Tamil Nadu Population

Population
72,147,030
Male Population
36,145,807
Female Population
36,001,223
% of India' Population
5.96%
Sex Ratio
996
Child Sex Ratio
943
Density/km2
555
Density/mi2
1,437
Area (km2)
130,060
Area (mi2)
50,216
Child Population (0-6 Age)
7,423,832
Boys Population (0-6 Age)
3,820,276
Girls Population (0-6 Age)
3,603,556
Literacy
80.09%
Male Literacy
86.74%
Female Literacy
73.45%
Total Literate
51,837,507
Male Literate
28,040,491
Female Literate
23,797,016

Tamil Nadu Religious Data

Description
Population
Percentage
Hindu
63,188,168
87.58%
Muslims
4,229,479
5.86%
Christian
4,418,331
6.12%
Sikh
14,601
0.02%
Buddhist
11,186
0.02%
Jain
89,265
0.12%
Not Stated
188,586
0.26%
Others
7,414
0.01%
Total
72,147,030
100.00%

Tamil Nadu Population Facts

Description Districts
Most Populous District Chennai
4,646,732
Least Populous District Perambalur
565,223
District with Highest Sex Ratio The Nilgiris
1,042
District with Lowest Sex Ratio Dharmapuri
946
District with Highest Literacy Rate Kanniyakumari
91.75%
District with Lowest Literacy Rate Dharmapuri
68.54%

District-wise Population

S.No. District Name
Population
Sex-Ratio
Literacy
1. Ariyalur
754,894
1,015
71.34%
2. Chennai
4,646,732
989
90.18%
3. Coimbatore
3,458,045
1,000
83.98%
4. Cuddalore
2,605,914
987
78.04%
5. Dharmapuri
1,506,843
946
68.54%
6. Dindigul
2,159,775
998
76.26%
7. Erode
2,251,744
993
72.58%
8. Kancheepuram
3,998,252
986
84.49%
9. Kanniyakumari
1,870,374
1,019
91.75%
10. Karur
1,064,493
1,015
75.60%
11. Krishnagiri
1,879,809
958
71.46%
12. Madurai
3,038,252
990
83.45%
13. Nagapattinam
1,616,450
1,025
83.59%
14. Namakkal
1,726,601
986
74.63%
15. Perambalur
565,223
1,003
74.32%
16. Pudukkottai
1,618,345
1,015
77.19%
17. Ramanathapuram
1,353,445
983
80.72%
18. Salem
3,482,056
954
72.86%
19. Sivaganga
1,339,101
1,003
79.85%
20. Thanjavur
2,405,890
1,035
82.64%
21. The Nilgiris
735,394
1,042
85.20%
22. Theni
1,245,899
991
77.26%
23. Thiruvallur
3,728,104
987
84.03%
24. Thiruvarur
1,264,277
1,017
82.86%
25. Thoothukkudi
1,750,176
1,023
86.16%
26. Tiruchirappalli
2,722,290
1,013
83.23%
27. Tirunelveli
3,077,233
1,023
82.50%
28. Tiruppur
2,479,052
989
78.68%
29. Tiruvannamalai
2,464,875
994
74.21%
30. Vellore
3,936,331
1,007
79.17%
31. Viluppuram
3,458,873
987
71.88%
32. Virudhunagar
1,942,288
1,007
80.15%

City-wise Population

S.No. City Name
Population
Sex-Ratio
Literacy
1. Alandur
164,430
997
85.23%
2. Ambattur
466,205
985
82.61%
3. Ambur
114,608
1,033
76.08%
4. Avadi
345,996
970
81.76%
5. Chennai
4,646,732
989
81.27%
6. Coimbatore
1,050,721
997
82.43%
7. Cuddalore
173,636
1,026
78.92%
8. Dindigul
207,327
1,012
81.69%
9. Erode
157,101
1,008
80.08%
10. Hosur
116,821
968
76.69%
11. Kancheepuram
164,384
1,005
79.51%
12. Karaikkudi
106,714
1,000
81.48%
13. Kumbakonam
140,156
1,021
83.21%
14. Kurichi
123,667
1,001
80.48%
15. Madavaram
119,105
989
80.61%
16. Madurai
1,017,865
999
81.95%
17. Nagapattinam
102,905
1,026
78.74%
18. Nagercoil
224,849
1,045
86.44%
19. Neyveli
105,731
980
84.40%
20. Pallavaram
215,417
996
83.27%
21. Pudukkottai
117,630
1,003
82.22%
22. Rajapalayam
130,442
1,014
77.87%
23. Salem
829,267
987
76.37%
24. Tambaram
174,787
963
82.98%
25. Thanjavur
222,943
1,042
83.14%
26. Thoothukkudi
237,830
1,010
83.85%
27. Tiruchirappalli
847,387
1,025
82.78%
28. Tirunelveli
473,637
1,027
81.49%
29. Tiruppur
444,352
955
78.17%
30. Tiruvannamalai
145,278
1,006
78.38%
31. Tiruvottiyur
249,446
991
79.03%
32. Vellore
185,803
1,034
77.15%