Mahrajganj District, with population of about 26.8 lakh is Uttar Pradesh's the 34th most populous district, located in the state Uttar Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Mahrajganj district is 2952 km2 and it is the 30th smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 909 persons per km2. There are 4 sub districts in the district, among them Maharajganj is the most populous sub district with population of about 11.5 lakh and Pharenda is the least populous sub district with population of about 4.9 lakh.

Demographics

The district is home to about 26.8 lakh people, among them about 13.8 lakh (51%) are male and about 13 lakh (49%) are female. 81% of the whole population are from general caste, 18% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Mahrajganj district is 16%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 4.3 lakh households in the district and an average 6 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 95% (about 25.5 lakh) live in Mahrajganj District rural part and 5% (about 1.3 lakh) population live in the Mahrajganj District urban part. Rural population density of Mahrajganj district is 880 and urban population density is 2490 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Mahrajganj

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 2,684,703 2,175,292 492,976 16,435 423,537
Male 1,381,754 1,118,967 254,426 8,361 219,357
Female 1,302,949 1,056,325 238,550 8,074 204,180

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Mahrajganj

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Maharajganj 1146661 Bagapar 14568 Maharajganj 33930
Nichlaul 539761 Dhnewa Dhanei 13341 Nautanwa 33753
Nautanwa 511045 Paratawal 12103 Siswa Bazar 20963
Pharenda 487236 Dhuthibari 10877 Nichlaul 18414
Chakdah 10206 Ghughuli 11271
Jungal Dudhai Urf Chehri 9890 Anandnagar 10113
Chowk 9821 Jugauli 6286
Paniyara 9256
Mathura Nagar 9158
Medanipur 9110

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 82% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 17% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 938 in Muslims are 967.

Religion wise population 2011 - Mahrajganj

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 2,684,703 2,196,884 458,650 3,527 1,381 16,030 243 338 7,650
Male 1,381,754 1,133,573 233,158 1,864 713 8,207 127 166 3,946
Female 1,302,949 1,063,311 225,492 1,663 668 7,823 116 172 3,704

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 23.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 21.7 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 24.1% which is 1.2% higher than male population growth rate of 22.9%. General caste population has increased by 24.5%; Schedule caste population has increased by 16.2%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 541% and child population has decreased by -7.5% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Mahrajganj

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 23.5% 24.5% 16.2% 541% -7.5%
Male 22.9% 23.6% 16.8% 523% -6.2%
Female 24.1% 25.4% 15.6% 560.7% -8.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 943 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 944, in schedule caste is 938 and in schedule tribe is 966. There are 931 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 9 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 27 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Mahrajganj

Total General SC ST Child
Change 9 14 -9 55 -27
2011 943 944 938 966 931
2001 934 930 947 911 958

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Maharajganj 951 Govindpur 2000 Jugauli 981
Nichlaul 945 Harraiya Khurd 1281 Ghughuli 980
Nautanwa 935 Chak Belbara 1273 Nautanwa 936
Pharenda 929 Barhya 1261 Siswa Bazar 934
Araji Hira Kathik 1250 Nichlaul 932
Pipar Pati 1202 Maharajganj 922
Bhagvanpur 1200 Anandnagar 907
Mangalpur 1194
Gordhowa 1190
Babhnauli 1168

Literacy

Total about 14.2 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 8.8 lakh are male and about 5.4 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Mahrajganj is 63%. 76% of male and 49% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 16%. Male literacy has gone up by 12% and female literacy rate has gone up by 21%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Mahrajganj

Total Male Female
Change 16.2% 11.9% 21.0%
2011 62.8% 75.8% 48.9%
2001 46.6% 63.9% 27.9%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Maharajganj 65 Bhabhauri 100 Anandnagar 88
Pharenda 63 Mahdewa Buzurg 84 Nautanwa 79
Nichlaul 61 Nagarauli 84 Siswa Bazar 78
Nautanwa 61 Imilia 84 Maharajganj 77
Jungal Baki Tukra No8 83 Nichlaul 77
Mahdeva 83 Ghughuli 74
Achal Garh 83 Jugauli 74
Sonia Dakhin 82
Patkhauni 81
Bhujauli 81

Workers profile

Mahrajganj has 37% (about 9.9 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 48% male and 26% female population are working population. 25% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 23% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 7% of total female population are main and 18% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Mahrajganj

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 37% 16.4% 20.7% 63%
Male 47.7% 24.8% 22.9% 52.3%
Female 25.7% 7.4% 18.3% 74.3%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Mahrajganj

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Nipaniya 32.5 Maharajganj 18
Purandrapur Sonbarsa 24.1 Nautanwa 8
Ganeshpur 23.8 Ghughuli 8
Bagapar 15.1 Siswa Bazar 8
Jungal Dudhai Urf Chehri 14.1 Nichlaul 6.6
Khesarari 12.4 Anandnagar 4
Deoghatti 10.2 Jugauli 1.5
Chakdah 9.9
Dhnewa Dhanei 8.9
Medanipur 8.9