Bihar Population - Census India 2011

Bihar is one of state in India with population of 10,40,99,452. There are 38 districts, 534 Taluks, 44,874 villages and 203 towns in Bihar.

As per the Census India 2011, Bihar has 1,89,13,565 households, population of 10,40,99,452 of which 5,42,78,157 are males and 4,98,21,295 are females. The population of children between age 0-6 is 1,91,33,964 which is 18.38% of total population.

The sex-ratio of Bihar state is around 918 compared to 943 which is national average of India. The literacy rate of Bihar state is 50.44% out of which 58.23% males are literate and 41.94% females are literate. The total area of Bihar is 94,163 sq.km with population density of 1,106 per sq.km.

Out of total population, 88.71% of population lives in Urban area and 11.29% lives in Rural area. There are 15.91% Scheduled Caste (SC) and 1.28% Scheduled Tribe (ST) of total population in Bihar.

Bihar Religion Population

DescriptionPopulationPercentage
Total10,40,99,452100%
Hindu8,60,78,68682.69%
Muslim1,75,57,80916.87%
Religion not stated2,52,1270.24%
Christian1,29,2470.12%
Buddhist25,4530.02%
Sikh23,7790.02%
Jain18,9140.02%
Other religions and persuasions13,4370.01%

Bihar Urban & Rural Population

Out of total population, 50% of population lives in Urban area and 60% lives in Rural area
DescriptionUrbanRural
Area(sq.km)2,324.7291,838.28
Number of households20,50,6251,68,62,940
Total Population1,17,58,0169,23,41,436
Population (%)52.77%47.94%
Male Population62,04,3074,80,73,850
Female Population55,53,7094,42,67,586
Sex Ratio895921
Literacy (%)65.42%48.53%

List of Districts in Bihar

Check out complete list of all districts in Bihar
DistrictPopulationArea (km2)Po. DensitySex-ratio
Patna58,38,4653,2021823897
Purba Champaran50,99,3713,9681285902
Muzaffarpur48,01,0623,1721514900
Madhubani44,87,3793,5011282926
Gaya43,91,4184,976883937
Samastipur42,61,5662,9041467911
Saran39,51,8622,6411496954
Darbhanga39,37,3852,2791728911
Pashchim Champaran39,35,0425,228753909
Vaishali34,95,0212,0361717895
Sitamarhi34,23,5742,2941492899
Siwan33,30,4642,2191501988
Purnia32,64,6193,2291011921
Katihar30,71,0293,0571005919
Bhagalpur30,37,7662,5691182880
Begusarai29,70,5411,9181549895
Rohtas29,59,9183,881763918
Nalanda28,77,6532,3551222922
Araria28,11,5692,830993921
Bhojpur27,28,4072,3951139907
Gopalganj25,62,0122,03312601021
Aurangabad25,40,0733,305769926
Supaul22,29,0762,425919929
Nawada22,19,1462,494890939
Banka20,34,7633,020674907
Madhepura20,01,7621,7881120911
Saharsa19,00,6611,6871127906
Jamui17,60,4053,098568922
Buxar17,06,3521,7031002922
Kishanganj16,90,4001,884897950
Khagaria16,66,8861,4861122886
Kaimur (Bhabua)16,26,3843,332488920
Munger13,67,7651,419964876
Jehanabad 11,25,3139311209922
Lakhisarai10,00,9121,228815902
Arwal7,00,8436381099928
Sheohar6,56,2463491880893
Sheikhpura6,36,342689924930

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Bihar Population Facts

Number of Households1,89,13,565
Population10,40,99,452
Male Population5,42,78,157 (52.14%)
Female Population4,98,21,295 (47.86%)
Children Population1,91,33,964
Area94,163 km2
Population density/km21,106
Sex-ratio918
Literacy50.44%
Male Literacy58.23%
Female Literacy41.94%
Scheduled Tribes (ST) %1.28%
Scheduled Caste (SC) %15.91%

Map of Bihar

Big Cities

Patna16,84,297
Patna16,84,297
Patna16,84,222
Patna16,84,222
Gaya4,74,093
Gaya4,74,093
Gaya4,68,614
Gaya4,68,614
Bhagalpur4,00,146
Muzaffarpur3,54,462