**Demographics**

Hundwil has a population (as of 2008) of 994, of which about 4.9% are foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has decreased at a rate of -5.6%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (97.2%), with Serbo-Croatian being second most common ( 1.3%) and Portuguese being third ( 0.5%).

As of 2000, the gender distribution of the population was 52.2% male and 47.8% female. The age distribution, as of 2000, in Hundwil is; 114 people or 11.0% of the population are between 0–6 years old. 156 people or 15.0% are 6-15, and 68 people or 6.6% are 16-19. Of the adult population, 57 people or 5.5% of the population are between 20–24 years old. 275 people or 26.5% are 25-44, and 212 people or 20.4% are 45-64. The senior population distribution is 99 people or 9.5% of the population are between 65–79 years old, and 57 people or 5.5% are over 80.

In the 2007 federal election the FDP received 60.9% of the vote.

The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In Hundwil about 60% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a *Fachhochschule*).

Hundwil has an unemployment rate of 0.55%. As of 2005, there were 168 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 69 businesses involved in this sector. 64 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 10 businesses in this sector. 196 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 40 businesses in this sector.

The historical population is given in the following table:

Historical population | ||
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Year | Pop. | ±% |

1667 | 1,845 | — |

1734 | 3,360 | +82.1% |

1794 | 1,910 | −43.2% |

1850 | 1,500 | −21.5% |

1900 | 1,523 | +1.5% |

1950 | 1,290 | −15.3% |

1980 | 943 | −26.9% |

1990 | 1,035 | +9.8% |

2000 | 1,030 | −0.5% |

2005 | 997 | −3.2% |

2007 | 983 | −1.4% |

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