Raichur District, with population of about 19.3 lakh is Karnataka's the 10th most populous district, located in the state Karnataka in India. Total geographical area of Raichur district is 8442 km2 and it is the 8th biggest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 228 persons per km2. There are 5 sub districts in the district, among them Raichur is the most populous sub district with population of about 5 lakh and Devadurga is the least populous sub district with population of about 2.8 lakh.

Demographics

The district is home to about 19.3 lakh people, among them about 9.6 lakh (50%) are male and about 9.6 lakh (50%) are female. 60% of the whole population are from general caste, 21% are from schedule caste and 19% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Raichur district is 15%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 3.6 lakh households in the district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 75% (about 14.4 lakh) live in Raichur District rural part and 25% (about 4.9 lakh) population live in the Raichur District urban part. Rural population density of Raichur district is 173 and urban population density is 4362 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Raichur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1,928,812 1,160,808 400,933 367,071 283,733
Male 964,511 582,051 200,359 182,101 145,468
Female 964,301 578,757 200,574 184,970 138,265

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Raichur

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Raichur 498637 Maski 23655 Raichur 234073
Sindhnur 393200 Sirwar 19295 Sindhnur 75837
Lingsugur 385699 Kowtal 15036 Manvi 46465
Manvi 370670 Sindhnur (Rural) 14906 Lingsugur 35411
Devadurga 280606 Jalhalli 13063 Devadurga 28929
Turvihal 13034 Mudgal 22731
Gurgunta 12898 Shaktinagar 17088
Balganur 11449 Hatti 16278
Gandhinagar 10568 Hatti Gold Mines 13536
Gorebal 10514

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 85% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 14% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1003 in Muslims are 982.

Religion wise population 2011 - Raichur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 1,928,812 1,634,062 272,022 10,394 538 2,265 4,156 29 5,346
Male 964,511 815,910 137,277 5,136 302 1,119 2,177 19 2,571
Female 964,301 818,152 134,745 5,258 236 1,146 1,979 10 2,775

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 15.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 16.7 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 16.5% which is 1.9% higher than male population growth rate of 14.6%. General caste population has increased by 10.6%; Schedule caste population has increased by 26.4%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 21.1% and child population has increased by 0.2% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Raichur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 15.5% 10.6% 26.4% 21.1% 0.2%
Male 14.6% 9.7% 25.7% 19.7% 1%
Female 16.5% 11.5% 27% 22.5% -0.5%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1000 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 994, in schedule caste is 1001 and in schedule tribe is 1016. There are 950 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 17 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 - Raichur

Total General SC ST Child
Change 17 15 10 23 -14
2011 1000 994 1001 1016 950
2001 983 979 991 993 964

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Manvi 1013 Putkanhal (D) 2200 Lingsugur 1000
Sindhnur 1003 Bhogapur 1518 Manvi 998
Devadurga 1002 Arlappanahuda 1310 Sindhnur 994
Raichur 998 Maskihatti 1200 Raichur 989
Lingsugur 984 Mamadadoddi 1195 Hatti 981
Amarawati 1184 Shaktinagar 980
Nagalapur(D) 1182 Devadurga 978
Malat 1175 Hatti Gold Mines 974
Bevinur 1158 Mudgal 968
Chikka Hanagi 1156

Literacy

Total about 9.8 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 5.8 lakh are male and about 4 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Raichur is 60%. 70% of male and 49% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 11%. Male literacy has gone up by 8% and female literacy rate has gone up by 13%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Raichur

Total Male Female
Change 10.8% 9.0% 12.8%
2011 59.6% 70.5% 48.7%
2001 48.8% 61.5% 35.9%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Raichur 65 Chickkudalgi 100 Hatti Gold Mines 85
Sindhnur 62 Agrahar 92 Raichur 78
Lingsugur 61 Pesaldinni 88 Lingsugur 76
Manvi 55 Buddinni 85 Shaktinagar 76
Devadurga 49 Amarawati 84 Sindhnur 74
Shankerbandi - (D) 81 Hatti 71
Hullur 81 Mudgal 70
Meerapur 81 Devadurga 69
Sajjalagudda 80 Manvi 68
Maldinni Khadehola 79

Workers profile

Raichur has 47% (about 9 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 55% male and 39% female population are working population. 48% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 7% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 27% of total female population are main and 11% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Raichur

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 46.8% 37.6% 9.2% 53.2%
Male 55% 47.8% 7.1% 45%
Female 38.7% 27.4% 11.2% 61.3%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Raichur

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Kallur 88.9 Raichur 43.9
Kotha 66.6 Sindhnur 30.6
Kowtal 61 Shaktinagar 12.7
Kurdi 57.7 Mudgal 7.5
Gabbur 53.5 Lingsugur 7.4
Turvihal 48.7 Hatti Gold Mines 6.3
Salgunda 47.9 Manvi 2.5
Sindhnur (Rural) 47 Devadurga 0.8
Mudgal(Rural) 46.6 Hatti 0.8
Maski 44.2