Population of Erode 2019

Erode is the seventh biggest urban agglomeration in Tamil Nadu and fills in as the regulatory base camp of Erode District. The city is a horticultural and a BPO center point and among the biggest makers of turmeric, knitwear and food items. Historical background of Erode may have its starting point in the Tamil expression Eru Odai meaning two streams with the presence of two watercourses in the form of Perumpallam and Kalingarayan Canal.

population of Erode 2019

It basically has a semi-arid climate with normal to high temperatures consistently and generally low precipitation.


To know precisely the number of inhabitants in Erode in the year 2019, the population figures of the past 5 years should be checked. They are as per the following:

  1. 2014 – 254,761
  2. 2015 – 283,593
  3. 2016 – 305,918
  4. 2017 – 331,793
  5. 2018 – 358,224

The population of Erode from the time frame of 2014-18 has been listed above and it is noticed that the population increases by 103,463 in the span of the last 5 years. In terms of average, the population goes up by about 20,692.6 every year. The population of Erode in 2019 is estimated to be 358,224 + 20,692.6 = 378,916.6. So, the population of Erode in the year 2019 as per estimates = 378,916.6.

Erode Population 2019 –378,916.6. (estimated).


According to 2011, it has 521,776 people with a sex-ratio of 996. The literacy rate of Erode is 85% and is way ahead than the national average. It had 43,184 families with Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes representing 11% and 0.15% of the total population in Erode city.

In terms of religion in 2011, the city comprised of 83% Hindus, 12% Muslims and 4% Christians. The population of Erode had expanded 11 times amid the twentieth century. While Tamil is the fundamental language, English is regularly spoken in conversations.


The population density of Erode is 18,614 persons per square kilometer. The population growth rate of Erode per year is about 3%. The city is growing in numbers at a moderate pace and it will pick up the speed in terms of the population growth in the coming years.


  1. Erode was under the British East India Company with Maharaja of Mysore as the important ruler. It was under the British government until Indian freedom in the year of 1947.

  2. The city is well known for its Turmeric, one of the reasons why it is referred to as the Turmeric City and by virtue of generation of turmeric out here. It has one of the biggest markets for coconut and coconut oil generation in South India. It also comes second in terms of leather processing in the state after Ambur.

  3. The city is the base camp of Erode District which was bifurcated from Coimbatore District in 1979. The town was constituted as a district in the year 1871, elevated to exceptional review amid 1980 and overhauled as a corporation in the year 2008.

  4. The railway station of Erode is a noteworthy rail intersection in Salem division of Southern Railway with a diesel train shed and an electric train shed connected. It likewise fills in as a center point for water filling facilities and cleaning services for long distance trains that arrive in the city of Erode.

  5. Big paper organizations like TNPL are situated on the banks of the Kaveri River. Sugarcane processing removes juice to make sugar with its remaining parts utilized for paper manufacturing. Furthermore, cotton, wax and printing press are situated in the city of Erode.