Population Of Dhanbad | Dhanbad Population 2021

Dhanbad Population 2021:- Dhanbad is the 2nd-most populated city of Jharkhand. Dhanbad ranks as the 33rd largest city in India and is the 42nd largest million-plus urban agglomeration in India. Dhanbad is the 96th fastest growing city in the world by the City Mayors Foundation. Dhanbad shares its land borders with Paschim Bardhaman district, West Bengal.

Dhanbad is called the ‘Coal Capital of India’ for housing one of the largest coal mines of India. The prestigious institute, Indian School of Mines (now IIT Dhanbad) is situated in Dhanbad. Apart from coal, it is also grown in IT.

Dhanbad ranked as the top city in India with the highest 4G mobile phone network availability in India by a survey of Opensignal.


Dhanbad Population

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

  • 2011:- 1,162,472
  • Dhanbad Population 2021:- 1,348,000 (Estimated)

By looking at the Population from 2001-2020. The Population of Dhanbad 2021 according to the estimates is 1,348,000.



According to the 2011 census, Dhanbad City had a population of 1,162,472. Males (614,722) constitute 53% of the population and females (547,750) 47%. Dhanbad has a sex ratio of 891. Dhanbad has an average literacy rate of 79.47%: male literacy is 86.14% and female literacy is 71.96%. 10.57% of the population is under 5 years of age. Hinduism is the dominant religion with over 81% followers. The minority religions are Islam, Sikhism, and Christianity.



The economy of Dhanbad is famous for mining, utilities, retail, IT and cement, etc. Dhanbad is the second-largest city in Jharkhand.

Dhanbad has one of the oldest markets in the region and is also a center of large-scale industries. Dhanbad is known for its coal mines and industrial establishments; Dhanbad is surrounded by about 112 coal mines with a total production of 27.5 million tonnes and an annual income of 7,000 million rupees through the coal business. There are a number of coal washeries there.

Bharat Coking Coal has its headquarter in Dhanbad and SAIL, Tata Steel and Eastern Coalfields (at Mugma) also operates their mines. Om Besco Rail Products.Ltd, Hindustan Zinc Ltd (Vedanta Resources) had a lead-smelting pilot plant at Tundu, Maithon Power Ltda J.V of Tata Power and Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC), Hindusthan Malleables & Forgings Ltd. are operational around Dhanbad.

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