Population Of Salem | Salem Population 2021

Salem Population 2021:- Salem is a major city in Salem district, located on the banks of the Thirumanimutharu river of Tamil Nadu. Salem is the fifth largest urban agglomeration in the state by population and the fifth-largest city in Tamil Nadu by area covering 48 sq mi.


Salem Population

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

  • 2001:- 696,760
  • 2011:- 829,267
  • Salem Population 2021:- 1,124,000 (Estimated)

By looking at the Population from 2001-2020. The Population of Salem 2021 according to the estimates is 1,124,000.



According to the 2011 census, Salem had a population of 826,267. There were 987 females for every 1,000 males. The main language spoken is Tamil. Kannada is spoken among the Devayanga community. Salem’s literacy rate was 76.37 percent, higher than the national average of 72.99 percent. As per the census of 2011, Salem had 89.79% Hindus, 7.48% Muslims, 2.36% Christians, 0.11% Jains, 0.02% Sikhs, 0.01% Buddhists, 0.2% following other religions, and 0.02% following no religion or did not indicate any religious preference.



Salem is a major textile center in Tamil Nadu, with more than 125 spinning mills, weaving units, and garment units. The area also houses a number of sago factories for the production of starch.

The Salem Steel Plant produces cold-rolled stainless steel and a hot-rolled stainless-carbon steel alloy. The plant is being expanded and modernized. The Southern Iron and Steel Company (part of JSW Steel) have their first integrated steel plant in Salem for the production of TMT corrosion-resistant bars and alloy steels. The Salem region is rich in mineral ores, with some of the largest magnesite and bauxite deposits in India. Public and private magnesite factories include Burn Standard and Company, Dalmia Magnesites, and Tata Refractories.

Salem Mango belt contributes to the economy on a large scale by exporting mangoes to foreign countries and supplying mangoes all over India. The Leigh Bazaar is the region’s largest market for agricultural products. The Tamil Nadu government and the Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu are planning a 160-acre IT park in the city.

The Tamil Nadu government is trying to get HAL onboard to set up a manufacturing unit at Salem.

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