Maharashtra Population 2024

Maharashtra is a state in the western region of India. It is the third-largest state by area and the second-largest state by population. As per provisional reports of Census India, the population of  Maharashtra in 2011 is 112, 374,333 (11.23 Crore) and the estimated population of Maharashtra in 2024 is 1,26,385,000 (12.64 Crore)

YearProjected Population 
2011112,374,000
2016118,727,000
2021124,437,000
2026129,308,000
2031133,451,000
2036136,764,000
Decadal Growth (2011-2021)

Maharashtra has a population growth rate of 10.73% during 2011-2021. Its estimated population in 2021 is 12.43 Crore* an increase of around 1.65 Crore from 2011.

MaharashtraCensus 20112021 Estimated
Total Population112, 374,333 (11.23 Crore)12.44 Crore
Male Population58,243,056 (5.82 Crores)6.47 Crore
Female Population54,131,277 (5.4 Crores)6 Crore
Sex Ratio929923
Population Density365/km2404/km2
Population Rank2nd2nd
Total Area307,713 km2 
Area Rank3rd 
Average Literacy (%)82.30% 
Formation01-May-60 
Capital CityMumbai 

Source: Census 2011 & *Census Estimates

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Maharashtra Historical Population

Maharashtra has a population growth rate of  10.73% during 2001-2011. In 1910 Population of Maharashtra was 1.9 Crore & Year 2021 it’s estimated to be 12.44 Crore, an increase of almost 8 Crores. Let’s look at decade population & percentage change from the Year 1910 to 2021

Census YearPopulationAbsolute ChangePercentage Change
190119,391,643                     —                   —  
191121,474,523+2,082,880   +10.74         
192120,849,666-624,857-2.91
193123,959,300+3,109,634   +14.91         
194126,832,758+2,873,458   +11.99         
195132,002,564+5,169,806   +19.27         
196139,553,718+7,551,154   +23.60         
197150,412,235+10,858,517   +27.45         
198162,782,818+12,370,583   +24.54         
199178,937,187+16,154,369   +25.73         
200196,878,627+17,941,440   +22.73         
2011112,374,333+15,495,706   +15.99         
2021 (estimated) 124,437,000+12,062,667   +10.73       
Maharashtra Population 2024 | Future Population Projection