Kumarapuram Town Panchayat, with population of about 15 thousand is Kalkulam sub district's the 9th least populous town panchayat located in Kalkulam sub district of Kanniyakumari district in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Kumarapuram town panchayat is 14 km2 and it is the 4th biggest city by area in the sub district. Population density of the city is 1047 persons per km2. There are 15 wards in the city, among them Kumarapuram Ward No 02 is the most populous ward with population of 1890 and Kumarapuram Ward No 04 is the least populous ward with population of 542.

Nearest railway station is Eraniel which is 10 km far from here. Kalkulam is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 8 km. District head quarter of the city is Nagercoil which is 23 km away. Chennai is the state head quarter of the city and is 700 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 1142.4 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 33.5°C and minimum temperature goes down to 23.9°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 15 thousand people, among them 7388 (50%) are male and 7340 (50%) are female. 99% of the whole population are from general caste, 1% are from schedule caste. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kumarapuram town panchayat is 10%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are 3653 households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kumarapuram

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 14,728 14,618 110 0 1,407
Male 7,388 7,338 50 0 712
Female 7,340 7,280 60 0 695

Religion wise distribution of population

Christians contribute 68% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Hindus which contribute 26% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 5% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Christians are 1003 in Hindus are 966 and in Muslims are 1038.

Religion wise population 2011 - Kumarapuram

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 14,728 3,895 742 10,064 1 2 0 0 24
Male 7,388 1,981 364 5,024 1 2 0 0 16
Female 7,340 1,914 378 5,040 0 0 0 0 8

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 5.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 14 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 4.8% which is -1.8% lower than male population growth rate of 6.6%. General caste population has increased by 5.6%; Schedule caste population has increased by 19.6% and child population has decreased by -5.8% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kumarapuram

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 5.7% 5.6% 19.6% -100% -5.8%
Male 6.6% 6.6% 8.7% -100% -7.4%
Female 4.8% 4.6% 30.4% -100% -4%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 994 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 992, in schedule caste is 1200. There are 976 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 17 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 35 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kumarapuram

Total General SC ST Child
Change -17 -19 200 -1500 35
2011 994 992 1200 0 976
2001 1011 1011 1000 1500 941

Literacy

Total about 12 thousand people in the city are literate, among them 6077 are male and 5717 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kumarapuram is 89%. 91% of male and 86% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 3%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 2%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kumarapuram

Total Male Female
Change 2.9% 3.2% 2.5%
2011 88.5% 91% 86%
2001 85.6% 87.8% 83.5%

Workers profile

Kumarapuram has 35% (5156) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 12% female population are working population. 53% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 9% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kumarapuram

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 35% 30.8% 4.2% 65%
Male 58.3% 52.6% 5.7% 41.7%
Female 11.6% 8.8% 2.8% 88.4%