Anantapur Municipal Corporation, with population of about 2.6 lakh is Anantapur sub district's only municipal corporation located in Anantapur sub district of Anantapur district in the state Andhra Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Anantapur municipal corporation is 16 km2. Population density of the city is 15964 persons per km2. There are 28 wards in the city, among them Anantapur Ward No 06 is the most populous ward with population of about 36 thousand and Anantapur Ward No 24 is the least populous ward with population of 1445.

Nearest railway station is Anantapur which is within the city. Anantapur is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Anantapur. Hyderabad is the state head quarter of the city and is 354 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 579.08 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 42°C and minimum temperature goes down to 20.15°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 2.6 lakh people, among them about 1.3 lakh (50%) are male and about 1.3 lakh (50%) are female. 90% of the whole population are from general caste, 7% are from schedule caste and 3% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Anantapur municipal corporation is 10%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 63 thousand households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Anantapur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 261,004 235,274 18,068 7,662 24,912
Male 130,777 117,783 9,027 3,967 13,109
Female 130,227 117,491 9,041 3,695 11,803

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 19.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2.2 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 20.8% which is 3% higher than male population growth rate of 17.8%. General caste population has increased by 16.5%; Schedule caste population has increased by 50%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 56.6% and child population has increased by 4.1% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Anantapur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 19.3% 16.5% 50% 56.6% 4.1%
Male 17.8% 15% 49% 57.2% 8.6%
Female 20.8% 18.1% 51% 55.9% -0.5%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 996 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 998, in schedule caste is 1002 and in schedule tribe is 931. There are 900 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 83 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Anantapur

Total General SC ST Child
Change 24 27 13 -8 -83
2011 996 998 1002 931 900
2001 972 971 989 939 983

Literacy

Total about 1.9 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 1 lakh are male and about 89 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Anantapur is 81%. 88% of male and 75% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 4%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 7%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Anantapur

Total Male Female
Change 4.6% 2.8% 6.7%
2011 81.2% 87.7% 74.8%
2001 76.6% 84.9% 68.1%

Workers profile

Anantapur has 35% (about 92 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 54% male and 16% female population are working population. 51% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 3% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 14% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Anantapur

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 35.1% 32.6% 2.5% 64.9%
Male 53.7% 51% 2.7% 46.3%
Female 16.4% 14.1% 2.2% 83.6%