With a population of over 24.10 Crore (2021), Uttar Pradesh is the most populous state in India. Know more on current population, growth rate, sex ratio and literacy rate in Uttar Pradesh.
Population of Uttar Pradesh (2021)
|Current UP Population 2021||241,066,874 (24.10 Crore)|
|UP Population 2020||237,095,024|
|UP Population 2019||232,072,879|
|Population in 2018||227,920,005|
|Sex Ratio in Uttar Pradesh||908 females per 1,000 males|
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 populated cities in Uttar Pradesh. Currently, both cities are home to over 6 million people in India. The state is witnessing an annual growth of 2% in its population which is very high as compared to other states in India. As of 2021, Population in state of Uttar Pradesh is estimated to be 241 million people. The entire state represents densely populated areas with a high birth rate. The population of the state was estimated to be around 207 million in 2013. This huge population lives in 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh which are further divided into numerous cities and villages.
Current Population of Uttar Pradesh in 2021
According to Projected Population figures, Population of Uttar Pradesh state in current year is 241,066,874 (24.10 Crore). With an annual increase of over million people, Population of Uttar Pradesh in 2020 was estimated to be 237,095,024 (23.70 Crore). Uttar Pradesh is the only state in India with a population of over 200 million people. As of 2020, there are total 18 (eighteen) divisions in Uttar Pradesh.
Population of Uttar Pradesh in 2019
According to Government of India (estimates), Population of Uttar Pradesh in 2019 was 232,072,879 (23.2 Crore). In year 2019, the state added another 4 million people to its total population. In 2018, the state population was recorded to be 227,920,005.
Population of Uttar Pradesh in 2017
In 2017, Population of Uttar Pradesh was 223,897,418 (22.3 Crore).
Population of Uttar Pradesh in 2016
Uttar Pradesh recorded a total human count of 219,722,687 in year 2016.
Population of Uttar Pradesh in 2015
Uttar Pradesh was home to over 215 million people in India. Every year, the state adds around 3 to 4 million people in its population which is considered to be very high in Republic of India. Going by the annual growth rate of population in the state, Population of Uttar Pradesh in 2015 was 215,609,813.
Population of Uttar Pradesh in 2014
According to Census of India, Population of Uttar Pradesh in 2014 was estimated to be 211,797,459. The state which is home to diversity of cultures and traditions adds more people to its ever increasing population. In 2014, Population of Uttar Pradesh was 211 million.
Population of Uttar Pradesh in 2013
Population of Uttar Pradesh is estimated to be 207,644,568 in 2013. 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 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.
|District Code||State/District||Population in 2011||Sex Ratio||Population density per sq. km.|
|06||Jyotiba Phule Nagar||1,838,771||964,319||874,452||907||818|
|10||Gautam Buddha Nagar||1,674,714||904,505||770,209||852||1306|
|55||Sant Kabir Nagar||1,714,300||870,547||843,753||969||1041|
|67||Sant Ravidas Nagar (Bhadohi)||1,554,203||797,164||757,039||950||1531|
Growth of Population in Uttar Pradesh
* Data based on 2001 Census