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Himachal Pradesh Population

Himachal Pradesh is a hill state in the Northern region of India. In 1966, hilly areas of  Punjab state were merged into Himachal as a Union territory and it was given full statehood in 1971.  

As per provisional reports of Census India, the population of  Himachal Pradesh in 2011 is 6,864,602 (68.6 Lakh) and the estimated population of Himachal Pradesh in 2024 is 7,505,000 (75 lakh)

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Future Population Projections
YearPopulation% Growth
20116,865,000
20167,158,0004.27%
20217,394,0003.30%
20267,579,0002.50%
20317,712,0001.75%
20367,785,0000.95%
Census 2011-2021

Himachal Pradesh has a population growth rate of 8.56%  during 2011-2021. Its estimated population in 2021 is 74 Lakh* an increase of around 6.36 lakhs from 2011.

Himachal PradeshCensus 2011Estimate 2021
Total Population6,864,602 (68.64 Lakhs)7,394,000
Male Population3,481,8733,750,000
Female Population3,382,7293,644,000
Sex Ratio972972
Population Density123/sq. km.133/sq. km.
Population Rank21st
Total Area55,673 sq. km
Area Rank17th
Average Literacy (%)83.78%86.60%
Formation25-Jan-71
Capital CityShimla

 Source: Census 2011 & *Census Population Estimate report

Himachal Pradesh Historical Population

Himachal Pradesh has a population growth rate of  12.94% during 2001-2011. In 1910 Population of Himachal Pradesh was 19 lakh & the Year 2021 it’s estimated to reach 74 lakh, an increase of almost 55 lakh. Let’s look at decade population & percentage change from the Year 1910 to 2011

Census YearPopulationAbsolute ChangePercentage Change
19011,920,294 – –
19111,896,944-23,350-1.22
19211,928,206+31,262   +1.65         
19312,029,113+100,907   +5.23         
19412,263,245+234,132   +11.54         
19512,385,981+122,736   +5.42         
19612,812,463+426,482   +17.87         
19713,460,434+647,971   +23.04         
19814,280,818+820,384   +23.71         
19915,170,877+890,059   +20.79         
20016,077,900+907,023   +17.54         
20116,864,602+786,702   +12.94         

Source: Census 2011 & Census Population Projection report

Himachal Pradesh Cities by Population

#City / TownPopulation
1Shimla169,578
2Solan39,256
3Mandi26,422

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