Kanpur Nagar District Population 2021

Kanpur Nagar District Population 2021

Estimated population in 2021

Estimated population of Kanpur Nagar in 2021
Estimated population of males in 2021
Estimated population of males in 2021

Kanpur Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh has total population of 4,581,268 as per the Census 2011. Out of which 2,459,806 are males while 2,121,462 are females. In 2011 there were total 863,338 families residing in Kanpur Nagar district. The Average Sex Ratio of Kanpur Nagar district is 862.

As per Census 2011 out of total population, 65.8% people lives in Urban areas while 34.2% lives in the Rural areas. The average literacy rate in urban areas is 82.1% while that in the rural areas is 74.7%. Also the Sex Ratio of Urban areas in Kanpur Nagar district is 859 while that of Rural areas is 870.

The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Kanpur Nagar district is 509924 which is 11% of the total population. There are 272268 male children and 237656 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Kanpur Nagar is 873 which is greater than Average Sex Ratio (862) of Kanpur Nagar district.

The total literacy rate of Kanpur Nagar district is 79.65%. The male literacy rate is 74.36% and the female literacy rate is 66.64% in Kanpur Nagar district.

Kanpur Nagar Data as per Census 2011

As per the Population Census 2011 data, following are some quick facts about Kanpur Nagar district.

Total Male Female
Children (Age 0-6) 509,924 272,268 237,656
Literacy 79.65% 74.36% 66.64%
Scheduled Caste 816,754 439,603 377,151
Scheduled Tribe 3,753 2,108 1,645
Illiterate 1,338,246 630,627 707,619

Caste-wise Population – Kanpur Nagar district

Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 17.8% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 0.1% of total population in Kanpur Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh.

Total Male Female
Schedule Caste 816,754 439,603 377,151
Schedule Tribe 3,753 2,108 1,645

Religion-wise Population – Kanpur Nagar district

Religion Total Male Female
Hindu 3,792,174 (82.78%) 2,045,599 1,746,575
Muslim 720,660 (15.73%) 378,194 342,466
Christian 15,751 (0.34%) 8,117 7,634
Sikh 29,676 (0.65%) 15,785 13,891
Buddhist 2,733 (0.06%) 1,455 1,278
Jain 5,710 (0.12%) 2,895 2,815
Other Religion 589 (0.01%) 308 281
No Religion Specified 13,975 (0.31%) 7,453 6,522

Literacy Rate – Kanpur Nagar district

The total literacy rate of Kanpur Nagar district was 79.65% in 2011 which is greater than average literacy rate 67.68% of Uttar Pradesh. Population-wise, out of total 3,243,022 literates, males were 1,829,179 while females were 1,413,843. Also the male literacy rate was 83.62% and the female literacy rate was 75.05% in Kanpur Nagar district.

Kanpur Nagar district Uttar Pradesh
Female 75.05% 57.18%
Male 83.62% 77.28%
Total 79.65% 67.68%

Sex Ratio – Kanpur Nagar district

The Sex Ratio of Kanpur Nagar district is 862 . Thus for every 1000 men there were 862 females in Kanpur Nagar district. Also as per Census 2011, the Child Sex Ration was 873 which is greater than Average Sex Ratio ( 862 ) of Kanpur Nagar district.


Population Density – Kanpur Nagar district

The total area of Kanpur Nagar district is 3,155 km2. Thus the density of Kanpur Nagar district is 1,452 people per square kilometer. As per the initial provisional data of Census 2011, around 323 sq. km. area is under urban region while 2,832 sq. km. is under rural region.


Urban/Rural Population – Kanpur Nagar district

As per the Census 2011 out of total population of Kanpur Nagar, 65.83% people lived in urban regions while 34.17% in rural areas. The total figure of population of urban population was 3,015,645 out of which 1,622,546 were males while remaining 1,393,099 were females. In rural areas of Kanpur Nagar, male population was 837,260 while female population was 728,363.

