Kolhapur Municipal Corporation, with population of about 5.5 lakh is Karvir sub district's only municipal corporation located in Karvir sub district of Kolhapur district in the state Maharashtra in India. Total geographical area of Kolhapur municipal corporation is 67 km2. Population density of the city is 8220 persons per km2. There are 77 wards in the city, among them Kolhapur Ward No 69 is the most populous ward with population of about 15 thousand and Kolhapur Ward No 30 is the least populous ward with population of 5018.

Nearest railway station is Kolhapur which is within the city. Kolhapur is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Kolhapur. Greater Mumbai is the state head quarter of the city and is 395 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 1048.5 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 40.8°C and minimum temperature goes down to 11°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 5.5 lakh people, among them about 2.8 lakh (51%) are male and about 2.7 lakh (49%) are female. 86% of the whole population are from general caste, 13% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kolhapur municipal corporation is 10%, among them 54% are boys and 46% are girls. There are about 1.2 lakh households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kolhapur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 549,236 474,242 72,005 2,989 52,307
Male 280,366 242,679 36,124 1,563 28,350
Female 268,870 231,563 35,881 1,426 23,957

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 84% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 11% of the total population and Jains are the third largest religious community here with 3% population all other religious communities contribute 2% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 955 in Muslims are 982 and in Jains are 974

Religion wise population 2011 - Kolhapur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 549,236 460,774 59,760 5,251 581 2,929 18,420 232 1,289
Male 280,366 235,652 30,156 2,587 304 1,555 9,333 124 655
Female 268,870 225,122 29,604 2,664 277 1,374 9,087 108 634

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 11.4% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 4.9 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 13.3% which is 3.7% higher than male population growth rate of 9.6%. General caste population has increased by 10%; Schedule caste population has increased by 18.7%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 97.8% and child population has decreased by -1.9% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kolhapur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 11.4% 10% 18.7% 97.8% -1.9%
Male 9.6% 8.3% 17.2% 94.4% -3.5%
Female 13.3% 11.9% 20.3% 101.7% 0%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 959 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 954, in schedule caste is 993 and in schedule tribe is 912. There are 845 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 31 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 30 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kolhapur

Total General SC ST Child
Change 31 31 26 33 30
2011 959 954 993 912 845
2001 928 923 967 879 815

Literacy

Total about 4.5 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 2.4 lakh are male and about 2.1 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kolhapur is 91%. 94% of male and 87% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 2%. Male literacy has gone down by 0% and female literacy rate has gone up by 4%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kolhapur

Total Male Female
Change 2.0% -0.3% 4.6%
2011 90.6% 93.9% 87.2%
2001 88.6% 94.2% 82.6%

Workers profile

Kolhapur has 35% (about 1.9 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 54% male and 15% female population are working population. 51% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 3% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 13% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kolhapur

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 34.9% 32.4% 2.4% 65.1%
Male 53.7% 50.9% 2.9% 46.3%
Female 15.2% 13.2% 2% 84.8%