Katihar Municipal Corporation, with population of about 2.3 lakh is Katihar sub district's only municipal corporation located in Katihar sub district of Katihar district in the state Bihar in India. Total geographical area of Katihar municipal corporation is 52 km2. Population density of the city is 4376 persons per km2. There are 43 wards in the city, among them Katihar Rly. Colony (og) (part) Ward No 46 (rural Mdds Code:225501) is the most populous ward with population of about 15 thousand and Katihar Ward No 09 is the least populous ward with population of 3027.

Nearest railway station is Katihar which is within the city. Katihar is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Katihar. Patna is the state head quarter of the city and is 362 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 1572 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 38°C and minimum temperature goes down to 4°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 2.3 lakh people, among them about 1.2 lakh (53%) are male and about 1.1 lakh (47%) are female. 88% of the whole population are from general caste, 10% are from schedule caste and 2% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Katihar municipal corporation is 14%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 44 thousand households in the city and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Katihar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 226,261 199,413 22,010 4,838 32,618
Male 119,574 105,463 11,549 2,562 16,881
Female 106,687 93,950 10,461 2,276 15,737

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 29.1% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.8 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 30.8% which is 3.1% higher than male population growth rate of 27.7%. General caste population has increased by 26.9%; Schedule caste population has increased by 46.7%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 60.6% and child population has increased by 16.1% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Katihar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 29.1% 26.9% 46.7% 60.6% 16.1%
Male 27.7% 25.5% 44.4% 62.6% 16.3%
Female 30.8% 28.4% 49.4% 58.5% 15.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 892 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 891, in schedule caste is 906 and in schedule tribe is 888. There are 932 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 21 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 4 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Katihar

Total General SC ST Child
Change 21 21 30 -23 -4
2011 892 891 906 888 932
2001 871 870 876 911 936

Literacy

Total about 1.5 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 86 thousand are male and about 66 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Katihar is 78%. 83% of male and 73% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 4%. Male literacy has gone down by 1% and female literacy rate has gone up by 8%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Katihar

Total Male Female
Change 4.6% 1.9% 7.9%
2011 78.5% 83.5% 72.9%
2001 73.9% 81.6% 65%

Workers profile

Katihar has 28% (about 64 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 46% male and 9% female population are working population. 39% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 7% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 6% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Katihar

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 28.3% 23.7% 4.7% 71.7%
Male 45.9% 39.3% 6.6% 54.1%
Female 8.6% 6.1% 2.6% 91.4%