Most Populated States in India

Uttar Pradesh is the most populated state in India. The other two most populated states in India are Maharashtra and Bihar. This article will throw more light on the most populous states of India.

Most Populated States in India – Top 10

The top 10 most populated states of India as per Census 2011 are given below:

  1. Uttar Pradesh
  2. Maharashtra
  3. Bihar
  4. West Bengal
  5. Madhya Pradesh
  6. Tamil Nadu
  7. Rajasthan
  8. Karnataka
  9. Gujarat
  10. Andhra Pradesh

Most Populous State of India – Uttar Pradesh

  • As per the Census 2011, the population of Uttar Pradesh is 199,812,341.
  • The population of Uttar Pradesh is 16.51% of the total population of India.
  • The rural population of Uttar Pradesh constitutes 77.73% of the total population of Uttar Pradesh.
  • The urban population of Uttar Pradesh constitutes 22.27% of the total population of Uttar Pradesh.
  • The population density of Uttar Pradesh is 828 per square km.
  • The sex ratio in Uttar Pradesh is 912.

Second Most Populous State of India – Maharashtra

  • As per the Census 2011, the population of Maharashtra is 112,374,333.
  • The population of Maharashtra is 9.28% of the total population of India.
  • The rural population of Maharashtra constitutes 54.78% of the total population of Maharashtra.
  • The urban population of Maharashtra constitutes 45.22% of the total population of Maharashtra.
  • The population density of Maharashtra is 365 per square km.
  • The sex ratio in Maharashtra is 929.

Third Most Populous State of India – Bihar

  • As per the Census 2011, the population of Bihar is 104,099,452. .
  • The population of Bihar is 8.6% of the total population of India.
  • The rural population of Bihar constitutes 88.71% of the total population of Bihar.
  • The urban population of Bihar constitutes 11.29% of the total population of Bihar.
  • The population density of Bihar is 1,102 per square km.
  • The sex ratio in Bihar is 918.

Fourth Most Populous State of India – West Bengal

  • As per the Census 2011, the population of West Bengal is 91,276,115. .
  • The population of West Bengal is 7.54% of the total population of India.
  • The rural population of West Bengal constitutes 68.13% of the total population of West Bengal.
  • The urban population of West Bengal constitutes 31.87% of the total population of West Bengal.
  • The population density of West Bengal is 1,029 per square km.
  • The sex ratio in West Bengal is 953.

Fifth Most Populous State of India – Madhya Pradesh

  • As per the Census 2011, the population of Madhya Pradesh is 72,626,809. .
  • The population of Madhya Pradesh is 6% of the total population of India.
  • The rural population of Madhya Pradesh constitutes 72.37% of the total population of Madhya Pradesh.
  • The urban population of Madhya Pradesh constitutes 27.63% of the total population of Madhya Pradesh.
  • The population density of Madhya Pradesh is 236 per square km.
  • The sex ratio in Madhya Pradesh is 931.

Sixth Most Populous State of India – Tamil Nadu

  • As per the Census 2011, the population of Tamil Nadu is 72,147,030. .
  • The population of Tamil Nadu is 5.96% of the total population of India.
  • The rural population of Tamil Nadu constitutes 51.6% of the total population of Tamil Nadu.
  • The urban population of Tamil Nadu constitutes 48.4% of the total population of Tamil Nadu.
  • The population density of Tamil Nadu is 555 per square km.
  • The sex ratio in Tamil Nadu is 996.

Seventh Most Populous State of India – Rajasthan

  • As per the Census 2011, the population of Rajasthan is 68,548,437. .
  • The population of Rajasthan is 5.66% of the total population of India.
  • The rural population of Rajasthan constitutes 75.13% of the total population of Rajasthan.
  • The urban population of Rajasthan constitutes 24.87% of the total population of Rajasthan.
  • The population density of Rajasthan is 201 per square km.
  • The sex ratio in Rajasthan is 928.

Eighth Most Populous State of India – Karnataka

  • As per the Census 2011, the population of Karnataka is 61,095,297. .
  • The population of Karnataka is 5.05% of the total population of India.
  • The rural population of Karnataka constitutes 49.22% of the total population of Karnataka.
  • The urban population of Karnataka constitutes 50.78% of the total population of Karnataka.
  • The population density of Karnataka is 319 per square km.
  • The sex ratio in Karnataka is 979.

Ninth Most Populous State of India – Gujarat

  • As per the Census 2011, the population of Gujarat is 60,439,692. .
  • The population of Gujarat is 4.99% of the total population of India.
  • The rural population of Gujarat constitutes 57.4% of the total population of Gujarat.
  • The urban population of Gujarat constitutes 42.6% of the total population of Gujarat.
  • The population density of Gujarat is 308 per square km.
  • The sex ratio in Gujarat is 919.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Which are the 5 most populated states in India?

The 5 most populated states in India are Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar, West Bengal, and Madhya Pradesh.

Which are the 2 largest states in India?

By area, Madhya Pradesh is the 2nd largest state in India. Earlier Madhya Pradesh was the largest state in India. After the bifurcation of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, it slipped to 2nd position. Rajasthan is the largest state in India. Maharashtra is the 3rd largest state in India.

Which state is least populated?

Sikkim is the least populated state in India. The population of this state is 6,07,688. Sikkim is the second smallest state in our country. Gangtok is the capital of Sikkim. Sikkim joined India in 1975 as its 22nd state.

Which state is fastest growing in India?

Odisha is the fastest-growing state in India. Odisha is expected to grow at 9.5% in 2022-23.

Which is the poorest state in India?

As per NITI Aayog Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), Bihar, Jharkhand, and Uttar Pradesh are the poorest states in India. Bihar is the poorest state in India. 51.91% of the population of Bihar is poor.