Bangalore Population 2022

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Bangalore, officially the Bengaluru, is the capital of the Indian state Karnataka. Bangalore is located in the southeastern region on the state on the Deccan Plateau, and it is the third most populous city and the 5th most populous urban area. Also known as the Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore has an estimated 2014 population of 11,440,000 in the metro area.

Bangalore has an estimated population of 12.34 million in its urban area in 2017, up from 8.5 million in 2011. It is now the 24th most populous city in the world and the fastest-growing Indian metropolis behind New Delhi, growing a whopping 38% from 1991 to 2001. The city claims an area of 709 square kilometers, and with a population density marked in 2011 of over 4 thousand per square kilometer - one can assume it has become denser. We expect the 2021 census to provide updated information.

Bangalore Demographics

In 1991, the most common languages spoken in Bangalore were:

  • Kannada (38%)
  • Tamil (28%)
  • Telugu (17%)
  • Urdu (13%)
  • Malayalam (3%)
  • Hindi (2.5%)

Communities with a long history in the region include the Tamilians, Kannadigas, and Telugus. By the 1500s, Bangalore had speakers of all three languages. The Tamil-speaking people originally migrated to the area in three waves: in the 10th century after Bangalore was captured by Cholas of Tamil Nadu; during the Vijayanagara period; and in the 1700s during a time of need for a militia. Telugu-speaking people migrated to the city by invitation of Mysore royalty.

At one time, the city had a substantial Anglo-Indian population, which was the second-largest behind Calcutta, but this population has since fallen to just 10,000.

About 79% of the population is Hindu, which is in line with the Indian national average. Muslims account for 13% of the population, followed by Christians (6%) and Jains (1%).

About 10% of residents in Bangalore live in slums, although this number is low compared to other major cities in developing countries, such as Nairobi (60%) or Mumbai (50%). Bangalore is dealing with many problems that come from proliferating in a developing country, including social inequality, an increasing number of slums, public health crises from sewage issues and water shortages, and mass displacement. Much of the population growth in Bangalore is due to migration from other states, which has increased tension between locals and immigrants.

Bangalore also has a very skewed female-male gender ratio: 908 women for every 1,000 men. It also has the lowest work participation rate among women, with just 24% of women working.

Bangalore History

The area of Bangalore has been settled since at least 4,000 BCE, with burial grounds found on the outskirts of the city that date to the Iron Age. The region was a part of many South Indian kingdoms in its early history. Between the 4th and 10th centuries, it was ruled by the Western Ganga Dynasty of Karnataka, which was the first to take control of the area. Twenty-eight kings ruled from the beginning of the Christian era until it was conquered by the Cholas, who defeated the Western Gangas and captured the city of Bangalore. In 1117, the Cholas were defeated by Hoysala king Vishnuvardhana, who took control of the area and expelled the Cholas.

Modern Bangalore began in 1537 when a mud-brick fort was built by the Vijayanagara Empire ruler Kempe Gowda I. The town was divided into smaller divisions within this fort. Gowda I's successor later built towers to mark the boundary of Bangalore. When the Vijayanagara Empire fell in 1565, the town changed hands many times. The city became split in the 19th century between Kannadigas residents and Tamils. The city grew rapidly between 1940 and 1960, becoming the 6th largest city in the country in 1961 with a population of 1.2 million.

Bangalore Population Growth

The population density of Bangalore has increased 47% in just ten years thanks to growing opportunities and growth that are bringing people from across the country. In 2011, there were 4,378 people per square kilometer, up from 2,985 ten years before.

Bangalore is now growing faster than ever, crossing the 10-million mark in 2013. The urban region has grown three times faster than the state as a whole, and it is now home to 16% of the state's population.

Year Population
1950745,999
1951790,308
1952825,249
1953861,633
1954899,675
1955939,396
1956980,930
19571,024,176
19581,069,395
19591,116,610
19601,165,978
19611,212,757
19621,251,955
19631,292,419
19641,334,250
19651,377,314
19661,421,830
19671,467,785
19681,515,292
19691,564,199
19701,614,756
19711,677,616
19721,776,868
19731,881,694
19741,992,863
19752,110,599
19762,235,467
19772,367,349
19782,507,209
19792,655,332
19802,812,428
19812,955,921
19823,060,556
19833,168,895
19843,281,227
19853,397,214
19863,517,471
19873,641,984
19883,771,085
19893,904,389
19904,042,598
19914,181,898
19924,318,364
19934,458,890
19944,604,191
19954,754,228
19964,909,371
19975,069,129
19985,234,317
19995,404,887
20005,581,263
20015,778,523
20026,015,400
20036,261,987
20046,519,044
20056,785,901
20067,064,074
20077,353,649
20087,655,518
20097,968,898
20108,295,564
20118,635,621
20128,989,618
20139,358,126
20149,741,740
201510,141,080
201610,556,789
201710,989,540
201811,440,030
201911,882,666
202012,326,532
202112,764,935
202213,193,035
202313,607,800
202414,008,262
202514,395,443
202614,771,658
202715,140,003
202815,503,557
202915,865,182
203016,226,826
203116,589,940
203216,955,272
203317,323,256
203417,693,486
203518,065,540

