Rajnandgaon District, with population of about 15.4 lakh is Chhattisgarh's the 6th most populous district, located in the state Chhattisgarh in India. Total geographical area of Rajnandgaon district is 8070 km2 and it is the 8th biggest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 190 persons per km2. There are 9 sub districts in the district, among them Rajnandgaon is the most populous sub district with population of about 3.6 lakh and Mohla is the least populous sub district with population of about 87 thousand.

There are 3 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Rajnandgaon Municipal Corporation; Dongargarh and Khairagarh Municipalities.

Demographics

The district is home to about 15.4 lakh people, among them about 7.6 lakh (50%) are male and about 7.7 lakh (50%) are female. 63% of the whole population are from general caste, 10% are from schedule caste and 26% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Rajnandgaon district is 14%, among them 50% are boys and 50% are girls. There are about 3.2 lakh households in the district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 82% (about 12.6 lakh) live in Rajnandgaon District rural part and 18% (about 2.7 lakh) population live in the Rajnandgaon District urban part. Rural population density of Rajnandgaon district is 160 and urban population density is 1710 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Rajnandgaon

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1,537,133 975,316 156,623 405,194 209,575
Male 762,855 487,844 76,979 198,032 105,508
Female 774,278 487,472 79,644 207,162 104,067

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Rajnandgaon

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Rajnandgaon 363352 Mohla 4952 Rajnandgaon 163114
Dongargarh 208117 Tendesara 4929 Dongargarh 37372
Khairagarh 192222 Lalbhadur Nagar 4538 Khairagarh 22564
Chhuriya 178506 Manpur 4363 Dongargaon 14693
Chhuikhadan 176222 Ghumka 4076 Gandai 13278
Dongargaon 134767 Singhola 3967 Ambagarh Chowki 9889
Ambagarh 108334 Arjuni 3476 Chhuikhadan 7093
Manpur 88619 Asara 3415 Chhuriya 4509
Mohla 86994 Mudhipar 3367
Surgi 3251

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 91% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district all other religious communities contribute 9% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1015

Religion wise population 2011 - Rajnandgaon

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 1,537,133 1,399,658 23,648 5,193 3,761 28,541 8,187 67,444 701
Male 762,855 694,736 11,853 2,604 1,991 13,987 4,168 33,169 347
Female 774,278 704,922 11,795 2,589 1,770 14,554 4,019 34,275 354

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 19.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 12.8 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 19.3% which is -1% lower than male population growth rate of 20.3%. General caste population has increased by 19.8%; Schedule caste population has increased by 22.9%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 18.6% and child population has decreased by -3.5% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Rajnandgaon

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 19.8% 19.8% 22.9% 18.6% -3.5%
Male 20.3% 20.5% 22.5% 18.9% -3.7%
Female 19.3% 19.1% 23.3% 18.3% -3.4%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1015 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 999, in schedule caste is 1035 and in schedule tribe is 1046. There are 986 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 8 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 2 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Rajnandgaon

Total General SC ST Child
Change -8 -12 7 -5 2
2011 1015 999 1035 1046 986
2001 1023 1011 1028 1051 984

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Ambagarh 1053 Madiyapar 2000 Ambagarh Chowki 1039
Chhuriya 1037 Mauhadhar 1818 Gandai 1025
Mohla 1027 Kohkattatola 1700 Dongargarh 994
Khairagarh 1020 Belargondi 1600 Chhuikhadan 993
Chhuikhadan 1016 Jamnara 1515 Dongargaon 991
Dongargarh 1014 Dulki 1439 Rajnandgaon 991
Dongargaon 1008 Darrabandha 1411 Khairagarh 991
Manpur 997 Hanaikalkalan 1400 Chhuriya 968
Rajnandgaon 995 Aniya Tola 1400
Halamitola 1400

Literacy

Total about 10.1 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 5.6 lakh are male and about 4.5 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Rajnandgaon is 76%. 85% of male and 67% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has decreased by -1%. Male literacy has gone down by -2% and female literacy rate has gone down by -1%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Rajnandgaon

Total Male Female
Change -1.2% -1.8% -0.9%
2011 76% 85.4% 66.7%
2001 77.2% 87.2% 67.6%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Rajnandgaon 82 Chhui Khadka 100 Dongargarh 88
Dongargaon 79 Lalbandha 100 Ambagarh Chowki 87
Ambagarh 78 Dullitola 100 Rajnandgaon 87
Mohla 76 Chitwa Konha 100 Dongargaon 86
Dongargarh 76 Rainu Tola 96 Chhuikhadan 84
Chhuriya 74 Sahaspur 94 Chhuriya 82
Manpur 73 Khora Tola 94 Khairagarh 81
Khairagarh 72 Mahul Jhopdi 94 Gandai 70
Chhuikhadan 68 Kalkasa 93
Khairi 92

Workers profile

Rajnandgaon has 52% (about 8 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 47% female population are working population. 47% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 10% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 31% of total female population are main and 16% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Rajnandgaon

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 52.1% 38.8% 13.3% 47.9%
Male 57.2% 47.1% 10.2% 42.8%
Female 46.9% 30.6% 16.3% 53.1%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Rajnandgaon

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Bhaisbod 24.8 Rajnandgaon 76.1
Umarwahi 20.1 Dongargarh 24.7
Nedgaon 19.1 Khairagarh 19.1
Manpur 17.9 Gandai 15
Dodke 16.8 Ambagarh Chowki 11.5
Kumhali 14.4 Chhuriya 6
Bagra Kasa 14.1 Dongargaon 4.3
Asara 13.9 Chhuikhadan 2.8
Siwani 13.8
Urjhe 13.7