With a population of 34.5 million, Kerala is ranked twelfth in terms of most populous states in India. Know more on population growth, sex ratio and literacy rate in Kerala.

Population of Kerala

Population of Kerala - Located in South-western part of India, Kerala is the leading state of India in terms of social development. The state is currently home to about 2.76% of India's total population. Present Population of Kerala is estimated to be 34.5 million. A large number of population in Kerala belongs to Malayali ethnicity. In terms of Population, Kerala is the twelfth largest state of India. Kerala is the only state in the country which has the lowest positive population growth rate in India. During 2001-2011, the state has added only 1.5 million people to its population. Thus, Kerala adds around 1.7 lakh human beings to its population each year which is considered to be descent in India. The state has shown major signs of improvement in social development of the people living there. The state also tops the chart in maintaining a highest literacy rate of 95% which is far above the national figure of 74.04% in India. There are 1084 women available for every 1000 males in the state, thus its sex ratio is considered to be the best of all Indian states. With a total human count of 4 million, Thiruvananthapuram or Trivandrum is the most populous place in Kerala.

Population of Kerala

Current Population of Kerala in 2017
Population growth in Kerala has been on a reversing order in comparison with other states of India. The state recorded an estimated population of 34,523,726 in 2017. The annual growth rate in Population is less than 1%. In year 2016, its population was 34,334,885. Thus, Population growth in Kerala is marginally on the lower side if compared with other states of India. Current Population of Kerala in 2017 is 34.5 crore.

Population of Kerala in 2015
Kerala records a descent growth of below 0.5% every year to its existing population. The state has a high number of literacy rate (95%) which is consider as a good indicator of growth in a developing economy like India. Current Population of Kerala in 2015 is estimated to be 34,040,350 (34 million).

Population of Kerala in 2014
According to Census of India, Kerala was home to over 33.8 million people in India. Population growth rate in Kerala is decreasing as compared with other states of India. From a figure of 33,715,202 in 2013, it has reached 33,878,803 in 2014.

Population Growth in Kerala
As compared to population growth with other states of India, Kerala's population growth is considered to be lowest in India. Every year, the state adds around 1.7 lakh people to its population which is low in comparison with other states in the country. From 1951 to 1991, Population growth in Kerala was steady, from there on there has been a decrease in the population growth rate. Between 1991 to 2001, there was a growth of 9.4% in population of Kerala, this further was down to 4.9% in last finished Census of 2011. Kerala has witnessed a slow population growth rate in the last 20 years.

Population of Kerala by Religion
Kerala's religious population presents a cultural backdrop of various religions living together with peace and harmony. Hinduism is the most dominant religion with 56% Kerala Hindus in the state. Islam is the second largest group with a population of 24.7%. There are many languages that are widely spoken in Kerala. Malayalam is the official language of the state. Almost 96% of the total population in Kerala speaks Malayalam, followed by Tamil which is spoken by Tamil people in the state.

According to Census of India 2011, about 2.8 million Keralites reside outside India. This Keralites are permanently settled abroad. More than 70% of these are settled in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Qatar. Muslims forms 45% of this majority followed by Hindus (37.5%) and Christians (17.5%) respectively.

What is the Population of Kerala
According to recent estimates (Census of India), current population of Kerala is estimated to 34.5 million in 2017.

Current Population of Kerala

Name Persons Males Females Sex Ratio
Kerala 3,33,87,677 1,60,21,290 1,73,66,387 1084
Kasaragod 13,02,600 6,26,617 6,75,983 1079
Kannur 25,25,637 11,84,012 13,41,625 1133
Wayanad 8,16,558 4,01,314 4,15,244 1035
Kozhikode 30,89,543 14,73,028 16,16,515 1097
Malappuram 41,10,956 19,61,014 21,49,942 1096
Palakkad 28,10,892 13,60,067 14,50,825 1067
Thrissur 31,10,327 14,74,665 16,35,662 1109
Ernakulam 32,79,860 16,17,602 16,62,258 1028
Idukki 11,07,453 5,51,944 5,55,509 1006
Kottayam 19,79,384 9,70,140 10,09,244 1040
Alappuzha 21,21,943 10,10,252 11,11,691 1100
Pathanamthitta 11,95,537 5,61,620 6,33,917 1129
Kollam 26,29,703 12,44,815 13,84,888 1113
Thiruvananthapuram 33,07,284 15,84,200 17,23,084 1088