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Patna Population 2023

Patna city is governed by Municipal Corporation which comes under Patna Metropolitan Region. The Patna city is located in Bihar state of India.


The current estimate population of Patna city in 2023 is 2,321,000 , while Patna metro population is estimated at 2,824,000 . The last census was conducted in 2011 and the schedule census for Patna city in 2021 was postponed due to Covid. The current estimates of Patna city are based on past growth rate. Once govt conducts census for Patna city, we will update the same here in 2023. As per provisional reports of Census India, population of Patna in 2011 is 1,684,222. Although Patna city has population of 1,684,222; its urban / metropolitan population is 2,049,156.

Patna Literacy Rate and Sex Ratio

In education section, total literates in Patna city are 1,234,931 of which 685,849 are males while 549,082 are females. Average literacy rate of Patna city is 83.37 percent of which male and female literacy was 87.35 and 78.89 percent. The sex ratio of Patna city is 885 per 1000 males. Child sex ratio of girls is 877 per 1000 boys.

Patna Slum Population

Total no. of Slums in Patna city & its Out Growth numbers 13,696 in which population of 77,034 resides. This is around 4.57% of total population of Patna city & its outgrowth which is 1,684,297.

Patna Religion

Hinduism is majority religion in Patna city with 86.39 % followers. Islam is second most popular religion in city of Patna with approximately 12.27 % following it. In Patna city, Christinity is followed by 0.51 %, Jainism by 0.09 %, Sikhism by 0.23 % and Buddhism by 0.02 %. Around 0.01 % stated 'Other Religion', approximately 0.49 % stated 'No Particular Religion'.
Religion Percentage Total
Hindu 86.39 % 1,455,059
Muslims 12.27 % 206,581
Christian 0.51 % 8,557
Sikh 0.23 % 3,907
Buddhist 0.02 % 302
Jain 0.09 % 1,516
Others 0.01 % 126
Not Stated 0.49 % 8,249

Patna Future Population 2021-2031

Patna City Metropolitan
2011 1,684,222 2,049,156
2021 2,189,000 2,663,000
2022 2,254,000 2,742,000
2023 2,321,000 2,824,000
2024 2,390,000 2,908,000
2025 2,461,000 2,995,000
2026 2,534,000 3,084,000
2027 2,610,000 3,176,000
2028 2,688,000 3,271,000
2029 2,768,000 3,369,000
2030 2,851,000 3,470,000
2031 2,936,000 3,574,000
Patna City 2011 Total Male Female
City + Out Growths 1,684,297 893,445 790,852
City Population 1,684,222 893,399 790,823
Literates 1,234,931 685,849 549,082
Children (0-6) 203,041 108,188 94,853
Average Literacy (%) 83.37 % 87.35 % 78.89 %
Sexratio 885
Child Sexratio 877

Patna Metropolitan Region

Patna city comes under Patna Metropolitan area.
Patna Metropolitan Total Male Female
Population 2,049,156 1,087,285 961,871
Literates 1,484,749 827,725 657,024
Children (0-6) 254,465 135,348 119,117
Average Literacy (%) 82.73 % 86.95 % 77.96 %
Sexratio 885
Child Sexratio 880
Patna Metropolitan Areas
Badalpura, Dinapur Cantonment, Dinapur Nizamat, Khagaul, Nohsa, Pataliputra Housing Colony, Patna, Phulwari Sharif, and Saidpura