| Last Updated:: 29/09/2015



         Chhattisgarh is a state in the central part of India and was carved out of the state of Madhya Pradesh on November 1, 2000. The regions of south east Madhya Pradesh were included in this new state which accounts for 15% of the steel production in the country. The state borders Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa and Uttar Pradesh. It also shares its boundary with the state of Jharkhand which was also formed on the same day as Chhattisgarh. The state has tropical climate and Chhattisgarhi is the main language spoken in the state. The city of Raipur is the most prominent city in the state and has a popular domestic airport. The Chhattisgarh Census 2011 throws light on the most important stats about the state.
          The Population of Chhattisgarh according to the 2011 census stands at about 25 million, making it the 16th most populated state in India. The state came into being in the year 2000 and was formed out of Madhya Pradesh. The state is spread over an area of about 135000 sq. km. making it the 7th largest state in the country in terms of area. The density of population per sq. Km. is about 191 and fairly below the national average. The state has a growth rate of about 22% which exceeds the national growth rate of about 17%. The population of the state is rising considerably due to rapid efforts towards development and progress. The literacy rate in the state is about 73% a figure that has improved tremendously in the last few years due to the consistent efforts of the government. The sex ratio in Chhattisgarh is about 990 which is a healthy figure and above many of the other states. The statistics in the Chhattisgarh Census 2011 reveal facts that can be instrumental in planning for a better development plan for the state.
      The capital city which is also the largest city in the state of Chhattisgarh is Raipur. The languages spoken in the Chhattisgarh state includes Chattisgarhi and Hindi. In total Chhattisgarh (CG) state comprises 18 districts. The ISOCODE assigned by International Organization for Standardization for Chhattisgarh state is CG.

Chhattisgarh Population 2011-

          As per details from Census 2011, Chhattisgarh has population of 2.56 Crores, an increase from figure of 2.08 Crore in 2001 census. Total population of Chhattisgarh as per 2011 census is 25,545,198 of which male and female are 12,832,895 and 12,712,303 respectively. In 2001, total population was 20,833,803 in which males were 10,474,218 while females were 10,359,585.

Top Population Growth-

1. Kabirdham 40.71%
2. Raipur 34.70%
3. Bilaspur 33.29%
4. Janjgir champa 22.94%
5. Mahasamund 20.05%

Largest District(km2)-

1. Surguja 15732
2. Raipur 12383
3. Bastar 10470
4. Durg 8535
5. Bijapur 8530

Percentage of Child-

1. Kabirdham 17.25%
2. Narayanpur 16.71%
3. Bijapur 16.65%
4. Surguja 16.12%
5. Bastar 15.33%

High Density-

1. Janjgir Champa 420
2. Durg 392
3. Raipur 328
4. Bilaspur 322
5. Mahasamund 216

High Literacy-

1. Durg 79.06%
2. Dhamtari 78.36%
3. Rajnandgaon 75.96%
4. Raipur 75.56%
5. Raigarh 73.26%

High Sex Ratio-

1. Bastar 1023
2. Dantewada 1020
3. Mahasamund 1017
4. Rajnandgaon 1015
5. Dhamtari 1010

Chhattisgarh Population Growth Rate-

          The total population growth in this decade was 22.61 percent while in previous decade it was 18.06 percent. The population of Chhattisgarh forms 2.11 percent of India in 2011. In 2001, the figure was 2.03 percent.


Chhattisgarh Literacy Rate 2011-

          Literacy rate in Chhattisgarh has seen upward trend and is 70.28 percent as per 2011 population census. Of that, male literacy stands at 80.27 percent while female literacy is at 59.58 percent. In 2001, literacy rate in Chhattisgarh stood at 64.66 percent of which male and female were 75.70 percent and 55.73 percent literate respectively. In actual numbers, total literates in Chhattisgarh stands at 15,379,922 of which males were 8,807,893 and females were 6,572,029.

