Indore City and District Population

Indore is the largest city in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It’s the 14th most populous city in India & the most populous city in Madhya Pradesh. It has been ranked as India’s cleanest city four years in a row as per the Swachh Survekshan for the years 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. As per provisional reports of Census India, the population of Indore City in 2011 was 1,964,086 (19.64 Lakh)  and estimated population of Indore in 2024 is 24 lakh or 2.4 million.

Indore Population in 2024: 24 Lakh (approx)

Indore CityCensus 20112024 Estimate
Total Population1,964,08624 lakh
Male Population1,020,05712.4 lakh
Female Population944,02911.6 lakh
Indore Demography2011 Census
City Area130 sq. km.
Pop. Density15108 per sq. km.
Average Literacy (%)85.57%
Sex Ratio925
Child Sex Ratio895
Children (0-6 years)233,130

Source: Census 2011

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Indore Historical Population

As per Census 2011, Indore has a population growth rate of 30.66% during 2001-2011.  It’s expected to have a population growth rate of 16% during 2011-2021.

At the start of the 20th century, the Indore population was one lakh & it don’t show any major growth until 1951. After the Independence of India, it saw a steady growth & reached  1 million in 1991 & 2 million in 2020. Let’s look at population & percentage change from  Year 1901 to 2021.

YearPopulationActual ChangePercentage Change
2021 (estimate) 2,270,000305,91415.58%

Sources: Census 2011

Demographic Details

As per provisional reports of Census India, the population of Indore City in 2011 is 1,964,086 (19.64 Lakh) of which the male population is 10,20,057 and the female population is 9,44,029


The initial provisional data released by census India 2011, shows that the density of Indore for 2011 is 15108 people per sq. km. Indore city administers area is 130 sq. km


The average literacy rate of Indore City in 2011 was 85.57%. If things are looked out at gender-wise, male and female literacy was 89.95% and 81.48% respectively. Total literate in Indore city was 14,86,321 of which 8,06,848 are males while 6,79,472 are females.


With regards to the Sex Ratio in Indore, it stood at 925 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 895 girls per 1000 boys


In census enumeration, data regarding children under 0-6 age were also collected. There were a total of 2,33,130 children under the age of 0-6 years. Of total 1,23,026 are boys while 1,10,104 are girls. Child Sex Ratio as per census 2011 was 895. In 2011, Children under 0-6 formed 11.87 % of the total population of Indore City

Sources: Census 2011

Indore District Population

The Indore District is a district of Madhya Pradesh state, India. It’s the most populous of the 50 districts in Madhya Pradesh. As per census 2011, the Indore District population is 3,276,697 (32.76 Lakh) of which males and females were 1,699,627 and 1,577,070. The literacy rate is 80.87% the male-female Sex ratio is 928.

The Estimated population of Indore District in  2024 is 35 lakh.

Firozabad DistrictCensus 2011
Total Population3,276,697
Dist. Area3,898
Pop. Density841 per sq. km
Average Literacy (%)71.92%
Sex Ratio875
Child Sex Ratio881
Population of Indore City 2024 | Indore District Population

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