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Statewise Population of India



Statewise Population of IndiaStatewise Population of India - With a population of over 1.32 billion, India has witnessed a huge growth in its population in the last 50 years. According to estimates, India will become the most populated country in the world by 2030 leaving behind China. Population of Indian states like Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Bihar is more than many countries around the world. Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populated state is currently home to over 210 million people. Most of the states in India are very densely populated as compared to other places in the world, thus leading to danger of environment imbalances. Population growth rate of many highly populated states in India is 5% to 18% in a decade. This growth over the years brings an alarming sign for the whole nation as natural resources are limited in future. Government of India has taken several steps to check population growth in the states but with very little success.

Nearly half of India's total population lives in five states of Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh. The population in the states of India is further divided into districts, divisions, cities, towns and villages. According to Census of India, there are 641,000 inhabited villages in India. 72.2 percent of India's population lives in these villages which are spread throughout the country. Remaining 27.8% of population in India lives in 5,100 towns and 380 urban agglomerations. In the last 20 years, the country has witnessed a sharp rise in its urban population due to migration of people to major cities. Explore details about 10 most populous states of India with their demographic details. List of top states of India by Population is presented here:

Top 10 States in India by Population


Uttar Pradesh tops the chart in most densely Populated state in India. According to recent estimates, there are more than 210 million people living in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

With a growth rate of 9.42%, Maharashtra is second most populous state of India.

Bihar with a population of more than 116 million is the third most populous state of India.

West Bengal
With a population of over 95 million, West Bengal is the fourth most populous state of India.

Andhra Pradesh
The state of Andhra Pradesh stands at fifth position, in terms of population in India.

Madhya Pradesh is currently home to more than 79 million people in India. The state is 6th most populous state of India.

Tamil Nadu is 7th most populous state in India with a total count of 77 million people in 2016.

Rajasthan is 8th largest state of India in terms of population. Its Population is estimated to be over 7.4 crores(2016).

According to Census of India, Karnataka is nine largest state of India.

Gujarat with a population of 66.3 million is the 10th most populous state of India. The state has witnessed a population growth of 19% in this decade 2001 to 2011.


India States by Population

Rank State or union territory Population (2011 Census) Density (per km²) Sex ratio
01 Uttar Pradesh 199,581,477 828 908
02 Maharashtra 112,372,972 365 946
03 Bihar 103,804,637 1102 916
04 West Bengal 91,347,736 1029 947
05 Andhra Pradesh 84,665,533 308 992
06 Madhya Pradesh 72,597,565 236 930
07 Tamil Nadu 72,138,958 555 995
08 Rajasthan 68,621,012 201 926
09 Karnataka 61,130,704 319 968
10 Gujarat 60,383,628 308 918
11 Odisha 41,947,358 269 978
12 Kerala 33,387,677 859 1,084
13 Jharkhand 32,966,238 414 947
14 Assam 31,169,272 397 954
15 Punjab 27,704,236 550 893
16 Haryana 25,353,081 573 877
17 Chhattisgarh 25,540,196 189 991
18 Jammu and Kashmir 12,548,926 56 883
19 Uttarakhand 10,116,752 189 963
20 Himachal Pradesh 6,856,509 123 974
21 Tripura 3,671,032 350 961
22 Meghalaya 2,964,007 132 986
23 Manipur 2,721,756 122 987
24 Nagaland 1,980,602 119 931
25 Goa 1,457,723 394 968
26 Arunachal Pradesh 1,382,611 17 920
27 Mizoram 1,091,014 52 975
28 Sikkim 607,688 86 889
UT1 Delhi 16,753,235 9,340 866
UT2 Puducherry 1,244,464 2,598 1,038
UT3 Chandigarh 1,054,686 9,252 818
UT4 Andaman and Nicobar Islands 379,944 46 878
UT5 Dadra and Nagar Haveli 342,853 698 775
UT6 Daman and Diu 242,911 2,169 618
UT7 Lakshadweep 64,429 2,013 946
Total India 1,210,193,422 382 940









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