Northern Railway Colony Census Town, with population of about 21 thousand is Kanpur sub district's the most populous census town located in Kanpur sub district of Kanpur Nagar district in the state Uttar Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Northern Railway Colony census town is 5 km2 and it is the smallest census town by area in the sub district. Population density of the census town is 4450 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Northern Railway Colony Ward No 01 and the population of Northern Railway Colony Ward No 01 is about 21 thousand.

Nearest railway station is Kanpur which is 2 km far from here. Kanpur Nagar is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the census town is 5 km. District head quarter of the census town is Kanpur Nagar which is 5 km away. Lucknow is the state head quarter of the census town and is 80 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the census town is 868 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 46°C and minimum temperature goes down to 6°C.


The census town is home to about 21 thousand people, among them about 11 thousand (54%) are male and 9642 (46%) are female. 70% of the whole population are from general caste, 30% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Northern Railway Colony census town is 10%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are 4453 households in the census town and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Northern Railway Colony

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 20,916 14,710 6,199 7 2,092
Male 11,274 7,990 3,280 4 1,078
Female 9,642 6,720 2,919 3 1,014

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 84% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Muslims which contribute 14% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 1% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 853 in Muslims are 869 and in Christians are 930.

Religion wise population 2011 - Northern Railway Colony

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 20,916 17,594 3,020 166 28 57 3 8 40
Male 11,274 9,494 1,616 86 17 31 1 6 23
Female 9,642 8,100 1,404 80 11 26 2 2 17

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 855 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 841, in schedule caste is 890 and in schedule tribe is 750. There are 941 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the census town.


Total about 14 thousand people in the census town are literate, among them 8077 are male and 5816 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Northern Railway Colony is 74%. 79% of male and 67% of female population are literate here.

Workers profile

Northern Railway Colony has 31% (6552) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 50% male and 10% female population are working population. 42% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 8% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 8% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Northern Railway Colony

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 31.3% 25.9% 5.5% 68.7%
Male 49.7% 41.6% 8.1% 50.3%
Female 9.9% 7.5% 2.4% 90.1%