According to the 2011 census Jamnagar district has a population of 2,159,130, roughly equal to the nation of Namibia or the US state of New Mexico. This gives it a district population ranking of 212th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 153 inhabitants per square kilometre (400 /sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 13.38%. Jamnagar has a sex ratio of 938 females for every 1000 males. It had literacy rate of 66.4% in 2001 which rose impressively in a decade to literacy rate of 74.4% by 2011.