Urban Population of Mangalore
The urban area of Mangalore has a population of 619,664, while the Mangalore city, with both rural and urban areas, has a population of 484,785. The number of males in urban areas was 240,651. It constitutes 50 per cent of the population, while the numbers of females were 244,134. The decadal growth rate of Mangalore was 45.90.
Literacy Rate of Mangalore
The male literacy rate of Mangalore was 96.49 percent, while female literacy was 91.63 percent. About 8.5 per cent population in Mangalore was under six years of age. The literacy rate of Mangalore is 94.03 per cent, which is significantly higher than the national average of 59.5 percent. The birth rate was 13.7 per cent, while death rate and infant mortality rate were at 3.7 per cent and 1.2 per cent respectively. The Mangalore urban area had 32 recognised slums, and nearly 22,000 migrant labourers lived in slums within the city limits.
Languages of Mangalore
The four main languages in Mangalore are Tulu language, Konkani language, Kannada language, and Beary basse language. The Tulu language is the mother tongue of the majority of Mangalore population. Malayalam language, Hindi language, Urdu language and English language are also spoken in the city.
Religion in Mangalore
Hinduism is the largest religion in Mangalore, with Devadiga, Mogaveeras, Billavas, Ganigas, Bunts, Kota Brahmins, Shivalli Brahmins, Havyaka Brahmins, Sthanika Brahmins, Goud Saraswat Brahmins (GSBs), Chitpavan Brahmins are the major communities in Hindus. Christians form a sizeable section of Mangalorean society. Mangalore has one of the uppermost proportions of Muslim community as compared to other cities in Karnataka. Most of the Muslims in Mangalore are Bearys, who speak a dialect of Malayalam called Beary basse dialect of Mangalorean regional language.