Challapalem Village, with population of 1573 is Srikalahasti sub district's the 12th most populous village, located in Srikalahasti sub district of Chittoor district in the state Andhra Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Challapalem village is 6 km2 and it is the 23rd biggest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 259 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Srikalahasti and distance from Challapalem village to Srikalahasti is 10 km. The village has its own post office and the pin code of Challapalem village is 517641. The village comes under Challapalem panchayat. Srikalahasti is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the village is 10 km. District head quarter of the village is Chittoor which is 102 km away.

Demographics

The village is home to 1573 people, among them 784 (50%) are male and 789 (50%) are female. 68% of the whole population are from general caste, 31% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Challapalem village is 13%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are 408 households in the village and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 11.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 1409. Female population growth rate of the village is 17.6% which is 11.4% higher than male population growth rate of 6.2%. General caste population has increased by 13.2%; Schedule caste population has increased by 9.8%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -18.2% and child population has increased by 14.4% in the village since last census.

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1006 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 1000, in schedule caste is 1021 and in schedule tribe is 1000. There are 877 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 97 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 170 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Literacy

Total 785 people in the village are literate, among them 460 are male and 325 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Challapalem is 57%. 68% of male and 47% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has decreased by -20%. Male literacy has gone down by -17% and female literacy rate has gone down by -20%.

Workers profile

Challapalem has 37% (588) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 18% female population are working population. 45% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 12% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 8% of total female population are main and 10% are marginal workers.