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Guwahati Population 2024

Guwahati the ‘Gateway of North East India’ is the largest city in the Indian state of Assam and also the largest metropolis in northeastern India. Its the most populated city in the North East & and one of the fastest-growing cities in India. It is estimated that the Guwahati metro will house 2.8 million residents by 2025.

As per the provisional data of the 2011 census, Guwahati had a population of 957,352 (9.57 Lakh) and estimated Population of Guwahati in 2024 is 12 lakh or 1.2 million

Population of Guwahati in 2024 - 12 lakh or 1.2 million

Guwahati CityCensus 20112024 Estimate
Total Population957,352 (9.57Lacs) 12 Lakh
Male Population495,362 6.1 lakh
Female Population461,990 5.9 Lakh
Guwahati Demography2011 Census
Average Literacy (%)91.47%
% of Male Literates94.24%
% of Female Literates88.50%
Sex Ratio933
Child Sex Ratio940
Children (0-6 years)90,029

Source: Census 2011

Guwahati is one of the fastest-growing cities in India. It is estimated that the Guwahati metro* will house 2.8 million residents by 2025. As per the census 2011, Guwahati’s urban/metropolitan population is 9,62334 (9.62 Lacs) and Its estimated population in 2024 is 14 lakh.

*An urban agglomeration is a continuous urban spread constituting a town and its adjoining outgrowths (OGs), or two or more physically contiguous towns together with or without outgrowths of such towns.

Guwahati Historical Population

As per Census 2011, Guwahati has a population growth rate of 18.21% during 2001-2011.  It’s expected to have a population growth rate of 15% during 2011-2021. 

In the year 1901 Population of Guwahati is just 12 thousand and it took almost 60 years to reach 1 lakh people. The growth took place in last 3 decades & now it’s estimated around 1.1 million.

 Let’s look at population & percentage change from the Year 1901 to 2021.

Census YearPopulationActual ChangePercentage Change
1901 11,661 –
1981 –  
2021 (estimate)1,100,000142,64814.90%

Source: Census of India.

Census 2011 Details

As per provisional reports of Census India, the population of Guwahati City in 2011 is 9,57,352 (9.57 Lakhs) of which the male population is 4,95,362 and the female population is 4,61,990. 


The initial provisional data released by census India 2011, shows that the density of Guwahati for 2011 is 3400 people per sq. km. Guwahati city administers an area is 328 sq. km


The average literacy rate of Guwahati City in 2011 was 91.47%. If things are looked out at gender-wise, male and female literacy was 94.24% and 88.50% respectively. The total literate in Guwahati city was 7,93,360 of which 4,23,122 are males while 3,70,238 are females.


With regards to the Sex Ratio in Guwahati, it stood at 933 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 940 girls per 1000 boys


In census enumeration, data regarding children under 0-6 age were also collected. There were a total of 90,029 children under the age of 0-6 years. Of the total 46,401 are boys while 43,628 are girls. The child Sex Ratio as per the census 2011 was 940. In 2011, Children under 0-6 formed 9.40 % of the total population of Guwahati City.

Population of Guwahati 2024 | Guwahati City Population

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