Karnataka Population

The Karnataka population includes people from different ethnic backgrounds and religious group.
As per the census of 2001, the industrially progressive state of Karnataka, encompasses a total population of 52,733,958. The state of Karnataka ranks ninth in the population chart of our country. Karnataka has a sex ratio of 964 females to 1000 males, according to the census data of 2001.

Being an important South Indian state, majority of the population belong to the Dravidian group, which is marked by the dark but bright skin color, tall and stout structure, and sharp facial features.

Karnataka comprises of 67.04% of the literate population, among which 76.29% are males and 57.45% are females. The state is blessed with many technically educated individuals who have contributed to the development of the state. The number of educated population has tremendously risen during the last few years. The state of Karnataka has 12.94% of the people below six years old, where 13.04% are males and 12.85% are females.

Karnataka has followed a consistent growth in the population of the state. The increase in the education level has helped in the further progress of Karnataka. Karnataka has experienced a significant growth of population in the last few years. However the number of persons in the age group of 0-6 years has experienced a deterioration according to the census of 2001 as compared to the census data of the year of 1991.

Last Updated on 27 June 2013