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.

Demographical Label Statistics
Total Population (as per Census 2011) 71,02,430
Male 36,29,595
Female 34,72,835
Decadal growth 21.07%
Sex Ratio 957
Population density 1334/km square
Literacy rate (as per Census 2011) 63.88%
Male 61.25%
Female 55.04%
Child sex ratio 963
Rural population (%) 80.22%
Urban population (%) 19.78%