Most Populated States in India - Top 10

The top 10 list of most populated states in India is dominated by Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Bihar. The rank one holder, Uttar Pradesh, sets a substantial lead with a population of nearly 19.98 crores, resulting in a density of 829 persons per sqkm.

Maharashtra, occupying the second spot in India's most populated states, shows a population count of 11.24 crores. However, its density per sqkm is significantly less than Uttar Pradesh at 365. Bihar follows closely in third place with a population of 10.41 crores and an impressive density of 1106 per sqkm.

West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh rank fourth and fifth respectively, contributing to the top 10 populated states in India. With a population of 9.13 crores and a density of 1028 per sqkm, West Bengal surpasses Andhra Pradesh's 8.46 crores population and 308 density per sqkm.

The list concludes with Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Karnataka, and Gujarat, each exhibiting populations ranging from 6.04 to 7.26 crores. These states form an integral part of the top 10 most populated states in India, reflecting the nation's demographic diversity and widespread population distribution.

Rank States PopulationDensity per sqkm
1 UTTAR PRADESH19.98 Cr 829
2 MAHARASHTRA11.24 Cr 365
3 BIHAR10.41 Cr 1,106
4 WEST BENGAL9.13 Cr 1,028
7 TAMIL NADU7.21 Cr 555
8 RAJASTHAN6.85 Cr 200
9 KARNATAKA6.11 Cr 319
10 GUJARAT6.04 Cr 308