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Indian states by Population

Source Office of Registrar General of India, Ministry of Home Affairs
Last Updated13 Feb 2015

Uttar Pradesh is the most populous state in the country with more than 199 million people living here, which is approximately equal to the population of Pakistan, the fifth most populous country in the world. Uttar Pradesh accounts for 16.50% of the total country population 1,210,854,977 . Maharashtra is the second most populous state with 112,374,333 people. Bihar is at third place. Population of Maharashtra and Bihar is equal to Mexico and Philippines, respectively, 11th and 12th most populated country of the world.

Three states have population more than 10 crore. Nineteen states and one union territory (Delhi) have a population of over ten million. 48.90% of the country's population lives in five States, namely, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh. Ten most populated states of India contributes 76.56% of India's population.

Sikkim (610,577) is smallest state and Lakshadweep (64,473) is smallest union territory of India.

D.& N.Haveli has highest decadal growth of 55.88%. Among states Meghalaya (27.95%) has highest decadal growth rate followed by Arunachal Pradesh (26.03%). Bihar is at third place with figure 25.42%. Nagaland is only state having negative decadal growth rate of -0.58%. Kerala has second lowest growth of 4.91%.

Top 5 states with highest sharing of rural population : Himachal Pradesh, Bihar, Assam, Odisha and Meghalaya.

Top 5 states with highest sharing of urban population : Goa, Mizoram, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Maharashtra.

