In the 2011 Indian census, Tandur had a population of 65,115 - of this, 51% were male and 49% female . Tandur has an average literacy rate of 60%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 67%, and female literacy stands at 52%. 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Tandur is located at 17°14′N77°35′E / 17.23°N 77.58°E / 17.23; 77.58. It has an average elevation of 2 km. The town is 110 km from Hyderabad, capital city of Telangana state. It is well connected with other neighbouring towns such as Zaheerabad (60 km), Sangareddy (50 km), Mahabubnagar (80 km) and Vikarabad (40 km). The major railway station is located on Secunderabad-Wadi section of Mumbai route.