Population of Assam

Population by district

There are 23 districts in Assam. The population of the districts in descending order is given below:

District Population Sex Ratio (Females per 1000 males) Literacy (%) Growth of Population (1971-91; %)
Kamrup 19,87,662 881 54.61 64.69
Nagaon 18,92,087 934 44.24 51.17
Sonitpur 14,18,484 911 39.84 56.49
Barpeta 13,82,715 940 34.22 42.71
Dhubri 13,25,653 951 29.45 55.77
Darrang 12,86,633 939 34.58 54.17
Cachar 12,15,952 939 48.66 47.65
Dibrugarh 10,38,090 908 49.23 37.20
Nalbari 10,12,608 937 46.64 48.72
Tinsukia 9,63,176 893 41.20 47.16
Sibsagar 8,95,112 914 54.24 36.80
Jorhat 8,68,445 917 55.16 32.68
Karimganj 8,25,551 947 44.78 41.82
Bongaigaon 8,06,472 940 40.24 64.43
Golaghat 8,01,740 922 48.28 53.09
Kokrajhar 7,96,880 942 33.19 75.94
Lakhimpur 7,49,675 932 47.54 55.91
Karbi Anglong 6,55,415 907 37.48 72.79
Goalpara 6,61,801 956 36.03 52.66
Marigaon 6,40,376 941 38.47 51.07
Dhemaji 4,72,183 931 43.18 104.48
Hailakandi 4,48,506 931 42.98 45.76
North Cachar Hills 1,49,346 878 46.72 96.39
ASSAM 2,22,94,562 925 43.20 52.44

 Note:Literates exclude children in the age group 0-6 who are treated as illiterate.


Population of cities and towns
City/Town
Population
Guwahati 5,77,591
Dibrugarh 1,23,885
Silchar 1,15,045
Jorhat 1,11,584
Nagaon 93,324
Tinsukia 73,760
Dhubri 65,861
Tezpur 54,999
Bongaigaon 48,907
Lumding 46,064
Karimganj 43,623
North Lakhimpur 40,044
Diphu 39,551
Goalpara 39,208
Sibsagar 36,651
Digboi 35,930
Hojai 31,916
Barpeta Road 29,813
Golaghat 28,722
Kokrajhar 28,240
Halflong 26,191
Hailakandi 25,475
Barpeta 25,345
Mankachar 22,739
Margherita 21,692
Gauripur 19.945
Namrup 19,684
Lanka 19,044
Nalbari 18,949
Rangapara 18,526
Bilasipara 17,994
Marigaon 17,246
Duliajan Oil Town 16,852
Badarpur 16,490
Chapar 16,253
Tangla 15,814
Dhekiajuli 15,459
Kharupetia 15,343
Doom Dooma 15,038
Naharkatiya 15,037
Biswanath Chariali 14,586
Sualkuchi 14,290
Jagiroad 13,582
Niz-Hajo 12,781
Sapatgram 12,629
North Guwahati 12,426
Howli 12,402
Sonari 12,263
Dergaon 12,200
Udalguri 12,077
Makum 11,984
Abhayapuri 11,686
Dhing 11,469
Gossaigaon 11,316
Bijni 11,313
Basugaon 11,126
Bokajan 11,008
Lakhipur, Goalpara 8,991
Dhemaji 8,826
Lala 8,631

Bihpuria

8,506
Nazira 8,336
Donkamokam 8,147
Sarthebari 7,705
Bohori 7,583
Pathsala 7,236
Sorbhog 7,176
Bokakhat 6,997
Golokganj 6,220
Chabua 6,032
Maibong 5,802
Amingaon 5,586
Palasbari 4,683
Tihu 4,290
Dokmoka 4,091
Moranhat 3,978
Jagiroad Paper Mill 3,790
Raha 3,777
Hamren 3,771
Lakhipur, Cachar 3,748
Howraghat 3,718
Amguri 3,583
Mahur 2,213
Jogighopa 1,927

Sources of the information

  1. Hem Chandra Saikia, a demographic researcher in Nagaon.
  2. Assam, Provisional Population Totals: Rural-Urban Distribution, Paper-2 of 1991, Series-4, N.C. Dutta, Director of Census Operations, Assam