According to the 2001 India census report, Gadag-Betigeri had a population of 154, 849 inhabitants. Males constitute 51% of the population and females constitute 49% of the population. In Gadag -Betigeri, 12% of the population is less than six years of age.
Gadag-Betigeri has an average literacy rate of 71%, which is higher than the average literacy rate of 59.5%. The male literacy rate is 79% and the female literacy rate is 64%. The Temple of Veera Narayana and Trikuteshwara are places of historic importance in the city. Betigeri, which is adjacent to Gadag, is famous for handlooms.