Akhnoor (MC) Municipal Committee, with population of about 21 thousand is Akhnoor sub district's the most populous municipal committee located in Akhnoor sub district of Jammu district in the state Jammu & Kashmir in India. Total geographical area of Akhnoor (MC) municipal committee is 2 km2 and it is the smallest city by area in the sub district. Population density of the city is 11219 persons per km2. There are 13 wards in the city, among them Akhnoor Ward No 13 is the most populous ward with population of 9787 and Akhnoor Ward No 11 is the least populous ward with population of 390.

Nearest railway station is Jammu which is 35 km far from here. Akhnoor is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 1 km. District head quarter of the city is Jammu which is 30 km away. Jammu/srinagar is the state head quarter of the city and is 30 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 800.7 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 45°C and minimum temperature goes down to 4°C.


The city is home to about 21 thousand people, among them about 14 thousand (67%) are male and 6818 (33%) are female. 91% of the whole population are from general caste, 8% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Akhnoor (MC) municipal committee is 9%, among them 56% are boys and 44% are girls. There are 3393 households in the city and an average 6 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Akhnoor (MC)

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 20,756 18,883 1,691 182 1,859
Male 13,938 12,888 904 146 1,040
Female 6,818 5,995 787 36 819

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 92% 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 all other religious communities contribute 3% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 486 in Muslims are 512 and in Christians are 581

Religion wise population 2011 - Akhnoor (MC)

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 20,756 19,173 561 495 396 10 7 10 104
Male 13,938 12,899 371 313 289 8 5 4 49
Female 6,818 6,274 190 182 107 2 2 6 55

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 489 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 465, in schedule caste is 871 and in schedule tribe is 247. There are 788 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the city.


Total about 17 thousand people in the city are literate, among them about 12 thousand are male and 5106 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Akhnoor (MC) is 92%. 95% of male and 85% of female population are literate here.

Workers profile

Akhnoor (MC) has 54% (about 11 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 75% male and 13% female population are working population. 71% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 3% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 8% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Akhnoor (MC)

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 54.2% 50.6% 3.6% 45.8%
Male 74.5% 71.2% 3.3% 25.5%
Female 12.8% 8.4% 4.3% 87.2%