Pithoragarh District, with population of about 4.8 lakh is Uttarakhand's the 6th least populous district, located in the state Uttarakhand in India. Total geographical area of Pithoragarh district is 7090 km2 and it is the 3rd biggest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 68 persons per km2. There are 6 sub districts in the district, among them Pithoragarh is the most populous sub district with population of about 1.7 lakh and Munsiari is the least populous sub district with population of about 47 thousand.

Demographics

The district is home to about 4.8 lakh people, among them about 2.4 lakh (50%) are male and about 2.4 lakh (50%) are female. 71% of the whole population are from general caste, 25% are from schedule caste and 4% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Pithoragarh district is 13%, among them 55% are boys and 45% are girls. There are about 1.1 lakh households in the district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 86% (about 4.1 lakh) live in Pithoragarh District rural part and 14% (about 70 thousand) population live in the Pithoragarh District urban part. Rural population density of Pithoragarh district is 59 and urban population density is 4218 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Pithoragarh

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 483,439 343,526 120,378 19,535 63,293
Male 239,306 169,637 60,111 9,558 34,853
Female 244,133 173,889 60,267 9,977 28,440

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Pithoragarh

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Pithoragarh 166801 Baluwakot 5455 Pithoragarh (NPP) 56044
Didihat 80411 Dharchula Dehat 5205 Dharchula (NP) 7039
Gangolihat 71946 Beri Nag 5195 Didihat (NP) 6522
Dharchula 65689 Ranthi 4932
Berinag 52069 Hat 3873
Munsiari 46523 Jumma 3383
Kalika 2881
Kasani 2839
Bharkatiya Joshi 2646
Lelu 2545

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 98% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 1% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1026 in Muslims are 663.

Religion wise population 2011 - Pithoragarh

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 483,439 475,105 6,015 1,401 260 185 13 30 430
Male 239,306 234,450 3,617 726 165 100 5 13 230
Female 244,133 240,655 2,398 675 95 85 8 17 200

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 4.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 4.6 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 4% which is -1.1% lower than male population growth rate of 5.1%. General caste population has increased by 2.1%; Schedule caste population has increased by 13.1%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 1.3% and child population has decreased by -12.2% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Pithoragarh

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 4.6% 2.1% 13.1% 1.3% -12.2%
Male 5.1% 3% 12.4% 1.4% -8%
Female 4% 1.2% 13.8% 1.2% -16.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1020 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 1025, in schedule caste is 1003 and in schedule tribe is 1044. There are 816 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the district. Overall sex ratio in the district has decreased by 11 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 86 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Pithoragarh

Total General SC ST Child
Change -11 -19 13 -2 -86
2011 1020 1025 1003 1044 816
2001 1031 1044 990 1046 902

Sub Districts, Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Pithoragarh

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Gangolihat 1090 Chimari 4000 Pithoragarh (NPP) 924
Berinag 1073 Sapya 3500 Didihat (NP) 889
Munsiari 1033 Punoli 2750 Dharchula (NP) 854
Didihat 1024 Vankot Sore R.F. 2500
Pithoragarh 988 Baphila 2278
Dharchula 976 Bora Khet 2250
Jalati 2200
Podhara Dhargari 2200
Jajar Sirtoli 2167
Sutar Gaon 2000

Literacy

Total about 3.5 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 1.9 lakh are male and about 1.6 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Pithoragarh is 82%. 93% of male and 72% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 9%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Pithoragarh

Total Male Female
Change 6.3% 2.6% 9.7%
2011 82.2% 92.7% 72.3%
2001 75.9% 90.1% 62.6%

Sub Districts, Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Pithoragarh

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Pithoragarh 87 Garsoli 100 Pithoragarh (NPP) 92
Didihat 83 Udya Bunga Thalkedar 100 Didihat (NP) 91
Berinag 82 Lwatar 100 Dharchula (NP) 89
Dharchula 79 Khamlekh R.F. 100
Gangolihat 78 Madhye Purana Dak Bangla 100
Munsiari 75 Bhaisdhunga 100
Ghandhura R.F. 100
Birtola 100
Toonikhola 100
Jogyura Narsingh 100

Workers profile

Pithoragarh has 45% (about 2.2 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 47% male and 42% female population are working population. 34% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 14% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 27% of total female population are main and 16% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Pithoragarh

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 44.8% 30.1% 14.7% 55.2%
Male 47.4% 33.6% 13.9% 52.6%
Female 42.2% 26.7% 15.5% 57.8%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Pithoragarh

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Dug R.F. 62.8 Pithoragarh (NPP) 9
Ghandhura R.F. 60.3 Didihat (NP) 4
Majtham/Payya R.F. 35 Dharchula (NP) 3.5
Pankhu (Dhasauli)R.F. 20.7
Bhandari Gaon Rajwar 13.6
Ranthi 13.3
Khamlekh R.F. 12.5
Bhaisyudi Sandev R.F. 11.6
Dobans 11.1
Samkot 10.8