Purohitsar Village, with population of 721 is Pokaran sub district's the 141st most populous village, located in Pokaran sub district of Jaisalmer district in the state Rajasthan in India. Total geographical area of Purohitsar village is 19 km2 and it is the 136th biggest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 39 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Pokaran and distance from Purohitsar village to Pokaran is 18 km. Pin code of Purohitsar village is 345021. Pokaran is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the village is 18 km. District head quarter of the village is Jaisalmer which is 128 km away.


The village is home to 721 people, among them 350 (49%) are male and 371 (51%) are female. 97% of the whole population are from general caste and 3% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Purohitsar village is 23%, among them 48% are boys and 52% are girls. There are 105 households in the village and an average 7 persons live in every family.

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 29% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 559. Female population growth rate of the village is 35.4% which is 12.6% higher than male population growth rate of 22.8%. General caste population has increased by 27.7%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 78.6% and child population has increased by 16.8% in the village since last census.

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1060 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 1053, and in schedule tribe is 1273. There are 1088 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 99 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 256 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.


Total 341 people in the village are literate, among them 206 are male and 135 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Purohitsar is 62%. 76% of male and 48% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 4%. Male literacy has gone down by -3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 15%.

Workers profile

Purohitsar has 45% (327) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 45% male and 46% female population are working population. 30% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 15% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 2% of total female population are main and 44% are marginal workers.