Kanpur Population 2018

Kanpur is a city that is located in India. It is found in the state of Uttar Pradesh, and it is the most populous city within the state. The city was once known as Cawnpore.The city has a population of 2,767,348, which is a large number of residents. However, this only places Kanpur as the 12th most populous city in the country. The metro area has a slightly higher population of just over 2.9 million.

Taking a closer look at the population shows that the city has a literacy rate of over 70%. Kanpur’s major religion is Hinduism, with over 78% of residents following religion. Islam is another popular religion followed by almost 20% of Kanpur’s residents. The city is a hub of commercial and industrial activity and is thought to be the commercial capital of Uttar Pradesh. Because of these roles and based on past growth rates, it’s safe to predict that Kanpur will continue to experience population growth well into the future.

Kanpur Population in 2018Source: By Mohd1998.knp (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Kanpur Population Data (Urban Area)

Year Population Growth Rate (%) Growth
20303,950,00011.39%404,000
20253,546,00010.67%342,000
20203,204,0003.06%95,000
20183,109,0002.91%88,000
20153,021,0004.03%117,000
20102,904,0004.16%116,000
20052,788,0005.57%147,000
20002,641,00015.13%347,000
19952,294,00014.64%293,000
19902,001,00011.29%203,000
19851,798,00011.54%186,000
19801,612,00013.52%192,000
19751,420,00013.60%170,000
19701,250,00014.47%158,000
19651,092,00014.83%141,000
1960951,00017.41%141,000
1955810,00017.73%122,000
1950688,0000.00%0
Kanpur Population Growth

Kanpur's 2018 population is now estimated at 3,109,000. In 1950, the population of Kanpur was 688,000. Kanpur has grown by 88,000 in the last year, which represents a 2.91% change. These population estimates and projections come from the latest revision of the UN World Urbanization Prospects. These estimates represent the Urban agglomeration of Kanpur, which typically includes Kanpur's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

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