Gorakhpur City and District Population

Gorakhpur is a city in the north-eastern part of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is situated 273 kilometers northeast of the state capital Lucknow.

As per provisional reports of Census India, the population of  Gorakhpur City in 2011 is 6,73,446 (6.73 Lakhs) and the estimated population of  Gorakhpur in 2024 is 9 lakh

Population of Gorakhpur in 2024 - 9 lakh (approx)

Gorakhpur City Census 2011
Total Population673,446 (6.73 Lacs) 
Male Population353,907
Female Population319,539
Average Literacy (%)83.91%
% of Male Literates88.67%
% of Female Literates78.65%
Sex Ratio903
Child Sex Ratio887
Children (0-6 years)69,596

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Gorakhpur Historical Population

As per Census 2011, Gorakhpur has a population growth rate of 8.15% during 2001-2011.  It’s expected to have a population growth rate of 10% during 2011-2021.

Let’s look at population & percentage change from  Year 19o1 to 2021.

YearPopulationActual ChangePercentage Change
2021 (estimate)743,00069,55410.33%

Sources: Census 2011

Census 2011 Details

As per provisional reports of Census India, the population of  Gorakhpur City in 2011 is 6,73,446 (6.73 Lakh) of which the male population is 3,53,907 and the female population is 3,19,539


The initial provisional data released by census India 2011, shows that the density of Gorakhpur for 2011 is 4766 people per sq. km. Gorakhpur city administers an area is 141 sq. km


The average literacy rate of Gorakhpur City in 2011 was 83.91%. If things are looked out at gender-wise, male and female literacy was 88.67% and 78.65% respectively. The total literate in Gorakhpur city was 506,694 of which 281,118 are males while 225,576 are females.


With regards to the Sex Ratio in Gorakhpur, it stood at 903 per 1000 males. The average national sex ratio in India is 940 as per the latest reports of the Census 2011 Directorate. In the 2011 census, the child sex ratio is 887 girls per 1000 boys


In census enumeration, data regarding children under 0-6 age were also collected. There were a total of 69,596 children under the age of 0-6 years. Of the total 36,881 are boys while 32,715 are girls. The child Sex Ratio as per the census 2011 was 887. In 2011, Children under 0-6 formed 10.33 % of the total population of Gorakhpur City

Gorakhpur District Population

Gorakhpur is a district of Uttar Pradesh in India. It is one of the major and largest districts of Uttar Pradesh. As per the census 2011, the Gorakhpur District population is 44,40,895 (44.40 Lakh)  and its estimated population in 2023 is 48 lakh.

Gorakhpur District Census 2011
Total Population44,40,895
Male Population22,77,777
Female Population21,63,118
Average Literacy (%)70.83%
Sex Ratio950
Child Sex Ratio909
Population of Gorakhpur 2024 | Gorakhpur District Population