The Himalayan state of Jammu and Kashmir is currently home to over 1.42 crore people in India. Explore information on sex ratio, literacy rate and religion in Jammu and Kashmir.

Population of Jammu and Kashmir


Population of Jammu and Kashmir - Located near the great Himalayan Mountains, Jammu and Kashmir is one of the beautiful states in India. In a country dominated by Hindu Religion (79%), Jammu and Kashmir is only state in India where Muslim population exceeds the Hindu religion. The state is further divided into three regions: Jammu, Kashmir Valley and Ladakh. According to Census of India 2011, Jammu and Kashmir recorded a population of 12,548,926. The state also recorded a growth of 23.7% in its population beginning from year 2001 till 2011. Based on its annual growth rate, its population is estimated to be 14,280,373 in 2017. The state recorded a growth of 288,905 new births from its last year (2016) population figure of 13,991,468. Jammu and Kashmir is the only state in India where Muslim followers exceeds hindu population.


Jammu and Kashmir Population in 2011

Region Name Headquarters Area Population 2011 Census
Jammu Kathua District Kathua 2,651 615,711
  Jammu District Jammu 3,097 1,526,406
  Samba District Samba 904 318,611
  Udhampur District Udhampur 4,550 555,357
  Reasi District Reasi 1,719 314,714
  Rajouri District Rajouri 2,630 619,266
  Poonch District Poonch 1,674 476,820
  Doda District Doda 11,691 409,576
  Ramban District Ramban 1,329 283,313
  Kishtwar District Kishtwar 1,644 231,037
  Jammu Division Jammu 26,293 5,350,811
Kashmir Anantnag District Anantnag 3,984 1,069,749
  Kulgam District Kulgam 1,067 423,181
  Pulwama District Pulwama 1,398 570,060
  Shopian District Shopian 612.87 265,960
  Budgam District Budgam 1,371 755,331
  Srinagar District Srinagar 2,228 1,250,173
  Ganderbal District Ganderbal 259 297,003
  Bandipora District Bandipora 398 385,099
  Baramulla District Baramulla 4,588 1,015,503
  Kupwara District Kupwara 2,379 875,564
  Kashmir Valley Division Srinagar 15,948 6,907,622
Ladakh Kargil District Kargil 14,036 143,388
  Leh District Leh 45,110 147,104
  Ladakh Division Leh 59,146 290,492
Total     101,387 12,548,925