Murshidabad district has 6% of the area and comprises 7.78% of the total population of West Bengal. As per Census 2011, the total population is 71.02 lakh and is expected to cross 70 lakh and the literacy rate is 63.88%. Murshidabad has a large concentration of minority population may be more than 66% of the total population. It is educationally backward and the poor female literacy rate is a matter of concern.
|Total Population (as per Census 2011)||71,02,430|
|Population density||1334/km square|
|Literacy rate (as per Census 2011)||63.88%|
|Child sex ratio||963|
|Rural population (%)||80.22%|
|Urban population (%)||19.78%|