Kanpur Population 2021

3,153,425
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Kanpur's 2021 population is now estimated at 3,153,425. In 1950, the population of Kanpur was 688,228. Kanpur has grown by 29,435 since 2015, which represents a 0.94% 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 Kanpur, which typically includes Kanpur's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

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 of the city has a slightly higher population of just over 2.9 million.

Kanpur Size and Population Density

The city of Kanpur covers a total surface area of approximately 403.70 square kilometers (155.87 square miles). When we factor in the overall population of this city, the population density comes to about 6,900 residents per square kilometer (approximately 18,000 residents per square mile).

Demographics of Kanpur

Taking a closer look at the population of Kanpur shows that the city has a literacy rate of over 80%.

Kanpur’s dominant religion is Hinduism, with over 78% of residents following the religion. Islam is another popular religion followed by almost 20% of Kanpur’s residents.

The ethinic makeup of the population of Kanpur is composed of a large number of residents from the state of Uttar Pradesh, and there are also people from other states and countries like Punjabis, Irish, Bengalis, South Indians, Anglo Indian, Gujaratis, Iraqis, Portuguese, Gypsies, Parsis, and different ethnicities.

Population Growth

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 2021

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
20354,133,2202.10%85,093
20344,048,1272.13%84,620
20333,963,5072.16%83,959
20323,879,5482.19%83,019
20313,796,5292.20%81,822
20303,714,7072.21%80,192
20293,634,5152.19%77,957
20283,556,5582.15%74,862
20273,481,6962.08%70,779
20263,410,9171.96%65,550
20253,345,3671.80%59,225
20243,286,1421.61%51,982
20233,234,1601.39%44,234
20223,189,9261.16%36,501
20213,153,4250.94%29,435
20203,123,9900.76%23,705
20193,100,2850.64%19,714
20183,080,5710.73%22,332
20173,058,2390.73%22,170
20163,036,0690.73%22,009
20153,014,0600.73%21,850
20142,992,2100.73%21,691
20132,970,5190.73%21,534
20122,948,9850.73%21,378
20112,927,6070.73%21,223
20102,906,3840.73%21,069
20092,885,3150.73%20,888
20082,864,4270.73%20,794
20072,843,6330.73%20,614
20062,823,0190.73%20,465
20052,802,5540.73%20,289
20042,782,2650.73%20,197
20032,762,0680.73%20,023
20022,742,0450.73%19,878
20012,722,1672.20%58,611
20002,663,5562.96%76,500
19992,587,0562.95%74,203
19982,512,8532.95%72,074
19972,440,7792.95%69,912
19962,370,8672.96%68,093
19952,302,7742.95%66,049
19942,236,7252.95%64,154
19932,172,5712.95%62,229
19922,110,3422.96%60,612
19912,049,7302.43%48,537
19902,001,1932.16%42,342
19891,958,8512.16%41,390
19881,917,4612.16%40,626
19871,876,8352.16%39,711
19861,837,1242.16%38,871
19851,798,2532.16%37,996
19841,760,2572.16%37,296
19831,722,9612.16%36,455
19821,686,5062.16%35,684
19811,650,8222.43%39,093
19801,611,7292.57%40,342
19791,571,3872.56%39,279
19781,532,1082.56%38,297
19771,493,8112.56%37,289
19761,456,5222.57%36,457
19751,420,0652.56%35,496
19741,384,5692.56%34,609
19731,349,9602.56%33,698
19721,316,2622.57%32,946
19711,283,3162.70%33,680
19701,249,6362.74%33,314
19691,216,3222.74%32,382
19681,183,9402.74%31,605
19671,152,3352.74%30,720
19661,121,6152.74%29,901
19651,091,7142.74%29,064
19641,062,6502.74%28,369
19631,034,2812.74%27,571
19621,006,7102.74%26,838
1961979,8723.07%29,215
1960950,6573.25%29,947
1959920,7103.25%28,965
1958891,7453.25%28,054
1957863,6913.24%27,135
1956836,5563.25%26,353
1955810,2033.25%25,489
1954784,7143.25%24,686
1953760,0283.24%23,878
1952736,1503.25%23,190
1951712,9603.59%24,732
1950688,2280.00%

Kanpur 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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