Indore Population 2021

3,113,445
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Indore's 2021 population is now estimated at 3,113,445. In 1950, the population of Indore was 302,233. Indore has grown by 96,732 since 2015, which represents a 3.21% 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 Indore, which typically includes Indore's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

The city of Indore is known as the commercial hub of India as well as the leader in education for the entire country. Indore is also the most populated city in the Madhya Pradesh state of India. The city has been growing throughout its long history and, according to census figures, it shows no indication of slowing down.

City Size and Population Density

The city of Indore covers a sizeable area totaling 530 square kilometers (approximately 204.6 square miles). The overall population density in the metro area comes to 3,800 residents per square kilometer (about 9,700 residents per square mile).

The population of Indore is divided between those who live within the city and those residing in the surrounding areas. The population living in and around the city metro area totals 2,170,295 people, with 1,042,385 women and 1,127,385 men. The interior population is those that reside within the city limits, and this number equals 1,994,397 people, with 1,020,057 women and 944,029 men.

Religion

Religion is not of huge importance in many cities throughout the world these days - with religious affiliation rates falling consistently across the globe - but India is a significant exception to that growing trend.

Religion has always been an essential part of Indian life and Indore remains primarily Hindu. Within the population of Indore, 80.18% of all people claim that they are of the Hindu religion. The second most practiced religion in the city is Islam at 14.09% of the population, followed by the Jain belief with 3.25% of the population. The remaining religions for the city of Indore are Sikhs at 1.09%, Christians at .65%, and Buddhists at .51% of the population. There is a small number (.21%) that claim no religious affiliation and the remaining .03% practice other religions.

Education

Education is a crucial focus for the population of Indore. The statistics show that Indore has one of the highest literacy rates in the world. With 85.87% of the total population being literate, the city has no choice but to be among the educational hubs in India. The literacy rates can be further broken down into males and female. The female population reflects a lower literacy rating than the male, with females at 81.48% and males at 89.9%. In terms of actual numbers, 885,014 men can read, while 739,648 of women are literate.

Unemployment

The unemployment rate of a city is quite remarkable. Although the focus on education tends to draw in new people to Indore each year with hopes for a better life, the unemployment rate might keep some away. The current unemployment rate for the city of Indore is 12.4%. That is quite high even for India, but the city has a history of the erratic unemployment rate. In contrast, the average unemployment rate for the whole of India is 5%. While there are many programs in place within the city, change takes time and progress can be slow.

Indore Population 2021

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
20354,361,7472.10%89,825
20344,271,9222.14%89,376
20334,182,5462.17%88,814
20324,093,7322.20%88,127
20314,005,6052.23%87,495
20303,918,1102.27%86,959
20293,831,1512.31%86,645
20283,744,5062.37%86,618
20273,657,8882.44%87,059
20263,570,8292.53%87,997
20253,482,8322.64%89,452
20243,393,3802.77%91,303
20233,302,0772.91%93,355
20223,208,7223.06%95,277
20213,113,4453.21%96,732
20203,016,7133.34%97,418
20192,919,2953.44%96,966
20182,822,3293.65%99,302
20172,723,0273.65%95,808
20162,627,2193.65%92,436
20152,534,7833.65%89,185
20142,445,5983.65%86,047
20132,359,5513.65%83,019
20122,276,5323.65%80,098
20112,196,4343.65%77,280
20102,119,1543.65%74,561
20092,044,5933.64%71,840
20081,972,7533.65%69,504
20071,903,2493.65%66,965
20061,836,2843.65%64,608
20051,771,6763.64%62,251
20041,709,4253.65%60,227
20031,649,1983.65%58,026
20021,591,1723.65%55,984
20011,535,1883.33%49,505
20001,485,6833.19%45,869
19991,439,8143.18%44,392
19981,395,4223.18%43,023
19971,352,3993.18%41,641
19961,310,7583.19%40,468
19951,270,2903.18%39,165
19941,231,1253.18%37,958
19931,193,1673.18%36,738
19921,156,4293.19%35,703
19911,120,7263.03%32,924
19901,087,8022.95%31,162
19891,056,6402.95%30,228
19881,026,4122.95%29,443
1987996,9692.95%28,560
1986968,4092.95%27,742
1985940,6672.94%26,910
1984913,7572.95%26,212
1983887,5452.95%25,425
1982862,1202.95%24,697
1981837,4233.66%29,542
1980807,8814.03%31,282
1979776,5994.02%30,030
1978746,5694.02%28,868
1977717,7014.02%27,715
1976689,9864.03%26,716
1975663,2704.02%25,648
1974637,6224.02%24,656
1973612,9664.02%23,670
1972589,2964.03%22,818
1971566,4783.66%20,003
1970546,4753.54%18,685
1969527,7903.54%18,023
1968509,7673.55%17,454
1967492,3133.54%16,834
1966475,4793.54%16,258
1965459,2213.54%15,681
1964443,5403.55%15,187
1963428,3533.54%14,646
1962413,7073.54%14,146
1961399,5612.79%10,852
1960388,7092.43%9,207
1959379,5022.42%8,978
1958370,5242.42%8,765
1957361,7592.42%8,546
1956353,2132.43%8,366
1955344,8472.42%8,158
1954336,6892.42%7,964
1953328,7252.42%7,766
1952320,9592.43%7,603
1951313,3563.68%11,123
1950302,2330.00%

Indore Population Data (Urban Area)

Name 2021 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. World Urbanization Prospects - United Nations population estimates and projections of major Urban Agglomerations

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