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With a population of over 200 million, Uttar Pradesh is the most populous state in India. Know more on population growth, sex ratio and literacy rate in Uttar Pradesh.
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Population of Uttar Pradesh



Current Population of Uttar Pradesh in 2013 207,644,568
Population of Uttar Pradesh in 2012 203,573,106
Population of Uttar Pradesh in 2011 199,581,477
Sex Ratio in Uttar Pradesh 908 females per 1,000 males
Literacy Rate 70%

Population of Uttar Pradesh - The multicultural state of Uttar Pradesh is currently home to 16% of India's total population. Uttar Pradesh plays a key role in Economic development of India as it tops the chart in most populous state of India. The state also holds top position in high population growth rate in India. Uttar Pradesh has witnessed a rapid growth in its population in the last 50 years. Each year, the state adds more people to its ever increasing population than any other state in India. From 1991 to 2001, Population of Uttar Pradesh increased by 26%, thus indicating that state has a high population growth rate. Population density in UP (Uttar Pradesh) currently stands at 828 people per square kilometer, making it one of the densely populated states in India. Allahabad is the most populated district in the state. Kanpur and Lucknow are the two most populates cities in Uttar Pradesh. Currently, both cities are home to over 6 million people in India. The state is witnessing an annual growth of 20% in its population which is very high as compared to other states in India. As of 2013, it is estimated that there are 210 million people living in Uttar Pradesh. This huge population lives in 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh which are further divided into numerous cities and villages.

Population of Uttar PradeshCurrent Population of Uttar Pradesh in 2013
Current population of Uttar Pradesh is estimated to be 207,644,568. There is an annual increase of 3 to 4 million people in population of Uttar Pradesh. Further, literacy rate in the state is 84 percent and sex ratio is 890. This current estimate of 207.6 million people in Uttar Pradesh is one of the highest in India.

Population of Uttar Pradesh in 2012
According to Census of India 2011, Population of Uttar Pradesh was 199,581,477. These include 104,596,415 males and 94,985,062 females in most densely populated state in India. In 2012, Population of Uttar Pradesh was estimated to be 203,573,106. The state was home to over 200 million people. Uttar Pradesh also recorded highest growth in its population between years 2001 to 2011 as compared to any other state in India.

Growth of Population in Uttar Pradesh
In 1951, Population of Uttar Pradesh was only 60,274,000. This further went to 70 million in the next 10 years. From there on Uttar Pradesh has witnessed a huge growth in its population. The state added almost 160 million people to its population between years 1951 to 2001. By 2001 census, Population of Uttar Pradesh was estimated to be 166,198,000. Although Uttar Pradesh Government had little success in bringing down the annual population growth between years 2001 to 2011, but there is still a long way to go. In year 2011, the state has shown an increase of 20 percent in its population in the last 10 years as compared to last census of 2001. Overall, Population of UP has grown on a large scale as compared to other states in India, where growth rate is decent.

Literacy Rate in Uttar Pradesh
The state's literacy rate is 70% which is below national average of 74%. The state has shown major improvement in its literacy rate from 56% in 2001 to 70% in 2011. Male literacy rate is higher than female literacy rate in the state. Government of Uttar Pradesh has taken several steps to bring awareness about education and thus building a strong foundation for better literacy rate in the state.

Population by Religion in Uttar Pradesh
Hinduism is the dominant religion in Uttar Pradesh, followed by a majority of 80% people. Muslims forms the second largest community with a population of 18.4%. Rest of the population follows Sikhism, Buddhism, Christians and Jains. Hindi is the official language spoken in Uttar Pradesh. Hindu community forms an important part of cultural diversity in the state. Hindi is spoken by a large number of people in the state.


