As of 2001 India census, Cuttack had a population of 534,654. Males constituted 52% of the population and females 48%. Cuttack has an average literacy rate of 77% with male literacy at 86% and female literacy at 67%. 29% of the population is under 14 years of age. Around 94% of the city's population is Hindu. Muslims account for around 5% while Christians and Sikhs comprise the rest.
  Block Information
Males Females Total Decennial Growth rates (1991-2001) %age
  Cuttack  Population
1207569 1133117 23,40,686 14.00
  Population age group(0-6)
26,56,046 25,24,505 2,73,665 N.A.
  Literacy Population
9,11,467 6,62,179 15,73,646 N.A.
  Literacy % Total
85.46 66.19 76.13 N.A.
  Sex ratio Female per 1000’male
N.A. N.A. 938 N.A.
Cuttack has all the ingredients of progressive  district on the demographic indicators. The decadal growth rate has declined to a healthy level at 14.00%, much below the national and state growth rates. The declining trend has firmly set in as the following graph shows. At this rate, by the end of next two decades, population of Cuttack will stabilize.
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