Chhattisgarh is a state in the central part of India and was carved out of the state of Madhya Pradesh on November 1, 2000. The regions of south east Madhya Pradesh were included in this new state which accounts for 15% of the steel production in the country. The state borders Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa and Uttar Pradesh. It also shares its boundary with the state of Jharkhand which was also formed on the same day as Chhattisgarh. The state has tropical climate and Chhattisgarhi is the main language spoken in the state. The city of Raipur is the most prominent city in the state and has a popular domestic airport. The Chhattisgarh Census 2011 throws light on the most important stats about the state.
The Population of Chhattisgarh according to the 2011 census stands at about 25 million, making it the 16th most populated state in India. The state came into being in the year 2000 and was formed out of Madhya Pradesh. The state is spread over an area of about 135000 sq. km. making it the 7th largest state in the country in terms of area. The density of population per sq. Km. is about 191 and fairly below the national average. The state has a growth rate of about 22% which exceeds the national growth rate of about 17%. The population of the state is rising considerably due to rapid efforts towards development and progress. The literacy rate in the state is about 73% a figure that has improved tremendously in the last few years due to the consistent efforts of the government. The sex ratio in Chhattisgarh is about 990 which is a healthy figure and above many of the other states. The statistics in the Chhattisgarh Census 2011 reveal facts that can be instrumental in planning for a better development plan for the state.
Chhattisgarh Table Data
|Percantage of total Population
|Child Sex Ratio
|Total Child Population (0-6 Age)
|Male Population (0-6 Age)
|Female Population (0-6 Age)
Chhattisgarh Population 2011
As per details from Census 2011, Chhattisgarh has population of 2.56 Crores, an increase from figure of 2.08 Crore in 2001 census. Total population of Chhattisgarh as per 2011 census is 25,545,198 of which male and female are 12,832,895 and 12,712,303 respectively. In 2001, total population was 20,833,803 in which males were 10,474,218 while females were 10,359,585.
The total population growth in this decade was 22.61 percent while in previous decade it was 18.06 percent. The population of Chhattisgarh forms 2.11 percent of India in 2011. In 2001, the figure was 2.03 percent.
The capital city which is also the largest city in the state of Chhattisgarh is Raipur.
The languages spoken in the Chhattisgarh state includes Chattisgarhi and Hindi. In total Chhattisgarh (CG) state comprises 18 districts. The ISOCODE assigned by International Organization for Standardization for Chhattisgarh state is CG.
Chhattisgarh Literacy Rate 2011
Literacy rate in Chhattisgarh has seen upward trend and is 70.28 percent as per 2011 population census. Of that, male literacy stands at 80.27 percent while female literacy is at 60.24 percent. In 2001, literacy rate in Chhattisgarh stood at 64.66 percent of which male and female were 77.38 percent and 51.85 percent literate respectively.
In actual numbers, total literates in Chhattisgarh stands at 15,379,922 of which males were 8,807,893 and females were 6,572,029.
Chhattisgarh Density 2011
Total area of Chhattisgarh is 135,192 sq. km. Density of Chhattisgarh is 189 per sq km which is lower than national average 382 per sq km. In 2001, density of Chhattisgarh was 154 per sq km, while nation average in 2001 was 324 per sq km.
Chhattisgarh Sex Ratio
Sex Ratio in Chhattisgarh is 991 i.e. for each 1000 male, which is below national average of 940 as per census 2011. In 2001, the sex ratio of female was 989 per 1000 males in Chhattisgarh.
Chhattisgarh Religious Data
Lot of viewers are asking us to provide religion's data of Chhattisgarh state. Most important question of all is what is the current population of Hindus, Muslim, Sikhs and Christian in state of Chhattisgarh. But Govt. of India is yet to release full religious data of Chhattisgarh state. Once it is released, we will provide the detailed information on this page of Chhattisgarh Population Census 2011.
Chhattisgarh Population 2015
What is the population of Chhattisgarh in 2015 ? The question though legimate has no answer. The last census of Chhattisgarh was done in 2011 and next would be in 2021. As per 2011 population of Chhattisgarh state was 25,545,198.
Chhattisgarh Urban/Rural Population 2011
|Child Sex Ratio (0-6)
|Child Population (0-6)
|Child Percentage (0-6)
Chhattisgarh Urban Population 2011
Out of total population of Chhattisgarh, 23.24% people live in urban regions. The total figure of population living in urban areas is 5,937,237 of which 3,035,469 are males and while remaining 2,901,768 are females. The urban population in the last 10 years has increased by 23.24 percent.
Sex Ratio in urban regions of Chhattisgarh was 956 females per 1000 males. For child (0-6) sex ratio the figure for urban region stood at 937 girls per 1000 boys. Total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Chhattisgarh were 736,748. Of total population in urban region, 12.41 % were children (0-6).
Average Literacy rate in Chhattisgarh for Urban regions was 84.05 percent in which males were 90.58% literate while female literacy stood at 73.39%. Total literates in urban region of Chhattisgarh were 4,370,966.
Chhattisgarh Rural Population 2011
Of the total population of Chhattisgarh state, around 76.76 percent live in the villages of rural areas. In actual numbers, males and females were 9,797,426 and 9,810,535 respectively. Total population of rural areas of Chhattisgarh state was 19,607,961. The population growth rate recorded for this decade (2001-2011) was 76.76%.
In rural regions of Chhattisgarh state, female sex ratio per 1000 males was 1001 while same for the child (0-6 age) was 977 girls per 1000 boys. In Chhattisgarh, 2,924,941 children (0-6) live in rural areas. Child population forms 14.92 percent of total rural population.
In rural areas of Chhattisgarh, literacy rate for males and female stood at 76.98 % and 55.15 %. Average literacy rate in Chhattisgarh for rural areas was 65.99 percent. Total literates in rural areas were 11,008,956.
Chhattisgarh Metropolitan/City Population
|Large cities of Chhattisgarh
|Raipur (Municipal Corporation)
|Bhilai Nagar (Municipal Corporation)
|Korba (Municipal Corporation)
|Bilaspur (Municipal Corporation)
|Durg (Municipal Corporation)
|Rajnandgaon (Municipal Corporation)
|Raigarh (Municipal Corporation)
|Jagdalpur (Municipal Corporation)
|Ambikapur (Municipal Corporation)
|Large Urban Agglomeration of Chhattisgarh
|Durg and Bhilai Nagar
Chhattisgarh Districts Population
|Largest District by Population in Chhattisgarh
Chhattisgarh Census 2011 Conclusion
The official census 2011 of Chhattisgarh has been conducted by Directorate of Census Operations in Chhattisgarh. Enumeration of key persons including Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh was also done by officials conducting population census.
Figures of population census 2011 Chhattisgarh have been represented in chart for your reference at bottom.