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Chhattisgarh, May 02, 2013 – The Census-2013 results have unveiled a significant milestone for Chhattisgarh, with its population exceeding 2.55 crore. This article delves into the latest data and provides insights into population growth, literacy rates, and district-specific statistics.

Key Points:

Chhattisgarh’s Population Reaches 2.55 Crore:

According to the final Census data, the population of Chhattisgarh as of March 01, 2011, stood at an impressive 2,55,45,198 individuals. The state’s population accounts for 2.11% of the country’s total population, which is 121,05,69,573.

Male-Female Distribution:

Out of the total population, males constitute 1,28,32,895, while females comprise 1,27,12,303. This gender distribution reflects the demographics of Chhattisgarh.

Population Growth:

Over the span of a decade (2001-2011), Chhattisgarh witnessed a remarkable growth of 47,11,395 individuals. In 2001, the state’s population was 2,08,33,803, making this growth a significant milestone.

District-Specific Growth:

During the same period, Bijapur experienced the lowest growth rate at 8.78%, while Kawardha recorded an impressive population increase of 40.7%. These variations in growth rates highlight the diverse demographics within the state.

Literacy Rate:

Chhattisgarh’s literacy rate has shown commendable progress, reaching 70.26% compared to the national average of 72.99%. The state ranks 28th in terms of literacy rates nationwide. The male literacy rate stands at 80.27%, while the female literacy rate is 60.24%. In 2001, the literacy rate was 64.66%.

Sex Ratio:

Chhattisgarh’s sex ratio stands at 991, indicating a slight improvement from the 2001 Census ratio of 989. In contrast, the national sex ratio in the 2011 Census was 943. Notably, districts like Bastar, Dantewada, Kanker, Mahasamund, Rajnandgaon, Dhamtari, and Jashpur have a female population exceeding 1000, with Bastar district recording the highest female count of 1023 against 1000 males. The lowest ratio of 968 is observed in the Korea district.

Scheduled Castes and Tribes:

Chhattisgarh is home to a Scheduled Caste population of 32,74,269 (12.82% of the total population) compared to 11.61% in the 2001 Census. The state also has a Scheduled Tribe population of 78,22,902 (30.62% of the total population) compared to 31.76% in 2001. These figures reflect the social composition and diversity of Chhattisgarh.

Population Density:

Chhattisgarh exhibits a population density of 189 persons per square kilometer, lower than the national average of 382. Notably, Janjgir-Champa district records the highest density of 420 persons, while Narayanpur and Bijapur have the lowest density of 30 persons according to the 2011 Census.


The Census 2013 findings shed light on Chhattisgarh’s population growth, gender distribution, literacy rates, and district-specific statistics. With a population exceeding 2.55 crore, Chhattisgarh continues to evolve demographically, making notable progress in various aspects.

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