Indian States and Union Territories by Population (as per 2011)

India is the 2nd most populous country in the world after China.

Currently, there are a total of 29 States and 7 Union Territories in India where a total of 1,21,05,69,573 people reside as per the population calculation in 2011.

According to a prediction, the population of India was 133.92 crores in 2017 and the population of China was 138.64 crores in 2017. The population of India is growing so fast that it will overtake China in the few coming years.

In this blog post, I will be ranking all the states and union territories as per the population and also sharing some other useful information like Density (people / sq. km) and Sex Ratio about them.

So, here we go…

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States and Union Territories of India by Population

In the following list, I’ve included States and UT along with their rank, population, density, and sex ratio.

Rank State/Union
Territory
Population
(%)
Density Sex Ratio
1
Uttar Pradesh 199,812,341
(16.51%)
828/sq km (2,140/sq mi) 912
2
Maharashtra 112,374,333
(9.28%)
365/sq km (950/sq mi) 929
3
Bihar 104,099,452
(8.6%)
1,102/sq km (2,850/sq mi) 918
4
West Bengal 91,276,115
(7.54%)
1,029/sq km (2,670/sq mi) 953
5
Madhya Pradesh 72,626,809
(6%)
236/sq km (610/sq mi) 931
6
Tamil Nadu 72,147,030
(5.96%)
555/sq km (1,440/sq mi) 996
7
Rajasthan 68,548,437
(5.66%)
201/sq km (520/sq mi) 928
8
Karnataka 61,095,297
(5.05%)
319/sq km (830/sq mi) 973
9
Gujarat 60,439,692
(4.99%)
308/sq km (800/sq mi) 919
10
Andhra Pradesh 49,577,103
(4.08%)
303/sq km (780/sq mi) 993
11
Odisha 41,974,218
(3.47%)
269/sq km (700/sq mi) 979
12
Telangana 35,003,674
(2.89%)
312/sq km (810/sq mi) 988
13
Kerala 33,406,061
(2.76%)
859/sq km (2,220/sq mi) 1084
14
Jharkhand 32,988,134
(2.73%)
414/sq km (1,070/sq mi) 948
15
Assam 31,205,576
(2.58%)
397/sq km (1,030/sq mi) 958
16
Punjab 27,743,338
(2.29%)
550/sq km (1,400/sq mi) 895
17
Chhattisgarh 25,545,198
(2.11%)
189/sq km (490/sq mi) 991
18
Haryana 25,351,462
(2.09%)
573/sq km (1,480/sq mi) 879
19
Jammu and Kashmir 12,541,302
(1.04%)
57/sq km (150/sq mi) 889
20
Uttarakhand 10,086,292
(0.83%)
189/sq km (490/sq mi) 963
21
Himachal Pradesh 6,864,602
(0.57%)
123/sq km (320/sq mi) 972
22
Tripura 3,673,917
(0.3%)
350/sq km (910/sq mi) 960
23
Meghalaya 2,966,889
(0.25%)
132/sq km (340/sq mi) 989
24
Manipur 2,570,390
(0.21%)
122/sq km (320/sq mi) 992
25
Nagaland 1,978,502
(0.16%)
119/sq km (310/sq mi) 931
26
Goa 1,458,545
(0.12%)
394/sq km (1,020/sq mi) 973
27
Arunachal Pradesh 1,383,727
(0.11%)
17/sq km (44/sq mi) 938
28
Mizoram 1,097,206
(0.09%)
52/sq km (130/sq mi) 976
29
Sikkim 610,577
(0.05%)
86/sq km (220/sq mi) 890
NCT
Delhi 16,787,941
(1.39%)
11,297/sq km (29,260/sq mi) 868
UT1
Puducherry 1,247,953
(0.1%)
2,598/sq km (6,730/sq mi) 1037
UT2
Chandigarh 1,055,450
(0.09%)
9,252/sq km (23,960/sq mi) 818
UT3
Andaman and
Nicobar Islands
380,581
(0.03%)
46/sq km (120/sq mi) 876
UT4
Dadra and Nagar
Haveli
343,709
(0.03%)
698/sq km (1,810/sq mi) 774
UT5
Daman and Diu 243,247
(0.02%)
2,169/sq km (5,620/sq mi) 618
UT6
Lakshadweep 64,473
(0.01%)
2,013/sq km (5,210/sq mi) 946
Total India 1210569573 382/sq km (990/sq mi) 943

The total population of India as per the calculation of 2011 is 1210569573 and the density & sex ratio are 990/sq mi & 943 respectively.

That’s it.

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