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Meghalaya Population 2020: Gender Ratio, Census 2021, Literacy Rate

Meghalaya is a beautiful state in northeast India. The name of the name actually means the abode of clouds in the Sanskrit language. The capital is Shillong and it is unquestionably an energetic Hill Station. The number of inhabitants in Meghalaya as per 2011 has been assessed at 2,964,007 of which females include 1,492,668 and males 1,471,339.

The population density of Meghalaya is about 132 persons per square kilometer. The population growth basically as per the present decade is 27.95%. The number of inhabitants in the state shapes 0.25% of India in the year 2011.

Meghalaya Assembly
Meghalaya Assembly

Meghalaya Population 2020 (Projected)

As per the projected prediction, the population of Meghalaya in 2020 will be 37.72 Lakhs.

Meghalaya Census 2011 Figures and Numbers

Approximate Population 29.67 Lakhs 23.19 Lakh
Actual Population 2,966,889 2,318,822
Male 1,491,832 1,176,087
Female 1,475,057 1,142,735
Population Growth 27.95% 29.94%
Percantage of total Population 0.25% 0.23%
Sex Ratio 989 972
Child Sex Ratio 970 973

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Density/km2 132 103
Density/mi2 343 268
Area(Km2) 22,429 22,429
Area mi2 8,660 8,660
Total Child Population (0-6 Age) 568,536 467,979
Male Population (0-6 Age) 288,646 237,215
Female Population (0-6 Age) 279,890 230,764
Literacy 74.43 % 62.56 %
Male Literacy 75.95 % 65.43 %
Female Literacy 72.89 % 59.61 %
Total Literate 1,785,005 1,157,875
Male Literate 913,879 614,272
Female Literate 871,126 543,603

Meghalaya Population by Religion in 2011 – Religious Data

Description Population Percentage
Christian 2,213,027 74.59 %
Hindu 342,078 11.53 %
Other Religion 258,271 8.71 %
Muslim 130,399 4.40 %
Buddhist 9,864 0.33 %
Not Available 9,578 0.32 %
Sikh 3,045 0.10 %
Jain 627 0.02 %

Meghalaya Urban and Rural Population in 2011

Description Rural Urban
Population (%) 79.93 % 20.07 %
Total Population 2,371,439 595,450
Male Population 1,194,260 297,572
Female Population 1,177,179 297,878
Population Growth 27.17 % 31.12 %
Sex Ratio 986 1001
Child Sex Ratio (0-6) 972 954
Child Population (0-6) 490,592 77,944
Child Percentage (0-6) 20.69 % 13.09 %
Literates 1,315,154 469,851
Average Literacy 69.92 % 90.79 %
Male Literacy 71.46 % 92.46 %
Female Literacy 67.15 % 89.24 %

Meghalaya Big Cities and Metropolitan Regions Population in 2011

Big Cities Population Male Female
Shillong (Municipal Board) 143,229 70,135 73,094

Meghalaya Literacy Rate in 2011 – Education in Meghalaya

  • 2011: Literacy rate in Meghalaya was 74.43% as per 2011 population census. Male 75.95%, Female 72.89%
  • 2001: Literacy rate in Meghalaya was 62.56% as per 2001 population census. Male 65.43%, Female 59.61%

Meghalaya Literacy Population Density in 2011

  • 2011: Total area of Meghalaya is  22,429 sq. km. Density of Meghalaya is 132 per sq km
  • 2001: Density of Meghalaya was 103 per sq km

Meghalaya Gender Ratio (Male Female Sex Ratio)

  • 2011: Sex Ratio in Meghalaya was, Female 989 / 1000 male
  • 2001: Sex Ratio in Meghalaya was, Female 972 / 1000 male

Meghalaya Population (Projected from 2012-2021)

Year Projected Population
2011 2,966,889 29.67 Lakhs
2012 3,053,781 30.54 Lakhs
2013 3,141,430 31.41 Lakhs
2014 3,229,791 32.30 Lakhs
2015 3,318,820 33.19 Lakhs
2016 3,408,474 34.08 Lakhs
2017 3,498,708 34.99 Lakhs
2018 3,589,478 35.89 Lakhs
2019 3,680,741 36.81 Lakhs
2020 3,772,452 37.72 Lakhs
2021 3,864,569 38.65 Lakhs

Article first published on January 1, 2020.

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