Varanasi's 2021 population is now estimated at 1,692,509. In 1950, the population of Varanasi was 362,923. Varanasi has grown by 27,567 since 2015, which represents a 1.66% 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 Varanasi, which typically includes Varanasi's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.