The population of Prachuap Khiri Khan province (retrieved from the DOPA‘s Official Statistics Registration Systems) as of December 2017 was 543,979 (274,877 women to 269,102 men, or 50.54 to 49.46%).
The population is generally dispersed across the province’s eight districts, with the largest concentration of people based around the economically active northern flank consisting of Greater Hua Hin and Pranburi – popular seaside resort tourism destinations – where more than a third of the province’s registered residents reside, or about 180,000 residents.
In comparison, the administrative and provincial seat – Muang Prachhuap Khiri Khan District – in the center of the province is the second-most populated area of the province, home to about 17% per cent of the province’s registered residents.
Much of the province’s residents live in semi-rural communities, with the population statistics broken down as follows:
- Mueang, 64,783
- Bang Saphan 61,620
- Pranburi 52,251
- Hua Hin 47,229
- Tap Sakae 43,223
- Bang Saphan Noi, 36,893
- Kuiburi 34,472
- Sam Roi Yot 31,631
That’s 372,102 residents or 68% of all Prachuap Khiri Khan residents who live outside of official municipality boundaries.
The remaining 32% or 140,000 residents live in municipality boundaries as follows:
- Muang Hua Hin, 63,091
- Muang Prachuap Khiri Khan, 18,507
- Tambon Pranburi, 16,936
- Tambon Rai Gao ไร่เก่า, 10,731
- Tambon Kuiburi, 8,996
- Tambon Pak Nam Pran, 8,221
- Tambon Ron Thong ตำบลร่อนทอง , 8,015
- Tambon Rai Mai ไม่ใหม่, 7,923
- Tambon Tap Sakae, 6,731
- Tambon Nong Plub หนองพลับ, 4,616
- Tambon Klong Wan, 4,471
- Tambon Ban Krut บ้านกรูด, 4,233
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- Tambon Bang Saphan Noi, 3,004
- Tambon Kamnerd Noppakhun กำเนิดนพคุณ, 2,751