Nagpur Population 2021

2,940,487
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Nagpur's 2021 population is now estimated at 2,940,487. In 1950, the population of Nagpur was 472,859. Nagpur has grown by 47,032 since 2015, which represents a 1.63% 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 Nagpur, which typically includes Nagpur's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

Nagpur is a city in India located within the state of Maharashtra in the Vidarbha region. It is the third largest city in the state and the 13th largest by population in the entire country. The city has a population of nearly 2.5 million. The larger metro area has a population of over 3.6 million, according to estimates. This city is known for being one of the cleanest in India. It is also one of the most livable cities as a leader in healthcare, green spaces and public transportation.

City Size and Population Density

Spread across a total surface area of just over 84 miles, this gives Nagpur a population density of 30,000 people per square mile.

Demographics of Nagpur

Taking a closer look at the population demographics in Nagpur shows that there is a higher concentration of males than females. There are a large number of children in the city, making up over 10% of the total population.

When it comes to religion, almost 60% of the population is Hindu. Buddhists make up over one-quarter of the population, while there are also Muslims, Christians, Jains and Sikhs.

There are over 859,000 residents living in slums – or more than 35% of the population. The literacy rate is almost 92%, with a higher rate of literacy among males than females.

The most commonly spoken language is Marathi, which is also the official language. However, the language has been heavily influenced by other languages, so in some areas slang is used that combines Marathi and Hindi. In businesses and schools, English is often spoken.

Population Growth in Nagpur

The city has seen steady population growth over the years and with the announcement of its becoming a smart city, is only expected to increase its population in the future. The 2011 growth rate was at 13%, so we can assume another considerable increase in population is on the way.

Nagpur Population 2021

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
20353,932,9422.10%80,978
20343,851,9642.14%80,540
20333,771,4242.17%79,950
20323,691,4742.19%79,138
20313,612,3362.21%78,172
20303,534,1642.23%76,946
20293,457,2182.23%75,382
20283,381,8362.22%73,328
20273,308,5082.19%70,755
20263,237,7532.13%67,575
20253,170,1782.06%63,838
20243,106,3401.96%59,653
20233,046,6871.85%55,260
20222,991,4271.73%50,940
20212,940,4871.63%47,032
20202,893,4551.54%43,883
20192,849,5721.48%41,614
20182,807,9581.61%44,446
20172,763,5121.61%43,743
20162,719,7691.61%43,049
20152,676,7201.61%42,369
20142,634,3511.61%41,698
20132,592,6531.61%41,038
20122,551,6151.61%40,388
20112,511,2271.61%39,749
20102,471,4781.61%39,120
20092,432,3581.61%38,448
20082,393,9101.61%37,944
20072,355,9661.61%37,291
20062,318,6751.61%36,702
20052,281,9731.61%36,070
20042,245,9031.61%35,598
20032,210,3051.61%34,986
20022,175,3191.61%34,432
20012,140,8872.20%46,000
20002,094,8872.50%51,109
19992,043,7782.50%49,795
19981,993,9832.50%48,582
19971,945,4012.49%47,334
19961,898,0672.50%46,308
19951,851,7592.50%45,116
19941,806,6432.50%44,018
19931,762,6252.49%42,886
19921,719,7392.50%41,957
19911,677,7822.49%40,727
19901,637,0552.48%39,665
19891,597,3902.48%38,651
19881,558,7392.49%37,818
19871,520,9212.48%36,851
19861,484,0702.48%35,958
19851,448,1122.48%35,039
19841,413,0732.49%34,284
19831,378,7892.48%33,407
19821,345,3822.48%32,597
19811,312,7853.12%39,709
19801,273,0763.45%42,480
19791,230,5963.45%41,007
19781,189,5893.45%39,641
19771,149,9483.44%38,267
19761,111,6813.45%37,095
19751,074,5863.45%35,808
19741,038,7783.45%34,616
19731,004,1623.44%33,416
1972970,7463.45%32,392
1971938,3543.11%28,344
1970910,0103.00%26,545
1969883,4653.00%25,735
1968857,7303.01%25,054
1967832,6763.00%24,289
1966808,3873.00%23,580
1965784,8073.00%22,861
1964761,9463.01%22,256
1963739,6903.00%21,577
1962718,1133.00%20,947
1961697,1663.39%22,840
1960674,3263.59%23,383
1959650,9433.59%22,542
1958628,4013.59%21,761
1957606,6403.58%20,980
1956585,6603.59%20,309
1955565,3513.59%19,578
1954545,7733.59%18,900
1953526,8733.58%18,220
1952508,6533.59%17,639
1951491,0143.84%18,155
1950472,8590.00%

Nagpur Population Data (Urban Area)

Name Population Growth 2021
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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