What's the population of the city/town/village you live in? Vote and estimate the population. I live in Vancouver, BC. It's the biggest Canadian city on the west coast, with a population of approximately 1.7 million people. Think that's big? I used to live in Beijing, China. It has an official population of 16 million, but in reality has at least 17 million because they didn't count migrant workers. I'm not bragging or anything.