The main languages spoken here are Hindi, English, Urdu and Punjabi. It is well connected to other parts of Delhi through a network of bridges. Frequent bus services are available from East Delhi to rest of Delhi. Vikas Marg, Gandhi Nagar, Lakshmi Nagar, Preet Vihar and Shahdara are some of the significant commercial centres in the district. The district also has three major sport complexes.
According to the 2011 census of India, East Delhi has a population of 1,707,725 which is roughly equal to any small nation like Vatican City or Gambia. This gives it a ranking of 284th in India. The districts of East Delhi have a population density of 26,683 residents per square kilometre. Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 16.68%. East Delhi has a sex ratio of 883 females for every 1000 males. The literacy rate of East Delhi is 88.75%. Most of the hamlets of East Delhi are dominated by Gurjars Gotra of Dedhar. Dedhar have 24 villages in East Delhi.
The most tourists' attractive site is Akshardham Temple, which is one of the biggest temples in the world. Other attractive sites are Laxmi Nagar Market, Cross River Mall, V3S Mall, Sanjay Lake, Gandhi Nagar Market, Lal Quarter Market, Yamuna Sports Complex,Krishna Nagar and Shiv Mandir of Preet Vihar.
In this district there are many hospitals and health institutions like Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital, Delhi State Cancer Institute, Institute of Human Behaviour & Allied Sciences (IHBAS), Dr. Hedgewar Arogya Sansthan and Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital, Khichripur.