Formerly known as the State of Mysore, the state of Karnataka is located in the southern part of India and has the states of Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala as neighbors. The capital of the state is the city of Bangalore which has evolved as one of the most vibrant cities in the country. Bangalore has grown into a hub for many major companies mainly IT companies. Many youngsters have flocked to Bangalore in recent times in search of employment. The state of Karnataka was formed in 1956 as the State of Mysore and was renamed as Karnataka in 1973.
The Population of Karnataka according to the 2011 census stands at about 61 million, making it the 9th most populated state in India. The state is spread over an area of about 190000 sq. km. making it the 8th largest state in the country in terms of area. The density of population per sq. Km. is about 300 and a lot below the national average. The state has a growth rate of about 15% percent which is the 22nd highest growth rate in the country. The population of the state is rising considerably due to rapid efforts towards development and progress. The literacy rate in the state is about 75% which is a cause for concern and a statistic the authorities must take notice of and look to correct in the years to come. The sex ratio in Karnataka stands about 20 points higher than the national average. The statistics in the Karnataka Census 2011 reveal facts that can be taken into consideration by the government in a bid to further its development. The state is moving towards development at a rapid rate and has emerged as one of the prime economical contributors to the revenue of India as a whole.
Karnataka Table Data
|Percantage of total Population
|Child Sex Ratio
|Total Child Population (0-6 Age)
|Male Population (0-6 Age)
|Female Population (0-6 Age)
Karnataka Population 2011
As per details from Census 2011, Karnataka has population of 6.11 Crores, an increase from figure of 5.29 Crore in 2001 census. Total population of Karnataka as per 2011 census is 61,095,297 of which male and female are 30,966,657 and 30,128,640 respectively. In 2001, total population was 52,850,562 in which males were 26,898,918 while females were 25,951,644.
The total population growth in this decade was 15.60 percent while in previous decade it was 17.25 percent. The population of Karnataka forms 5.05 percent of India in 2011. In 2001, the figure was 5.14 percent.
The capital city which is also the largest city in the state of Karnataka is Bangalore.
The languages spoken in the Karnataka state includes Kannada. In total Karnataka (KA) state comprises 30 districts. The ISOCODE assigned by International Organization for Standardization for Karnataka state is KA.
Karnataka Literacy Rate 2011
Literacy rate in Karnataka has seen upward trend and is 75.36 percent as per 2011 population census. Of that, male literacy stands at 82.47 percent while female literacy is at 68.08 percent. In 2001, literacy rate in Karnataka stood at 66.64 percent of which male and female were 76.10 percent and 56.87 percent literate respectively.
In actual numbers, total literates in Karnataka stands at 40,647,322 of which males were 22,508,471 and females were 18,138,851.
Karnataka Density 2011
Total area of Karnataka is 191,791 sq. km. Density of Karnataka is 319 per sq km which is lower than national average 382 per sq km. In 2001, density of Karnataka was 276 per sq km, while nation average in 2001 was 324 per sq km.
Karnataka Sex Ratio
Sex Ratio in Karnataka is 973 i.e. for each 1000 male, which is below national average of 940 as per census 2011. In 2001, the sex ratio of female was 965 per 1000 males in Karnataka.
Karnataka Religious Data
Lot of viewers are asking us to provide religion's data of Karnataka state. Most important question of all is what is the current population of Hindus, Muslim, Sikhs and Christian in state of Karnataka. But Govt. of India is yet to release full religious data of Karnataka state. Once it is released, we will provide the detailed information on this page of Karnataka Population Census 2011.
Karnataka Population 2015
What is the population of Karnataka in 2015 ? The question though legimate has no answer. The last census of Karnataka was done in 2011 and next would be in 2021. As per 2011 population of Karnataka state was 61,095,297.
Karnataka Urban/Rural Population 2011
|Child Sex Ratio (0-6)
|Child Population (0-6)
|Child Percentage (0-6)
Karnataka Urban Population 2011
Out of total population of Karnataka, 38.67% people live in urban regions. The total figure of population living in urban areas is 23,625,962 of which 12,037,303 are males and while remaining 11,588,659 are females. The urban population in the last 10 years has increased by 38.67 percent.
Sex Ratio in urban regions of Karnataka was 963 females per 1000 males. For child (0-6) sex ratio the figure for urban region stood at 946 girls per 1000 boys. Total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Karnataka were 2,643,388. Of total population in urban region, 11.19 % were children (0-6).
Average Literacy rate in Karnataka for Urban regions was 85.78 percent in which males were 90.04% literate while female literacy stood at 77.97%. Total literates in urban region of Karnataka were 17,998,146.
Karnataka Rural Population 2011
Of the total population of Karnataka state, around 61.33 percent live in the villages of rural areas. In actual numbers, males and females were 18,929,354 and 18,539,981 respectively. Total population of rural areas of Karnataka state was 37,469,335. The population growth rate recorded for this decade (2001-2011) was 61.33%.
In rural regions of Karnataka state, female sex ratio per 1000 males was 979 while same for the child (0-6 age) was 950 girls per 1000 boys. In Karnataka, 4,517,645 children (0-6) live in rural areas. Child population forms 12.06 percent of total rural population.
In rural areas of Karnataka, literacy rate for males and female stood at 77.61 % and 58.32 %. Average literacy rate in Karnataka for rural areas was 68.73 percent. Total literates in rural areas were 22,649,176.
Karnataka Metropolitan/City Population
|Large cities of Karnataka
|Bangalore (Municipal Corporation)
|Hubli and Dharwad (Municipal Corporation)
|Mysore (Municipal Corporation)
|Gulbarga (Municipal Corporation)
|Mangalore (Municipal Corporation)
|Belgaum (Municipal Corporation)
|Davanagere (Municipal Corporation)
|Bellary (Municipal Corporation)
|Bijapur (Municipal Council)
|Shimoga (Municipal Council)
|Large Urban Agglomeration of Karnataka
Karnataka Districts Population
|Largest District by Population in Karnataka
Karnataka Census 2011 Conclusion
The official census 2011 of Karnataka has been conducted by Directorate of Census Operations in Karnataka. Enumeration of key persons including Chief Minister of Karnataka was also done by officials conducting population census.
Figures of population census 2011 Karnataka have been represented in chart for your reference at bottom.