Solan district occupies the 4th rank among the districts in terms of population.
Solan district stands at 2nd position in terms of the urban population in the state.
Solan district occupies 11th position in sex ratio by registering 880 females per 1000 males against a state average of 972 females. This sex ratio has slightly improved from 852 females in 2001 to 880 in 2011.
Solan district stands 4th in terms of its working force having total workers of 298,737 persons against 3,559,422 working persons of the state.
Solan district stands at 2nd positions in terms of decadal population growth (2001-2011) of 15.9 percent persons in comparison to state decadal population growth of 12.9 percent persons.
In terms of density of population per sq.km. Solan district with 300 persons per sq.km. stands at 4th rank in the state.
Solan district occupies 4th rank among the districts of the state in terms of the literate population. It has a literate population of 428,578 persons.
The economy of Solan district is more or less dependent on agriculture. It has returned 141,267 persons as cultivators and holds the 8th position among the districts of the state.
Solan district is known for its exquisite climate which attracts a large number of tourists from the plains round the year. Shivalik range of mountains full of diverse flora and fauna make Solan district as a whole an exhilarating experience.
Solan district has an important place on the tourist map of the state with famous tourist places like Solan town, Chail, Kasauli, Barough and Dagshai.
Solan is famous for the production of off-season vegetables. Because of the high production of Mushroom the town of Solan still holds the fame of the Mushroom City of India.
Solan is also known as the City of Red Gold as a large amount of tomatoes are produced in the region.