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With a population of over 117 million, Maharashtra is the second largest state in India. Get details on population growth, sex ratio and literacy rate in Maharashtra, India.
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Population of Maharashtra



Current Population of Maharashtra in 2014 117,853,636
Population of Maharashtra in 2013 115,997,674
Population of Maharashtra in 2012 114,170,939
Population of Maharashtra in 2011 112,372,972
Sex Ratio in Maharashtra 925 females per 1,000 males
Literacy Rate 82.9%


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 117 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.

Population of Maharashtra in 2014


Population of MaharashtraThe current population of Maharashtra is estimated to be over 117 million. Each year, the state adds more than 1.5 million people to its ever growing population. Total number of people living in Maharashtra in 2014 is 117,853,636.

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 82% population. Islam is the second largest religion in Maharashtra with 15% of population following Islam. 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.


Population in 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)
Persons Males Females 2001-11 2011
MAHARASHTRA 112372972 58361397 54011575 15.99 925
1 Nandurbar 1646177 834866 811311 25.50 972
2 Dhule 2048781 1055669 993112 19.96 941
3 Jalgaon 4224442 2197835 2026607 14.71 922
4 Buldana 2588039 1342152 1245887 15.93 928
5 Akola 1818617 936226 882391 11.60 942
6 Washim 1196714 621228 575486 17.23 926
7 Amravati 2887826 1482845 1404981 10.77 947
8 Wardha 1296157 665925 630232 4.80 946
9 Nagpur 4653171 2388558 2264613 14.39 948
10 Bhandara 1198810 604371 594439 5.52 984
11 Gondiya 1322331 662524 659807 10.13 996
12 Gadchiroli 1071795 542813 528982 10.46 975
13 Chandrapur 2194262 1120316 1073946 5.95 959
14 Yavatmal 2775457 1425593 1349864 12.90 947
15 Nanded 3356566 1732567 1623999 16.70 937
16 Hingoli 1178973 609386 569587 19.43 935
17 Parbhani 1835982 946185 889797 20.18 940
18 Jalna 1958483 1015116 943367 21.84 929
19 Aurangabad 3695928 1928156 1767772 27.33 917
20 Nashik 6109052 3164261 2944791 22.33 931
21 Thane 11054131 5879387 5174744 35.94 880
22 Mumbai (Suburban) 9332481 5025165 4307316 8.01 857
23 Mumbai 3145966 1711650 1434316 -5.75 838
24 Raigarh 2635394 1348089 1287305 19.36 955
25 Pune 9426959 4936362 4490597 30.34 910
26 Ahmadnagar 4543083 2348802 2194281 12.43 934
27 Bid 2585962 1352468 1233494 19.65 912
28 Latur 2455543 1276262 1179281 18.04 924
29 Osmanabad 1660311 864674 795637 11.69 920
30 Solapur 4315527 2233778 2081749 12.10 932
31 Satara 3003922 1512524 1491398 6.94 986
32 Ratnagiri 1612672 759703 852969 -4.96 1123
33 Sindhudurg 848868 416695 432173 -2.30 1037
34 Kolhapur 3874015 1983274 1890741 9.96 953
35 Sangli 2820575 1435972 1384603 9.18 964


Growth of Population in Maharashtra

Year Population Growth Rate
1961 39,554,000 -
1971 50,412,000 27.5%
1981 62,784,000 24.5%
1991 78,937,000 25.7%
2001 96,752,000 22.6%
2011 112,373,000 16.1%











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