Population of Bihar 2022

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Population of Bihar 2022

Bihar is a state in the eastern region of India. It is the third-largest state by population and twelfth-largest by area. As per provisional reports of Census India, the population of  Bihar in 2011 is 104,099,452 (10.41 Crore) & its estimated population in 2022 is 12.49 Crore

Source: Census 2011 & Census Population Projection report 2021-36

Bihar Population 2011-2021

Bihar has a population growth rate during 2011-2021 of 18.15%, the highest in India. Its estimated population in 2022 is 12.49 Crore* an increase of around 1.89 crores from 2011.

Population of Bihar in 2022 – 12.49 Crore (Approx)

Bihar Census 20112021 Estimate
Total Population104,099,452 (10.41 Crores)12.30 Crores
Male Population54,278,1576.4 Crores
Female Population49,821,2955.9 Crores
Sex Ratio918923
Population Density1,102/km21,307/km2
Population Rank3rd
Total Area94,163 km2 
Area Rank12th
Average Literacy (%)61.80%
Capital CityPatna
Formation (State)26 January 1950

Source: Census 2011 & Census Population Projection report 2021-36

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Bihar Historic Population

Bihar has a population growth rate of  18.24% during 2011-2021. In 1910 Population of Bihar was  2.1 Crore & in the Year 2021 it’s estimated to reach 12.30 Crore, an increase of almost 10 Crore. Let’s look at decade population & percentage change from the Year 1910 to 2021

Census YearPopulationAbsolute ChangePercentage Change
190121,243,632
191121,567,159+323,527   +1.52         
192121,358,905-208,254-0.97
193123,438,371+2,079,466   +9.74         
194126,302,771+2,864,400   +12.22         
195129,085,017+2,782,246   +10.58         
196134,840,968+5,755,951   +19.79         
197142,126,236+7,285,268   +20.91         
198152,302,665+10,176,429   +24.16         
199164,530,554+12,227,889   +23.38         
200182,998,509+18,467,955   +28.62         
2011104,099,452+21,100,943   +25.42         
2021 (Estimated)123,083,000 +18,983,548 +18.24

Source: Census 2011 & Census Population Projection report 2021-36