Population Of Coimbatore | Coimbatore Population 2021

Coimbatore Population 2021:- Coimbatore is a city of Tamil Nadu. Coimbatore is located on the banks of the Noyyal River and surrounded by the Western Ghats. Coimbatore is the second-largest city in Tamil Nadu after Chennai and the 16th largest urban agglomeration in India as per the census 2011. Coimbatore is one of the largest exporters of jewelry, wet grinders, poultry, and auto components; the “Coimbatore Wet Grinder” and the “Kovai Cora Cotton” are recognized as Geographical Indications by the Government of India. It is known as the Manchester of South India as it was the hub of the textile industry in South India.

Post – Independence, Coimbatore has seen rapid growth due to industrialization including the introduction of 3 malls in major locations. Coimbatore was ranked the best emerging city in India by India Today in the 2014 annual Indian city survey. Coimbatore was rated as one of the safest cities in India for women according to the NCRB report in 2015.


Coimbatore Population

To know the actual Population of Coimbatore 2021, We have to look at the population of the past 20 years. They are as follows:

  • 2001:- 930,882
  • 2011:- 1,601,438
  • Coimbatore Population 2021:- 1,921,825 (Estimated)

By looking at the Population from 2001-2020. The Population of Coimbatore 2021 according to the estimates is 1,921,825.



According to the 2011 census, Coimbatore has a population of 1,601,438, with a sex ratio of 997 females for every 1,000 males. Coimbatore is the second-largest city in the state after Chennai. The average literacy of Coimbatore was 82.43%.

Male literacy is 93.17% and female literacy is 85.3%. In 2011, the population density in Coimbatore was 10,052 per km2. Around 8% of the city’s population lives in slums.



Coimbatore is a major hub for manufacturing, education, and healthcare in Tamil Nadu, Coimbatore is among the fastest-growing tier-II cities in India. Coimbatore has more than 25,000 small, medium and large industries with the primary industries being engineering and textiles. Coimbatore is called the “Manchester of South India” due to its extensive textile industry, fed by the surrounding cotton fields.

Coimbatore is the second-largest producer of software in the state, next to Chennai. TIDEL Park Coimbatore and other Information technology parks in the city have aided in the growth of IT and Business process outsourcing industries in the city. Coimbatore has a large and diversified manufacturing sector and a number of engineering colleges producing about 50,000 engineers annually.

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