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|Block||St Thomas Mount|
|Taluk||Chennai city - Tambaram|
|Elevation||25 m (82 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Tambaram|
|Civic agency||Chennai Corporation|
As of 2001 India census, Peerkankaranai had a population of 17,521. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Peerkankaranai has an average literacy rate of 82%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 86%, and female literacy is 79%. In Peerkankaranai, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.
- "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.