Lucknow Population 2023

Lucknow is the capital city of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. As per Census 2011, it’s the Eleventh-most populous city in India. With a population of close to 3 million, it’s Uttar Pradesh’s largest populated city.

As per the provisional data of the 2011 census, Lucknow had a population of 2,817,105 and Estimated Population of Lucknow in 2023 is 34 Lakh (3.4 million)

Population of Lucknow in 2023 - 34 Lakh or 3.4 million

Lucknow CityCensus 20112023 Estimate
Total Population28,17,105 ( 28.17 Lakhs)34 Lakh
Male Population1,460,97017.60 Lakh
Female Population1,356,13516.40 Lakh
Lucknow Demography2011 Census
Average Literacy (%)82.50%
% of Male Literates86.04%
% of Female Literates78.70%
Sex Ratio940
Child Sex Ratio904
Children (0-6 years)293,697

Source: Census 2011

Lucknow is the second largest Metropolitan region* in Uttar Pradesh after Kanpur. As per the census 2011, Lucknow’s urban/metropolitan population is 29,02,290 of which 15,09,451 are males and 13,93,469 are females. The literacy rate is 82.51% & the Male-Female Sex ratio is 923. The child-sex ratio is 904.

*An urban agglomeration/metropolitan 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.

Historical Population

As per Census 2011, Lucknow has a population growth rate of 28.87% during 2001-2011.  It’s expected to have a population growth rate of 20% during 2011-2021. 

In the year 1901, the Population of Lucknow is 2.56 lakh & it reached 1 million by 1980. The growth in the city took place in last three decades & now it’s estimated around 4 million. Let’s look at population & percentage change from the year 1901 to 2021.

Census YearPopulationActual ChangePercentage Change
2021 (estiamate)3,380,000562,89519.98%

Sources: Census 2011

Census 2011 Details

As per provisional reports of Census India, the population of Lucknow City in 2011 is 28,17,105 (28.17 Lakhs) of which the male population is 14,60,970 and the female population is 13,56,135. 


The initial provisional data released by census India 2011, shows that the density of Lucknow is 5500 people per sq. km. Lucknow city administers area is 631 sq. km


The average literacy rate of Lucknow City in 2011 was 82.50%. If things are looked out at gender-wise, male and female literacy was 86.04% and 78.70% respectively. The total literate in Lucknow city was 20,81,727 of which 11,24,261 are males while 9,57,466 are females.


With regards to the Sex Ratio in Lucknow, it stood at 928 per 1000 males. The average national sex ratio in India is 940 as per the reports of the Census 2011 Directorate. In the 2011 census, the child sex ratio is 904 girls per 1000 boys


In census enumeration, data regarding children under 0-6 age were also collected. There were a total of 2,93,697 children under the age of 0-6 years. Of the total 1,54,226 are boys while 1,39,471 are girls. The child Sex Ratio as per the census 2011 was 904. In 2011, Children under 0-6 formed 10.43 % of the total population of Lucknow City

Sources: Census 2011

Lucknow District Population

Lucknow district is a district located in the State of Uttar Pradesh state in India. As per the census 2011, Lucknow District’s population is 45,89,838 (45.89 Lacs) and its Estimated population in 2023 is 53 lakh.

Lucknow districtCensus 2011
Total Population45,89,838
Male Population2,394,476
Female Population2,195,362
Average Literacy (%)77.29 %
Sex Ratio917
Child Sex Ratio915
Population of Lucknow 2024 | Lucknow District population

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