Muzaffarnagar District, with population of about 41.4 lakh is Uttar Pradesh's the 12th most populous district, located in the state Uttar Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Muzaffarnagar district is 4008 km2 and it is the 26th biggest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 1034 persons per km2. There are 6 sub districts in the district, among them Muzaffarnagar is the most populous sub district with population of about 14.1 lakh and Khatauli is the least populous sub district with population of about 4.3 lakh.

Demographics

The district is home to about 41.4 lakh people, among them about 21.9 lakh (53%) are male and about 19.5 lakh (47%) are female. 86% of the whole population are from general caste, 14% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Muzaffarnagar district is 16%, among them 54% are boys and 46% are girls. There are about 6.8 lakh households in the district and an average 6 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 71% (about 29.5 lakh) live in Muzaffarnagar District rural part and 29% (about 11.9 lakh) population live in the Muzaffarnagar District urban part. Rural population density of Muzaffarnagar district is 763 and urban population density is 8485 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Muzaffarnagar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 4,143,512 3,581,945 561,250 317 646,062
Male 2,193,434 1,894,671 298,587 176 346,805
Female 1,950,078 1,687,274 262,663 141 299,257

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Muzaffarnagar

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Muzaffarnagar 1406843 Sujru 32374 Muzaffarnagar 392768
Shamli 687324 Gangeru 26373 Shamli 107266
Kairana 586254 Jaula 24655 Kairana 89000
Budhana 532496 Baghra 20504 Khatauli 72949
Jansath 496685 Purbaliyan 20297 Budhana 53722
Khatauli 433910 Kutesra 18534 Kandhla 46796
Basera 17031 Budhana 39867
Maisani Ismailpur 16605 Thana Bhawan 36669
Shaoron 15711 Sarwat 34846
Kithora 14016 Kukra 29454

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 58% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 41% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 869 in Muslims are 918.

Religion wise population 2011 - Muzaffarnagar

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 4,143,512 2,382,914 1,711,453 6,495 18,601 1,516 16,345 60 6,128
Male 2,193,434 1,275,138 892,227 3,415 9,931 809 8,563 33 3,318
Female 1,950,078 1,107,776 819,226 3,080 8,670 707 7,782 27 2,810

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 16.9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 35.4 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 18.2% which is 2.4% higher than male population growth rate of 15.8%. General caste population has increased by 16.9%; Schedule caste population has increased by 17.3%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 264.4% and child population has decreased by -4.7% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Muzaffarnagar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 16.9% 16.9% 17.3% 264.4% -4.7%
Male 15.8% 15.8% 16.1% 319% -4.9%
Female 18.2% 18.1% 18.8% 213.3% -4.5%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 889 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 891, in schedule caste is 880 and in schedule tribe is 801. There are 863 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the district. Overall sex ratio in the district has increased by 18 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 4 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Muzaffarnagar

Total General SC ST Child
Change 18 18 20 -270 4
2011 889 891 880 801 863
2001 871 873 860 1071 859

Sub Districts, Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Muzaffarnagar

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Jansath 902 Sultan Ajampur 1111 Charthawal 925
Khatauli 898 Mukimpur 1100 Purquazi 920
Muzaffarnagar 894 Shamli Rural 1091 Miranpur 918
Kairana 884 Jharera 1063 Purquazi 916
Budhana 880 Ahamadwala 1043 Shahpur 910
Shamli 876 Bagowali 1041 Khatauli 910
Gunyazuddi 1040 Kandhla 907
Suheli 1032 Jhinjhana 907
Ishaqwala 1024 Almaspur 906
Sultanpur 1021 Budhana 906

Literacy

Total about 24.2 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 14.5 lakh are male and about 9.7 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Muzaffarnagar is 69%. 78% of male and 59% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 8%. Male literacy has gone up by 6% and female literacy rate has gone up by 11%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Muzaffarnagar

Total Male Female
Change 8.4% 6.5% 10.9%
2011 69.1% 78.4% 58.7%
2001 60.7% 71.9% 47.8%

Sub Districts, Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Muzaffarnagar

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Khatauli 73 Ibrahimpur 100 Khanupur 81
Muzaffarnagar 72 Tiparpur 100 Shamli 80
Shamli 71 Faijalpur 100 Muzaffarnagar 80
Jansath 68 Salempur 92 Almaspur 79
Budhana 67 Jabardastpur Urf Mantori 92 Ailam 77
Kairana 60 Sikhrera 90 Kukra 76
Panchli 89 Khatauli 76
Farakhpur 89 Khatauli Rural 74
Dhiraheri 88 Un 73
Palara 88 Sisauli 73

Workers profile

Muzaffarnagar has 31% (about 12.9 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 49% male and 11% female population are working population. 44% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 5% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 6% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Muzaffarnagar

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 31.2% 26.2% 5% 68.8%
Male 49.3% 43.9% 5.4% 50.7%
Female 10.8% 6.3% 4.5% 89.2%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Muzaffarnagar

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Goela 44.4 Shamli 26.2
Alampur 37.5 Muzaffarnagar 12
Basera 29.7 Charthawal 8.8
Kairanaa Rural 28 Miranpur 8
Kandhala Rural 25.5 Budhana 7.6
Charthawal Rural 24.4 Budhana 7.6
Majlishpur 23.4 Kairana 7.1
Bhoker Heri 23 Sarwat 6.9
Sikari 21.2 Kandhla 6
Budhana Bagar 19.9 Ailam 5