Demography and Ethnicity of Tianjin
  • Date:11 07,2013 10:03

At the end of 2010, the population in Tianjin totaled 12.9929 million, 711,300 more from the year earlier. Of the total resident population, 10.3359 million were urban residents while 2.657 million were rural residents. In 2010, the city's fresh workers received an average education of 14.68 years.

Tianjin gathers people with diverse ethnic background. There are 50 out of total 56 different nationalities in Tianjin, among which Han is the nationality that has the largest population accounting for 97 percent of Tianjin's entire population. Approximately 300,000 residents belong to the other 49 minority groups. Hui has the largest population accounting for 65 percent of the total population of the 49 minority groups. Other minority groups that have population over 1,000 are Manchu, Mongol, Korean, Zhuang, Tujia, Miao, and Zang.

Minority groups started to settle in Tianjin as early as the Yuan Dynasty and stayed through the Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty to the present day. After People's Republic of China was founded in 1949, especially after the reform and opening up along with the rapid economic development, an increasing number of people from minority groups have come to Tianjin seeking business, employment, and education opportunities. People with different ethnic backgrounds live in Tianjin harmoniously with the government respecting customs of minority groups, securing their legal rights, developing their economy, promoting their cultures, and providing equal education for them. e. Administrative Districts

Tianjin makes up of 13 districts and counties.

Central districts: Heping District, Hedong District, Hexi District, Nankai District, Hebei District, and Hongqiao District;

Other districts: Tianjin Binhai New Area, Dongli District, Xiqing District, Jinnan District, Beichen District, Wuqing District, and Baodi District;

Counties: Ninghe County, Jinghai County, and Ji County.

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