Patna Population 2021

2,481,530
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Patna's 2021 population is now estimated at 2,481,530. In 1950, the population of Patna was 334,432. Patna has grown by 45,083 since 2015, which represents a 1.85% annual change. These population estimates and projections come from the latest revision of the UN World Urbanization Prospects. These estimates represent the Urban agglomeration of Patna, which typically includes Patna's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

Patna is a city in India that is located in the state of Bihar. Not only is it the capital of Bihar, but it is also the most populous. It is also the 19th most populated city in the country. The city has a population of 1,683,200.

City Size and Population Density

The city has an area of approximately 38.6 miles. Breaking down the population density shows that the city has approximately 43,840 residents per square mile. The larger urban area of Patna has a population that exceeds 2 million. This urban area is the 18th largest in the country.

Patna Population Demographics

Patna has a higher concentration of male residents than females, with a recorded 894,158 men and 789,042 women in the 2011 census. The literacy rate of the city is 83.37%, with the male literacy rate exceeding 87% and the female rate falling just short of 80%.

The major religion in Patna is Hinduism, which is followed by over 86% of Patnaites. Other religions include Islam, Jainism, Sikhism and Buddhism. Less than one percent follow other religions or don’t follow religion at all.

The official language of Patna is Hindi, although many Patnaites speak other languages and dialects. English is also a language commonly spoken in this city.

Issues in Patma

The city has the lowest percentage of people living in slums than any other city in India. However, the city does have other problems, including one of the highest rates of unemployment in the country, low education standards and poor public healthcare. This leaves Patna with an overall livability ranking of 49 out of 50 - only scoring above Gurgaon, India. Additionally, Patna scored at the bottom of the charts for education, placing 50 out of 50.

Population Growth Rate in Patna

Between the 2001 and 2001 census, Patna saw its population increase by 22.2%. As with many other cities in India, Patna is expected to see continuous rapid growth throughout the coming years.

Patna Population 2021

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
20353,341,1712.10%68,796
20343,272,3752.14%68,427
20333,203,9482.17%67,936
20323,136,0122.19%67,270
20313,068,7422.21%66,498
20303,002,2442.23%65,547
20292,936,6972.24%64,373
20282,872,3242.24%62,877
20272,809,4472.22%61,055
20262,748,3922.19%58,848
20252,689,5442.14%56,301
20242,633,2432.07%53,481
20232,579,7622.00%50,552
20222,529,2101.92%47,680
20212,481,5301.85%45,083
20202,436,4471.80%42,971
20192,393,4761.76%41,384
20182,352,0921.90%43,804
20172,308,2881.90%42,989
20162,265,2991.90%42,188
20152,223,1111.90%41,402
20142,181,7091.90%40,631
20132,141,0781.90%39,874
20122,101,2041.90%39,132
20112,062,0721.90%38,403
20102,023,6691.90%37,687
20091,985,9821.90%36,936
20081,949,0461.90%36,347
20071,912,6991.90%35,622
20061,877,0771.90%34,957
20051,842,1201.90%34,260
20041,807,8601.90%33,715
20031,774,1451.90%33,041
20021,741,1041.90%32,425
20011,708,6793.33%55,048
20001,653,6314.07%64,660
19991,588,9714.06%62,048
19981,526,9234.06%59,625
19971,467,2984.06%57,220
19961,410,0784.07%55,137
19951,354,9414.06%52,909
19941,302,0324.06%50,843
19931,251,1894.06%48,792
19921,202,3974.07%47,017
19911,155,3802.56%28,800
19901,126,5801.81%20,007
19891,106,5731.81%19,626
19881,086,9471.81%19,329
19871,067,6181.81%18,961
19861,048,6571.81%18,623
19851,030,0341.81%18,268
19841,011,7661.81%17,993
1983993,7731.81%17,648
1982976,1251.81%17,336
1981958,7894.06%37,404
1980921,3855.23%45,769
1979875,6165.22%43,438
1978832,1785.22%41,282
1977790,8965.21%39,182
1976751,7145.23%37,341
1975714,3735.22%35,439
1974678,9345.22%33,680
1973645,2545.21%31,967
1972613,2875.23%30,464
1971582,8233.40%19,176
1970563,6472.81%15,381
1969548,2662.80%14,941
1968533,3252.81%14,574
1967518,7512.81%14,155
1966504,5962.81%13,769
1965490,8272.80%13,376
1964477,4512.81%13,047
1963464,4042.81%12,672
1962451,7322.81%12,327
1961439,4052.56%10,978
1960428,4272.45%10,242
1959418,1852.45%9,983
1958408,2022.45%9,745
1957398,4572.44%9,499
1956388,9582.45%9,298
1955379,6602.45%9,064
1954370,5962.45%8,847
1953361,7492.44%8,624
1952353,1252.45%8,441
1951344,6843.07%10,252
1950334,4320.00%

Patna Population Data (Urban Area)

Name 2021 Population 2021 Growth
Delhi31,181,3762.94%
Mumbai20,667,6561.26%
Kolkata14,974,0730.84%
Bangalore12,764,9353.56%
Chennai11,235,0182.41%
Hyderabad10,268,6532.64%
Ahmedabad8,253,2262.40%
Surat7,489,7424.25%
Pune6,807,9842.69%
Jaipur4,007,5052.51%
Lucknow3,764,6192.40%
Kozhikode3,742,1985.25%
Malappuram3,608,9286.42%
Thrissur3,212,6044.71%
Kochi3,193,0293.60%
Kanpur3,153,4250.94%
Indore3,113,4453.21%
Nagpur2,940,4871.63%
Coimbatore2,860,4452.65%
Thiruvananthapuram2,690,7034.10%

Other Cities in India

  1. World Urbanization Prospects - United Nations population estimates and projections of major Urban Agglomerations

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