population of India

The population of IndiaIndia is the second most populated country in the world after China. Population of India is projected close to 1.37 billion or 1,369 millions in 2019, compare to 1.354 billion in2018Population growth rate for 2019 is projected at 

Population of India

India is the second most populated country of the world after China. Population of India is projected close to 1.37 billion or 1,369 millions in 2019, compare to 1.354 billion in 2018. Population growth rate for 2019 is projected at 1.08%. India will add 1.49 cr in 2019 that is near to current population of 74th ranked Somalia.

India accounts for a meagre 2.4 percent of the world surface area of 135.79 million square kms yet it supports and sustains a whopping 17.75 percent of the world population. It is now estimated that by 2024, India will most likely overtake China to become the most populous country on the earth with 1.44 billion people. And by 2029, India will cross the 1.5 billion mark. Population of India will decrease after 2061.

According to the Census of India 2011, the population of India stood at 1,210,854,977 comprising of 623,270,258 males and 587,584,719 females. The percentage decadal growth during 2001-2011 was 17.70%, 3.84% lower than the 1991-2001 period. The percentage decadal growth during 2001-2011 has registered the sharpest decline since independence. The population of India has increased by 182.1 million during the decade 2001- 2011. The increased population during the decade 2001-2011 is approximately equal to the population of Pakistan, the sixth most populous country in the world.

The population of India, which

Region NamePercentsNumber
Hindu80.5%1,031,958,408 people
Muslim13.4%171,779,412 people
Christian2.3%29,484,526 people
Sikh1.9%24,356,782 people
other1.8%23,074,846 people
unspecified0.1%1,281,936 people

India Population by Ethnic groups (2000)

Ethnic groups NamePercentsNumber
Indo-Aryan72%922,993,856 people
Dravidian25%320,483,978 people
Mongoloid and other3%38,458,077 people

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