Cuttack district is one of the 30 districts of Odisha state in East India. Its administrative headquarters are located in the city of Cuttack. As of 2011, it is the second most populous district of Odisha (out of 30), after Ganjam.

The district covers an area of 3932 km². It has a population of 2,624,470 (2011 Census).

Cuttack is widely known as the commercial capital of Odisha. It is believed to have the largest GDP among all cities in Odisha due to its large business houses and wide range of industries ranging from ferrous alloys, steel and logistics to agriculture and traditional industries like textiles and handicrafts. There are many trading houses in the city renowned nationally and internationally. The Port of Paradip around 85 km from the city facilitates the process.

According to the 2011 census Cuttack district has a population of 2,624,470,roughly equal to the nation of Kuwait or the US state of Nevada.This gives it a ranking of 156th in India (out of a total of 640).The district has a population density of 666 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,720/sq mi).Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 11.86%.Cuttack has a sex ratio of 955 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 84.2%.