Population of Purnia, Bihar

Population of Purnia 2021

Purnia is a city in the Indian state of Bihar. It is the largest city in northeastern Bihar also known as Kosi- Seemanchal area. Its 6th largest city of Bihar by population &  situated at 302 kilometres from Patna, as well as 171 km from Siliguri, 90 km from Bhagalpur.

Purnia Population - Census 2011

As per provisional reports of Census India, the population of  Purnia City in 2011 is 280,547 (2.80 Lakhs) of which the male population is 148,021 and the female population is 132,526


The initial provisional data released by census India 2011, shows that the density of Purnia for 2011 is 4676 people per sq. km. Purnia city administers area is 60 sq. km


The average literacy rate of Purnia City in 2011 was 74.48 %. If things are looked out at gender wise, male and female literacy was 79.36 % and 68.98%. respectively. Total literate in Purnia city was 178,381 of which 100,735 are males while 77,646 are females.


With regards to the Sex Ratio in Purnia, it stood at 895 per 1000 males. The average national sex ratio in India is 940 as per the latest reports of Census 2011 Directorate. In the 2011 census, the child sex ratio is 947 girls per 1000 boys


In census enumeration, data regarding child under 0-6 age were also collected. There were a total of 41,046 children under the age of 0-6 years. Of total  21,081 are boys while 19,965 are girls. Child Sex Ratio as per census 2011 was 947. In 2011, Children under 0-6 formed 14.63 % of the total population of Purnia City

Sources: Census 2011

Population of Purnia in 2021 – 3.36 lakhs (approx)

Purnia CityCensus 2011
Total Population280,547 ( 2.80 lacs)
Male Population148,021
Female Population132,526
Density of Population6800 per sq. km
Average Literacy (%)74.48 %
% of Male Literates79.36 %
% of Female Literates68.98%
Sex Ratio895
Child Sex Ratio947
Children (0-6 years)41,046
Boys (0-6yrs)21,081
Girls  (0-6 Yrs)19,965

Sources: Census 2011

Purnia District Population

Purnia district is one of the thirty-eight districts of the Indian state of Bihar. As per census 2011, Purnia district population is 3,264,619 (32.65 Lakhs) of which 1,699,370 are males and 1,565,249 are females. The literacy rate is 51.08% & the Male-Female Sex ratio is 921. The child sex ratio is 954

Purnia DistrictCensus 2011
Total Population3,264,619 (32.35 Lakhs)
Male Population1,699,370
Female Population1,565,249
District Area3,229
Density of Population1011 per sq. km
Average Literacy (%)51.08%
Sex Ratio921
Child Sex Ratio954

Source: Census 2011