Gorakhpur Municipal Corporation, with population of about 6.7 lakh is Gorakhpur sub district's only municipal corporation located in Gorakhpur sub district of Gorakhpur district in the state Uttar Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Gorakhpur municipal corporation is 141 km2. Population density of the city is 4776 persons per km2. There are 70 wards in the city, among them Gorakhpur Ward No 08 is the most populous ward with population of about 16 thousand and Gorakhpur Ward No 32 is the least populous ward with population of 4773.

Nearest railway station is Gorakhpur Junction which is within the city. Gorakhpur is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Gorakhpur. Lucknow is the state head quarter of the city and is 280 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 733.4 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 45.2°C and minimum temperature goes down to 5.3°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 6.7 lakh people, among them about 3.5 lakh (53%) are male and about 3.2 lakh (47%) are female. 90% of the whole population are from general caste, 9% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Gorakhpur municipal corporation is 10%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 1.1 lakh households in the city and an average 6 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Gorakhpur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 673,446 607,789 62,728 2,929 69,596
Male 353,907 319,020 33,378 1,509 36,881
Female 319,539 288,769 29,350 1,420 32,715

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 78% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 21% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 897 in Muslims are 922.

Religion wise population 2011 - Gorakhpur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 673,446 524,476 138,785 4,980 1,231 441 257 37 3,239
Male 353,907 276,484 72,193 2,495 625 225 135 21 1,729
Female 319,539 247,992 66,592 2,485 606 216 122 16 1,510

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 8.1% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 6.2 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 9.1% which is 1.8% higher than male population growth rate of 7.3%. General caste population has increased by 11%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -16.1%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 961.2% and child population has decreased by -17.4% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Gorakhpur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 8.1% 11% -16.1% 961.2% -17.4%
Male 7.3% 10% -15.8% 933.6% -15.9%
Female 9.1% 12.1% -16.4% 992.3% -19.1%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 903 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 905, in schedule caste is 879 and in schedule tribe is 941. There are 887 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the city. Overall sex ratio in the city has increased by 15 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 35 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Gorakhpur

Total General SC ST Child
Change 15 17 -6 51 -35
2011 903 905 879 941 887
2001 888 888 885 890 922

Literacy

Total about 5.1 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 2.8 lakh are male and about 2.3 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Gorakhpur is 84%. 89% of male and 79% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 9%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Gorakhpur

Total Male Female
Change 5.7% 3.5% 8.3%
2011 83.9% 88.7% 78.6%
2001 78.2% 85.2% 70.3%

Workers profile

Gorakhpur has 31% (about 2.1 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 47% male and 13% female population are working population. 38% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 9% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 8% of total female population are main and 6% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Gorakhpur

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 31% 23.4% 7.6% 69%
Male 47% 37.6% 9.4% 53%
Female 13.2% 7.7% 5.5% 86.8%