Surat Population 2022

7,784,276
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Surat is a city that is located in India. More specifically, it is located in the Gujarat state. This city is one of the fastest growing in the world and is the eighth largest city in the country. According to census data, the population of Surat is 4,467,797.

City Size and Population Density

The city covers a surface area of approximately 326 square kilometers (126 square miles). The population density in Surat comes to about 14,000 people living per square kilometer (35,000 residents per square mile).

Surat Demographics

The majority of people in Surat associate themselves with Hinduism, with 87% of the total population claiming to follow this religion. Minor religions including Islam, Jainism and Christianity.

The official language of the city is Gujarat. However, multiple other languages are spoken throughout Surat, including Hindi, Sindhi, Marathi, Tamil and Odia.

The literacy rate of Surat is higher than the national average at 89%. Male literacy has been recorded at 93%, while it is 84% for females. There are more men than women in the city. There is also a high rate of young people, with 13% of the total population being under the age of 6.

Surat History

Surat’s original name was Surajpur. The city’s history includes the ravaging that occurred by the Portugese Empire during the 1500s. More importantly, though, was the city’s role as one of the most important seaports in India and the world.

It was during the 1500s that the city was also renamed Surat. Growth for the city continued as it maintained its role as an important seaport. In the 1600s, the establishment of an Indian trading factory also contributed to continued growth.

Throughout the years, Surat has been a standout in many industries, including the production of textiles. It is known as the Silk City of India for its production of silk and other textiles. Diamond polishing is also a very important industry which began in the early 1900s. Today, these industries still remain very important, as well as newer industries including information technology.

Surat Population Growth

Surat has seen significant growth since the 1800s. A population of 107,100 was recorded in 1871 and continued to climb through the 1920s. However, between 1921 and 1931, the population declined by over 15%. However, the 1940s saw a period of significant growth, with the population climbing to over 170,000 people. Continued growth has been observed each decade since, surpassing the 1.5 million milestone in 1991. At the time of the next census, the population was almost 3 million. Today, the population has jumped to over 4.5 million.

Surat has earned a reputation as one of the best cities in India, including being named the 3rd cleanest city in India. It was chosen as the first smart IT city and has also recently received the IBM Smarter Cities Challenge Grant. It will be developed as a smart city under the country’s Smart Cities Mission. Because of its history of population growth and the plans to become smarter and more modern, it’s expected that the city will hit its next major population milestone in the near future.

Year Population
1950233,565
1951239,713
1952246,796
1953254,069
1954261,565
1955269,284
1956277,242
1957285,411
1958293,833
1959302,504
1960311,443
1961322,183
1962336,550
1963351,558
1964367,256
1965383,610
1966400,716
1967418,585
1968437,277
1969456,749
1970477,117
1971500,935
1972534,110
1973569,382
1974607,037
1975647,182
1976690,043
1977735,612
1978784,260
1979836,125
1980891,499
1981945,526
1982992,754
19831,042,342
19841,094,480
19851,149,071
19861,206,467
19871,266,730
19881,330,091
19891,396,435
19901,466,187
19911,546,349
19921,645,687
19931,751,106
19941,863,438
19951,982,976
19962,110,362
19972,245,548
19982,389,597
19992,542,888
20002,706,243
20012,866,685
20023,009,833
20033,160,129
20043,318,153
20053,483,611
20063,657,565
20073,840,205
20084,032,236
20094,233,302
20104,444,691
20114,666,637
20124,899,666
20135,144,331
20145,401,214
20155,670,924
20165,954,102
20176,251,420
20186,563,585
20196,873,756
20207,184,590
20217,489,742
20227,784,276
20238,064,949
20248,330,528
20258,581,733
20268,820,661
20279,050,236
20289,273,475
20299,493,174
20309,711,374
20319,929,576
203210,148,636
203310,369,058
203410,590,723
203510,813,442

Surat Population 2022

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
1950233,5650.00%
1951239,7132.63%6,148
1952246,7962.95%7,083
1953254,0692.95%7,273
1954261,5652.95%7,496
1955269,2842.95%7,719
1956277,2422.96%7,958
1957285,4112.95%8,169
1958293,8332.95%8,422
1959302,5042.95%8,671
1960311,4432.96%8,939
1961322,1833.45%10,740
1962336,5504.46%14,367
1963351,5584.46%15,008
1964367,2564.47%15,698
1965383,6104.45%16,354
1966400,7164.46%17,106
1967418,5854.46%17,869
1968437,2774.47%18,692
1969456,7494.45%19,472
1970477,1174.46%20,368
1971500,9354.99%23,818
1972534,1106.62%33,175
1973569,3826.60%35,272
1974607,0376.61%37,655
1975647,1826.61%40,145
1976690,0436.62%42,861
1977735,6126.60%45,569
1978784,2606.61%48,648
1979836,1256.61%51,865
1980891,4996.62%55,374
1981945,5266.06%54,027
1982992,7544.99%47,228
19831,042,3424.99%49,588
19841,094,4805.00%52,138
19851,149,0714.99%54,591
19861,206,4674.99%57,396
19871,266,7304.99%60,263
19881,330,0915.00%63,361
19891,396,4354.99%66,344
19901,466,1875.00%69,752
19911,546,3495.47%80,162
19921,645,6876.42%99,338
19931,751,1066.41%105,419
19941,863,4386.41%112,332
19951,982,9766.41%119,538
19962,110,3626.42%127,386
19972,245,5486.41%135,186
19982,389,5976.41%144,049
19992,542,8886.41%153,291
20002,706,2436.42%163,355
20012,866,6855.93%160,442
20023,009,8334.99%143,148
20033,160,1294.99%150,296
20043,318,1535.00%158,024
20053,483,6114.99%165,458
20063,657,5654.99%173,954
20073,840,2054.99%182,640
20084,032,2365.00%192,031
20094,233,3024.99%201,066
20104,444,6914.99%211,389
20114,666,6374.99%221,946
20124,899,6664.99%233,029
20135,144,3314.99%244,665
20145,401,2144.99%256,883
20155,670,9244.99%269,710
20165,954,1024.99%283,178
20176,251,4204.99%297,318
20186,563,5854.99%312,165
20196,873,7564.73%310,171
20207,184,5904.52%310,834
20217,489,7424.25%305,152
20227,784,2763.93%294,534
20238,064,9493.61%280,673
20248,330,5283.29%265,579
20258,581,7333.02%251,205
20268,820,6612.78%238,928
20279,050,2362.60%229,575
20289,273,4752.47%223,239
20299,493,1742.37%219,699
20309,711,3742.30%218,200
20319,929,5762.25%218,202
203210,148,6362.21%219,060
203310,369,0582.17%220,422
203410,590,7232.14%221,665
203510,813,4422.10%222,719

Surat 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%

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