Gaya city is governed by Municipal Corporation which comes under Gaya Metropolitan Region. The Gaya city is located in Bihar state of India.
The current estimate population of Gaya city in 2023 is
, while Gaya metro population is estimated at
. The last census was conducted in 2011 and the schedule census for Gaya city in 2021 was postponed due to Covid. The current estimates of Gaya city are based on past growth rate. Once govt conducts census for Gaya city, we will update the same here in 2023.
As per provisional reports of Census India, population of Gaya in 2011 is 468,614. Although Gaya city has population of 468,614; its urban / metropolitan population is 475,987.
Gaya Literacy Rate and Sex Ratio
In education section, total literates in Gaya city are 331,596 of which 185,665 are males while 145,931 are females. Average literacy rate of Gaya city is 81.63 percent of which male and female literacy was 86.51 and 76.16 percent.
The sex ratio of Gaya city is 896 per 1000 males. Child sex ratio of girls is 918 per 1000 boys.
Gaya Slum Population
Total no. of Slums in Gaya city & its Out Growth numbers 6,289 in which population of 40,915 resides. This is around 8.63% of total population of Gaya city & its outgrowth which is 474,093.
Hinduism is majority religion in Gaya city with 79.43 % followers.
Islam is second most popular religion in city of Gaya with approximately 18.65 % following it.
In Gaya city, Christinity is followed by 0.26 %, Jainism by 0.24 %, Sikhism by 0.09 % and Buddhism by 0.02 %. Around 0.01 % stated 'Other Religion', approximately 1.30 % stated 'No Particular Religion'.