Bihar with a total population of 126 million is the third largest state of India by Population. Information about sex ratio, literacy rate and current population in Bihar.
Population of Bihar
|Current Population of Bihar in 2020||126,750,326|
|Population of Bihar in 2019||124,233,985|
|Population of Bihar in 2018||121,754,329|
|Population of Bihar in 2017||119,237,851|
|Sex Ratio in Bihar||918 females for every 1,000 males (2020)|
Bihar with a total population 126 million people is the most densely populated state among all states forming Eastern India. With an annual growth rate of 2.5% in its population, Bihar is the third largest state of India after Uttar Pradesh (1st) and Maharashtra (2nd). Home to a large proportion (58%) of young (below the age of 25) population, the state is ranked at the top in highest proportion of young people in India compared with all other states. In the last 20 years, Bihar has emerged as one of the progressive states of India. 85% of the total population in the state lives in villages. According to 2011 census, Population density in Bihar was over 1,000 per square kilometer, thus making it India’s densest-populated state. Overall Population growth in Bihar is very high (2.5% yearly) as compared with other states in India.
Population by Religion
Hinduism is the dominant religion in the state with over 82.7% of the followers. Islam with 16.9% followers is the second largest religion, followed by Christians, Jains and Sikhs.
Growth of Population in Bihar
|Cenus||Population||Growth in %|