Karur District, with population of about 10.6 lakh is Tamil Nadu's the 4th least populous district, located in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Karur district is 2904 km2 and it is the 9th smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 367 persons per km2. There are 5 sub districts in the district, among them Karur is the most populous sub district with population of about 4.5 lakh and Kadavur is the least populous sub district with population of about 1.1 lakh.

There are 4 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Karur, Inam Karur, Thanthoni and Kulithalai Municipalities.

Demographics

The district is home to about 10.6 lakh people, among them about 5.3 lakh (50%) are male and about 5.4 lakh (50%) are female. 79% of the whole population are from general caste, 21% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Karur district is 10%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 2.9 lakh households in the district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 59% (about 6.3 lakh) live in Karur District rural part and 41% (about 4.3 lakh) population live in the Karur District urban part. Rural population density of Karur district is 240 and urban population density is 1533 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Karur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1,064,493 842,533 221,385 575 102,731
Male 528,184 419,078 108,809 297 52,969
Female 536,309 423,455 112,576 278 49,762

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Karur

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Karur 445389 D.Edayapatti 14145 Karur 70980
Kulithalai 206731 Chinthalavadi 10325 Inam Karur 67131
Aravakurichi 183321 Thogamalai 9792 Thanthoni 53854
Krishnarayapuram 119213 Gudalur 8208 Pallapatti 30624
Kadavur 109839 Kalladai 8124 Kulithalai 27910
Kuppuchipalayam 8087 Punjaipugalur 23408
Vadaseri 7951 Senapiratti 22447
Inungur 7866 Andankoil East 19779
Kosur 7638 Nangavaram 17629
Keelappaguthi 7483 Puliyur 12720

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 93% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 5% 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 1015 in Muslims are 1024 and in Christians are 1031.

Religion wise population 2011 - Karur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 1,064,493 993,666 53,292 16,483 115 29 7 79 822
Male 528,184 493,227 26,332 8,115 63 15 3 36 393
Female 536,309 500,439 26,960 8,368 52 14 4 43 429

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 13.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 9.4 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 14.1% which is 0.6% higher than male population growth rate of 13.5%. General caste population has increased by 13.2%; Schedule caste population has increased by 16.4%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -60.3% and child population has decreased by -0.5% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Karur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 13.8% 13.2% 16.4% -60.3% -0.5%
Male 13.5% 13.1% 15.5% -58.2% -1%
Female 14.1% 13.4% 17.2% -62.4% 0%

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 1010, in schedule caste is 1035 and in schedule tribe is 936. There are 939 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 5 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 9 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Karur

Total General SC ST Child
Change 5 3 15 -103 9
2011 1015 1010 1035 936 939
2001 1010 1007 1020 1039 930

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Kulithalai 1026 Viswanathapuri 1162 Minampalli-Pachamadevi 1067
Aravakurichi 1022 Gudalur (West) 1112 Marudur 1054
Karur 1013 Puluderi 1111 Nangavaram 1047
Krishnarayapuram 1006 Nerur North 1097 Aravakurichi 1039
Kadavur 1005 Renganathapuram (North) 1093 Karur 1032
Rajapuram 1086 Pallapatti 1032
Renganathapuram (South) 1085 Punjaipugalur 1028
Nanniyur 1082 Krishnarayapuram 1026
Hiranyamangalam 1078 Uppidamangalam 1025
Gudalur (East) 1076 Punjai Thottakurichi 1022

Literacy

Total about 7.3 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 4 lakh are male and about 3.3 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Karur is 76%. 85% of male and 67% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 8%. Male literacy has gone up by 5% and female literacy rate has gone up by 10%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Karur

Total Male Female
Change 7.5% 4.9% 10.1%
2011 75.6% 84.5% 66.9%
2001 68.1% 79.6% 56.8%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Karur 81 Thirumanilaiyur 85 Pallapatti 93
Aravakurichi 74 Rajendram (North) 85 Karur 89
Kulithalai 73 Vadhiyam 83 Kulithalai 89
Krishnarayapuram 71 Vaiganallur(North) 83 Senapiratti 89
Kadavur 64 Vangal 83 Inam Karur 87
Chinnadarapuram 82 Thanthoni 86
Kallapalli 81 Andankoil East 86
Mayanur 81 TNPL Pugalur 85
Andankoil(West) 81 Punjaipugalur 83
Thogamalai 80 Aravakurichi 81

Workers profile

Karur has 51% (about 5.4 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 62% male and 40% female population are working population. 59% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 3% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 36% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Karur

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 51% 47.8% 3.3% 49%
Male 62.3% 59.4% 2.9% 37.7%
Female 40% 36.3% 3.6% 60%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Karur

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
D.Edayapatti 84.5 Nangavaram 39
Sembianatham 42.1 Punjaipugalur 25
Mookanankurichi 39.3 Uppidamangalam 24.2
Nagamballi 36.5 Aravakurichi 24
Gudalur 35.6 Marudur 17.7
Thennilai(East) 32.4 P.J. Cholapuram 16.5
Kalugur 31.1 Krishnarayapuram 16
Punnam 29.4 Thanthoni 13.5
Kuppam 28.9 Inam Karur 13.5
Pavithiram 28.7 Punjai Thottakurichi 12.5