Gaharpur Village, with population of 479 is Varanasi sub district's the 171st least populous village, located in Varanasi sub district of Varanasi district in the state Uttar Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Gaharpur village is 1 km2 and it is the 297th smallest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 958 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Varanasi and distance from Gaharpur village to Varanasi is 32 km. Pin code of Gaharpur village is 221403. The village comes under Maharajpur panchayat. Varanasi is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the village is 32 km. District head quarter of the village is Varanasi which is 32 km away.


The village is home to 479 people, among them 234 (49%) are male and 245 (51%) are female. 47% of the whole population are from general caste, 53% are from schedule caste. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Gaharpur village is 9%, among them 67% are boys and 33% are girls. There are 66 households in the village and an average 7 persons live in every family.

Growth of population

Population of the village has decreased by -22% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 614. Female population growth rate of the village is -16.4% which is 10.7% higher than male population growth rate of -27.1%. General caste population has decreased by -36.1%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -2.7% and child population has decreased by -62.2% in the village since last census.

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1047 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 1248, in schedule caste is 895. There are 500 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the village. Overall sex ratio in the village has increased by 134 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 303 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.


Total 328 people in the village are literate, among them 178 are male and 150 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Gaharpur is 76%. 87% of male and 65% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 17%. Male literacy has gone up by 17% and female literacy rate has gone up by 19%.

Workers profile

Gaharpur has 22% (106) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 40% male and 5% female population are working population. 26% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 14% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 2% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.