Ahmedabad Population 2021

8,253,226
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Ahmedabad's 2021 population is now estimated at 8,253,226. In 1950, the population of Ahmedabad was 854,959. Ahmedabad has grown by 193,785 since 2015, which represents a 2.40% 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 Ahmedabad, which typically includes Ahmedabad's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

Ahmedabad is the largest city in the Indian state of Gujarat. It was formerly the capital of Gujarat and is still the judicial capital since the Gujarat High Court is located there. The estimated population of Ahmedabad in 2016 is over 7 million people in the city and approximately 8 million in the urban agglomeration.

This makes Ahmedabad the fifth largest city in India and the seventh largest metropolitan area. Forbes magazine ranked Ahmedabad as the third fastest growing city of the decade.

Metro Population and Population Density

As of 2016, there is an estimated population of over 7 million people living in Ahmedabad, and over 8 million people living in the metropolitan area. Approximately 31,000 rural families are living in Ahmedabad with about 1,700 of them living below the poverty line. In addition to the rural families, around 250,000 people are living in slums. The population density is approximately 9,900 people per square kilometer or around 26,000 per square mile with 464 square kilometers (or 179.2 square miles) available in the city area. There are about 2,500 registered non-resident Indians living in the city as well.

Ahmedabad Demographics

Ahmedabad has an overall sex ratio within the population of 897 women to every 1000 men.

The overall literacy rate is 88.29% with 92.30% of men being literate and 83.85% of women being literate.

There is also a large population of traders, known as Vanias, who belong to various sects of the Jainism religion and the Vaishnava sect of Hinduism. In addition to Hindus and people practicing Jainism, over 300,000 Muslims are living in Ahmedabad. There is a small percentage of the population (0.72%) who are Christian. There is only one synagogue and around 125 Jewish people living in the city. Thanks to the population of practicing Jains and Hindus, there is widespread vegetarianism in the city’s restaurants and hotels.

The majorities of Ahmedabad’s residents are native Gujaratis and speak the Gujarati language. In addition to Gujarati, the other two major languages spoken in Ahmedabad are Hindi and English. There are also Malayalis, Tamils, Marathis, Sindhis, and Punjabis who bring their culture and languages to the city.

Of the 35 Indian cities with more than 1 million people, Ahmedabad has the lowest crime rate. A little less half of all of the real estate in the city is owned by community organizations, also known as cooperatives.

Ahmedabad Population Growth

The area where Ahmedabad is located has been populated since the 11th century. Sultan Ahmed Shah named the city Ahmedabad after himself in 1411 A.D. when he took control of the city. The census done in 1871 showed a population of 116,900. By 1911 there were over a quarter of a million people and over a half million by the 1941 count. The city passed the 1 million resident mark by the 1961 census with over 1.1 million residents. The city grew by about one and a half million people by the last census in 2011. A nearby military base and government institutions bring people from all over India to Ahmedabad and fuel city growth. By 2021, there could be nearly 9 million people residing in Ahmedabad.

Ahmedabad Population 2021

Year Population Growth Rate (%) Growth
203511,294,6902.10%232,578
203411,062,1122.14%231,367
203310,830,7452.17%229,789
203210,600,9562.20%227,731
203110,373,2252.22%225,522
203010,147,7032.25%223,056
20299,924,6472.27%220,382
20289,704,2652.29%217,376
20279,486,8892.31%214,223
20269,272,6662.33%210,847
20259,061,8192.34%207,375
20248,854,4442.36%203,839
20238,650,6052.37%200,377
20228,450,2282.39%197,002
20218,253,2262.40%193,785
20208,059,4412.42%190,808
20197,868,6332.44%187,698
20187,680,9352.61%195,482
20177,485,4532.61%190,508
20167,294,9452.61%185,659
20157,109,2862.61%180,934
20146,928,3522.61%176,329
20136,752,0232.61%171,842
20126,580,1812.61%167,468
20116,412,7132.61%163,206
20106,249,5072.61%159,053
20096,090,4542.61%154,794
20085,935,6602.62%151,270
20075,784,3902.61%147,215
20065,637,1752.61%143,468
20055,493,7072.61%139,627
20045,354,0802.62%136,449
20035,217,6312.61%132,791
20025,084,8402.61%129,411
20014,955,4292.91%140,202
20004,815,2273.07%143,578
19994,671,6493.07%139,109
19984,532,5403.07%134,966
19974,397,5743.06%130,769
19964,266,8053.07%127,227
19954,139,5783.07%123,263
19944,016,3153.07%119,595
19933,896,7203.06%115,875
19923,780,8453.07%112,736
19913,668,1093.43%121,512
19903,546,5973.61%123,436
19893,423,1613.60%118,978
19883,304,1833.61%115,155
19873,189,0283.61%110,991
19863,078,0373.61%107,128
19852,970,9093.60%103,260
19842,867,6493.61%99,940
19832,767,7093.61%96,328
19822,671,3813.61%92,975
19812,578,4063.80%94,505
19802,483,9013.92%93,660
19792,390,2413.91%90,007
19782,300,2343.91%86,617
19772,213,6173.91%83,243
19762,130,3743.92%80,329
19752,050,0453.91%77,197
19741,972,8483.91%74,289
19731,898,5593.91%71,395
19721,827,1643.92%68,897
19711,758,2673.76%63,733
19701,694,5343.71%60,630
19691,633,9043.71%58,381
19681,575,5233.72%56,448
19671,519,0753.71%54,352
19661,464,7233.71%52,408
19651,412,3153.71%50,464
19641,361,8513.72%48,792
19631,313,0593.71%46,981
19621,266,0783.71%45,300
19611,220,7783.39%40,003
19601,180,7753.24%37,029
19591,143,7463.23%35,820
19581,107,9263.23%34,697
19571,073,2293.23%33,565
19561,039,6643.24%32,604
19551,007,0603.23%31,539
1954975,5213.23%30,550
1953944,9713.23%29,554
1952915,4173.24%28,708
1951886,7093.71%31,750
1950854,9590.00%

Ahmedabad Population Data (Urban Area)

Name Population 2021 Growth
Delhi31,181,3762.94%
Mumbai20,667,6561.26%
Kolkata14,974,0730.84%
Bangalore12,764,9353.56%
Chennai11,235,0182.41%
Hyderabad10,268,6532.64%
Ahmedabad8,253,2262.40%
Surat7,489,7424.25%
Pune6,807,9842.69%
Jaipur4,007,5052.51%
Lucknow3,764,6192.40%
Kozhikode3,742,1985.25%
Malappuram3,608,9286.42%
Thrissur3,212,6044.71%
Kochi3,193,0293.60%
Kanpur3,153,4250.94%
Indore3,113,4453.21%
Nagpur2,940,4871.63%
Coimbatore2,860,4452.65%
Thiruvananthapuram2,690,7034.10%

Other Cities in India

  1. Amdavad Municipal Corporation - Data of Amdavad Municipal Corporation Area - Census 2011
  2. Government of Gujarat - Collectorate - District Ahmedabad
  3. City Population - Gujarat - Population of the districts in the State of Gujarat by census years
  4. World Urbanization Prospects - United Nations population estimates and projections of major Urban Agglomerations

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