Chhattisgarh Density 2011-

          Total area of Chhattisgarh is 135,192 sq. km. Density of Chhattisgarh is 189 per sq km which is lower than national average 382 per sq km. In 2001, density of Chhattisgarh was 154 per sq km, while nation average in 2001 was 324 per sq km.

Chhattisgarh Sex Ratio-

          Sex Ratio in Chhattisgarh is 991 i.e. for each 1000 male, which is below national average of 940 as per census 2011. In 2001, the sex ratio of female was 990 per 1000 males in Chhattisgarh.

Chhattisgarh Religious Data-

          Lot of viewers are asking us to provide religion's data of Chhattisgarh state. Most important question of all is what is the current population of Hindus, Muslim, Sikhs and Christian in state of Chhattisgarh. But Govt. of India is yet to release full religious data of Chhattisgarh state. Once it is released, we will provide the detailed information on this page of Chhattisgarh Population Census 2011.

Description 2011 2001
Approximate population 2.56 Crores 2.08 Crores
Actual population 25,545,198 20,833,803
Male 12,832,895 10,474,218
Female 12,712,303 10,359,585
Population Growth 22.61% 18.06%
Percentage of total Population 2.11% 2.03%
Sex Ratio 991 990
Child Sex Ratio 969 868
Density/km2 189 154
Density/mi2 489 399
Area km2 135,192 135,191
Area mi2 52,198 52,198
Total Child Population(0-6 Age) 3,661,689 3,554,916
Male Population(0-6 Age) 1,859,935 1,800,413
Female Population(0-6 Age) 1,801,754 1,754,503
Literacy 70.28% 64.66%
Male Literacy 80.27% 75.70%
Female Literacy 59.58% 55.73%
Total Literate 15,379,922 11,173,149
Male Literate 8,807,893 6,711,395
Female Literate 6,572,029 4,461,754

Chhattisgarh Urban Population 2011-


Out of total population of Chhattisgarh, 23.24% people live in urban regions. The total figure of population living in urban areas is 5,937,237 of which 3,035,469 are males and while remaining 2,901,768 are females. The urban population in the last 10 years has increased by 23.24 percent. Sex Ratio in urban regions of Chhattisgarh was 956 females per 1000 males. For child (0-6) sex ratio the figure for urban region stood at 937 girls per 1000 boys. Total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Chhattisgarh were 736,748. Of total population in urban region, 12.41 % were children (0-6). Average Literacy rate in Chhattisgarh for Urban regions was 84.05 percent in which males were 90.58% literate while female literacy stood at 73.39%. Total literates in urban region of Chhattisgarh were 4,370,966.

Rural Urban Graph


Chhattisgarh Rural Population 2011-

          Of the total population of Chhattisgarh state, around 76.76 percent live in the villages of rural areas. In actual numbers, males and females were 9,797,426 and 9,810,535 respectively. Total population of rural areas of Chhattisgarh state was 19,607,961. The population growth rate recorded for this decade (2001-2011) was 76.76%. In rural regions of Chhattisgarh state, female sex ratio per 1000 males was 1001 while same for the child (0-6 age) was 977 girls per 1000 boys. In Chhattisgarh, 2,924,941 children (0-6) live in rural areas. Child population forms 14.92 percent of total rural population.stood at 76.98 % and 55.15 %. Average literacy rate in Chhattisgarh for rural areas was 65.99 percent. Total literates in rural areas were 11,008,956.

Description Rural Urban
Population(%) 76.76% 23.24%
Total Population 19,607,961 5,937,237
Male Population 9,797,426 3,035,469
Female Population 9,810,535 2,901,768
Population Growth 17.78% 41.84%
Sex Ratio 1001 956
Child Sex Ratio(0-6) 977 937
Child Population(0-6) 2,924,941 736,748
Child Percentage(0-6) 14.92% 12.41%
Literates 11,008,956 4,370,966
Average Literacy 65.99% 84.05%
Male Literacy 76.98% 90.58%
Female Literacy 55.15% 73.39%