According to the 2011 census Ghazipur district has a population of 3,622,727, roughly equal to the nation of Lithuania or the US state of Oklahoma. This gives it a ranking of 79th in India (out of a total of 640). Out of the total population males are 1,856,584 and females are 1,766,143. The area of the district is 3,378 km2 and it constitute 1.82% of the population of uttar pradesh. It has a population density of 1,072 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,780 /sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 19.26%. Ghazipur has a sex ratio of 951 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 74.27%(higher than the national average of 74.04%). Male literacy is 85.77% and female literacy is 62.29%. 92.44% of the total population is rural and 7.56% is urban. Out of the total population of 3,622,727, rural population is 3,348,855 and urban population is 273,872. Average literacy of rural population is 73.62% and that of urban population is 82.05%.