Samalkot Municipality, with population of about 57 thousand is Samalkota sub district's only municipality located in Samalkota sub district of East Godavari district in the state Andhra Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Samalkot municipality is 14 km2. Population density of the city is 4039 persons per km2. There are 18 wards in the city, among them Samalkot Ward No 18 is the most populous ward with population of about 12 thousand and Samalkot Ward No 13 is the least populous ward with population of 1163.

Nearest railway station is Samalkota which is within the city. Samalkota is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Kakinada which is 13 km away. Hyderabad is the state head quarter of the city and is 523 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 870.8 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 44°C and minimum temperature goes down to 20°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 57 thousand people, among them about 28 thousand (49%) are male and about 29 thousand (51%) are female. 80% of the whole population are from general caste, 18% are from schedule caste and 2% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Samalkot municipality is 10%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 16 thousand households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Samalkot

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 56,864 45,666 10,343 855 5,793
Male 28,115 22,586 5,070 459 2,974
Female 28,749 23,080 5,273 396 2,819

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 95% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 3% 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 1020 in Muslims are 1030 and in Christians are 1124.

Religion wise population 2011 - Samalkot

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 56,864 54,064 1,630 892 8 4 123 10 133
Male 28,115 26,762 803 420 4 1 58 5 62
Female 28,749 27,302 827 472 4 3 65 5 71

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 6.1% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 54 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 6.9% which is 1.7% higher than male population growth rate of 5.2%. General caste population has increased by 5.3%; Schedule caste population has increased by 6.5%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 60.4% and child population has decreased by -8.8% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Samalkot

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 6.1% 5.3% 6.5% 60.4% -8.8%
Male 5.2% 4.5% 4.6% 73.9% -7.8%
Female 6.9% 6.1% 8.4% 47.2% -9.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1023 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 1022, in schedule caste is 1040 and in schedule tribe is 863. There are 948 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 22 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Samalkot

Total General SC ST Child
Change 17 15 37 -156 -22
2011 1023 1022 1040 863 948
2001 1006 1007 1003 1019 970

Literacy

Total about 38 thousand people in the city are literate, among them about 20 thousand are male and about 18 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Samalkot is 75%. 79% of male and 71% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 7%. Male literacy has gone up by 5% and female literacy rate has gone up by 9%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Samalkot

Total Male Female
Change 6.6% 5.1% 8.1%
2011 74.6% 78.8% 70.5%
2001 68% 73.7% 62.4%

Workers profile

Samalkot has 35% (about 20 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 12% female population are working population. 52% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 7% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 9% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Samalkot

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 35% 30% 5% 65%
Male 58.2% 51.6% 6.6% 41.8%
Female 12.3% 8.8% 3.5% 87.7%