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Statewise Population of India


Statewise Population of India - With a population of over 1.35 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 223 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.

Statewise Population of India

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
Uttar Pradesh tops the chart in most densely Populated stateq in India. According to recent estimates, there are more than 227 million people living in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

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

Bihar
Bihar with a population of more than 121 million is the third most populous state of India.

West Bengal
With a population of over 100 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
Madhya Pradesh is currently home to more than 83 million people in India. The state is 6th most populous state of India.

Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu is 7th most populous state in India with a total count of 79 million people in 2018.

Rajasthan
Rajasthan is 8th largest state of India in terms of population. Its Population is estimated to be over 7.7 crores (2018).

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

Gujarat
Gujarat with a population of 68.9 million is the 10th most populous state of India. The state has witnessed a population growth of 19% in this decade 2001 to 2011.