Mathura City and District Population

Mathura is a city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is located 145 kilometers southeast of Delhi. Mathura is the birthplace of Krishna, which is located at the Krishna Janmasthan Temple Complex. It is one of the Sapta Puri, the seven cities considered holy by Hindus. Mathura has been chosen as one of the heritage cities by the Government of India.

As per provisional reports of Census India, the population of  Mathura City in 2011 is 349,909 (3.49 Lakhs), and the estimated population of Mathura in 2024 is 4.5 lakh.

Population of Mathura in 2024 - 4.5 lakh (approx)

Mathura CityTotalMaleFemale
Population (Census 2011)349,909 (3.49 Lakh)1,85,9831,63,926
Children (0-6)44,37923,86420,515
Average Literacy (%)74.97 %80.40 %68.84 %
Sex ratio881 
Child Sex ratio860 

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Mathura Historical Population

As per Census 2011, Mathura has a population growth rate of 15.57% during 2001-2011.  It’s expected to have a population growth rate of 9% during 2011-2021.

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

YearPopulationActual ChangePercentage Change

Sources: Census 2011

Census 2011 Details

As per provisional reports of Census India, the population of  Mathura City in 2011 is 349,909 (3.49 Lakhs) of which the male population is 185,983 and the female population is 163,926


The average literacy rate of Mathura City in 2011 was 74.97 %. If things are looked out at gender-wise, male and female literacy was 80.40 % and 68.84 % respectively. The total literate in Mathura city was 229,061 of which 130,336 are males while 98,725 are females.


With regard to the Sex Ratio in Mathura, it stood at 881 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 860 girls per 1000 boys


In census enumeration, data regarding children under 0-6 age were also collected. There were a total of 44,379 children under the age of 0-6 years. Of the total 23,864 are boys while 20,515 are girls. The child Sex Ratio as per the census 2011 was 860. In 2011, Children under 0-6 formed 12.68% of the total population of Mathura City.

Mathura District Population

Mathura is located approximately 50 kilometres (31 mi) north of Agra, and 145 kilometres (90 mi) south-east of Delhi; about 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) from the town of Vrindavan, and 22 kilometres (14 mi) from Govardhan. It is the administrative centre of Mathura District of Uttar Pradesh. During the ancient period, Mathura was an economic hub, located at the junction of important caravan routes. 

Mathura is a district of Uttar Pradesh in India. As per the census 2011, the Mathura District population is 2,547,184 (25.47 Lakhs)  and its estimated population in 2023 is 30 lakh.

Mathura DistrictCensus 2011
Total Population2,547,184
Male Population13,67,125
Female Population11,80,059
Average Literacy (%)70.36%
Sex Ratio863
Child Sex Ratio870
Population of Mathura 2024 | Mathura District Population