Jalpaiguri Municipality, with population of about 1.1 lakh is Jalpaiguri district's the most populous municipality located in Jalpaiguri district of the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Jalpaiguri municipality is 13 km2 and it is the 2nd smallest city by area in the district. Population density of the city is 8276 persons per km2. There are 25 wards in the city, among them Jalpaiguri Ward No 02 is the most populous ward with population of 8376 and Jalpaiguri Ward No 23 is the least populous ward with population of 2584.

Nearest railway station is Jalpaiguri which is within the city. Jalpaiguri Sadar is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Jalpaiguri. Kolkata is the state head quarter of the city and is 614 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 3508 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 37°C and minimum temperature goes down to 7°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 1.1 lakh people, among them about 54 thousand (50%) are male and about 54 thousand (50%) are female. 77% of the whole population are from general caste, 22% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Jalpaiguri municipality is 8%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 26 thousand households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Jalpaiguri

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 107,341 82,605 23,761 975 8,355
Male 53,708 41,169 12,016 523 4,267
Female 53,633 41,436 11,745 452 4,088

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 96% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 3% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1002 in Muslims are 881.

Religion wise population 2011 - Jalpaiguri

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 107,341 103,220 3,160 453 33 373 63 7 32
Male 53,708 51,566 1,680 222 15 170 33 6 16
Female 53,633 51,654 1,480 231 18 203 30 1 16

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 7.9% which is 1.8% higher than male population growth rate of 6.1%. General caste population has increased by 4.3%; Schedule caste population has increased by 17.7%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by 0% and child population has decreased by -6.7% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Jalpaiguri

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 7% 4.3% 17.7% 0% -6.7%
Male 6.1% 3.3% 17.4% -0.4% -6%
Female 7.9% 5.4% 18% 0.4% -7.4%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 999 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 1006, in schedule caste is 977 and in schedule tribe is 864. There are 958 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the city. Overall sex ratio in the city has increased by 17 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 15 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Jalpaiguri

Total General SC ST Child
Change 17 20 4 7 -15
2011 999 1006 977 864 958
2001 982 986 973 857 973

Literacy

Total about 90 thousand people in the city are literate, among them about 46 thousand are male and about 44 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Jalpaiguri is 91%. 93% of male and 88% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 4%. Male literacy has gone up by 2% and female literacy rate has gone up by 5%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Jalpaiguri

Total Male Female
Change 3.5% 2.1% 5.0%
2011 90.6% 93.1% 88.1%
2001 87.1% 91% 83.1%

Workers profile

Jalpaiguri has 35% (about 37 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 55% male and 14% female population are working population. 53% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 2% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 13% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Jalpaiguri

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 34.7% 32.7% 2.1% 65.3%
Male 55.1% 52.6% 2.5% 44.9%
Female 14.3% 12.7% 1.7% 85.7%