Know the current (2021) population of Karnataka and also the population according to the 2011 census.

Karnataka Population


Estimated population in 2021

Estimated population of Karnataka in 2021
69,599,762
Estimated population of males in 2021
35,276,109
Estimated population of females in 2021
34,323,654

Population as per 2011 census

Population
61,095,297
Male Population
30,965,685
Female Population
30,129,612
% of Male' Population
50.68%
% of Female' Population
49.32%
% of India' Population
5.05%
Sex Ratio
973
Child Sex Ratio
948
Density/km2
319
Density/mi2
825
Area (km2)
191,791
Area (mi2)
74,051
Child Population (0-6 Age)
7,161,033
Boys Population (0-6 Age)
3,675,291
Girls Population (0-6 Age)
3,485,742
Literacy
75.36%
Male Literacy
82.48%
Female Literacy
68.08%
Total Literates
40,647,322
Male Literates
22,508,471
Female Literates
18,138,851
Population Rural
37,469,335
Population Rural Percentage
61.33%
Population Urban
23,625,962
Population Urban Percentage
38.67%

Karnataka Religious Data

Description
Population in 2020
Percentage
Estimated Population in 2021
Hindus
51,317,472
84.00%
58,460,864
Muslims
7,893,065
12.92%
8,991,780
Christians
1,142,647
1.87%
1,301,703
Sikhs
28,773
0.05%
32,778
Buddhists
95,710
0.16%
109,033
Jains
440,280
0.72%
501,567
Not Stated
166,087
0.27%
189,206
Others
11,263
0.02%
12,831
Total
61,095,297
100.00%
69,599,762

Karnataka Population Facts

Description Districts As per 2011 census
Most Populous District Bangalore
9,621,551
Least Populous District Kodagu
554,519
District with Highest Sex Ratio Udupi
1,094
District with Lowest Sex Ratio Bangalore
916
District with Highest Literacy Rate Dakshina Kannada
88.57%
District with Lowest Literacy Rate Yadgir
51.83%
District with Highest Population Density Bangalore
4,378
District with Lowest Population Density Uttara Kannada
132

District-wise Population

S.No. District Name
As per 2011 census
Estimated Population in 2021
1. Bagalkot
1,889,752
2,152,805
2. Bangalore
9,621,551
10,960,871
3. Bangalore Rural
990,923
1,128,859
4. Belgaum
4,779,661
5,444,990
5. Bellary
2,452,595
2,793,996
6. Bidar
1,703,300
1,940,399
7. Bijapur
2,177,331
2,480,415
8. Chamarajanagara
1,020,791
1,162,885
9. Chikkaballapura
1,255,104
1,429,814
10. Chikmagalur
1,137,961
1,296,365
11. Chitradurga
1,659,456
1,890,452
12. Dakshina Kannada
2,089,649
2,380,528
13. Davanagere
1,945,497
2,216,310
14. Dharwad
1,847,023
2,104,129
15. Gadag
1,064,570
1,212,758
16. Gulbarga
2,566,326
2,923,559
17. Hassan
1,776,421
2,023,699
18. Haveri
1,597,668
1,820,063
19. Kodagu
554,519
631,708
20. Kolar
1,536,401
1,750,268
21. Koppal
1,389,920
1,583,397
22. Mandya
1,805,769
2,057,132
23. Mysore
3,001,127
3,418,884
24. Raichur
1,928,812
2,197,303
25. Ramanagara
1,082,636
1,233,339
26. Shimoga
1,752,753
1,996,736
27. Tumakuru
2,678,980
3,051,894
28. Udupi
1,177,361
1,341,250
29. Uttara Kannada
1,437,169
1,637,223
30. Yadgir
1,174,271
1,337,730

City-wise Population

S.No. City Name
As per 2011 census
Estimated Population in 2021
1. Bagalkot
111,933
127,514
2. Bangalore
8,443,675
9,619,035
3. Belgaum
488,157
556,108
4. Bellary
410,445
467,579
5. Bhadravati
151,102
172,135
6. Bidar
214,373
244,214
7. Bijapur
327,427
373,005
8. Chikmagalur
118,401
134,882
9. Chitradurga
140,206
159,723
10. Davanagere
434,971
495,519
11. Gadag and Betigeri
172,612
196,640
12. Gangawati
105,529
120,219
13. Gulbarga
533,587
607,862
14. Hassan
133,436
152,010
15. Hospet
206,167
234,865
16. Hubli and Dharwad
943,788
1,075,163
17. Kolar
138,462
157,736
18. Mandya
137,358
156,478
19. Mangalore
488,968
557,032
20. Mysore
893,062
1,017,376
21. Raichur
234,073
266,656
22. Ranibennur
106,406
121,218
23. Robertson Pet
143,233
163,171
24. Shimoga
322,650
367,563
25. Tumkur
302,143
344,201
26. Udupi
125,306
142,749