Malegaon Municipal Corporation, with population of about 4.7 lakh is Malegaon sub district's only municipal corporation located in Malegaon sub district of Nashik district in the state Maharashtra in India. Total geographical area of Malegaon municipal corporation is 25 km2. Population density of the city is 18681 persons per km2. There are 74 wards in the city, among them Malegaon Ward No 35 is the most populous ward with population of about 21 thousand and Malegaon Ward No 22 is the least populous ward with population of 3412.

Nearest railway station is Manmad which is 35 km far from here. Malegaon is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Nashik which is 110 km away. Greater Mumbai is the state head quarter of the city and is 300 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 684.1 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 40.6°C and minimum temperature goes down to 6.4°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 4.7 lakh people, among them about 2.4 lakh (51%) are male and about 2.3 lakh (49%) are female. 95% of the whole population are from general caste, 4% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Malegaon municipal corporation is 16%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 79 thousand households in the city and an average 6 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Malegaon

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 471,312 446,886 18,106 6,320 76,585
Male 238,868 226,559 9,143 3,166 39,332
Female 232,444 220,327 8,963 3,154 37,253

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 15.1% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 4.1 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 15.9% which is 1.5% higher than male population growth rate of 14.4%. General caste population has increased by 14.3%; Schedule caste population has increased by 38.6%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 15.1% and child population has increased by 3.2% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Malegaon

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 15.1% 14.3% 38.6% 15.1% 3.2%
Male 14.4% 13.6% 39.1% 13.2% 4%
Female 15.9% 15.1% 38.1% 17.1% 2.4%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 973 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 972, in schedule caste is 980 and in schedule tribe is 996. There are 947 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 13 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 - Malegaon

Total General SC ST Child
Change 13 13 -7 33 -14
2011 973 972 980 996 947
2001 960 959 987 963 961

Literacy

Total about 3.5 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 1.8 lakh are male and about 1.7 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Malegaon is 88%. 90% of male and 85% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 9%. Male literacy has gone up by 5% and female literacy rate has gone up by 11%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Malegaon

Total Male Female
Change 8.3% 5.7% 11.0%
2011 87.6% 90.3% 84.8%
2001 79.3% 84.6% 73.8%

Workers profile

Malegaon has 30% (about 1.4 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 50% male and 8% female population are working population. 49% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 2% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 7% of total female population are main and 1% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Malegaon

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 29.7% 28.2% 1.4% 70.3%
Male 50.4% 48.5% 1.9% 49.6%
Female 8.4% 7.4% 1% 91.6%