Jaipur Population 2018

Growth is always an essential aspect of any city and Jaipur is certainly a city of growth. This Northern Indian city is one of the most consistently growing cities in the country. Each year, the population of Jaipur grows by a steady 3%, and the current population remains strong at 3,653,927. People are drawn to many aspects of the city, including its rich architectural history and many tourist attractions.

Population Breakdown

Simply saying that there is a set number of people within a city is not always enough to truly grasp the demographic scope of an area. Although the numbers for recent years have not been calculated by a national census, the 2011 census states that there are 909 females for every 1000 males, with the exact number of females totaling 1,454,070 compared with 1,619,280 males. Jaipur is also densely populated, with 598 people for every sq. km of land.

The Religious View

Religion may be a controversial subject to some, but religious beliefs are nevertheless a significant demographic aspect of many cities. Jaipur is an Indian city and therefore the primary religion is Hindu. Not surprisingly, there is a great deal of Hindu influences in the city that 89% of its inhabitants claim as their chosen religion. Other religions represented in Jaipur are Islam, which practiced by 7% of the population, while Christianity, Jainism, Sikh, and Buddhism make up the remaining 4% of the population.


With a city that encompasses 11,117.8 sq. km, there are many people from varying countries of origin, practicing different religions as well as speaking a wide range of languages. The city of Jaipur is in the state of Rajasthan, so Rajasthani is the most widely-spoken language. Other languages spoken within the city include English, Marwari, and Hindi.


For most, the best time to visit Jaipur is during the winter months between October and March due to the milder climate. The other two seasons experienced in Jaipur are summer and monsoon season. Summer is between March and June and, during these hot months, the temperature climbs to a high of 45 C and a low of a 25 C. Monsoon season has the wettest months of the year and this makes travel much more of a challenge. People visiting between July and September will have to plan their day around the rain.


India is a country that is very accepting of new technologies and Jaipur is home to some of the best tech schools anywhere, including the University of Rajasthan, Malaviya National Institute of Technology, and Jaipur LMN Institute of Information Technology. This is excellent news for those growing up within the city of Jaipur as the literacy rate is growing steadily each year. The percentage of literate adults once stood at a just 38.55% in 1991, but has grown to 67.06% according to a 2011 census.

Jaipur Population in 2018Source: By Coolgama [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Jaipur Population Data (Urban Area)

Year Population Growth Rate (%) Growth
Jaipur Population Growth

Jaipur's 2018 population is now estimated at 3,716,538. In 1950, the population of Jaipur was 294,021. Jaipur has grown by 290,411 since 2015, which represents a 2.75% annual change. These population estimates and projections come from the latest revision of the UN World Urbanization Prospects. These estimates represent the Urban agglomeration of Jaipur, which typically includes Jaipur's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

Data Sources
  1. World Urbanization Prospects - United Nations population estimates and projections of major Urban Agglomerations