Rajnandgaon Municipal Corporation, with population of about 1.6 lakh is Rajnandgaon sub district's only municipal corporation located in Rajnandgaon sub district of Rajnandgaon district in the state Chhattisgarh in India. Total geographical area of Rajnandgaon municipal corporation is 76 km2. Population density of the city is 2145 persons per km2. There are 45 wards in the city, among them Rajnandgaon Ward No 29 is the most populous ward with population of 7504 and Rajnandgaon Ward No 13 is the least populous ward with population of 1095.

Nearest railway station is Rajnandgaon which is within the city. Rajnandgaon is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Rajnandgaon. Raipur is the state head quarter of the city and is 70 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 1299 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 46°C and minimum temperature goes down to 10°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 1.6 lakh people, among them about 82 thousand (50%) are male and about 81 thousand (50%) are female. 82% of the whole population are from general caste, 13% are from schedule caste and 6% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Rajnandgaon municipal corporation is 12%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 35 thousand households in the city and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Rajnandgaon

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 163,114 133,071 20,701 9,342 18,930
Male 81,929 67,044 10,233 4,652 9,679
Female 81,185 66,027 10,468 4,690 9,251

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 84% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 6% of the total population and Buddhists are the third largest religious community here with 5% population all other religious communities contribute 5% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 989 in Muslims are 990 and in Buddhists are 1047

Religion wise population 2011 - Rajnandgaon

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 163,114 137,670 9,323 1,831 1,863 7,484 4,812 78 53
Male 81,929 69,226 4,685 887 964 3,656 2,449 37 25
Female 81,185 68,444 4,638 944 899 3,828 2,363 41 28

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 13.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.4 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 14.6% which is 2.3% higher than male population growth rate of 12.3%. General caste population has increased by 13.7%; Schedule caste population has increased by 11.9%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 13.7% and child population has decreased by -2% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Rajnandgaon

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 13.5% 13.7% 11.9% 13.7% -2%
Male 12.3% 12.6% 10.5% 11.9% -3%
Female 14.6% 14.8% 13.4% 15.5% -0.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 991 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 985, in schedule caste is 1023 and in schedule tribe is 1008. There are 956 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 20 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 21 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Rajnandgaon

Total General SC ST Child
Change 20 19 26 31 21
2011 991 985 1023 1008 956
2001 971 966 997 977 935

Literacy

Total about 1.3 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 67 thousand are male and about 58 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Rajnandgaon is 87%. 93% of male and 81% 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 - Rajnandgaon

Total Male Female
Change 3.9% 1.3% 6.8%
2011 86.8% 92.5% 81.1%
2001 82.9% 91.2% 74.3%

Workers profile

Rajnandgaon has 37% (about 61 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 54% male and 21% female population are working population. 52% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 2% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 18% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Rajnandgaon

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 37.5% 35.1% 2.4% 62.5%
Male 54.1% 52% 2.2% 45.9%
Female 20.7% 18% 2.7% 79.3%