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

Sikkim Population


Estimated population in 2021

Estimated population of Sikkim in 2021
658,019
Estimated population of males in 2021
348,158
Estimated population of females in 2021
309,861

Population as per 2011 census

Population
610,577
Male Population
323,057
Female Population
287,520
% of Male' Population
52.91%
% of Female' Population
47.09%
% of India' Population
0.05%
Sex Ratio
890
Child Sex Ratio
957
Density/km2
86
Density/mi2
223
Area (km2)
7,096
Area (mi2)
2,740
Child Population (0-6 Age)
64,111
Boys Population (0-6 Age)
32,761
Girls Population (0-6 Age)
31,350
Literacy
81.42%
Male Literacy
86.56%
Female Literacy
75.61%
Total Literates
444,952
Male Literates
251,269
Female Literates
193,683
Population Rural
456,999
Population Rural Percentage
74.85%
Population Urban
153,578
Population Urban Percentage
25.15%

Sikkim Religious Data

Description
Population in 2020
Percentage
Estimated Population in 2021
Hindus
352,662
57.76%
380,064
Muslims
9,867
1.62%
10,634
Christians
60,522
9.91%
65,225
Sikhs
1,868
0.31%
2,013
Buddhists
167,216
27.39%
180,209
Jains
314
0.05%
338
Not Stated
1,828
0.30%
1,970
Others
16,300
2.67%
17,567
Total
610,577
100.00%
658,019

Sikkim Population Facts

Description Districts As per 2011 census
Most Populous District East Sikkim
283,583
Least Populous District North Sikkim
43,709
District with Highest Sex Ratio West Sikkim
942
District with Lowest Sex Ratio North Sikkim
767
District with Highest Literacy Rate East Sikkim
83.85%
District with Lowest Literacy Rate West Sikkim
77.39%
District with Highest Population Density East Sikkim
295
District with Lowest Population Density North Sikkim
10

District-wise Population

S.No. District Name
As per 2011 census
Estimated Population in 2021
1. East Sikkim
283,583
305,617
2. North Sikkim
43,709
47,105
3. South Sikkim
146,850
158,260
4. West Sikkim
136,435
147,036

City-wise Population

S.No. City Name
As per 2011 census
Estimated Population in 2021
1. Gangtok
100,286
108,078