Shimoga city is governed by Municipal Corporation and is situated in Karnataka State/UT.
The current estimate population of Shimoga city in 2023 is
, while Shimoga metro population is estimated at
. The last census was conducted in 2011 and the schedule census for Shimoga city in 2021 was postponed due to Covid. The current estimates of Shimoga city are based on past growth rate. Once govt conducts census for Shimoga city, we will update the same here in 2023.
As per provisional reports of Census India, population of Shimoga in 2011 is 322,650.
Shimoga Literacy Rate and Sex Ratio
In education section, total literates in Shimoga city are 254,531 of which 131,963 are males while 122,568 are females. Average literacy rate of Shimoga city is 87.78 percent of which male and female literacy was 90.80 and 84.75 percent.
The sex ratio of Shimoga city is 991 per 1000 males. Child sex ratio of girls is 960 per 1000 boys.
Shimoga Slum Population
Total no. of Slums in Shimoga city numbers 14,610 in which population of 63,949 resides. This is around 19.82% of total population of Shimoga city.
Hinduism is majority religion in Shimoga city with 72.76 % followers.
Islam is second most popular religion in city of Shimoga with approximately 23.93 % following it.
In Shimoga city, Christinity is followed by 2.17 %, Jainism by 0.82 %, Sikhism by 0.07 % and Buddhism by 0.01 %. Around 0.05 % stated 'Other Religion', approximately 0.18 % stated 'No Particular Religion'.