Taiwan Population (LIVE)

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Taiwan Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Taiwan is 23,952,043 as of Thursday, July 25, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Taiwan 2023 population is estimated at 23,923,276 people at mid year.
  • Taiwan population is equivalent to 0.3% of the total world population.
  • Taiwan ranks number 57 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Taiwan is 676 per Km2 (1,750 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 35,410 Km2 (13,672 sq. miles)
  • 80.2 % of the population is urban (19,189,289 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Taiwan is 42.5 years.
1. Updated on July 16, 2023 with the latest July 2023-July 2024 estimates from the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Population of Taiwan (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationTaiwan
Global Rank
2024 23,950,214 0.11 % 26,938 23,999 43.0 1.17 676 80.6 % 19,307,854 0.29 % 8,118,835,999 59
2023 23,923,276 0.13 % 29,882 23,999 42.5 1.15 676 80.2 % 19,189,289 0.30 % 8,045,311,447 57
2022 23,893,394 0.14 % 33,482 23,999 41.9 1.13 675 79.8 % 19,065,559 0.30 % 7,975,105,156 57
2020 23,821,464 0.18 % 43,727 26,393 40.8 1.10 673 78.9 % 18,802,314 0.30 % 7,840,952,880 57
2015 23,512,136 0.37 % 85,811 32,099 38.1 1.17 664 76.8 % 18,064,348 0.32 % 7,426,597,537 55
2010 23,083,083 0.25 % 57,355 5,849 35.5 0.91 652 74.7 % 17,254,388 0.33 % 6,985,603,105 51
2005 22,796,306 0.54 % 120,315 8,776 33.0 1.14 644 71.7 % 16,339,969 0.35 % 6,558,176,119 48
2000 22,194,731 0.68 % 147,784-9,304 30.7 1.46 627 68.7 % 15,258,841 0.36 % 6,148,898,975 46
1995 21,455,813 0.83 % 173,928 -51,283 28.5 1.77 606 67.7 % 14,516,273 0.37 % 5,743,219,454 44
1990 20,586,174 1.08 % 214,860 -49,742 26.2 1.77 581 65.4 % 13,457,894 0.39 % 5,316,175,862 41
1985 19,511,876 1.51 % 282,319 -2,399 23.7 1.89 551 56.6 % 11,043,738 0.40 % 4,861,730,613 39
1980 18,100,281 1.80 % 309,701 -38,131 21.5 2.54 511 47.7 % 8,631,549 0.41 % 4,444,007,706 37
1975 16,551,774 2.05 % 318,781 -19,493 19.4 2.97 467 39.0 % 6,458,027 0.41 % 4,069,437,231 36
1970 14,957,870 2.73 % 377,432 -15,126 17.5 3.95 422 35.8 % 5,360,607 0.40 % 3,695,390,336 36
1965 13,070,708 3.54 % 417,512 63,400 16.5 4.99 369 32.8 % 4,282,804 0.39 % 3,337,111,983 41
1960 10,983,147 3.54 % 350,737 24,395 16.5 5.80 310 30.6 % 3,361,618 0.36 % 3,019,233,434 38
1955 9,229,462 3.90 % 321,266 3,210 17.1 6.57 261 28.4 % 2,623,092 0.34 % 2,746,072,141 41
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Taiwan Population Forecast

23,999
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationTaiwan
Global Rank
2025 23,974,031 0.13 % 30,513 23,999 43.6 1.18 677 81.0 % 19,421,267 0.29 % 8,191,988,453 60
2030 24,027,999 0.04 % 10,794 23,999 46.2 1.24 679 82.8 % 19,901,735 0.28 % 8,546,141,327 62
2035 23,924,394 -0.09 % -20,721 23,999 48.6 1.29 676 84.5 % 20,210,297 0.27 % 8,879,397,401 64
2040 23,608,730 -0.27 % -63,133 23,999 50.6 1.34 667 85.9 % 20,291,254 0.26 % 9,188,250,492 65
2045 23,095,226 -0.44 % -102,701 23,999 52.3 1.38 652 87.3 % 20,170,795 0.24 % 9,467,543,575 68
2050 22,445,526 -0.57 % -129,940   53.9 1.41 634 88.7 % 19,917,086 0.23 % 9,709,491,761 72
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Taiwan Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Taiwan
Life Expectancy
81.47 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
3.1
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
3.8
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in Taiwan

(includes boroughs, districts, urban agglomerations, etc.)

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Taipei 7,871,900
2 Kaohsiung 1,519,711
3 Taichung 1,040,725
4 Tainan 771,235
5 Banqiao 543,342
6 Hsinchu 404,109
7 Taoyuan City 402,014
8 Keelung 397,515
9 Hualien City 350,468
10 Yuanlin 124,725
11 Taitung City 109,584
12 Nantou 105,682
13 Douliu 104,723
14 Yilan 94,188
15 Puli 86,406
16 Daxi 84,549
17 Magong 56,435
18 Donggang 48,100
19 Jincheng 37,507
20 Hengchun 31,288
21 Zhongxing New Village 25,549
22 Lugu 19,599
23 Yujing 16,597

See also

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Notes

The Taiwan Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Taiwan delivered by Worldometer's RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Taiwan (1950 - 2023) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2023.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2023. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2023: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2023: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the country, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by Taiwan in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.