The average best ratio in urban regions of Kanpur Nagar was 859 females per 1000 males. Also the Child (0-6 age) best ration of urban areas in Kanpur Nagar was 865 girls per 1000 boys. Thus the total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Kanpur Nagar were 295,847 which is 9.81% of total urban population. Similarly the average best ratio in rural areas of Kanpur Nagar was 870 females per 1000 males. The Child best ratio of rural areas in Kanpur Nagar was 884 girls per 1000 boys.

The average literacy rate in Kanpur Nagar for urban regions was 82.1 percent in which males were 84.35% literate while female literacy stood at 79.47%. The total literate population of Kanpur Nagar was 3,243,022. Similarly in rural areas of Kanpur Nagar, the average literacy rate was 74.74 percent. Out of which literacy rate of males and females stood at 82.13% and 66.22% respectively. Total literates in rural areas of Kanpur Nagar were 1,010,152.

Rural Urban
Population % 34.17% 65.83%
Total population 1,565,623 3,015,645
Male population 837,260 1,622,546
Female population 728,363 1,393,099
Sex ratio 870 859
Child best ratio (0-6 age) 884 865
Child population 214,077 295,847
Literates 1,010,152 2,232,870
Average literacy 74.74% 82.1%
Male literacy 82.13% 84.35%
Female literacy 66.22% 79.47%


Child Population – Kanpur Nagar district

According to Census 2011, there were 509,924 children between age 0 to 6 years in Kanpur Nagar district. Out of which 272,268 were male while 237,656 were female.


Working Population – Kanpur Nagar district

In Kanpur Nagar district out of total population, 1,572,232 were engaged in work activities. 78.2% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 21.8% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 1,572,232 workers engaged in Main Work, 174,576 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 160,204 were Agricultural labourer.

Total Male Female
Main Workers 1,229,166 1,067,154 162,012
Cultivators 174,576 157,094 17,482
Agriculture Labourer 160,204 131,688 28,516
Household Industries 50,941 41,942 8,999
Other Workers 843,445 736,430 107,015
Marginal Workers 343,066 232,717 110,349
Non Working 3,009,036 1,159,935 1,849,101

Facts About Kanpur

  1. In 1207, Raja Kanh Deo of the Kanhpuria clan established the village of Kanpur, which later came to be known as Kanpur.
  2. Kanpur is famous for its leather and textile industries.
  3. Kanpur historically called Cawnpore is a metropolis in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India.
  4. Hinduism is a majority in Kanpur with a sizeable minority of Muslims. Sikhs, Christians and Buddhists are below 2 per cent.
  5. In 2018, Kanpur was considered by the World Health Organization as the city with the world’s worst air pollution.
  6. Kanpur has the second oldest 9 holes half Golf course in India after Kolkata.
  7. The estimated population of Kanpur is 3.1 Million, as of 2020.
  8. The urban district of Kanpur Nagar serves as the headquarters of the Kanpur Division, Kanpur Range and Kanpur Zone.
  9. Kanpur is widely regarded as the “Leather City of the World” and is predominantly nicknamed as the “Manchester of the East” or “Manchester of India.
  10. Kanpur’s Allen Forest Zoo is one of the few zoos in India created in a natural forest.

Map Of Kanpur

For what Kanpur is famous for?

The city is famous for its leather and textile industries. It is the 12th most populous city and the 11th most populous urban agglomeration in India. Kanpur was an important British garrison town until 1947, when India gained independence.

Why is Kanpur called Kanpur?

Name Kanpur is a transformed version of its original name Kanhapur given by the two rulers Hindu Singh of Sachendi and Ghanshyam Singh of Ramaipur. The british ruler Hobson Johnson found the word difficult to pronounce and he changed it to Cawnpore. Later it came close to its name as Kanpur.

How old is Kanpur?

KANPUR: The industrial city had journeyed from Kanhiyapur to Kanpur in last 210 years. March 24 had its own significance in the history of the city which crawled from small military villages to one of the biggest districts of the country. The city was established on March 24, 1803.

Is Kanpur a good city?

List of worst cities to live in India. Kanpur – Kanpur is the biggest city in UP and 10th most populous city in India. This industrial hub is regarded as the worst city to live in India because of pollution, congestion and traffic. The city lacks urban planning, safety and is overcrowded.


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