- 1999 - 8,214,384 (UN)
- 2004 - 14,503,000 (UN)
- 2010 - 15,786,000 (UN)
- Shanghai Statistical Bureau estimates an additional 8,977,000 in "floating population," (Global Times, August 22, 2011)
- According to UN estimates, Shanghai will reach 23.2 Million inhabitants by 2015 and rank 4th among the world's largest cities.
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