Malegaon Population 2021:- Malegaon is a city and a municipal corporation in the Nashik District of Maharashtra. Malegaon is known as the Textile Hub of Maharashtra. Malegaon is the 2nd largest city of Nashik district after Nashik city and one of the largest cities in North Maharashtra. Malegaon is at the confluence of the Girna and Mausam rivers.
To know the actual Population of Malegaon 2021, We have to look at the population of the past 20 years. They are as follows:
- 2001:- 409,403
- 2011:- 471,006
- Malegaon Population 2021:- 530,000 (Estimated)
By looking at the Population from 2001-2020. The Population of Malegaon 2021 according to the estimates is 530,000.
According to the 2011 India census, Malegaon city had a population of 471,006. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Malegaon has an average literacy rate of 87.61%: Male literacy is 90.35% and female literacy is 84.81%. About 18% of the Malegaon people are under 6 years of age.
In Malegaon, Islam is the majority religion with approximately 75.53% following it. 22.44% of the population following Hinduism as their religion. In Malegaon, Christianity is followed by 0.10%, Jainism by 0.82%, Buddhism by 1.42%, and Sikhism by 0.04%. Around 0.02% stated ‘other religion’ and approximately 0.15% stated ‘no particular religion’.
Religions in Malegaon (2011)
- Muslims 75.53%
- Hindus 22.44%
- Buddhists 1.42%
- Jains 0.82%
- Others† 0.14%
- Tirupati Population
Malegaon is a major hub for cloth weaving. The era of power looms in Malegaon emerged after 1935. Malegaon was a traditional handloom-weaving center in Maharashtra. Most of the preparatory work before weaving like starching the yarn, transferring it over the tubes, and preparing tana bana was done by the women.
In recent times, the power loom industry is going through a difficult phase. Though it is still a major source of employment, most workers struggle to make a living. As a result, Malegaon has observed a change in migration pattern wherein the worker prefers to move to metros compared to Malegaon for better and stable job opportunities.
Malegaon has been diversifying and new industries are rapidly expanding. Malegaon is soon becoming a regional center for PVC pipes.
A crew named Sky View Pictures in Malegaon produces and makes movies. They have made several short films like Dillage, Caller Tunes, The Lost Lover, and Independence.
Villages near Malegaon are indulged in agriculture and major producers of onions. Pomegranate is another crop of commercial importance that is cultivated by farmers in nearby pockets.