Vietnam Population: 97,054,945

Vietnam is one of the densely populated and larger countries within the area. It is located on the Indochina peninsula’s eastern tip within Southeastern Asia. There are many French colonial sites, CuChi tunnels, and War historical museums of Vietnam in Vietnam. Vietnam is popular for ao dai, pho, and war with the United States.

Largest cities by population in Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam, with a population count of 3.4 million. Another city that is largely populated after Ho Chi Minh City is Hanoi, with a population count of 1.4 million.

CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION
Ho Chi Minh City 3,467,331 Cam Pha Mines 135,477 Sa Dec 60,073
Hanoi 1,431,270 Thai Nguyen 133,877 Ben Tre 59,442
Da Nang 752,493 My Tho 122,310 Tam Ky 59,000
Haiphong 602,695 Soc Trang 114,453 Hai Duong 58,030
Bien Hoa 407,208 Pleiku 114,225 Tra Vinh 57,408
Hue 287,217 Thanh Hoa 112,473 Lang Son 55,981
Nha Trang 283,441 Ca Mau 111,894 Can Gio 55,137
Can Tho 259,598 Bac Lieu 107,911 Bim Son 53,754
Rach Gia 228,356 Yen Vinh 107,082 Bac Giang 53,728
Qui Nhon 210,338 Hoa Binh 105,260 Thai Binh 53,071
Vung Tau 209,683 Vinh Long 103,314 Ha Dong 50,877
Da Lat 197,000 Yen Bai 96,540 Phu Khuong 47,966
Nam Dinh 193,499 Song Cau 94,066 Kon Tum 47,409
Vinh 163,759 Viet Tri 93,475 Bac Ninh 43,564
GJuc Trong 161,232 Phan Rang-Thap Cham 91,520 Cao Bang 41,112
Phan Thiet 160,652 Thu Dau Mot 91,009 Son Tay 40,636
La Gi 160,652 Cung Kiem 80,000 Dien Bien Phu 40,282
Long Xuyen 158,153 Cu Chi 75,000 Hung Yen 40,273
Can Giuoc 152,200 Mong Cai 72,960 Ha Tien 40,000
Bao Loc 151,915 Cho Dok 70,239 Ninh Binh 36,864
Ha Long 148,066 Tuy Hoa 69,596 Lao Cai 36,502
Buon Ma Thuot 146,975 Tan An 64,801 Tay Ninh 36,456
Cam Ranh 146,771 Thanh Pho Uong Bi 63,829
Sa Pa 138,622 Cao Lanh 63,770

Vietnam Population History

In the 1950s, the population of Vietnam was 28,264,000 people. By 5 years, the population rose to 31,329,000 in 1955. The growth of the population remained the same all through the 1900s latter half. By 2014, the Vietnam population rose to 93 million. Vietnam has over 1 million people in over 5 cities.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 97,338,579 0.91% 876,473 -80,000 32.5 2.06 314 37.70% 36,727,248 1.25% 7,794,798,739 15
2019 96,462,106 0.96% 916,144 -80,000 30.9 1.98 311 37.00% 35,686,730 1.25% 7,713,468,100 15
2018 95,545,962 1.00% 945,314 -80,000 30.9 1.98 308 36.30% 34,658,961 1.25% 7,631,091,040 15
2017 94,600,648 1.03% 960,226 -80,000 30.9 1.98 305 35.60% 33,642,498 1.25% 7,547,858,925 15
2016 93,640,422 1.04% 963,346 -80,000 30.9 1.98 302 34.90% 32,635,787 1.25% 7,464,022,049 15
2015 92,677,076 1.05% 941,885 -80,000 30.5 1.96 299 34.10% 31,635,369 1.26% 7,379,797,139 14
2010 87,967,651 0.97% 826,998 -159,994 28.5 1.93 284 30.60% 26,910,696 1.26% 6,956,823,603 13
2005 83,832,661 0.96% 784,450 -130,200 26.4 1.92 270 27.40% 23,000,555 1.28% 6,541,907,027 13
2000 79,910,412 1.30% 999,990 -43,200 24.2 2.25 258 24.50% 19,568,590 1.30% 6,143,493,823 13
1995 74,910,461 1.96% 1,384,320 -78,847 22.3 3.23 242 22.30% 16,668,571 1.30% 5,744,212,979 13
1990 67,988,862 2.23% 1,418,428 -66,465 21.1 3.85 219 20.30% 13,817,423 1.28% 5,327,231,061 13
1985 60,896,721 2.33% 1,322,975 -65,513 20 4.6 196 19.60% 11,942,117 1.25% 4,870,921,740 13
1980 54,281,846 2.19% 1,112,731 -171,779 19.1 5.5 175 19.30% 10,464,982 1.22% 4,458,003,514 15
1975 48,718,189 2.34% 1,062,679 0 18.3 6.33 157 18.80% 9,152,476 1.19% 4,079,480,606 17
1970 43,404,793 2.77% 1,109,168 0 18.2 6.46 140 18.30% 7,943,534 1.17% 3,700,437,046 17
1965 37,858,951 2.99% 1,037,782 0 19.2 6.42 122 16.40% 6,216,854 1.13% 3,339,583,597 18
1960 32,670,039 3.02% 904,519 0 21.9 6.16 105 14.70% 4,802,582 1.08% 3,034,949,748 17
1955 28,147,443 2.56% 667,508 0 23.6 5.4 91 13.10% 3,685,807 1.02% 2,773,019,936 18

