Out of the entire population of the Maharashtra state, 54.78% people reside in rural areas as per Census 2011. 61,556,074 people out of the total population live in rural area in which the number of males is 31,539,034 and females are 30,017,040.
In rural areas, the female sex ratio was 952 females per 1000 males. The total number of children between 0-6 years living in rural areas was 7,688,954. Average literacy rate in rural areas was 77.01%, however the total literates were 41,482,761.