Rural population in India in selected states and union territories 2011

The statistic displays the main states and union territories with the highest number of people living in rural areas in India in 2011. In that year, the state of Uttar Pradesh had the highest population with over 155 million people living in rural areas.
The population density in India from 2004 to 2014 can be seen here.

Leading states with the highest number of people living in rural areas in India in 2011

Population in millions
Uttar Pradesh155.32
Bihar92.34
West Bengal62.18
Maharashtra61.56
Andhra Pradesh56.36
Madhya Pradesh52.56
Rajasthan51.5
Karnataka37.47
Tamil Nadu37.23
Odisha34.97
Gujarat34.69
Assam26.81
Jharkhand25.06
Chhattisgarh19.61
Kerala17.47
Punjab17.34
Haryana16.51
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Sources

Release date

December 2015

Region

India

Survey time period

2011

Supplementary notes

To retrieve the data, select Area and population as a chapter and click on Area and Population by states-Census 2011.
Values have been rounded.

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