Darbhanga Municipal Corporation, with population of about 3 lakh is Darbhanga sub district's only municipal corporation located in Darbhanga sub district of Darbhanga district in the state Bihar in India. Total geographical area of Darbhanga municipal corporation is 19 km2. Population density of the city is 15435 persons per km2. There are 48 wards in the city, among them Darbhanga Ward No 17 is the most populous ward with population of 8904 and Darbhanga Ward No 44 is the least populous ward with population of 2411.

Nearest railway station is Darbhanga which is within the city. Darbhanga Sadar is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 1 km. District head quarter of the city is Darbhanga. Patna is the state head quarter of the city and is 150 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 745 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 39°C and minimum temperature goes down to 8°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 3 lakh people, among them about 1.6 lakh (53%) are male and about 1.4 lakh (47%) are female. 90% of the whole population are from general caste, 10% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Darbhanga municipal corporation is 14%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 56 thousand households in the city and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Darbhanga

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 296,039 265,285 30,427 327 42,157
Male 155,637 139,468 16,014 155 22,035
Female 140,402 125,817 14,413 172 20,122

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 72% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 28% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 893 in Muslims are 926.

Religion wise population 2011 - Darbhanga

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 296,039 212,450 82,176 545 326 15 40 8 479
Male 155,637 112,226 42,671 274 160 8 24 4 270
Female 140,402 100,224 39,505 271 166 7 16 4 209

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 10.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2.7 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 12.3% which is 3% higher than male population growth rate of 9.3%. General caste population has increased by 11.1%; Schedule caste population has increased by 7.9%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 22.9% and child population has increased by 0.8% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Darbhanga

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 10.7% 11.1% 7.9% 22.9% 0.8%
Male 9.3% 9.6% 7.4% -2.5% 0.9%
Female 12.3% 12.8% 8.4% 60.7% 0.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 902 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 902, in schedule caste is 900 and in schedule tribe is 1110. There are 913 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 24 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 1 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Darbhanga

Total General SC ST Child
Change 24 26 9 437 -1
2011 902 902 900 1110 913
2001 878 876 891 673 914

Literacy

Total about 2 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 1.1 lakh are male and about 88 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Darbhanga is 79%. 85% of male and 73% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 4%. Male literacy has gone up by 2% and female literacy rate has gone up by 7%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Darbhanga

Total Male Female
Change 4.5% 2.1% 7.5%
2011 79.4% 85.1% 73.1%
2001 74.9% 83% 65.6%

Workers profile

Darbhanga has 27% (about 79 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 44% male and 7% female population are working population. 38% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 5% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Darbhanga

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 26.7% 22.6% 4.1% 73.3%
Male 44.3% 38% 6.3% 55.7%
Female 7.2% 5.4% 1.8% 92.8%