Muzaffarpur District, with population of about 48 lakh is Bihar's the 3rd most populous district, located in the state Bihar in India. Total geographical area of Muzaffarpur district is 3172 km2 and it is the 10th biggest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 1514 persons per km2. There are 16 sub districts in the district, among them Musahri is the most populous sub district with population of about 6.8 lakh and Dholi (Moraul) is the least populous sub district with population of about 90 thousand.

There is only one city in the district that comes under the district administration which is Muzaffarpur Municipal Corporation.

Demographics

The district is home to about 48 lakh people, among them about 25.3 lakh (53%) are male and about 22.7 lakh (47%) are female. 84% of the whole population are from general caste, 16% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Muzaffarpur district is 18%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 9.5 lakh households in the district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 90% (about 43.3 lakh) live in Muzaffarpur District rural part and 10% (about 4.7 lakh) population live in the Muzaffarpur District urban part. Rural population density of Muzaffarpur district is 1396 and urban population density is 6559 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Muzaffarpur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 4,801,062 4,043,108 751,975 5,979 845,335
Male 2,527,497 2,131,238 393,135 3,124 441,339
Female 2,273,565 1,911,870 358,840 2,855 403,996

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Muzaffarpur

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Musahri 683073 Bariarpur urf Bazidpur 42775 Muzaffarpur 354462
Kurhani 435676 Baruraj 27064 Motipur 28572
Baruraj (Motipur) 406795 Kanta Pirauchha 25953 Kanti 25051
Paroo 361662 Jajuara 25875 Sahebganj 23224
Minapur 340925 Ratwara Bindwara Deoria 22386 Damodarpur 13884
Saraiya 331651 Jarang 21145 Shekhpura 10204
Sakra 306833 Paru Khas 19951 Majhauli Khetal 6820
Aurai 290545 Raj Khand 19296 Dumari urf Damodarpur Shahjahan 6301
Kanti 272858 Deoria 19165 Yehiapur 4919
Gaighat 259719 Dhamauli Ramnath 18750

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 84% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 16% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 895 in Muslims are 926.

Religion wise population 2011 - Muzaffarpur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 4,801,062 4,032,773 745,546 5,149 933 288 382 98 15,893
Male 2,527,497 2,128,605 387,034 2,655 494 157 202 46 8,304
Female 2,273,565 1,904,168 358,512 2,494 439 131 180 52 7,589

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 28.1% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 37.5 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 26.6% which is -2.9% lower than male population growth rate of 29.5%. General caste population has increased by 28.4%; Schedule caste population has increased by 26.5%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 72.2% and child population has increased by 14% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Muzaffarpur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 28.1% 28.4% 26.5% 72.2% 14%
Male 29.5% 29.9% 27.3% 74.6% 14.7%
Female 26.6% 26.8% 25.6% 69.6% 13.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 900 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 897, in schedule caste is 913 and in schedule tribe is 914. There are 915 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the district. Overall sex ratio in the district has decreased by 20 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 13 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Muzaffarpur

Total General SC ST Child
Change -20 -22 -12 -27 -13
2011 900 897 913 914 915
2001 920 919 925 941 928

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Bandra 960 Rasulpur Kariat 2329 Sahebganj 917
Dholi (Moraul) 927 Chak Bhabda 1563 Damodarpur 892
Sahebganj 912 Bazidpur urf Misraulia 1500 Muzaffarpur 890
Katra 908 Berai Hardas 1367 Majhauli Khetal 883
Saraiya 904 Bishunpur Mehsi 1348 Motipur 880
Marwan 904 Inglish Az Rakbe Bhagwanpur 1282 Shekhpura 879
Sakra 902 Firozpur 1257 Kanti 877
Paroo 901 Gopinathpur 1224 Yehiapur 853
Kanti 899 Doma Dih Bishunpur Dubiahi 1208 Dumari urf Damodarpur Shahjahan 845
Bochaha 898 Chhapra Madho 1188

Literacy

Total about 25.1 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 14.9 lakh are male and about 10.2 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Muzaffarpur is 63%. 71% of male and 55% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 15%. Male literacy has gone up by 12% and female literacy rate has gone up by 19%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Muzaffarpur

Total Male Female
Change 15.4% 12.2% 18.9%
2011 63.4% 71.3% 54.7%
2001 48% 59.1% 35.8%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Musahri 76 Sahajpur Shekhpur 100 Yehiapur 90
Sakra 70 Bazidpur urf Misraulia 100 Shekhpura 85
Dholi (Moraul) 68 Bhataulia 100 Muzaffarpur 83
Kanti 67 Arizpur 98 Majhauli Khetal 81
Kurhani 65 Mahdaia 96 Damodarpur 79
Saraiya 65 Dariapur 94 Dumari urf Damodarpur Shahjahan 74
Marwan 63 Jhiktahi urf Madho Chhapra 93 Motipur 68
Paroo 62 Chak Rahmat 93 Kanti 66
Baruraj (Motipur) 62 Chak Nathan 93 Sahebganj 62
Sahebganj 61 Uphraulia 92

Workers profile

Muzaffarpur has 32% (about 15.5 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 47% male and 15% female population are working population. 30% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 17% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 7% of total female population are main and 9% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Muzaffarpur

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 32.2% 19% 13.3% 67.8%
Male 47.3% 30% 17.3% 52.7%
Female 15.5% 6.7% 8.8% 84.5%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Muzaffarpur

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Bariarpur urf Bazidpur 33.2 Muzaffarpur 26.4
Jhapaha 22.7 Kanti 16.2
Deoria 21.8 Motipur 12.8
Jarang 19.5 Sahebganj 9.8
Baruraj 19.2 Dumari urf Damodarpur Shahjahan 2.3
Jajuara 18.8 Shekhpura 1.9
Barka Gaon 16.6 Damodarpur 1.5
Kanta Pirauchha 14.7 Majhauli Khetal 0.9
Paru Khas 14.6 Yehiapur 0.5
Dhanaur 14.6