Maheshpur Census Town, with population of 5553 is Varanasi sub district's the 6th least populous census town located in Varanasi sub district of Varanasi district in the state Uttar Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Maheshpur census town is 1 km2 and it is the 2nd smallest census town by area in the sub district. Population density of the census town is 9916 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Maheshpur Ward No 01 and the population of Maheshpur Ward No 01 is 5553.

Nearest railway station is Varanasi Cantt which is 7 km far from here. Varanasi is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the census town is 7 km. District head quarter of the census town is Varanasi which is 7 km away. Lucknow is the state head quarter of the census town and is 280 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the census town is 635.4 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 43.8°C and minimum temperature goes down to 3.44°C.

Demographics

The census town is home to 5553 people, among them 2742 (49%) are male and 2811 (51%) are female. 82% of the whole population are from general caste, 17% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Maheshpur census town is 13%, among them 49% are boys and 51% are girls. There are 866 households in the census town and an average 6 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Maheshpur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 5,553 4,569 943 41 728
Male 2,742 2,213 512 17 357
Female 2,811 2,356 431 24 371

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 93% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Muslims which contribute 6% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 979 in Muslims are 2009.

Religion wise population 2011 - Maheshpur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 5,553 5,191 349 1 1 1 5 0 5
Male 2,742 2,623 116 0 0 0 3 0 0
Female 2,811 2,568 233 1 1 1 2 0 5

Growth of population

Population of the census town has increased by 15.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 4797. Female population growth rate of the census town is 23.1% which is 14% higher than male population growth rate of 9.1%. General caste population has increased by 6.7%; Schedule caste population has increased by 83.8% and child population has increased by 2.4% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Maheshpur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 15.8% 6.7% 83.8% 0% 2.4%
Male 9.1% -0.8% 80.9% 0% 1.1%
Female 23.1% 14.8% 87.4% 0% 3.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1025 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 1065, in schedule caste is 842 and in schedule tribe is 1412. There are 1039 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the census town. Overall sex ratio in the census town has increased by 117 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 25 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Maheshpur

Total General SC ST Child
Change 117 145 29 1412 25
2011 1025 1065 842 1412 1039
2001 908 920 813 0 1014

Literacy

Total 3677 people in the census town are literate, among them 2049 are male and 1628 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Maheshpur is 76%. 86% of male and 67% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the census town has increased by 2%. Male literacy has gone up by 2% and female literacy rate has gone up by 3%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Maheshpur

Total Male Female
Change 1.8% 2.2% 2.7%
2011 76.2% 85.9% 66.7%
2001 74.4% 83.7% 64%

Workers profile

Maheshpur has 28% (1537) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 45% male and 11% female population are working population. 37% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 9% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 5% of total female population are main and 6% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Maheshpur

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 27.7% 20.6% 7.1% 72.3%
Male 45.2% 36.7% 8.6% 54.8%
Female 10.6% 4.9% 5.6% 89.4%