Population of Ranchi 2022 | Ranchi City Population

Ranchi Population 2022

Ranchi is the capital of the Indian state of Jharkhand, and now it is the most populous city of the state. It’s one of the largest & Fastest-growing cities in  Eastern India. As per the 2011 census, It’s the second most populated city in Jharkhand after Dhanbad. 

As per the provisional data of the 2011 census, Ranchi had a population of 1,073,427 (10.73 Lakh) & Estimated Population of Ranchi  in 2022 is 13 lakh (1.3 million)

Population of Ranchi in 2022 - 13 lakh (approx)
Ranchi CityCensus 20112022 Estimate
Total Population1,073,427 (10.73 Lacs)13 lakh (1.3 million)
Male Population558,8726.70 lakh
Female Population514,5556.30 lakh
Ranchi Demography2011 Census
Average Literacy (%)87.37%
% of Male Literates91.67%
% of Female Literates82.72%
Sex Ratio921
Child Sex Ratio899
Children (0-6 years)126,863

Source: Census 2011

Ranchi Historical Population

As per Census 2011, Ranchi has a population growth rate of 26.72% during 2001-2011.  It’s expected to have a population growth rate of 20% during 2011-2021.

In 1901 the Population of Ranchi was just 26 thousand & in the year 1951 it grew to 1 lakh people. After Independence, Ranchi saw a significant increase in its population & further accelerated after the formation of Jharkhand. Let’s look at population & percentage change from the Year 1901 to 2021.

YearPopulationActual ChangePercentage Change
190125,970           –   –
2021 (estimated) 1,288,112214,68520.00%

Sources: Census 2011

Census 2011 Details

As per provisional reports of Census India, the population of Ranchi in 2011 is 1,073,427 ( 10.73 Lakhs) of which the male population is 5,58,872, and the female population is 5,14,555. 


The initial provisional data released by census India 2011, shows that the density of Ranchi city for 2011 is 6100 people per sq. km. Ranchi city administers an area of 175 sq. km


The average literacy rate of Ranchi in 2011 was 87.37%. If things are looked out at gender wise, male and female literacy was 91.67% and 82.72% respectively. Total literate in Ranchi were  827,033 of which 451,069 are males while 375,964 are females.


With regards to the Sex Ratio in Ranchi, it stood at 921 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 899 girls per 1000 boys


In census enumeration, data regarding child under 0-6 age were also collected. There was a total of 1,26,863 children under the age of 0-6 years. Of total 66,793 are boys while 60,070 are girls. Child Sex Ratio as per census 2011 was 899. In 2011, Children under 0-6 formed 11.82 % of the total population of Ranchi City.

Sources: Census 2011

Ranchi Metropolitan Population

Ranchi city is governed by Municipal Corporation which comes under Ranchi Metropolitan Region*. As per census 2011 Ranchi urban / metropolitan population is 1,126,720 ( 11.26 Laks) of which 586,596 are males and 540,124 are females. Literacy rate is  87.32% & Male-Female Sex ratio is 921. The child sex ratio is 899

*An urban agglomeration or metropolitan area 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

Ranchi District Population

Ranchi district is one of the 24 districts of Jharkhand, India.  As per the census, 2011 Ranchi District population is 2,914,253 (29.14 Laks) of which 1,494,937 are males and 1,419,316 are females. The literacy rate is  76.06% & the Male-Female Sex ratio is 949. The child sex ratio is 938

2 thoughts on “Population of Ranchi 2022 | Ranchi City Population

Leave a Reply