Pithapuram Municipality And Out Growth, with population of about 55 thousand is Pithapuram sub district's only municipality and out growth located in Pithapuram sub district of East Godavari district in the state Andhra Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Pithapuram municipality and out growth is 23 km2. Population density of the city is 2416 persons per km2. There are 15 wards in the city, among them Pithapuram Ward No 01 is the most populous ward with population of 7274 and Pithapuram Ward No 14 is the least populous ward with population of 1272.

Nearest railway station is Pithapuram which is within the city. Pithapuram is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Kakinada which is 20 km away. Hyderabad is the state head quarter of the city and is 535 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 832.5 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 39°C and minimum temperature goes down to 18°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 55 thousand people, among them about 27 thousand (50%) are male and about 28 thousand (50%) are female. 81% of the whole population are from general caste, 18% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Pithapuram municipality and out growth is 10%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 15 thousand households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Pithapuram

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 54,859 44,603 9,762 494 5,361
Male 27,163 22,074 4,838 251 2,738
Female 27,696 22,529 4,924 243 2,623

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 94% 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 1040 and in Christians are 1143.

Religion wise population 2011 - Pithapuram

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 54,859 51,410 1,856 1,232 2 5 87 1 266
Male 27,163 25,451 910 575 1 2 48 1 175
Female 27,696 25,959 946 657 1 3 39 0 91

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 9.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 50 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 9% which is -1% lower than male population growth rate of 10%. General caste population has increased by 11%; Schedule caste population has increased by 2.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 19.6% and child population has decreased by -9.7% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Pithapuram

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 9.5% 11% 2.8% 19.6% -9.7%
Male 10% 11.7% 2% 30.1% -7.3%
Female 9% 10.3% 3.6% 10.5% -12.1%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1020 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 1021, in schedule caste is 1018 and in schedule tribe is 968. 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 decreased by 9 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 52 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Pithapuram

Total General SC ST Child
Change -9 -13 15 -172 -52
2011 1020 1021 1018 968 958
2001 1029 1034 1003 1140 1010

Literacy

Total about 37 thousand people in the city are literate, among them about 19 thousand are male and about 18 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Pithapuram is 75%. 79% of male and 71% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 5% and female literacy rate has gone up by 7%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Pithapuram

Total Male Female
Change 5.5% 4.5% 6.5%
2011 74.7% 78.7% 70.8%
2001 69.2% 74.2% 64.3%

Workers profile

Pithapuram has 36% (about 20 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 15% female population are working population. 50% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 7% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 11% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Pithapuram

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 35.9% 30.2% 5.6% 64.1%
Male 57% 50.2% 6.8% 43%
Female 15.1% 10.6% 4.5% 84.9%