According to the 2001 India census report, Gauribidanur had a population of 30,530 inhabitants. Males constitute 51% of the population and females constitute 49% of the population. In Gauribidanur, 11% of the population is less than six years of age. The town has an average literacy rate of 72% which is higher than the national average literacy rate of 59.5%. The male literacy rate is 77% and the female literacy rate is 67%.
Vidurashwatha, an important pilgrim center is located at a distance of 6 km. from Gauribidanur.