Kumamoto Population Data from National Census

Here is some information about the population of Kumamoto Prefecture and its cities, towns, and villages. All this data was compiled from the National Census that took place last October. Your city, town, or village may also have population data on their websites.

You can find more information, such as specific data for each city, town, or village in the official report from the prefecture on the Kumamoto Prefecture website (Japanese only).

National Data
National Population: 127,110,000 people (decrease of 947,000 people – 0.7% down)
Number of Households: 53,403,000 households (increase of 1,453,000 households – 2.8% up)

Kumamoto Data
Kumamoto Population: 1,786,969 people (down from 1,817,426 people in 2010, decrease of 30,457 people – 1.7% down)
Number of Men: 841,042 people
Number of Women: 945,927 people
Number of Households: 704,497 households (up from 688,234 households in 2010, increase of 16,263 households – 2.4% up)

Population Table

Rank Population
Total Population (persons) Increase in Population (persons) Increase in Population (%) Decrease in Population (persons) Decrease in Population (%)
1 Kumamoto City – 741,115 Kumamoto City – 6,651 Kikuyo Town – 8.64% Amakusa City – 6,295 Itsuki Village – 13.20%
2 Yatsushiro City – 127,540 Koshi City – 3,400 Ozu Town – 7.19% Yatsushiro City – 4,726 Kuma Village – 12.92%
3 Amakusa City – 82,770 Kikuyo Town – 3,262 Koshi City – 6.18% Yamaga City – 3,113 Yamato Town – 10.70%
4 Tamana City – 66,802 Ozu Town – 2,245 Kashima Town – 4.39% Kamiamakusa City – 2,904 Kamiamkusa City – 9.71%
5 Uki City – 59,781 Mashiki Town – 956 Mashiki Town – 2.93% Tamana City – 2,739 Sagara Village – 9.59%
6 Koshi City – 58,402 Kashima Town – 381 Kumamoto City – 0.90% Uki City – 2,097 Nagomi Town – 9.33%
7 Arao City – 53,453 Nishihara Village – 13 Nishihara Village – 0.19% Kikuchi City – 1,985 Misato Town – 9.19%
8 Yamaga City – 52,278 Arao City – 1,868 Yunomae Town – 8.80%
9 Kikuchi City – 48,209 Yamato Town – 1,817 Oguni Town – 8.75%
10 Kikuyo Town – 48,209 Hitoyoshi City – 1,720 Minamioguni Town – 8.53%

Household/Density Table

Rank People per Household Population Density (people per square km)
Largest Smallest Highest Lowest
1 Hikawa Town – 3.10 Itsuki Village – 2.24 Kumamoto City – 1,898.7 Itsuki Village – 4.1
2 Yamae Village – 2.98 Kumamoto City – 2.35 Koshi City – 1,098.0 Mizukami Village – 11.7
3 Nishiki Town – 2.97 Minamata City – 2.39 Kikuyo Town – 1,094.4 Kuma Village – 17.8
4 Sagara Village – 2.96 Hitoyoshi City – 2.45 Arao City – 931.7 Ubuyama Village – 24.8
5 Mashiki Town – 2.94 Minamiaso Village – 2.45 Nagasu Town – 818.3 Yamato Town – 27.8
6 Asagiri Town – 2.93 Minamioguni Town – 2.47 Kashima Town – 544.0 Yamae Village – 28.3
7 Nishihara Village – 2.91 Amakusa City – 2.49 Mashiki Town – 512.1 Minamioguni Town – 35.0
8 Nagomi Town – 2.90 Arao City – 2.56 Uto City – 498.7 Takamori Town – 36.1
9 Kosa Town – 2.89 Kikuyo Town – 2.57 Tamana City – 437.8 Sagara Village – 47.2
10 Gyokuto Town – 2.88 Takamori Town – 2.57 Hikawa Town – 359.7 Oguni Town – 52.5