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The small state of Sikkim has a total population of 632,820 in India. Know more on current population, literacy rate and sex ratio of Sikkim in India.
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Population of Sikkim



Population of Sikkim - Sikkim is one of the smallest states in India both in terms of population and area. The present population of Sikkim stands at 6.32 Lakhs as compared to last year figure of 6.25 Lakhs in 2013. According to Population Census of India, the total population of Sikkim was estimated to be 610,577 in 2011. Located near Himalayas in India, Sikkim is India's least populated state with just over 600,000 people living here. After Goa, Sikkim is the smallest state in India covering a total area of 7,096 km2 (2,740 sq mi). Gangtok is the capital of Sikkim with over 12% of its population living here. The Population growth in Sikkim is comparatively descent as compared to other states in India. Literacy rate in Sikkim is estimated at 82% which is relatively good for a state in India. Good education facilities have contributed towards maintaining a better literacy rate in Sikkim. Sikkim has shown major signs of improvement in population census of India.

Current Population of Sikkim in 2014 632,820
Population of Sikkim in 2013 625,317
Total Male Population (2011) 321,661
Total Female Population (2011) 286,027
Sex Ratio in Sikkim 889 females per 1,000 males

Population of SikkimCurrent Population of Sikkim in 2014
Sikkim's current population is estimated to be 632,820 (6.32 Lakhs) in 2014. Population of Sikkim has grown by 12.31% in the last 10 years. According to Population Census of India, the Population of Sikkim is increasing at a descent rate as compared to other states in India. The state population was estimated to be 625,317 in 2013. Population growth in Sikkim is descent as compared with other states of India.

Sex Ratio in Sikkim
The state of Sikkim has a descent sex ratio in India. There are 889 females for every 1000 males in Sikkim going by the latest estimates. Also total male population stands at 321,661 while total number of females is 286,027 in Sikkim. The above figures are provided by latest Population Census of India.

Literacy Rate in Sikkim
Literacy rate in Sikkim stands at 82.2%, which is relatively good in comparison to other states of India. The figure includes 87.3% of males and 76.4% of females. There are large of schools and colleges available in Sikkim for the people. Government schools are also available in large number as compared with private institutions. Government of Sikkim has started several steps to improve education systems in the state.

Population of Sikkim in 2011
Going by the figures of Census of India 2011, the population of Sikkim was estimated to be 610,577. It was ranked 28th in terms of Population by state in India. It is also one of India's least densely-populated states with only 86 persons living here in per square kilometer area.

Growth of Population in Sikkim
The growth of Population in Sikkim has been quiet significant. In the last 10 years, it has shown an increase of 12.3% starting from 2001. From a mere figure of 130,000 in 1951, the population of Sikkim has gone up to 632,820 in the current year 2014. In the last 60 years, there has been steady growth of Population in Sikkim, India.

Growth of Population in Sikkim

Year Population Growth Rate
1951 138,000 -
1961 162,000 17.4%
1971 210,000 29.6%
1981 316,000 50.5%
1991 406,000 28.5%
2001 541,000 33.3%
2011 610,577 12.9%
2012 617,903 -
2013 625,317 -
2014 632,820 -








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