Karanje Village, with population of 601 is Vada sub district's the 65th least populous village, located in Vada sub district of Thane district in the state Maharashtra in India. Total geographical area of Karanje village is 2 km2 and it is the 43rd smallest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 290 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Palghar and distance from Karanje village to Palghar is 41 km. Vada is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the village is 5 km. District head quarter of the village is Thane which is 69 km away. 0.97 square kilometer (47%) of the total village's area is covered by forest.

Demographics

The village is home to 601 people, among them 314 (52%) are male and 287 (48%) are female. 1% of the whole population are from general caste and 99% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Karanje village is 16%, among them 55% are boys and 45% are girls. There are 147 households in the village and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Karanje

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 601 4 0 597 94
Male 314 0 0 314 52
Female 287 4 0 283 42

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 48.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 404. Female population growth rate of the village is 47.9% which is -1.6% lower than male population growth rate of 49.5%. General caste population has increased by 33.3%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 48.9% and child population has increased by 19% in the village since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Karanje

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 48.8% 33.3% 0% 48.9% 19%
Male 49.5% 0% 0% 49.5% 20.9%
Female 47.9% 33.3% 0% 48.2% 16.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 914 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in and in schedule tribe is 901. There are 808 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 10 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 29 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Karanje

Total General SC ST Child
Change -10 0 0 -9 -29
2011 914 0 0 901 808
2001 924 0 0 910 837

Literacy

Total 274 people in the village are literate, among them 177 are male and 97 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Karanje is 54%. 68% of male and 40% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 18%. Male literacy has gone up by 19% and female literacy rate has gone up by 18%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Karanje

Total Male Female
Change 18.3% 19.1% 17.4%
2011 54% 67.6% 39.6%
2001 35.7% 48.5% 22.2%

Workers profile

Karanje has 63% (381) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 68% male and 59% female population are working population. 64% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 3% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 53% of total female population are main and 6% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Karanje

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 63.4% 58.9% 4.5% 36.6%
Male 67.5% 64.3% 3.2% 32.5%
Female 58.9% 53% 5.9% 41.1%