Guntur District, with population of about 48.9 lakh is Andhra Pradesh's the 2nd most populous district, located in the state Andhra Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Guntur district is about 11 thousand km2 and it is the 7th smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 429 persons per km2. There are 57 sub districts in the district, among them Guntur is the most populous sub district with population of about 7.8 lakh and Savalyapuram H/O Kanamarlapudi is the least populous sub district with population of about 38 thousand.

There are 17 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Guntur Municipal Corporation and Out Growth; Guntur Municipal Corporation; Tenali, Narasaraopet, Chilakaluripet, Mangalagiri and Bapatla Municipalities (limited to 5 most populous) Narasaraopet, Mangalagiri, Tadepalle and Vinukonda Municipality and Out Growths.

Demographics

The district is home to about 48.9 lakh people, among them about 24.4 lakh (50%) are male and about 24.5 lakh (50%) are female. 75% of the whole population are from general caste, 20% are from schedule caste and 5% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Guntur district is 10%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 13 lakh households in the district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 66% (about 32.4 lakh) live in Guntur District rural part and 34% (about 16.5 lakh) population live in the Guntur District urban part. Rural population density of Guntur district is 292 and urban population density is 5239 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Guntur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 4,887,813 3,683,317 957,407 247,089 495,729
Male 2,440,521 1,839,083 476,333 125,105 254,833
Female 2,447,292 1,844,234 481,074 121,984 240,896

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Guntur

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Guntur 779289 Gurazala 26190 Guntur 670073
Tenali 240031 Pedakakani 23201 Guntur 647508
Narasaraopet 211948 Ankireddipalem (R) 22256 Tenali 164937
Mangalagiri 160303 Ganapavaram 21457 Narasaraopet 117489
Chilakaluripet H/O.Purushotha Patnam 153629 Nizampatnam 20982 Narasaraopet 116250
Bapatla 143825 Karlapalem 19874 Mangalagiri 107197
Sattenapalle 130608 Gorantla 19711 Chilakaluripet 101398
Ponnur 123417 Nambur 19676 Mangalagiri 73613
Piduguralla 122319 Arumbaka 19104 Bapatla 70777
Macherla 113048 Dachepalle 19042 Tadepalle 64149

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 86% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 11% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 2% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1002 in Muslims are 1001 and in Christians are 1064.

Religion wise population 2011 - Guntur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 4,887,813 4,217,597 559,770 89,763 764 323 3,282 332 15,982
Male 2,440,521 2,107,089 279,693 43,496 428 199 1,707 168 7,741
Female 2,447,292 2,110,508 280,077 46,267 336 124 1,575 164 8,241

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 9.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 44.7 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 10.5% which is 2% higher than male population growth rate of 8.5%. General caste population has increased by 7.1%; Schedule caste population has increased by 17%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 18.7% and child population has decreased by -7.9% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Guntur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 9.5% 7.1% 17% 18.7% -7.9%
Male 8.5% 6.3% 14.9% 17.9% -7.3%
Female 10.5% 7.9% 19.3% 19.5% -8.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1003 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 1003, in schedule caste is 1010 and in schedule tribe is 975. There are 945 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 19 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 14 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Guntur

Total General SC ST Child
Change 19 15 38 13 -14
2011 1003 1003 1010 975 945
2001 984 988 972 962 959

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Repalle 1056 Uppalapadu 1698 Repalle 1086
Pedanandipadu 1034 Dasullapalle 1538 Bapatla 1058
Bapatla 1030 Bethapudi 1322 Vaddeswaram 1033
Kollipara 1027 Nandigama 1259 Ponnur 1032
Amaravathi 1026 Chowtapalem 1236 Tenali 1026
Tsundur 1026 Thurumella 1201 Guntur 1022
Kakumanu 1026 Kavuru 1181 Chilakaluripet 1020
Ponnur 1025 Krishnayapalem 1155 Guntur 1019
Pedakakani 1025 Manukondavaripalem 1146 Mangalagiri 1015
Tenali 1024 Kondajagarlamudi 1132 Macherla 1013

Literacy

Total about 29.6 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 16.3 lakh are male and about 13.3 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Guntur is 67%. 75% of male and 60% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 4%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 6%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Guntur

Total Male Female
Change 4.9% 3.6% 6.4%
2011 67.4% 74.8% 60.1%
2001 62.5% 71.2% 53.7%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Tenali 80 Devarapalle Agraharam 85 Tenali 83
Guntur 79 Chinavadlapudi 83 Repalle 81
Tadepalle 75 Kunchavaram 82 Bapatla 81
Repalle 73 Bethapudi 81 Guntur 80
Ponnur 73 Kothapalle Narikellapalle 81 Guntur 80
Amruthalur 73 Vijayapuri South 80 Narasaraopet 80
Mangalagiri 72 Gorantla 80 Narasaraopet 79
Kollipara 72 Kukkapallevaripalem 80 Ponnur 78
Narasaraopet 72 Pinapadu (R) 80 Tadepalle 77
Bapatla 72 Patchalatadiparru 79 Mangalagiri 76

Workers profile

Guntur has 49% (about 23.8 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 59% male and 38% female population are working population. 55% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 32% of total female population are main and 7% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Guntur

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 48.7% 43.1% 5.6% 51.3%
Male 59.1% 54.7% 4.4% 40.9%
Female 38.4% 31.5% 6.9% 61.6%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Guntur

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Mutukuru 131.9 Guntur 45.8
Srigiripadu 82.3 Guntur 45.8
Nagulavaram 78.9 Mangalagiri 40.7
Gottipalla 70.5 Mangalagiri 40.7
Kolagutla 64.8 Vinukonda 37.5
Durgi 57.6 Vinukonda 37.5
Kandlakunta 55.4 Piduguralla 31.5
Tadikonda 51.8 Ponnur 26.1
Obulesunipalle 49 Tadepalle 25.5
Veldurthi 47.1 Tadepalle 25.5