Sambalpur Municipality And Out Growth, with population of about 1.9 lakh is Sambalpur sub district's only municipality and out growth located in Sambalpur sub district of Sambalpur district in the state Odisha in India. Total geographical area of Sambalpur municipality and out growth is 47 km2. Population density of the city is 4072 persons per km2. There are 31 wards in the city, among them Sambalpur Ward No 03 is the most populous ward with population of about 14 thousand and Dhankauda (og) (ward 31) Ward No 31 (rural Mdds Code:382595) is the least populous ward with population of 1164.

Nearest railway station is Sambalpur which is within the city. Sambalpur is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Sambalpur. Bhubaneswar is the state head quarter of the city and is 317 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 1546.51 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 48°C and minimum temperature goes down to 7°C.


The city is home to about 1.9 lakh people, among them about 97 thousand (51%) are male and about 92 thousand (49%) are female. 75% of the whole population are from general caste, 16% are from schedule caste and 10% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Sambalpur municipality and out growth is 11%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 43 thousand households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Sambalpur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 189,366 141,596 29,651 18,119 20,390
Male 97,460 73,389 14,866 9,205 10,788
Female 91,906 68,207 14,785 8,914 9,602

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 89% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 8% 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 943 in Muslims are 923 and in Christians are 1008.

Religion wise population 2011 - Sambalpur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 189,366 167,963 15,397 3,475 1,631 105 25 248 522
Male 97,460 86,446 8,005 1,731 832 53 14 119 260
Female 91,906 81,517 7,392 1,744 799 52 11 129 262

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 943 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 929, in schedule caste is 995 and in schedule tribe is 968. There are 890 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the city.


Total about 1.4 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 78 thousand are male and about 66 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Sambalpur is 85%. 90% of male and 80% of female population are literate here.

Workers profile

Sambalpur has 38% (about 71 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 18% female population are working population. 50% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 13% of total female population are main and 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Sambalpur

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 37.7% 32.1% 5.6% 62.3%
Male 56.6% 50.4% 6.2% 43.4%
Female 17.8% 12.7% 5.1% 82.2%