Punjab Population - Census India 2011

Punjab is one of state in India with population of 2,77,43,338. There are 22 districts, 77 Tehsils, 12,581 villages and 236 towns in Punjab.

As per the Census India 2011, Punjab has 55,13,071 households, population of 2,77,43,338 of which 1,46,39,465 are males and 1,31,03,873 are females. The population of children between age 0-6 is 30,76,219 which is 11.09% of total population.

The sex-ratio of Punjab state is around 895 compared to 943 which is national average of India. The literacy rate of Punjab state is 67.43% out of which 71.29% males are literate and 63.12% females are literate. The total area of Punjab is 50,362 sq.km with population density of 551 per sq.km.

Out of total population, 62.52% of population lives in Urban area and 37.48% lives in Rural area. There are 31.94% Scheduled Caste (SC) and 0 Scheduled Tribe (ST) of total population in Punjab.

Punjab Religion Population

DescriptionPopulationPercentage
Total2,77,43,338100%
Sikh1,60,04,75457.69%
Hindu1,06,78,13838.49%
Muslim5,35,4891.93%
Christian3,48,2301.26%
Religion not stated87,5640.32%
Jain45,0400.16%
Buddhist33,2370.12%
Other religions and persuasions10,8860.04%

Punjab Urban & Rural Population

Out of total population, 50% of population lives in Urban area and 60% lives in Rural area
DescriptionUrbanRural
Area(sq.km)2,514.6047,847.40
Number of households21,54,95833,58,113
Total Population1,03,99,1461,73,44,192
Population (%)53.33%47.57%
Male Population55,45,98990,93,476
Female Population48,53,15782,50,716
Sex Ratio875907
Literacy (%)74.14%63.41%

List of Districts in Punjab

Check out complete list of all districts in Punjab
DistrictPopulationArea (km2)Po. DensitySex-ratio
Ludhiana34,98,7393,578978873
Amritsar 24,90,6562,683928889
Gurdaspur22,98,3233,551647895
Jalandhar21,93,5902,624836915
Firozpur20,29,0745,305382893
Patiala18,95,6863,325570891
Sangrur16,55,1693,625457885
Hoshiarpur15,86,6253,386469961
Bathinda13,88,5253,353414868
Tarn Taran11,19,6272,414464900
Moga9,95,7462,242444893
Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar9,94,6281,094909879
Muktsar9,01,8962,593348896
Kapurthala 8,15,1681,633499912
Mansa7,69,7512,198350883
Rupnagar6,84,6271,356505915
Faridkot6,17,5081,458424890
Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar 6,12,3101,282478954
Fatehgarh Sahib6,00,1631,180509871
Barnala5,95,5271,482402876

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Punjab Population Facts

Number of Households55,13,071
Population2,77,43,338
Male Population1,46,39,465 (52.77%)
Female Population1,31,03,873 (47.23%)
Children Population30,76,219
Area50,362 km2
Population density/km2551
Sex-ratio895
Literacy67.43%
Male Literacy71.29%
Female Literacy63.12%
Scheduled Tribes (ST) %0
Scheduled Caste (SC) %31.94%

Map of Punjab

Big Cities

Ludhiana16,18,879
Amritsar11,55,664
Amritsar11,55,664
Amritsar11,32,383
Amritsar11,32,383
Jalandhar8,68,181
Jalandhar8,68,181
Jalandhar8,62,886
Jalandhar8,62,886
Patiala4,46,246