Dehradun Population 2023

Dehradun is the winter capital of the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It’s the most populous city in Uttarakhand & has seen rapid growth in the last two decades. 

As per provisional reports of Census India, the population of Dehradun City in 2011 is 569,578 (5.69 Lakhs) and estimated  population of Dehradun in 2023 is 7 lakhs

Population of Dehradun in 2023 - 7 lakh (approx)
Dehradun CityCensus 20112022 Estimate
Total Population569,578 (5.69 Lakhs)7 lakh
Male Population298,6383.65 lakh
Female Population270,9403.35 lakh
Dehradun Demography2011 Census
Average Literacy (%)88.36%
% of Male Literates91.76%
% of Female Literates84.63%
Sex Ratio907
Child Sex Ratio873
Children (0-6 years)60,339

Source: Census 2011

Dehradun Historical Population

In 1901 Dehradun’s population is just 31 thousand & touched 1 lakh in the 1950s. After the Independence of India population saw a sudden growth which again accelerated in the last 3 decades. In 2000, Uttarakhand state was created from the northwestern districts of Uttar Pradesh & Dehradun was made its interim capital & saw good population growth after that.

Let’s look at the population & growth from the year 1901 to 2021

YearPopulationActual ChangePercentage Change
2021 (estimate)685,000115,42220.26%

Sources: Census 2011

Census 2011 Details

As per provisional reports of Census India, the population of Dehradun City in 2011 is 569,578 ( 5.69 Lakhs) of which the male population is 298,638  and the female population is 270,940


The initial provisional data released by census India 2011, shows that the density of Dehradun for 2011 is 3400 people per sq. km. The Dehradun city administers an area of 196 sq. km


The average literacy rate of Dehradun City in 2011 was 88.36%. If things are looked out at gender-wise, male and female literacy was 91.76% and 84.63% respectively. The total literate in Dehradun city was 4,49,950  of which 2,44,462  are males while 2,05,488 are females.


With regards to the Sex Ratio in Dehradun, it stood at 907 per 1000 males. The average national sex ratio in India is 940 as per the latest reports of the Census 2011 Directorate. In the 2011 census, the child sex ratio is 873 girls per 1000 boys


In census enumeration, data regarding children under 0-6 age were also collected. There were a total of 60,339  children under the age of 0-6 years. Of the total 32,220  are boys while 28,119 are girls. The child Sex Ratio as per the census 2011 was 873. In 2011, Children under 0-6 formed 10.59 % of the total population of Dehradun City.

Dehradun District Population

Dehradun district is a district of Uttarakhand state in northern India. As of 2011, it is the second most populous district of Uttarakhand, after Haridwar. Dehradun district also includes the prominent towns of Rishikesh, Mussoorie, Landour, and Chakrata. The District administrates an area of 3088 sq. km

As per census 2011, Dehradun District’s population is 1,696,694 (16.96 Lakhs) of which 892,199 are males and 804,495  are females. The literacy rate is 84.25%  & the Male-Female Sex ratio is 902. The child sex ratio is 889

Population of Dehradun 2023 | Dehradun City Population

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