Indian States have witnessed a rapid growth in their population in the last 10 years. Get more details, facts and information on Population of states in India.
Statewise Population of India
Statewise Population of India - With a population of over 138 crores, 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 2028 leaving behind China.
Population of Indian states like Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Bihar is more than many countries around the world. Uttar Pradesh, most populated state in India is currently home to over 237 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 populated state in India. According to recent estimates, there are more than 239 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 128 million is the third most populous state of India.
With a population of over 103 million, West Bengal is the fourth most populous state of India.
Madhya Pradesh is currently home to more than 86 million people in India. The state is 5th most populous state of India.
Tamil Nadu is 6th most populous state in India with a total count of 82 million people in 2021.
Gujarat with a population of 71 million is the 8th most populous state of India. The state has witnessed a population growth of 19% in this decade 2001 to 2011.
According to Census of India, Karnataka is 9th largest state of India.
The state of Andhra Pradesh stands at ten position, in terms of population in India.
Indian States by Population
|Rank||State or union territory||Population (2011 Census)||Population in 2018|
|18||Jammu and Kashmir||12,548,926||14,591,623|
|UT4||Andaman and Nicobar Islands||379,944||-|
|UT5||Dadra and Nagar Haveli||342,853||-|
|UT6||Daman and Diu||242,911||-|