With a population of over 123 million, Maharashtra is the second largest state in India. Get details on population growth, sex ratio and literacy rate in Maharashtra, India.
Population of Maharashtra
|Current Population of Maharashtra in 2017||123,174,918 (12.31 crore)|
|Population of Maharashtra in 2016||121,362,092 (12.13 crore)|
|Population in 2015||119,564,629|
|Sex Ratio in Maharashtra||925 females per 1,000 males|
Population of Maharashtra - Maharashtra is a glorious state located in the western region of India. The state is home to some of the famous historical monuments, temples, caves, festivals and a bustling lifestyle in India. The state has an amazing coastline of 720 kilometers along the Arabian Sea. Maharashtra plays a major role in economic development of India as it is second most populous state of India after Uttar Pradesh. With over 9.29% of the total population of India, Maharashtra is currently home to over 121 million people. Both in terms of population and geographical area, Maharashtra is the second largest state in India. Population in Maharashtra has witnessed a growth of 16.1% in the last decade between years 2001 to 2011. Maharashtra is one of the most developed states of India as 45% of total population in the state lives in urban areas. The capital city of Mumbai is home to over 18 million people in India. The state plays a key role in economic development of India as major financial institutions are located here. Maharashtra is also known all over world for its theatre and cinema industry. Over 70 million people in the state speak Marathi language.
Current Population of Maharashtra
Maharashtra is ranked second most populous state of India with a total figure of over 123 million people. In year 2017, the state Population is estimated to be 123,174,918. The population of Maharashtra was 121 million in 2016. Each year, the state adds more than 1.5 million people to its ever growing population. Total number of people living in Maharashtra in 2015 was 119,564,629. The state is home to a large proportion 96.8 million of hindu followers in India.
Population of Maharashtra in 2013
According to estimates, there are 115,997,674 people living in the state of Maharashtra. Population growth in Maharashtra is considered rapid as the state adds 1.8 million people every year to its ever increasing population. The state has a large number of migratory populations from all over India.
Population of Maharashtra in 2012
Population of Maharashtra in 2012 Population of Maharashtra was estimated to be 114,170,939 in 2012. Maharashtra added another 1.7 million people to its growing population.
Population of Maharashtra in 2011
According to Census of India 2011, Population n the state of Maharashtra was 112,372,972. Sex ratio in Maharashtra was 925 females for every 1000 males.
Sex Ratio in Maharashtra
Sex ratio in the state currently stands at 925 females for every 1000 males. This figure is low in comparison to national sex ratio of 940. District wise Ratnagiri has the highest sex ratio of 1123 while Mumbai has the lowest sex ratio of 838 in Maharashtra. Overall, sex ratio in the state is less in comparison to national sex ratio but state government has taken various steps to improve this figure.
Literacy Rate in Maharashtra
With a literacy rate of 82.9%, Maharashtra is one of the top states of India where education levels have reached new heights. The state is home to number of universities and colleges offering education programs at various levels in different streams. Pune, Mumbai and Nagpur are big educational hubs as the state attracts students from all over the world. Maharashtra has made significant progress in raising their overall literacy rate.
Population by Religion in Maharashtra
Hinduism is dominant religion in Maharashtra state and has a strong hold of 79.8% population. Islam is the second largest religion in Maharashtra with 11.5% of population following Islam. Buddhist Religion with 5.8% followers has a descent number of presence in the state. Marathi is most popular and official state language in Maharashtra. English and Hindi are also widely spoken by a large proportion of population. Malvani, Gujarati, Konkan and Varhadi are also popular languages spoken in various districts of Maharashtra.
Current Population of Maharashtra
|Distribution of Population, Decadal Growth Rate and Sex-Ratio|
|State/District Name||Population 2011||Percentage decadal growth rate of population||Sex ratio (Number of Females per 1000 Males)|
Growth of Population
Growth of Population in Maharashtra