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Patna Population 2024

Patna is the capital and largest city of the state of Bihar in India. With a population of Close to 2 million, Its the 18th largest city in India and2nd the largest city in eastern India. Patna urban agglomeration or metropolitan region is the 18th largest in India. 

As per the provisional data of the 2011 census, Patna had a population of 16,84,222 (16.84 Lakh) and the Estimated Population of Patna in 2024 is 20 lakh (2 million)

Population of Patna in 2024 - 20 lakh (approx)

Let’s have a look at the last census figures held in the year 2011

Patna CityCensus 20112024 Estimate
Total Population16,84,222 (16.84 Lakh)20,965,000 (20 million)
Male Population889,39910.50 lakh
Female Population790,8239.50 lakh
Patna Demography2011 Census
Average Literacy (%)83.37%
% of Male Literates87.35%
% of Female Literates78.89%
Sex Ratio885
Child Sex Ratio877
Children (0-6 years)203,041

Source: Census 2011

Patna Metropolitan Area or urban agglomeration* is the 18th largest in India. It covers an area of around 600 sq. km. As per the Census of India 2011, the Population of Patna Metropolitan Area is 20,49,156  (20.49 lakh), and the Estimated population in 2024 is 2.5 million or 25 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.

Historical Population

As per Census 2011, Patna has a population growth rate of 17.66% during 2001-2011.  Its expected to have population growth rate of 15% during 2011-2021.

In 1901 Population of Patna was 1.35 lakh & Year 2021 its estimated around 20 lakh. Let’s look at population & percentage change from the Year 1901 to 2021.

Census  YearPopulationAbsolute ChangePercentage Change
1901134,785 – 

Source: Census 2011

Census 2011 Details

As per the provisional data of the 2011 census, Patna City had a population of 16,84,222 (16.84 Lakh) out of which the male population was 8,93,399 and the female population was 7,90,823 


The initial provisional data released by Census India 2011, shows that the density of Patna for 2011 is 6737 people per sq. km. The Patna city administers area is 250 sq. km


The average literacy rate of Patna City in 2011 was 83.37%. If things are looked at gender-wise, male and female literacy was 87.35% and 78.89% respectively. Total literate in Patna city was 1,234,931 of which 685,849 are males while 549,082 are females.


With regards to the Sex Ratio in Patna, it stood at 885 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 was 870 girls per 1000 boys


In census enumeration, data regarding children under 0-6 age were also collected. There were a total of 204,041 children under the age of 0-6 years. Of the total 1,08,188 are boys while 94,853 are girls. The child Sex Ratio as per the census 2011 was 877. In 2011, Children under 0-6 formed 12.06% of the total population of Patna City

Sources: Census 2011

Patna District Population

Patna district is one of the 36 districts of Bihar, India. It’s the most populous district of Bihar and the fifteenth-most populous district in India. As per the Census of India 2011, the Population of Patna District is 5,838,465  (58.38 lakh), the male population is 3,078,512 & female population is 2,759,953. The Average literacy rate is 70.68% & Male-Female sex ratio is 897.

The estimated population of Patna District in 2024 is 65 lakh.

DistrictCensus 2011
Total Population5,838,465  
Dist Area3202 sq. km.
Pop. Density1800 per sq. km.
Average Literacy (%)71.92%
Sex Ratio897
Child Sex Ratio909
Population of Patna 2024 | Patna City and District population

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