Visakhapatnam City and District Population

Visakhapatnam also is known as Vizag is the largest city of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is also the most populous city of Andhra Pradesh.  It is the third-largest city on the east coast of India after Chennai and Kolkata and the fourth-largest city in South India.

As per provisional reports of Census India, the population of  Visakhapatnam in 2011 is 1,728,128 (17.28 Lakh) and the estimated population of Visakhapatnam in 2024 is 20 lakh (2 million).

Population of Visakhapatnam in 2024 - 20 lakh or 2 million

Visakhapatnam CityCensus 20112024 Estimate
Total Population1,728,12820.22 lakh
Male Population873,59910.22 lakh
Female Population854,52999.98 lakh
Visakhapatnam Demography2011 Census
Average Literacy (%)81.79%
% of Male Literates87.25%
% of Female Literates76.22%
Sex Ratio978
Child Sex Ratio947
Children (0-6 years)164,129

Source: Census 2011

As per Census 2011, Visakhapatnam has a population growth rate of 28.40% during 2001-2011. It’s expected to have a population growth rate of 16% during 2011-2021.

At the start of the 20th century, the Indore Visakhapatnam was just 40 thousand & it don’t show any major growth till the Independence of India. After 1950  it saw a steady growth & reached  1 million in 1991 & 2 million in 2021.

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

YearPopulationActual ChangePercentage Change

Sources: Census 2011

Census 2011 Details

As per provisional reports of Census India, the population of  Visakhapatnam in 2011 was 1,728,128 (17.28 Lakhs) of which the male population was 8,73,599 and the female population was 8,54,529


The initial provisional data released by census India 2011, shows that the density of Visakhapatnam for 2011 is 2500 people per sq. km. Visakhapatnam city administers area is 682 sq. km


The average literacy rate of Visakhapatnam City in 2011 was 81.79%. If things are looked at gender-wise, male and female literacy was 87.25% and 76.22% respectively. Total literate in Visakhapatnam city was 12,79,137 of which 6,88,678 are males while 5,90,459 are females.


With regards to the Sex Ratio in Visakhapatnam, it stood at 978 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 947 girls per 1000 boys


In census enumeration, data regarding children under 0-6 age were also collected. There were a total of 1,64,129 children under the age of 0-6 years. Of the total 84,298 are boys while 79,831 are girls. The child Sex Ratio as per the census 2011 was 947. In 2011, Children under 0-6 formed 9.50 % of the total population of Visakhapatnam City

Sources: Census 2011

Visakhapatnam District Population

Visakhapatnam District is a district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. As per census 2011, the Visakhapatnam district population is 4,290,589 (42.90 Lakh). After reorganization, Visakhapatnam district had a population of 1,959,544, of which 1,757,542 (89.69%) lives in urban areas. The district has a sex ratio of 983 females per 1000 males. 

The Estimated population of Visakhapatnam District in 2024 is 24 lakh

Visakhapatnam DistrictCensus 2011
Total Population1,959,544
Dist Area1048 sq. km.
Pop. Density1870 per sq. km.
Average Literacy (%)66.90%
Sex Ratio983
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