Purnia city is governed by Municipal Corporation which comes under Purnia Metropolitan Region. The Purnia city is located in Bihar state of India.
The current estimate population of Purnia city in 2023 is
, while Purnia metro population is estimated at
. The last census was conducted in 2011 and the schedule census for Purnia city in 2021 was postponed due to Covid. The current estimates of Purnia city are based on past growth rate. Once govt conducts census for Purnia city, we will update the same here in 2023.
As per provisional reports of Census India, population of Purnia in 2011 is 282,248. Although Purnia city has population of 282,248; its urban / metropolitan population is 312,669.
Purnia Literacy Rate and Sex Ratio
In education section, total literates in Purnia city are 174,658 of which 98,145 are males while 76,513 are females. Average literacy rate of Purnia city is 73.02 percent of which male and female literacy was 77.87 and 67.62 percent.
The sex ratio of Purnia city is 906 per 1000 males. Child sex ratio of girls is 953 per 1000 boys.
Purnia Slum Population
Total no. of Slums in Purnia city numbers 9,106 in which population of 49,148 resides. This is around 17.41% of total population of Purnia city.
Hinduism is majority religion in Purnia city with 75.19 % followers.
Islam is second most popular religion in city of Purnia with approximately 23.26 % following it.
In Purnia city, Christinity is followed by 0.60 %, Jainism by 0.35 %, Sikhism by 0.12 % and Buddhism by 0.02 %. Around 0.20 % stated 'Other Religion', approximately 0.26 % stated 'No Particular Religion'.