Kepu Village, with population of 6166 is Bantval sub district's the 13th most populous village, located in Bantval sub district of Dakshina Kannada district in the state Karnataka in India. Total geographical area of Kepu village is 16 km2 and it is the 3rd biggest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 389 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Puttur and distance from Kepu village to Puttur is 18 km. The village has its own post office and the pin code of Kepu village is 574243. The village comes under Kepu panchayat. Bantval is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the village is 28 km. District head quarter of the village is Mangalore which is 52 km away. 1.57 square kilometer (10%) of the total village's area is covered by forest.


The village is home to 6166 people, among them 3117 (51%) are male and 3049 (49%) are female. 69% of the whole population are from general caste, 6% are from schedule caste and 24% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kepu village is 10%, among them 49% are boys and 51% are girls. There are 1189 households in the village and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 10.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 5575. Female population growth rate of the village is 8.9% which is -3.4% lower than male population growth rate of 12.3%. General caste population has increased by 2.4%; Schedule caste population has increased by 21.7%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 38.9% and child population has decreased by -6.4% in the village since last census.

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 978 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 992, in schedule caste is 854 and in schedule tribe is 975. There are 1041 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 31 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 33 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.


Total 4974 people in the village are literate, among them 2646 are male and 2328 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kepu is 89%. 94% of male and 85% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 4%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 6%.

Workers profile

Kepu has 44% (2728) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 59% male and 29% female population are working population. 51% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 8% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 21% of total female population are main and 8% are marginal workers.