Salem District Population, Tamil Nadu - Census India 2011

Salem is one of district of Tamil Nadu in India. There are 9 Taluks, 585 villages and 68 towns in Salem district.

As per the Census India 2011, Salem district has 9,15,967 households, population of 34,82,056 of which 17,81,571 are males and 17,00,485 are females. The population of children between age 0-6 is 3,44,960 which is 9.91% of total population.

The sex-ratio of Salem district is around 954 compared to 996 which is average of Tamil Nadu state. The literacy rate of Salem district is 65.64% out of which 72.13% males are literate and 58.83% females are literate. The total area of Salem is 5,237 sq.km with population density of 665 per sq.km.

Out of total population, 49.05% of population lives in Urban area and 50.95% lives in Rural area. There are 16.67% Scheduled Caste (SC) and 3.43% Scheduled Tribe (ST) of total population in Salem district.

Salem Religion Population

DescriptionPopulationPercentage
Total34,82,056100%
Hindu33,26,35795.53%
Muslim95,4872.74%
Christian53,8411.55%
Religion not stated4,5470.13%
Jain9920.03%
Sikh4120.01%
Other religions and persuasions2460.01%
Buddhist1740%

Salem Urban & Rural Population

Out of total population, 50% of population lives in Urban area and 60% lives in Rural area
DescriptionUrbanRural
Area(sq.km)675.594,561.41
Number of households4,63,9444,52,023
Total Population17,74,12217,07,934
Population (%)50.63%48.28%
Male Population8,98,2978,83,274
Female Population8,75,8258,24,660
Sex Ratio975934
Literacy (%)71.97%59.06%

List of Taluks in Salem

Check out complete list of all Taluks of Salem district, Tamil Nadu
TalukPopulationArea (km2)Pop. DensitySex-ratio
Salem12,72,743539.472359974
Omalur4,94,355666.14742909
Attur4,30,9491,166.02370985
Mettur4,19,887774.77542922
Sankari2,41,783424.22570930
Edappadi2,23,756317.64704917
Vazhapadi1,95,412439.02445980
Gangavalli1,61,302524.57307999
Yercaud41,869385.14109987

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Salem Population Facts

Number of Households9,15,967
Population34,82,056
Male Population17,81,571 (51.16%)
Female Population17,00,485 (48.84%)
Children Population3,44,960
Area5,237 km2
Population density/km2665
Sex-ratio954
Literacy65.64%
Male Literacy72.13%
Female Literacy58.83%
Scheduled Tribes (ST) %3.43%
Scheduled Caste (SC) %16.67%

Map of Salem, Tamil Nadu