Bangalore Population 2022

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
1950745,9990.00%
1951790,3085.94%44,309
1952825,2494.42%34,941
1953861,6334.41%36,384
1954899,6754.42%38,042
1955939,3964.42%39,721
1956980,9304.42%41,534
19571,024,1764.41%43,246
19581,069,3954.42%45,219
19591,116,6104.42%47,215
19601,165,9784.42%49,368
19611,212,7574.01%46,779
19621,251,9553.23%39,198
19631,292,4193.23%40,464
19641,334,2503.24%41,831
19651,377,3143.23%43,064
19661,421,8303.23%44,516
19671,467,7853.23%45,955
19681,515,2923.24%47,507
19691,564,1993.23%48,907
19701,614,7563.23%50,557
19711,677,6163.89%62,860
19721,776,8685.92%99,252
19731,881,6945.90%104,826
19741,992,8635.91%111,169
19752,110,5995.91%117,736
19762,235,4675.92%124,868
19772,367,3495.90%131,882
19782,507,2095.91%139,860
19792,655,3325.91%148,123
19802,812,4285.92%157,096
19812,955,9215.10%143,493
19823,060,5563.54%104,635
19833,168,8953.54%108,339
19843,281,2273.54%112,332
19853,397,2143.53%115,987
19863,517,4713.54%120,257
19873,641,9843.54%124,513
19883,771,0853.54%129,101
19893,904,3893.53%133,304
19904,042,5983.54%138,209
19914,181,8983.45%139,300
19924,318,3643.26%136,466
19934,458,8903.25%140,526
19944,604,1913.26%145,301
19954,754,2283.26%150,037
19964,909,3713.26%155,143
19975,069,1293.25%159,758
19985,234,3173.26%165,188
19995,404,8873.26%170,570
20005,581,2633.26%176,376
20015,778,5233.53%197,260
20026,015,4004.10%236,877
20036,261,9874.10%246,587
20046,519,0444.11%257,057
20056,785,9014.09%266,857
20067,064,0744.10%278,173
20077,353,6494.10%289,575
20087,655,5184.11%301,869
20097,968,8984.09%313,380
20108,295,5644.10%326,666
20118,635,6214.10%340,057
20128,989,6184.10%353,997
20139,358,1264.10%368,508
20149,741,7404.10%383,614
201510,141,0804.10%399,340
201610,556,7894.10%415,709
201710,989,5404.10%432,751
201811,440,0304.10%450,490
201911,882,6663.87%442,636
202012,326,5323.74%443,866
202112,764,9353.56%438,403
202213,193,0353.35%428,100
202313,607,8003.14%414,765
202414,008,2622.94%400,462
202514,395,4432.76%387,181
202614,771,6582.61%376,215
202715,140,0032.49%368,345
202815,503,5572.40%363,554
202915,865,1822.33%361,625
203016,226,8262.28%361,644
203116,589,9402.24%363,114
203216,955,2722.20%365,332
203317,323,2562.17%367,984
203417,693,4862.14%370,230
203518,065,5402.10%372,054

Bangalore Population Data (Urban Area)

Name 2022 Population 2022 Growth
Delhi32,065,7602.84%
Mumbai20,961,4721.42%
Kolkata15,133,8881.07%
Bangalore13,193,0353.35%
Chennai11,503,2932.39%
Hyderabad10,534,4182.59%
Ahmedabad8,450,2282.39%
Surat7,784,2763.93%
Pune6,987,0772.63%
Jaipur4,106,7562.48%
Kozhikode3,920,8734.77%
Lucknow3,854,2242.38%
Malappuram3,816,3455.75%
Thrissur3,351,3224.32%
Kochi3,301,2943.39%
Indore3,208,7223.06%
Kanpur3,189,9261.16%
Nagpur2,991,4271.73%
Coimbatore2,934,6212.59%
Thiruvananthapuram2,793,1733.81%

Other Cities in India

  1. Indian Institute of Science - Bangalore city profile
  2. Government of India - Press Information Bureau - India stats: million plus cities in India

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