Marhni Village, with population of 1721 is Varanasi sub district's the 318th most populous village, located in Varanasi sub district of Varanasi district in the state Uttar Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Marhni village is 2 km2 and it is the 129th biggest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 951 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Varanasi. The village comes under Shankerpur panchayat. Varanasi is the sub district head quarter of the village. District head quarter of the village is Varanasi.


The village is home to 1721 people, among them 917 (53%) are male and 804 (47%) are female. 93% of the whole population are from general caste, 7% are from schedule caste. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Marhni village is 15%, among them 56% are boys and 44% are girls. There are 214 households in the village and an average 8 persons live in every family.

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 33.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 1288. Female population growth rate of the village is 37% which is 6.2% higher than male population growth rate of 30.8%. General caste population has increased by 34.5%; Schedule caste population has increased by 23.2% and child population has decreased by -14.4% in the village since last census.

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 877 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 881, in schedule caste is 821. There are 796 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 40 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 479 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.


Total 1103 people in the village are literate, among them 673 are male and 430 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Marhni is 75%. 87% of male and 62% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 13%. Male literacy has gone up by 10% and female literacy rate has gone up by 22%.

Workers profile

Marhni has 29% (502) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 50% male and 6% female population are working population. 22% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 27% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 3% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.