Jammu and Kashmir Population 2024

Jammu and Kashmir is a Union territory in the Northern region of India. Earlier Jammu and Kashmir was a State, in October 2019 it was reconstituted into two union territories, ‘Jammu and Kashmir’ and ‘Ladakh’. As per provisional reports of Census India, the population of Jammu and Kashmir in 2011 was 12,267,013 (1.22 Crore) and the estimated population of Jammu and Kashmir in 2024 is 13,701,000 (1.37 Crore)

Future Population Projection

YearPopulation
201112,267,000
201612,897,000
202113,408,000
202613,896,000
203114,361,000
203614,747,000

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Decadal growth (2011-2021)

Jammu and Kashmir has a population growth rate during 2011-2021 of 11.00%. Its estimated population in 2021 is 1.34 Crores* an increase of around 12 lakhs from 2011.

Jammu and KashmirCensus 20112021 
Total Population12,267,013 (1.22 Crores)13,408,000
Male Population66 Lakhs7,030,000
Female Population59 Lakhs6,378,000
Total Area42,241  km2
Pop. Density7582
Sex Ratio892907
Average Literacy (%)67.16% 
Median Age23.228.4
Population Growth rate10.007.2
Fertility Rate1.931.52
Life Expectancy (Male)71.2072.8
Life Expectancy (Female)76.2077.8

Source: Census 2011 & *Census Population Estimate report

Jammu and Kashmir Historical Population

Jammu and Kashmir have a population growth rate of  23.64% during 2001-2011. In 1910 Population of Jammu and Kashmir was 21 lakh and Year 2021 it’s estimated to reach 1.35 Crore, an increase of almost 1.14 Crore. 

Let’s look at decade population and percentage change from the Year 1910 to 2011

Census YearPopulationActual ChangePercentage Change
1901 2,139,362
1911 2,292,535+153,173   +7.16         
1921 2,424,359+131,824   +5.75         
1931 2,670,208+245,849   +10.14         
1941 2,946,728+276,520   +10.36         
1951 3,253,852+307,124   +10.42         
1961 3,560,976+307,124   +9.44         
1971 4,616,632+1,055,656   +29.65         
1981 5,987,389+1,370,757   +29.69         
1991 * 7,837,051+1,849,662   +30.89         
2001 10,143,700+2,306,649   +29.43         
2011 12,541,302+2,397,602   +23.64         

Source: Census 2011 & Census Population Projection report

Top Cities in Jammu and Kashmir by Population

Jammu and Kashmir is home to several cities, each with its own unique history and culture. Srinagar, the summer capital of the state is the most populated with an estimated population of around 1.2 million people. It is known for its beautiful Dal Lake, Mughal Gardens, and rich cultural heritage. 

Jammu, the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir, comes in second with an estimated population of around 502,197 people. It is known for its historic temples, including the Vaishno Devi Temple, which is one of the most visited pilgrimage sites in India.

Anantnag, located in the south of the Kashmir Valley, has an estimated population of around 109,433 people. Baramulla, located in the northern part of the Kashmir Valley, has an estimated population of around 101,550 people. 

Other Important Towns are Udhampur, located in the Jammu region, which has an estimated population of around 76,500 people; Pulwama, located in the southern part of the Kashmir Valley, has an estimated population of around 63,000 people and Kupwara, located in the northwestern part of the Kashmir Valley, has an estimated population of around 56,000 people.

#CityCity Population Metropolitan
1Srinagar1,180,5701,273,312
2Jammu502,197651,826
3Anantnag109,433158,785
4Baramulla101,550 
5Udhampur76,500 
6Pulwama63,000 
7Kupwara56,000 

Source: Census 2011

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