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Date : Mar 03, 2019
Table 2: State-wise Population in Rural Area
(In Thousands)
States/Union Territories 1951 1961 1971 1981 1991 2001 2011
Andaman and Nicobar Islands 23 49 89 139 206 240 237
Andhra Pradesh 25695 29709 35100 41063 48621 55401 56362
Arunachal Pradesh - 337 450 590 754 870 1066
Assam 7684 10056 13336 16259 19927 23216 26807
Bihar 27219 32261 38770 47158 57819 74317 92341
Chandigarh 24 21 24 29 66 92 29
Chhattisgarh 7093 8392 10430 11952 14550 16648 19608
Dadra and Nagar Haveli 42 58 74 97 127 170 183
Daman and Diu 30 23 39 50 54 101 60
Delhi 307 299 419 452 949 945 419
Goa 477 503 592 685 690 677 552
Gujarat 11835 15317 19201 23484 27064 31741 34695
Haryana 4705 6283 8263 10095 12409 15029 16509
Himachal Pradesh 2232 2634 3219 3955 4722 5482 6176
Jammu and Kashmir 2797 2968 3758 4727 6043 7627 9108
Jharkhand 8937 10273 11950 14038 17203 20952 25055
Karnataka 14948 18320 22177 26406 31069 34889 37469
Kerala 11723 14350 17881 20682 21418 23574 17471
Lakshadweep 21 24 32 22 23 34 14
Madhya Pradesh 15846 19353 24440 29640 36292 44381 52557
Maharashtra 22802 28391 34701 40789 48396 55778 61556
Manipur 575 712 931 1045 1332 1718 1736
Meghalaya 547 652 865 1094 1445 1865 2371
Mizoram 189 252 295 372 372 448 525
Nagaland 209 350 465 655 1001 1647 1408
Odisha 14052 16439 20099 23260 27425 31287 34971
Puducherry 317 280 273 288 291 326 395
Punjab 7171 8568 10335 12141 14289 16096 17344
Rajasthan 13015 16874 21222 27051 33939 43293 51500
Sikkim 135 155 190 265 369 481 457
Tamil Nadu 22786 24696 28734 32456 36781 34922 37230
Tripura 596 1039 1394 1827 2335 2653 2712
Uttar Pradesh 52049 61160 72195 86387 106090 131658 155317
Uttarakhand 2545 3115 3758 4577 5417 6310 7037
West Bengal 20018 26385 33345 40134 49370 57749 62183
ALL INDIA 298644 360298 439046 523867 628856 742618 833463
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Notes: The Population figures exclude population of areas under unlawful occupation of Pakistan and China, where Census could not be taken.
1. In Arunachal Pradesh Census conducted for the first time in 1961.
2. Population data of Assam include Union Territory of Mizoram, which was carved out of Assam after the 1971.
3. The 1981 Census could not be held in Assam. Total Population for 1981 has been worked out by Interpolation.
4. The 1991 Census could not be held in Jammu and Kashmir. Total Population for 1991 has been worked out by Interpolation.
5. India and Manipur figures includes estimated population for those of the three sub-divisions viz., Mao Maram, Paomata and Purul Senapati district of Manipur as census result of 2001 in these three sub-divisions were cancelled due to technical and administrative reasons.
Source: Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.

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