Sikkim Population - Census India 2011

Sikkim is one of state in India with population of 6,10,577. There are 4 districts, 9 Taluks, 451 villages and 9 towns in Sikkim.

As per the Census India 2011, Sikkim has 1,29,006 households, population of 6,10,577 of which 3,23,070 are males and 2,87,507 are females. The population of children between age 0-6 is 64,111 which is 10.5% of total population.

The sex-ratio of Sikkim state is around 890 compared to 943 which is national average of India. The literacy rate of Sikkim state is 72.87% out of which 77.78% males are literate and 67.37% females are literate. The total area of Sikkim is 7,096 sq.km with population density of 86 per sq.km.

Out of total population, 74.85% of population lives in Urban area and 25.15% lives in Rural area. There are 4.63% Scheduled Caste (SC) and 33.8% Scheduled Tribe (ST) of total population in Sikkim.

Sikkim Religion Population

DescriptionPopulationPercentage
Total6,10,577100%
Hindu3,52,66257.76%
Buddhist1,67,21627.39%
Christian60,5229.91%
Other religions and persuasions16,3002.67%
Muslim9,8671.62%
Sikh1,8680.31%
Religion not stated1,8280.3%
Jain3140.05%

Sikkim Urban & Rural Population

Out of total population, 50% of population lives in Urban area and 60% lives in Rural area
DescriptionUrbanRural
Area(sq.km)38.257,057.75
Number of households35,71893,288
Total Population1,53,5784,56,999
Population (%)52.27%46.87%
Male Population80,2732,42,797
Female Population73,3052,14,202
Sex Ratio913882
Literacy (%)80.1%70.44%

List of Districts in Sikkim

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DistrictPopulationArea (km2)Po. DensitySex-ratio
East District2,83,583954297873
South District1,46,850750196915
West District1,36,4351,166117942
North District43,7094,22610767

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Sikkim Population Facts

Number of Households1,29,006
Population6,10,577
Male Population3,23,070 (52.91%)
Female Population2,87,507 (47.09%)
Children Population64,111
Area7,096 km2
Population density/km286
Sex-ratio890
Literacy72.87%
Male Literacy77.78%
Female Literacy67.37%
Scheduled Tribes (ST) %33.8%
Scheduled Caste (SC) %4.63%

Map of Sikkim

Big Cities

Gangtok1,00,286
Namchi12,190
Rangpo10,450
Jorethang9,009
Rhenak5,883
Singtam5,868
Mangan4,644
Gyalshing4,013
Nayabazar Notified Bazar Area1,235