According to district census officials, the Kishanganj district now has a population of 16, 90,948 against the 12, 96,348 in the year 2001.
The district is surging at an annual growth rate of 3 per cent against the nation's 2.5 per cent annual population growth rate.
While the male population has gone up from 6, 69,552 in 2001 to 8,68,829 in 2011, the female population has increased from 6, 26,796 to 8, 22,103, according to district census officials. While the male population has increased by 1, 99,277 over the decade, the female population went up by 1, 95,307 in the same period.
The child gender ratio (girls between 0 and 6 per thousand) has significantly bridged in Muslim-dominated Kishanganj district. While the gender gap was 936 against one thousand in
2001, it now stands at 946 girls against 1,000 against the national count of 941 per thousand.
The gender ratio in urban areas in the district has shown a perceptible improvement. While it was pegged at 863 per one thousand in 2001, it reached 921 per thousand in 2011.
The zero to six year population was now 3, 41,943, and out of this, the number of boys is 1, 73,911 and girls 1, 68,029.