Vietnam Population Forecast

As per UN data, Vietnam’s urban population shall rise to 65,711,413 by the mid-21st century or 2050. But, Vietnam’s share in the global population varies from 1.25 percent to 1.13 percent.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 97,338,579 0.99% 932,301 -80,000 32.5 2.06 314 37.70% 36,727,248 1.25% 7,794,798,739 15
2025 101,106,835 0.76% 753,651 -92,816 34.6 2.06 326 41.60% 42,039,428 1.24% 8,184,437,460 16
2030 104,163,519 0.60% 611,337 -88,025 36.7 2.06 336 45.40% 47,248,046 1.22% 8,548,487,400 16
2035 106,296,108 0.41% 426,518 -83,146 38.5 2.06 343 49.10% 52,215,812 1.20% 8,887,524,213 16
2040 107,795,031 0.28% 299,785 -83,147 39.7 2.06 348 52.80% 56,944,758 1.17% 9,198,847,240 16
2045 108,901,037 0.20% 221,201 -82,955 40.4 2.06 351 56.40% 61,416,054 1.15% 9,481,803,274 17
2050 109,605,011 0.13% 140,795 41.2 2.06 353 60.00% 65,711,413 1.13% 9,735,033,990 16

Vietnam Demographics

Vietnam is one of the most diverse nations on the globe, with 54 ethnic groups. There is 85.7 percent of Kinh/Viet, 1.8 percent Thai, 1.9 percent Tay, 1.5 percent of Khmer and Muong, 1.1 percent Nung, 1.2 percent Mong, 1 percent Hoa and 4.3 percent of other ethnicities. Vietnam is 65th in the world’s landmass. There are 291.33 individuals on an average for each square kilometer. This comes to 112.5 people per sq.mile. Vietnam is the 46th ranked in the country populated most densely on the globe.

Vietnam’s density of population is 314/km2. 310,070 km2 is the overall land region. The urban population of Vietnam is 37.7 percent. Vietnam’s median age is 32.5 years.

Vietnam Religion and Politics

Vietnam has 81.8 percent of the population with no religious preferences, 7.9 percent following Buddhism, 6.6 percent Catholics, 1.7 percent Hoa Hao, 0.9 percent Protestant, 0.9 percent Cao Dai and 0.1 percent Muslims.

Vietnam Economy

Vietnam’s economy is based on Tourism, Agriculture, and Science and technology. Primarily wet rice cultivation and other agriculture are the basis of Vietnam’s economy. In central Vietnam, Aluminium production from Bauxite is primary. Farms, capital goods, and factories are part of central planning in Vietnam’s economy. Vietnam is a leading exporter of products of agriculture. With 1/3rds of the world’s share, Vietnam is the largest cashew nuts producer and largest black pepper producer. It is the 2nd largest rice exporter and coffee. Other exports are rubber, tea, and fisheries.

Largest Countries in the World by Population

S.No Country Population (2020) World Population Share (%)
1 China 1,439,323,776 18.47%
2 India 1,380,004,385 17.70%
3 United States 331,002,651 4.25%
4 Indonesia 273,523,615 3.51%
5 Pakistan 220,892,340 2.83%
6 Brazil 212,559,417 2.73%
7 Nigeria 206,139,589 2.64%
8 Bangladesh 164,689,383 2.11%
9 Russia 145,934,462 1.87%
10 Mexico 128,932,753 1.65%