Etawah is a district in the western portion of Uttar Pradesh state of India. Etawah town is the district headquarters. The district covers an area of 2311 km². It has a population of 1.338.871 (2001 Census).

According to the 2011 census Etawah district has a population of 1,575,247, roughly equal to the nation of Gabon or the US state of Idaho.This gives it a ranking of 316th in India (out of a total of 640).The district has a population density of 157 inhabitants per square kilometre (410/sq mi).Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 12.91%.Etawah has a sex ratio of 970 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 70.14%.