RankStatePopulationRural (%) Urban (%)% ShareDecadal GrowthCountryWorld rank
5 Andhra Pradesh 84580777 66.64 33.36 6.99 10.98 Egypt 15
26 Arunachal Pradesh 1383727 77.06 22.94 0.11 26.03 Trinidad and Tobago 152
14 Assam 31205576 85.90 14.10 2.58 17.07 Afghanistan 40
3 Bihar 104099452 88.71 11.29 8.60 25.42 Philippines 12
16 Chhattisgarh 25545198 76.76 23.24 2.11 22.61 Korea 49
25 Goa 1458545 37.83 62.17 0.12 8.23 Gabon 151
10 Gujarat 60439692 57.40 42.60 4.99 19.28 Italy 23
17 Haryana 25351462 65.12 34.88 2.09 19.90 Korea 49
20 Himachal Pradesh 6864602 89.97 10.03 0.57 12.94 Paraguay 105
18 Jammu & Kashmir 12541302 72.62 27.38 1.04 23.64 Chad 73
13 Jharkhand 32988134 75.95 24.05 2.72 22.42 Morocco 39
9 Karnataka 61095297 61.33 38.67 5.05 15.60 Italy 23
12 Kerala 33406061 52.30 47.70 2.76 4.91 Morocco 39
6 Madhya Pradesh 72626809 72.37 27.63 6.00 20.35 Turkey 18
2 Maharashtra 112374333 54.78 45.22 9.28 15.99 Mexico 11
23 Manipur 2855794 70.79 29.21 0.24 24.50 Jamaica 141
22 Meghalaya 2966889 79.93 20.07 0.25 27.95 Armenia 139
27 Mizoram 1097206 47.89 52.11 0.09 23.48 Timor-Leste 158
24 Nagaland 1978502 71.14 28.86 0.16 -0.58 Botswana 148
11 Odisha 41974218 83.31 16.69 3.47 14.05 Argentina 32
15 Punjab 27743338 62.52 37.48 2.29 13.89 Nepal 46
8 Rajasthan 68548437 75.13 24.87 5.66 21.31 Congo 19
28 Sikkim 610577 74.85 25.15 0.05 12.89 Montenegro 166
7 Tamil Nadu 72147030 51.60 48.40 5.96 15.61 Turkey 18
21 Tripura 3673917 73.83 26.17 0.30 14.84 Oman 130
1 Uttar Pradesh 199812341 77.73 22.27 16.50 20.23 Brazil 5
19 Uttarakhand 10086292 69.77 30.23 0.83 18.81 Hungary 89
4 West Bengal 91276115 68.13 31.87 7.54 13.84 Viet Nam 14
UT3 A.& N.Islands 380581 62.30 37.70 0.03 6.86 Bahamas 177
UT2 Chandigarh 1055450 2.75 97.25 0.09 17.19 Timor-Leste 158
UT4 D.& N.Haveli 343709 53.28 46.72 0.03 55.88 Belize 179
UT5 Daman & Diu 243247 24.83 75.17 0.02 53.76 Vanuatu 184
NCT Delhi 16787941 2.50 97.50 1.39 21.21 Netherlands 64
UT6 Lakshadweep 64473 21.93 78.07 0.01 6.30 Bermuda 205
UT1 Puducherry 1247953 31.67 68.33 0.10 28.08 Mauritius 156
India 121085497768.8631.14100 17.70India2
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RankState201120011991 19811971196119511941193119211911 1901
5 Andhra Pradesh 84580777 76210007 66508008 53551026 43502708 35983447 31115259 27289340 24203573 21420448 21447412 19065921
26 Arunachal Pradesh 1383727 1097968 864558 631839 467511 336558 - - - - - -
14 Assam 31205576 26655528 22414322 18041248 14625152 10837329 8028856 6694790 5560371 4636980 3848617 3289680
3 Bihar 104099452 82998509 64530554 69914734 56353369 46447457 29085017 35170840 31347108 28126675 28314281 27311865
16 Chhattisgarh 25545198 20833803 17614928 - - - 7456706 - - - - -
25 Goa 1458545 1347668 1169793 1007749 795120 589997 547448 540925 505281 469494 486752 475513
10 Gujarat 60439692 50671017 41309582 34085799 26697475 20633350 16262657 13701551 11489828 10174989 9803587 9094748
17 Haryana 25351462 21144564 16463648 12922119 10036431 7590524 5673597 5272829 4559917 4255892 4174677 4623064
20 Himachal Pradesh 6864602 6077900 5170877 4280818 3460434 2812463 2385981 2263245 2029113 1928206 1896944 1920294
18 Jammu & Kashmir 12541302 10143700 7837051 5987389 4616632 3560976 3253852 2946728 2670208 2424359 2292535 2139362
13 Jharkhand 32988134 26945829 21843911 - - - 9697254 - - - - -
9 Karnataka 61095297 52850562 44977201 37135714 29299014 23586772 19401956 16255368 14632992 13377599 13525251 13054754
12 Kerala 33406061 31841374 29098518 25453680 21347375 16903715 13549118 11031541 9507050 7802127 7147673 6396262
6 Madhya Pradesh 72626809 60348023 48566242 52178844 41654119 32372408 18614931 23990608 21355657 19171750 19440965 16860768
2 Maharashtra 112374333 96878627 78937187 62782818 50412235 39553718 32002564 26832758 23959300 20849666 21474523 19391643
23 Manipur 2855794 2293896 1837149 1420953 1072753 780037 577635 512069 445606 384016 346222 284465
22 Meghalaya 2966889 2318822 1774778 1335819 1011699 769380 605674 555820 480837 422403 394005 340524
27 Mizoram 1097206 888573 689756 493757 332390 266063 196202 152786 124404 98406 91204 82434
24 Nagaland 1978502 1990036 1209546 774930 516449 369200 212975 189641 178844 158801 149038 101550
11 Odisha 41974218 36804660 31659736 26370271 21944615 17548846 14645946 13767988 12491056 11158586 11378875 10302917
15 Punjab 27743338 24358999 20281969 16788915 13551060 11135069 9160500 9600236 8012325 7152811 6731510 7544790
8 Rajasthan 68548437 56507188 44005990 34261862 25765806 20155602 15970774 13863859 11747974 10292648 10983509 10294090
28 Sikkim 610577 540851 406457 316385 209843 162189 137725 121520 109808 81721 87920 59014
7 Tamil Nadu 72147030 62405679 55858946 48408077 41199168 33686953 30119047 26267507 23472099 21628518 20902616 19252630
21 Tripura 3673917 3199203 2757205 2053058 1556342 1142005 639029 513010 382450 304437 229613 173325
1 Uttar Pradesh 199812341 166197921 132061653 110862512 88341521 73754573 60273743 56535170 49779552 46672411 48154921 48627670
19 Uttarakhand 10086292 8489349 7050634 - - - - - - - - -
4 West Bengal 91276115 80176197 68077965 54580647 44312011 34926279 26299980 23229552 18897036 17474348 17998769 16940088
UT3 A.& N.Islands 380581 356152 280661 188741 115133 63548 30971 33768 29463 27086 26459 24649
UT2 Chandigarh 1055450 900635 642015 451610 257251 119881 24261 22574 19783 18133 18437 21967
UT4 D.& N.Haveli 343709 220490 138477 103676 74170 57963 41532 40441 38260 31048 29020 24280
UT5 Daman & Diu 243247 158204 101586 78981 62651 36670 48611 42811 36429 31410 32470 32005
NCT Delhi 16787941 13850507 9420644 6220406 4065698 2658612 1744072 917939 636246 488452 413851 405819
UT6 Lakshadweep 64473 60650 51707 40249 31810 24108 21035 18355 16040 13637 14555 13882
UT1 Puducherry 1247953 974345 807785 604471 471707 369079 317253 285011 258628 244156 257179 246354
India 12108549771028737436846421039 683329097548159652439234771 361088090318660580278977238 251321213252093390238396327