Jaipur, the pink city of Rajasthan, is in the middle of Alwar and Ajmer. It is the most populous Rajasthan city and one of the top ten populated cities in India. Hills surround the walled town of Jaipur. Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh first founded Jaipur in 1727 after replacing Amber. Jaipur grew at a dramatic rate in the late 20th century and early 21st century. The population doubled between the gap of 1991-2011.
Jaipur is a mix of Hindu and Muslim populations and has been a part of conflicts in the past. It is a popular tourist destination with commercial trade connected via air, road, and rail. Today the city has become a hub for major industries, including hand-loom, distilling, manufacture, and pharmacy. It is also known for its art and craft, from jewelry to metalwork, printed clothes, ivory carving, and marble.
The Pink City is known for its beauty and the planning of the roadways. The buildings are colored in pink color for the majority of the regions, thus also known as the “Pink City.” The City Palace, Jantar Mantar, 18th-century observatory, Hawa Mahal, Tiger Fort, and Nahargarh are some of the city’s major attractions that you must visit when you are in Jaipur. The city has recently been titled as UNESCO’s world heritage site.
Population of Jaipur
The population of Jaipur has been increasing at a constant rate since 2015.
2015 – 3.44 Million
2016 – 3.54 Million
2017 – 3.63 Million
2018 – 3.71 Million
2019 – 3.80 Million
We can see a hike of 0.35 million from the above data since 2015, with a 0.07 million increase seen each year. By 2021, the population of Jaipur is expected to reach 3.9 million. A report showed that the city’s population reached 3.86 million in 2020.
Jaipur consists of a mixed population of Hindus and Muslims. There are also small chunks of other religions, but the majority are Hindus. Around 78% of the population in Jaipur is Hindu, and 19% are Muslims. Jains have 2.2% of the population, and 1.2% are miscellaneous. Jaipur’s general literacy rate is 84%. The sex ratio is 898 females for 1,000 males.
Growth of Jaipur
Research shows that the population density of Jaipur is 6500 people in every square kilometer. Seventy years ago, the number of people in Jaipur was only 294,021. Jaipur has grown a lot since then and has become a city with 3.55 million by the end of 2015. The statistics of the city have only improved in terms of population and occupants. In 2021, the population of the Pink City is expected to have over 1,600,000 males and 1,444,000 females. The ratio between male and female will come to 900 female for 1000 male. The child sex ratio will be 855 female to 1000 male. The average literacy rate will also increase to 89.38%.