Lucknow with a population of 3,330,331 (3.3 million) is one of the largest cities in Uttar Pradesh. Information on population, sex ratio, and literacy rate in Lucknow.

Lucknow Population 2016


Population of Lucknow - Lucknow is one of the oldest cities of Uttar Pradesh which still retains its old world charm. The city reflects the daily lifestyle of modern India finally blended with its unique culture and traditions. Lucknow is also popular as a historic rich city which used to be the governing power of Muslim rulers during the 18th and 19th centuries. Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh is also popular as ‘the city of Nawabs’. The city also serves as the main administrative division of the Lucknow district. Population growth in Lucknow has been steady with annual growth of 2.9% in its population. Currently, Lucknow city is home to over 3,330,331 people. However, this figure was recorded under 3 million (2,902,601) in Census of 2011. Lucknow Metropolitan area population was estimated to be 4,901,475 in 2014. Lucknow along with Agra and Varanasi are 3 historic cities selected by Uttar Pradesh Government to boost tourism in the state.

Current Population of Lucknow
According to data from Census of India, Population of Lucknow in 2016 is estimated to be 3,330,331. The city has witnessed a steady increase in its population with a descent sex ratio (915).

Sex Ratio in Lucknow
Lucknow has shown major signs of improvement in its female to male ratio. Sex ratio in the city currently is 915 females available for every 1000 males. The city has witnessed some improvement from previously recorded census figure of 888 in 2001. Lucknow sex ratio of 915 is still less compare to national average of 940.

Literacy rate in Lucknow
A large proportion of population in the city are educated. Literacy rate in Lucknow is 84.72%, which is considered very descent with the state literacy rate of 56.3%. Compared to last census of 2001, both Lucknow city and district has improved their literacy at 84.72% and 77.29% respectively.




* Estimated figures.