The state of Jharkhand was carved out of the state of Bihar in 2000. Ranchi is the capital of Jharkhand a state that is more famous for the various political happenings than its developments. The captain of the Indian National Cricket team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni hails from Ranchi, the capital of the state. The state has had many challenges in terms of crime and social issues and the governments here have found it difficult to come to terms with the same. The state is located in the eastern part of the country and has Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal as neighbors apart from Bihar and Orissa.
The Population of Jharkhand according to the 2011 census stands at about 32 million, making it the 13th most populated state in India. The state makes up about 3.5% of the country's population a figure which was about 3% during the last census in 2001. The state is spread over an area of about 79000 sq. km. one of the smaller states in the country in terms of area. The density of population per sq. Km. is about 414, which is above the national average by a good 30 points. The state has a growth rate of about 22% which slightly exceeds the national growth rate of about 17%. The population of the state is rising considerably more due to the lack of education and lack of understanding about family planning. The literacy rate in the state is about 67% a figure that needs instant correction and steps to do so need to be put into effect immediately. The sex ratio in Jharkhand is about 940. The statistics in the Jharkhand Census 2011 reveal facts that can be instrumental in planning for a better development plan for the state.
Jharkhand 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)
Jharkhand Population 2011
As per details from Census 2011, Jharkhand has population of 3.3 Crores, an increase from figure of 2.69 Crore in 2001 census. Total population of Jharkhand as per 2011 census is 32,988,134 of which male and female are 16,930,315 and 16,057,819 respectively. In 2001, total population was 26,945,829 in which males were 13,885,037 while females were 13,060,792.
The total population growth in this decade was 22.42 percent while in previous decade it was 23.19 percent. The population of Jharkhand forms 2.72 percent of India in 2011. In 2001, the figure was 2.62 percent.
The largest city in the state of Jharkhand is Ranchi while Jamshedpur is the capital city of the Jharkhand.
The languages spoken in the Jharkhand state includes Hindi. In total Jharkhand (JK) state comprises 24 districts. The ISOCODE assigned by International Organization for Standardization for Jharkhand state is JK.
Jharkhand Literacy Rate 2011
Literacy rate in Jharkhand has seen upward trend and is 66.41 percent as per 2011 population census. Of that, male literacy stands at 76.84 percent while female literacy is at 55.42 percent. In 2001, literacy rate in Jharkhand stood at 53.56 percent of which male and female were 67.30 percent and 38.87 percent literate respectively.
In actual numbers, total literates in Jharkhand stands at 18,328,069 of which males were 10,882,519 and females were 7,445,550.
Jharkhand Density 2011
Total area of Jharkhand is 79,716 sq. km. Density of Jharkhand is 414 per sq km which is higher than national average 382 per sq km. In 2001, density of Jharkhand was 338 per sq km, while nation average in 2001 was 324 per sq km.
Jharkhand Sex Ratio
Sex Ratio in Jharkhand is 948 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 941 per 1000 males in Jharkhand.
Jharkhand Religious Data
Lot of viewers are asking us to provide religion's data of Jharkhand state. Most important question of all is what is the current population of Hindus, Muslim, Sikhs and Christian in state of Jharkhand. But Govt. of India is yet to release full religious data of Jharkhand state. Once it is released, we will provide the detailed information on this page of Jharkhand Population Census 2011.
Jharkhand Population 2015
What is the population of Jharkhand in 2015 ? The question though legimate has no answer. The last census of Jharkhand was done in 2011 and next would be in 2021. As per 2011 population of Jharkhand state was 32,988,134.
Jharkhand Urban/Rural Population 2011
|Child Sex Ratio (0-6)
|Child Population (0-6)
|Child Percentage (0-6)
Jharkhand Urban Population 2011
Out of total population of Jharkhand, 24.05% people live in urban regions. The total figure of population living in urban areas is 7,933,061 of which 4,153,829 are males and while remaining 3,779,232 are females. The urban population in the last 10 years has increased by 24.05 percent.
Sex Ratio in urban regions of Jharkhand was 910 females per 1000 males. For child (0-6) sex ratio the figure for urban region stood at 908 girls per 1000 boys. Total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Jharkhand were 1,021,988. Of total population in urban region, 12.88 % were children (0-6).
Average Literacy rate in Jharkhand for Urban regions was 82.26 percent in which males were 88.44% literate while female literacy stood at 67.76%. Total literates in urban region of Jharkhand were 5,684,991.
Jharkhand Rural Population 2011
Of the total population of Jharkhand state, around 75.95 percent live in the villages of rural areas. In actual numbers, males and females were 12,776,486 and 12,278,587 respectively. Total population of rural areas of Jharkhand state was 25,055,073. The population growth rate recorded for this decade (2001-2011) was 75.95%.
In rural regions of Jharkhand state, female sex ratio per 1000 males was 961 while same for the child (0-6 age) was 957 girls per 1000 boys. In Jharkhand, 4,367,507 children (0-6) live in rural areas. Child population forms 17.43 percent of total rural population.
In rural areas of Jharkhand, literacy rate for males and female stood at 72.86 % and 46.62 %. Average literacy rate in Jharkhand for rural areas was 61.11 percent. Total literates in rural areas were 12,643,078.
Jharkhand Metropolitan/City Population
|Large cities of Jharkhand
|Dhanbad (Municipal Corporation)
|Ranchi (Municipal Corporation)
|Jamshedpur (Notified Area Council)
|Bokaro Steel (Census Town)
|Mango (Notified Area Council)
|Deoghar (Municipal Corporation)
|Adityapur (Nagar Parishad)
|Hazaribag (Nagar Parishad)
|Chas (Nagar Parishad)
|Giridih (Nagar Parishad)
|Large Urban Agglomeration of Jharkhand
Jharkhand Districts Population
|Largest District by Population in Jharkhand
Jharkhand Census 2011 Conclusion
The official census 2011 of Jharkhand has been conducted by Directorate of Census Operations in Jharkhand. Enumeration of key persons including Chief Minister of Jharkhand was also done by officials conducting population census.
Figures of population census 2011 Jharkhand have been represented in chart for your reference at bottom.