Kahra Village, with population of 4093 is Kahara sub district's the 9th most populous village, located in Kahara sub district of Saharsa district in the state Bihar in India. Total geographical area of Kahra village is 5 km2 and it is the 7th biggest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 814 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Saharsa and distance from Kahra village to Saharsa is 1 km. The village has its own post office and the pin code of Kahra village is 852216. The village comes under Bariahi panchayat. Kahara is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the village is 2 km. District head quarter of the village is Saharsa which is 2 km away.

Demographics

The village is home to 4093 people, among them 2121 (52%) are male and 1972 (48%) are female. 89% of the whole population are from general caste, 11% are from schedule caste. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kahra village is 19%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are 807 households in the village and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kahra

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 4,093 3,651 442 0 789
Male 2,121 1,891 230 0 412
Female 1,972 1,760 212 0 377

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 23.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 3322. Female population growth rate of the village is 19.7% which is -6.9% lower than male population growth rate of 26.6%. General caste population has increased by 21.8%; Schedule caste population has increased by 36% and child population has increased by 12.6% in the village since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kahra

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 23 22 36 0 13
Male 27 25 45 0 19
Female 20 19 28 0 7

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 930 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 931, in schedule caste is 922. There are 915 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the village. Overall sex ratio in the village has decreased by 53 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 105 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kahra

Total General SC ST Child
Change -53 -46 -122 0 -105
2011 930 931 922 0 915
2001 983 977 1,044 0 1,020

Literacy

Total 1920 people in the village are literate, among them 1155 are male and 765 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kahra is 58%. 68% of male and 48% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 10%. Male literacy has gone up by 9% and female literacy rate has gone up by 12%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kahra

Total Male Female
Change 11 9 12
2011 58 68 48
2001 48 59 36

Workers profile

Kahra has 33% (1346) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 46% male and 19% female population are working population. 44% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 2% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 13% of total female population are main and 6% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kahra

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 33 29 4 67
Male 46 44 2 54
Female 19 13 6 81