Population of Uttar Pradesh 2013

District Code State/District Population in 2011 Sex Ratio Population density per sq. km.
Persons Males Females 2011 2011
Uttar Pradesh 199,581,477 104,596,415 94,985,062 908 828
01 Saharanpur 3,464,228 1,835,740 1,628,488 887 939
02 Muzaffarnagar 4,138,605 2,194,540 1,944,065 886 1033
03 Bijnor 3,683,896 1,925,787 1,758,109 913 808
04 Moradabad 4,773,138 2,508,299 2,264,839 903 1284
05 Rampur 2,335,398 1,226,175 1,109,223 905 987
06 Jyotiba Phule Nagar 1,838,771 964,319 874,452 907 818
07 Meerut 3,447,405 1,829,192 1,618,213 885 1347
08 Baghpat 1,302,156 700,724 601,432 858 986
09 Ghaziabad 4,661,452 2,481,803 2,179,649 878 3954
10 Gautam Buddha Nagar 1,674,714 904,505 770,209 852 1306
11 Bulandshahar 3,498,507 1,848,643 1,649,864 892 775
12 Aligarh 3,673,849 1,958,536 1,715,313 876 1007
13 Mahamaya Nagar 1,565,678 837,446 728,232 870 851
14 Mathura 2,541,894 1,368,445 1,173,449 858 761
15 Agra 4,380,793 2,356,104 2,024,689 859 1084
16 Firozabad 2,496,761 1,337,141 1,159,620 867 1037
17 Mainpuri 1,847,194 984,892 862,302 876 669
18 Budaun 3,712,738 1,997,242 1,715,496 859 718
19 Bareilly 4,465,344 2,371,454 2,093,890 883 1084
20 Pilibhit 2,037,225 1,078,525 958,700 889 553
21 Shahjahanpur 3,002,376 1,610,182 1,392,194 865 684
22 Kheri 4,013,634 2,126,782 1,886,852 887 523
23 Sitapur 4,474,446 2,380,666 2,093,780 879 779
24 Hardoi 4,091,380 2,204,264 1,887,116 856 683
25 Unnao 3,110,595 1,636,295 1,474,300 901 682
26 Lucknow 4,588,455 2,407,897 2,180,558 906 1815
27 Rae Bareli 3,404,004 1,753,344 1,650,660 941 739
28 Farrukhabad 1,887,577 1,007,479 880,098 874 865
29 Kannauj 1,658,005 882,546 775,459 879 792
30 Etawah 1,579,160 845,893 733,267 867 683
31 Auraiya 1,372,287 736,144 636,143 864 681
32 Kanpur Dehat 1,795,092 964,284 830,808 862 594
33 Kanpur Nagar 4,572,951 2,469,114 2,103,837 852 1449
34 Jalaun 1,670,718 895,804 774,914 865 366
35 Jhansi 2,000,755 1,061,310 939,445 885 398
36 Lalitpur 1,218,002 639,392 578,610 905 242
37 Hamirpur 1,104,021 593,576 510,445 860 275
38 Mahoba 876,055 465,937 410,118 880 279
39 Banda 1,799,541 966,123 833,418 863 408
40 Chitrakoot 990,626 527,101 463,525 879 308
41 Fatehpur 2,632,684 1,385,556 1,247,128 900 634
42 Pratapgarh 3,173,752 1,591,480 1,582,272 994 854
43 Kaushambi 1,596,909 838,095 758,814 905 897
44 Allahabad 5,959,798 3,133,479 2,826,319 902 1087
45 Barabanki 3,257,983 1,707,951 1,550,032 908 740
46 Faizabad 2,468,371 1,258,455 1,209,916 961 1054
47 Ambedkar Nagar 2,398,709 1,214,225 1,184,484 976 1021
48 Sultanpur 3,790,922 1,916,297 1,874,625 978 855
49 Bahraich 3,478,257 1,838,988 1,639,269 891 664
50 Shrawasti 1,114,615 594,318 520,297 875 679
51 Balrampur 2,149,066 1,117,984 1,031,082 922 642
52 Gonda 3,431,386 1,785,629 1,645,757 922 857
53 Siddharthnagar 2,553,526 1,296,046 1,257,480 970 882
54 Basti 2,461,056 1,256,158 1,204,898 959 916
55 Sant Kabir Nagar 1,714,300 870,547 843,753 969 1041
56 Mahrajganj 2,665,292 1,375,367 1,289,925 938 903
57 Gorakhpur 4,436,275 2,281,763 2,154,512 944 1336
58 Kushinagar 3,560,830 1,821,242 1,739,588 955 1226
59 Deoria 3,098,637 1,539,608 1,559,029 1,013 1220
60 Azamgarh 4,616,509 2,289,336 2,327,173 1,017 1139
61 Mau 2,205,170 1,114,888 1,090,282 978 1287
62 Ballia 3,223,642 1,667,557 1,556,085 933 1081
63 Jaunpur 4,476,072 2,217,635 2,258,437 1,018 1108
64 Ghazipur 3,622,727 1,856,584 1,766,143 951 1073
65 Chandauli 1,952,713 1,020,789 931,924 913 768
66 Varansi 3,682,194 1,928,641 1,753,553 909 2399
67 Sant Ravidas Nagar (Bhadohi) 1,554,203 797,164 757,039 950 1531
68 Mirzapur 2,494,533 1,312,822 1,181,711 900 566
69 Sonbhadra 1,862,612 973,480 889,132 913 270
70 Etah 1,761,152 945,157 815,995 863 724
71 Kanshiram Nagar 1,438,156 765,529 672,627 879 736


Growth of Population in Uttar Pradesh

Year Population Growth Rate
1951 60,274,000 -
1961 70,144,000 +16.4%
1971 83,849,000 +19.5%
1981 105,137,000 +25.4%
1991 132,062,000 +25.6%
2001 166,198,000 +25.8%
2011 199,581,477 +20.1%











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