzhou 4,200,000 Sub provincial city: 7,000,000 (2006)
--Chongqing 4,100,000 Municipality: 32,700,000 (2006)
--Chengdu 4,100,000 Sub provincial city: 11,300,000 (2006)
--Tangshan 3,200,000 Prefecture level city: 7,600,000 (2006)
--Zhengzhou 3,200,000 Prefecture level city: 7,500,000(2006)
--Changchun 3,000,000 Sub provincial city: 7,400,000 (2006)
--Zibo 2,900,000 Prefecture level city: 4,500,000 (2006)
--Qingdao 2,800,000 Sub provincial city: 8,000,000 (2006)
--Nantong Prefecture level city: 8,100,000 (2006)
--Jinan 2,650,000 Sub provincial city: 6,300,000 (2006)
--Fuzhou 2,600,000 Prefecture level city: 7,000,000 (2006)
--Wuxi 2,400,000 Prefecture level city: 4,800,000 (2006)
--Hong Kong 7,300,000 (2006)
--Suzhou 2,400,000 Prefecture level city: 6,400,000 (2006)
--Xuzhou 1,900,000 Prefecture level city: 9,600,000 (2006)
--Hohhot 1,700,000 Prefecture level city: 3,000,000 (2006)
--Luoyang 1,500,000 Prefecture level city: 6,700,000 (2006)
--Shantou 1,300,000 Prefecture level city: 5,000,000 (2006)
--Kaifeng Prefecture level city: 4,800,000 (2004)
--Hefei 4,650,000 (2006)
--Lianyungang Prefecture level city: 5,000,000 (2006)
--Chuzhou Prefecture level city: 4,500,000 (2006)
--Shaoxing Prefecture level city: 4,347,200 (2004)
--Taiyuan Prefecture level city: 4,000,000 (2006)
--Lanzhou Prefecture level city: 3,400,000 (2006)
--Shijiazhuang 2,300,000 Prefecture level city: 9,500,000 (2006)
--Changsha 2,024,000 Prefecture level city: 6,103,000 (2004)
--Nanchang 1,990,184 Sub provincial city: 4,507,000
--Jilin City 1,900,751 Prefecture level city: 4,350,000
--Xinyang 1,732,000 Prefecture level city: 7,425,000
--Dalian 1,657,500 Sub provincial city: 6,200,000 (2005)
--Datong 1,426,000 (2004) Prefecture level city: 3,119,000 (2005)
--Nanning 1,400,000 Prefecture level city: 3,200,000 (2006)
--Baotou 1,400,000 Prefecture level city: 2,400,000 (2006)
--Handan 1,390,000 (2004) Prefecture level city: 8,499,000
--Ürümqi Prefecture level city: 2,500,000 (2006)
--Fushun 1,384,000 Prefecture level city: 2,300,000
--Xiamen Sub provincial city: 1,370,000
--Zhuhai Prefecture level city: 1,332,000 (2004)
--Kunming 1,300,000 Prefecture level city: 4,200,000 (2006)
--Anshan 1,285,849 Prefecture level city: 3,584,000
--Yangzhou 1,125,200 (2003) Prefecture level city: 4,536,100 (2003)
--Zhoukou Prefecture level city: 1,060,000
--Xining 1,029,400 administrative area: 2,095,000 (2006)
--Liuzhou 950,000 Prefecture level city: 3,512,000
--Baoding 920,000 administrative area: 11,000,000 (2006)
--Qiqihar 900,000 administrative area: 6,000,000 (2006)
--Pingdingshan 891,814 (2006) Prefecture level city: 4,800,000 (2000)
--Nanping Prefecture level city: 2,860,000
--Wenzhou 873,000 administrative area: 7,777,000 (2006)
--Quanzhou administrative area: 7,520,000 (excluding Quemoy)
--Guiyang 848,166 Prefecture level city: 3,320,000
--Ningbo 820,000 Sub provincial city: 6,070,000
--Nanyang, Henan 800,000 administrative area: 11,000,000 (2006)
--Langfang 763,000 Prefecture level city: 3,910,000 (2004)
--Hengyang 761,888 Prefecture level city
--Xinxiang Prefecture level city: 5,505,000
--Anyang Prefecture level city: 5,250,000 (2002)
--Qinhuangdao 759,000 Prefecture level city: 2,758,000
--Yinchuan 736,300 administrative area: 1,377,000
--Guilin 670,000 Prefecture level city: 1,300,000
--Linyi administrative area: 11,300,000 (2006)
--Anqing 650,000 Prefecture level city: 6,500,000 (2006)
--Dandong 643,000 Prefecture level city: 2,390,000 (2001)
--Changzhou Prefecture level city: 3,489,000 (2004)
--Bengbu 585,000 Prefecture level city: 3,469,700 (2004)
--Jiamusi 555,000
--Cangzhou 550,000 (2004) Prefecture level city: 7,100,000 (2006)
--Huainan 400,000 Prefecture level city: 2,335,798 (2004)
--Wuhu Prefecture level city: 2,245,600 (2004)
--Lhasa 257,400 Prefecture level city: 521,500
--Beihai 135,500 Prefecture level city: 1,450,000 (2001)
--Karamay Prefecture level city: 290,000 (2002)
--Lijiang City Prefecture level city: 1,126,646 (2000)
 

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