Uttar Pradesh has been one of the most highly populated states in India for a long time now. The census over the years has put the state at the pinnacle in terms of population. Located in the northern region of the country, the state shares its borders with states like Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Haryana. The state also borders the capital of India New Delhi along with the newly formed state of Uttarakhand. Uttar Pradesh has been one of the oldest states in the country and in every single way reflects the life and culture of India as a whole. The state has a population of about 190 million according to the Uttar Pradesh Census 2011. The growth rate of the population of Uttar Pradesh is about 20% which is alarming among the highest growth rates in the country.
Spread over an approximate area of 240000 Sq. km. the state has many places of strategic and cultural significance. The state has some of the most important educational institutions in the country and boasts of some of the biggest tourist destinations in the country. Uttar Pradesh is the second best state in terms of economy in the country and a large part of the revenue of the state comes from the Agriculture and the services sector. A new state Uttarakhand was carved out of the state of Uttar Pradesh in 2000 and it now covers about 7% of India's total area. According to the Uttar Pradesh Census 2011, the density of population in Uttar Pradesh is about 800 people per square kilometer which is way above the national average of about 380 and a major cause of concern. The literacy rate in the state has gone up in recent years and yet continues to linger at about 70% which is below the national average of 74%. The sex ratio is almost at par with the national average and stands at about 900.
Uttar Pradesh 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)
Uttar Pradesh Population 2011
As per details from Census 2011, Uttar Pradesh has population of 19.98 Crores, an increase from figure of 16.62 Crore in 2001 census. Total population of Uttar Pradesh as per 2011 census is 199,812,341 of which male and female are 104,480,510 and 95,331,831 respectively. In 2001, total population was 166,197,921 in which males were 87,565,369 while females were 78,632,552.
The total population growth in this decade was 20.23 percent while in previous decade it was 25.80 percent. The population of Uttar Pradesh forms 16.50 percent of India in 2011. In 2001, the figure was 16.16 percent.
The largest city in the state of Uttar Pradesh is Lucknow while Kanpur is the capital city of the Uttar Pradesh.
The languages spoken in the Uttar Pradesh state includes Hindi and Urdu. In total Uttar Pradesh (UP) state comprises 71 districts. The ISOCODE assigned by International Organization for Standardization for Uttar Pradesh state is UP.
Uttar Pradesh Literacy Rate 2011
Literacy rate in Uttar Pradesh has seen upward trend and is 67.68 percent as per 2011 population census. Of that, male literacy stands at 77.28 percent while female literacy is at 57.18 percent. In 2001, literacy rate in Uttar Pradesh stood at 56.27 percent of which male and female were 68.82 percent and 42.22 percent literate respectively.
In actual numbers, total literates in Uttar Pradesh stands at 114,397,555 of which males were 68,234,964 and females were 46,162,591.
Uttar Pradesh Density 2011
Total area of Uttar Pradesh is 240,928 sq. km. Density of Uttar Pradesh is 829 per sq km which is higher than national average 382 per sq km. In 2001, density of Uttar Pradesh was 690 per sq km, while nation average in 2001 was 324 per sq km.
Uttar Pradesh Sex Ratio
Sex Ratio in Uttar Pradesh is 912 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 898 per 1000 males in Uttar Pradesh.
Uttar Pradesh Religious Data
Lot of viewers are asking us to provide religion's data of Uttar Pradesh state. Most important question of all is what is the current population of Hindus, Muslim, Sikhs and Christian in state of Uttar Pradesh. But Govt. of India is yet to release full religious data of Uttar Pradesh state. Once it is released, we will provide the detailed information on this page of Uttar Pradesh Population Census 2011.
Uttar Pradesh Population 2015
What is the population of Uttar Pradesh in 2015 ? The question though legimate has no answer. The last census of Uttar Pradesh was done in 2011 and next would be in 2021. As per 2011 population of Uttar Pradesh state was 199,812,341.
Uttar Pradesh Urban/Rural Population 2011
|Child Sex Ratio (0-6)
|Child Population (0-6)
|Child Percentage (0-6)
Uttar Pradesh Urban Population 2011
Out of total population of Uttar Pradesh, 22.27% people live in urban regions. The total figure of population living in urban areas is 44,495,063 of which 23,487,515 are males and while remaining 21,007,548 are females. The urban population in the last 10 years has increased by 22.27 percent.
Sex Ratio in urban regions of Uttar Pradesh was 894 females per 1000 males. For child (0-6) sex ratio the figure for urban region stood at 885 girls per 1000 boys. Total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Uttar Pradesh were 5,750,748. Of total population in urban region, 12.92 % were children (0-6).
Average Literacy rate in Uttar Pradesh for Urban regions was 75.14 percent in which males were 80.45% literate while female literacy stood at 60.96%. Total literates in urban region of Uttar Pradesh were 29,112,875.
Uttar Pradesh Rural Population 2011
Of the total population of Uttar Pradesh state, around 77.73 percent live in the villages of rural areas. In actual numbers, males and females were 80,992,995 and 74,324,283 respectively. Total population of rural areas of Uttar Pradesh state was 155,317,278. The population growth rate recorded for this decade (2001-2011) was 77.73%.
In rural regions of Uttar Pradesh state, female sex ratio per 1000 males was 918 while same for the child (0-6 age) was 906 girls per 1000 boys. In Uttar Pradesh, 25,040,583 children (0-6) live in rural areas. Child population forms 16.12 percent of total rural population.
In rural areas of Uttar Pradesh, literacy rate for males and female stood at 76.33 % and 48.48 %. Average literacy rate in Uttar Pradesh for rural areas was 65.46 percent. Total literates in rural areas were 85,284,680.
Uttar Pradesh Metropolitan/City Population
|Large cities of Uttar Pradesh
|Lucknow (Municipal Corporation)
|Kanpur (Municipal Corporation)
|Ghaziabad (Municipal Corporation)
|Agra (Municipal Corporation)
|Meerut (Municipal Corporation)
|Varanasi (Municipal Corporation)
|Allahabad (Municipal Corporation)
|Bareilly (Municipal Corporation)
|Moradabad (Municipal Corporation)
|Aligarh (Municipal Corporation)
|Large Urban Agglomeration of Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh Districts Population
|Largest District by Population in Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh Census 2011 Conclusion
The official census 2011 of Uttar Pradesh has been conducted by Directorate of Census Operations in Uttar Pradesh. Enumeration of key persons including Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh was also done by officials conducting population census.
Figures of population census 2011 Uttar Pradesh have been represented in chart for your reference at bottom.