Raigarh Municipal Corporation, with population of about 1.4 lakh is Raigarh sub district's only municipal corporation located in Raigarh sub district of Raigarh district in the state Chhattisgarh in India. Total geographical area of Raigarh municipal corporation is 34 km2. Population density of the city is 4065 persons per km2. There are 47 wards in the city, among them Raigarh Ward No 05 is the most populous ward with population of 7891 and Benderchua (og) Ward No 42 (rural Mdds Code:434993) is the least populous ward with population of 105.

Nearest railway station is Raigarh which is within the city. Raigarh is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Raigarh. Raipur is the state head quarter of the city and is 245 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 1326.6 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 47°C and minimum temperature goes down to 11°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 1.4 lakh people, among them about 70 thousand (51%) are male and about 67 thousand (49%) are female. 74% of the whole population are from general caste, 17% are from schedule caste and 8% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Raigarh municipal corporation is 12%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 30 thousand households in the city and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Raigarh

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 137,126 102,060 23,487 11,579 16,994
Male 70,197 52,607 11,716 5,874 8,856
Female 66,929 49,453 11,771 5,705 8,138

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 23.4% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.1 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 25.1% which is 3.3% higher than male population growth rate of 21.8%. General caste population has increased by 23.8%; Schedule caste population has increased by 25.5%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 15.7% and child population has increased by 10.1% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Raigarh

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 23.4% 23.8% 25.5% 15.7% 10.1%
Male 21.8% 22.7% 22.6% 12.3% 10.4%
Female 25.1% 25% 28.4% 19.4% 9.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 953 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 940, in schedule caste is 1005 and in schedule tribe is 971. There are 919 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 25 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 5 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Raigarh

Total General SC ST Child
Change 25 17 46 57 -5
2011 953 940 1005 971 919
2001 928 923 959 914 924

Literacy

Total about 1 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 57 thousand are male and about 47 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Raigarh is 87%. 93% of male and 81% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 9%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Raigarh

Total Male Female
Change 5.8% 3.0% 9.0%
2011 87% 93.2% 80.6%
2001 81.2% 90.2% 71.6%

Workers profile

Raigarh has 33% (about 45 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 53% male and 12% female population are working population. 50% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 3% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 10% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Raigarh

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 33% 30.6% 2.4% 67%
Male 53% 49.8% 3.3% 47%
Female 12% 10.4% 1.5% 88%