People of Indore

The people of Indore reflect the demography, the multi ethnic backgrounds and the cultural extravaganzas of the Central Indian city. One of the forerunners of the Madhya Pradesh industries, Indore is aptly considered to the business capital of Madhya Pradesh.

According to the 2001 Census Report, Indore records a net population of 1835915 with 963311 men and 872604 women. The city has a population density of 471 people per sq. km. The city's literacy rate stands at 54.95%, a little lower than the national average of 59.5%. The male literacy rate is quite commendable at 64.85% while the female literacy rate is 44.03%.

The populace of Indore converse mainly in Marathi. They are also proficient in English, Hindi, Gujarati as well as Sind. Indore has a mixed cultural background with strong traces of the Malwa influence. The Indore people are quite friendly and hospitable. They like to enjoy life and add color to their lives. Consequently, they celebrate all the national festivals with gaiety, irrespective of caste and creed. The significant local festivals that are a subject of much revelry, mirth and merriment include the following:
  • Rang Panchmi
  • Annant Choudas
  • Holi
  • Navratri Utsav
  • Rakshabandhan
  • Ahilya Utsav
The people of Indore are primarily businessmen. However, many are employed in the allied services and the booming Information Technology (IT) sector, while cloth merchants, local farmers and handloom owners and workers are found aplenty. Many of the inhabitants of Indore work in the hospitality industry or are restaurant owners.

Last Updated on 29th Nov 2012