Population Of Karnataka 2017

Karnataka is a state in south India. It was framed on 1 November 1956, with the section of the States Reorganization Act. Initially known as the State of Mysore, it was renamed Karnataka in the year 1973. The capital and biggest city is Bangalore.

Population Of Karnataka 2017


It is the seventh biggest Indian state by territory. With 61,130,704 occupants at the 2011 evaluation, Karnataka is the eighth biggest state by population, containing 30 regions. Kannada, one of the established languages of India is the most broadly spoken and authority dialect of the state. The state is a great place to go on a vacation with your friends and family as it offers a lot of things for every age group.


As per the 2011 registration of India, the aggregate population of the state was 61,095,297 of which (50.7%) were male and about (49.3%) were female.

Talking about population, in order to check out the population of Karnataka in 2017, we need to have a look at the population of the past 5 years. They are as per the following:

  1. 2012 – 62 Million
  2. 2013 – 62.8 Million
  3. 2014 – 64.06 Million
  4. 2015 – 65.8 Million
  5. 2016 – 66 Million

Taking a look at the population of Karnataka from the year 2012-16, it has been noticed that there has been an increase of 4 Million in the past 5 years. Therefore, it has been seen that every year the population increases by 0.8 Million. Hence, the population of Karnataka in 2017 is forecasted to be 66 Million + 0.8 Million = 66.8 Million. So, the population of Karnataka in the year 2017 as per estimated data = 66.8 Million.

Karnataka Population 2017 – 66.8 Million(Estimated)


The proficiency rate or literacy rate of the state was 75.36%. 84.00% of its occupants were Hindu, 12.92% Muslim, 1.87% Christian, 0.16% Buddhist and 0.05% were Sikh. Additionally, 0.27% of the population did not express their religion.

Kannada is the official dialect of the state and spoken as a local dialect by around 66.26% of the general population. Other minorities in the state are Urdu (10.54%), Tamil (7.03%), Telegu (3.57%), Hindi (2.56%), Konkani (1.46%) and Malayalam (1.33%). In the year 2007 the state had a birth rate of 2.2% and a maternal death rate of 0.2%. The aggregate fertility rate of the state was 2.2.


The populace density of Karnataka is 319 persons per square kilometer. The number of individuals living per square kilometer in the city has expanded to 4,378 in 2011 from 2,985 in the year 2001, as indicated by the evaluation information released. The number of inhabitants in Karnataka has grown essentially in 2011 when contrasted with the year 2001. This records for 15.7% of Karnataka’s 61.1 million individuals.

The growth in population is a consequence of adding six new periphery territories to Bangalore. The city growth is touching the rustic outskirts.


  1. On first November 1956, the state was made by the States Reorganization Act and named it as State of Mysore. In the year 1973, it was renamed to Karnataka.
  2. In the state, 83% and 11% population are Hindu and Muslim separately and remaining others incorporates Christian, Jain and Buddhist, and so forth.
  3. The state is very much connected in roadways, railroads and aviation routes. Karnataka has some residential air terminals too. These are in Bangalore, Mangalore, Belgaum and so on.
  4. Karnataka is encompassed by the Arabian Sea, Goa, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
  5. Karnataka is the spot where the two fundamental waterway systems of India stream out to the Bay of Bengal.

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