Bhagalpur Municipal Corporation, with population of about 4 lakh is Jagdishpur sub district's only municipal corporation located in Jagdishpur sub district of Bhagalpur district in the state Bihar in India. Total geographical area of Bhagalpur municipal corporation is 30 km2. Population density of the city is 13263 persons per km2. There are 51 wards in the city, among them Bhagalpur Ward No 33 is the most populous ward with population of about 11 thousand and Bhagalpur Ward No 32 is the least populous ward with population of 4645.

Nearest railway station is Bhagalpur which is within the city. Bhagalpur is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Bhagalpur. Patna is the state head quarter of the city and is 225 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 1435 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 43°C and minimum temperature goes down to 7°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 4 lakh people, among them about 2.1 lakh (53%) are male and about 1.9 lakh (47%) are female. 92% of the whole population are from general caste, 8% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Bhagalpur municipal corporation is 14%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 70 thousand households in the city and an average 6 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Bhagalpur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 400,146 366,404 32,681 1,061 54,818
Male 212,813 194,867 17,453 493 28,734
Female 187,333 171,537 15,228 568 26,084

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 70% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 29% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 866 in Muslims are 912.

Religion wise population 2011 - Bhagalpur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 400,146 279,765 116,256 1,175 171 53 859 11 1,856
Male 212,813 149,956 60,816 529 90 32 453 5 932
Female 187,333 129,809 55,440 646 81 21 406 6 924

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 17.4% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 3.4 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 18.6% which is 2.2% higher than male population growth rate of 16.4%. General caste population has increased by 17.2%; Schedule caste population has increased by 23.5%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -34.8% and child population has increased by 7.4% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Bhagalpur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 17.4% 17.2% 23.5% -34.8% 7.4%
Male 16.4% 16.3% 22.3% -50.4% 9.4%
Female 18.6% 18.2% 24.8% -10.4% 5.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 880 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 880, in schedule caste is 873 and in schedule tribe is 1152. There are 908 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 16 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 36 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Bhagalpur

Total General SC ST Child
Change 16 14 17 514 -36
2011 880 880 873 1152 908
2001 864 866 856 638 944

Literacy

Total about 2.7 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 1.5 lakh are male and about 1.2 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Bhagalpur is 79%. 84% of male and 74% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 5%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 7%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Bhagalpur

Total Male Female
Change 5.4% 3.7% 7.5%
2011 79.3% 83.6% 74.3%
2001 73.9% 79.9% 66.8%

Workers profile

Bhagalpur has 30% (about 1.2 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 46% male and 11% female population are working population. 39% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 8% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 7% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Bhagalpur

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 29.8% 23.8% 6.1% 70.2%
Male 46.4% 38.9% 7.5% 53.6%
Female 11% 6.6% 4.4% 89%