Know the current (2021) population of Maharashtra and also the population according to the 2011 census.

Maharashtra Population


Estimated population in 2021

Estimated population of Maharashtra in 2021
124,904,071
Estimated population of males in 2021
64,750,685
Estimated population of females in 2021
60,153,386

Population as per 2011 census

Population
112,374,333
Male Population
58,255,227
Female Population
54,119,106
% of Male' Population
51.84%
% of Female' Population
48.16%
% of India' Population
9.28%
Sex Ratio
929
Child Sex Ratio
894
Density/km2
365
Density/mi2
946
Area (km2)
307,713
Area (mi2)
118,809
Child Population (0-6 Age)
13,326,517
Boys Population (0-6 Age)
7,035,391
Girls Population (0-6 Age)
6,291,126
Literacy
82.34%
Male Literacy
88.36%
Female Literacy
75.89%
Total Literates
81,554,290
Male Literates
45,257,584
Female Literates
36,296,706
Population Rural
61,556,074
Population Rural Percentage
54.78%
Population Urban
50,818,259
Population Urban Percentage
45.22%

Maharashtra Religious Data

Description
Population in 2020
Percentage
Estimated Population in 2021
Hindus
89,703,057
79.83%
99,704,948
Muslims
12,971,152
11.54%
14,417,435
Christians
1,080,073
0.96%
1,200,501
Sikhs
223,247
0.20%
248,139
Buddhists
6,531,200
5.81%
7,259,429
Jains
1,400,349
1.25%
1,556,488
Not Stated
286,290
0.25%
318,211
Others
178,965
0.16%
198,920
Total
112,374,333
100.00%
124,904,071

Maharashtra Population Facts

Description Districts As per 2011 census
Most Populous District Thane
11,060,148
Least Populous District Sindhudurg
849,651
District with Highest Sex Ratio Ratnagiri
1,122
District with Lowest Sex Ratio Mumbai City
832
District with Highest Literacy Rate Mumbai Suburban
89.91%
District with Lowest Literacy Rate Nandurbar
64.38%
District with Highest Population Density Mumbai City
45,594
District with Lowest Population Density Gadchiroli
74

District-wise Population

S.No. District Name
As per 2011 census
Estimated Population in 2021
1. Ahmadnagar
4,543,159
5,049,721
2. Akola
1,813,906
2,016,157
3. Amravati
2,888,445
3,210,507
4. Aurangabad
3,701,282
4,113,975
5. Beed
2,585,049
2,873,282
6. Bhandara
1,200,334
1,334,171
7. Buldana
2,586,258
2,874,626
8. Chandrapur
2,204,307
2,450,087
9. Dhule
2,050,862
2,279,533
10. Gadchiroli
1,072,942
1,192,575
11. Gondiya
1,322,507
1,469,967
12. Hingoli
1,177,345
1,308,619
13. Jalgaon
4,229,917
4,701,553
14. Jalna
1,959,046
2,177,480
15. Kolhapur
3,876,001
4,308,175
16. Latur
2,454,196
2,727,839
17. Mumbai City
3,085,411
3,429,434
18. Mumbai Suburban
9,356,962
10,400,263
19. Nagpur
4,653,570
5,172,443
20. Nanded
3,361,292
3,736,076
21. Nandurbar
1,648,295
1,832,080
22. Nashik
6,107,187
6,788,138
23. Osmanabad
1,657,576
1,842,396
24. Parbhani
1,836,086
2,040,810
25. Pune
9,429,408
10,480,787
26. Raigad
2,634,200
2,927,913
27. Ratnagiri
1,615,069
1,795,149
28. Sangli
2,822,143
3,136,812
29. Satara
3,003,741
3,338,658
30. Sindhudurg
849,651
944,387
31. Solapur
4,317,756
4,799,186
32. Thane
11,060,148
12,293,355
33. Wardha
1,300,774
1,445,810
34. Washim
1,197,160
1,330,643
35. Yavatmal
2,772,348
3,081,465

City-wise Population

S.No. City Name
As per 2011 census
Estimated Population in 2021
1. Achalpur
112,311
124,834
2. Ahmadnagar
350,859
389,980
3. Akola
425,817
473,296
4. Ambernath
253,475
281,737
5. Amravati
647,057
719,204
6. Aurangabad
1,175,116
1,306,141
7. Badalapur
174,226
193,652
8. Barshi
118,722
131,960
9. Bhiwandi
709,665
788,793
10. Bhusawal
187,421
208,318
11. Bid
146,709
163,067
12. Chandrapur
320,379
356,101
13. Dhule
375,559
417,434
14. Gondiya
132,813
147,622
15. Hinganghat
101,805
113,156
16. Ichalkaranji
287,353
319,393
17. Jalgaon
460,228
511,543
18. Jalna
285,577
317,419
19. Kalyan and Dombivali
1,247,327
1,386,404
20. Kolapur
549,236
610,476
21. Latur
382,940
425,638
22. Malegaon
471,312
523,863
23. Mira and Bhayander
809,378
899,624
24. Mumbai
12,442,373
13,829,698
25. Nagpur
2,405,665
2,673,897
26. Nanded Waghala
550,439
611,813
27. Nandurbar
111,037
123,418
28. Nashik
1,486,053
1,651,748
29. Navi Mumbai
1,120,547
1,245,488
30. Navi Mumbai Panvel Raigad
195,373
217,157
31. Osmanabad
111,825
124,293
32. Panvel
180,020
200,092
33. Parbhani
307,170
341,419
34. Pimpri and Chinchwad
1,727,692
1,920,330
35. Pune
3,124,458
3,472,835
36. Sangli Miraj Kupwad
502,793
558,854
37. Satara
120,195
133,597
38. Solapur
951,558
1,057,657
39. Thane
1,841,488
2,046,814
40. Udgir
103,550
115,096
41. Ulhasnagar
506,098
562,528
42. Vasai Virar
1,222,390
1,358,686
43. Wardha
106,444
118,313
44. Yavatmal
116,551
129,546