Profile of Karimganj District, Assam, India



Population and Demography

Key Census Figures Census 2011 Karimganj District

Particulars Unit Population
Male Female Total
Total Geographical Area Sq.Km. 1,809
Total Population Persons 620,722 596,280 1,217,002
Rural Population Persons 564,978 541,767 1,106,745
Urban Population Persons 55,744 54,513 110,257
Literates Persons 443,047 365,188 808,165
Female to Male Ratio Per thousand males 961
Population Density

673

 


Literacy Figures for Karimganj District

Census 2011
Category No. of Literates % of Literacy
Male Female Total Male Female Total
URBAN 47862 44636 92498 95.70 90.88 93.31
RURAL 395185 320482 7156677 84.63 71.58 78.24
TOTAL 443047 365118 808165 85.70 73.49 79.72

Distribution of Workforce

Particulars Population
Male Female Total
Total Population 868727 572517 1441244
Total Workers 246077 57217 303294
Main Workers 207854 27162 235016
Cultivators 68207 7753 75960
Agricultural Labourers 37066 8669 45735
Marginal workers 38223 30055 68278
Workers in Household 5097 8582 13679
Non-workers 271603 433079 704682

Source : Deputy Director Economics and Statistics

 

Category

Population

General

8,74,118

Scheduled Caste

1,30,957

Scheduled Tribe

2901

Total

10,07,976

Language : The predominant language of the district is Bengali (particularly, Sylheti, a dialect of Bengali spoken by the people of Sylhet, now in Bangladesh, to which Karimganj once belonged). The other important languages spoken in the district are Hindi (used largely by the tea-plantation workers who migrated from Bihar, eastern UP and other states), Manipuri, Assamese, Dimasa, Khasi and so on.

ReligionPopulationPercentage
Hindu414,73150.15%
Muslim406,70649.17%
Christian4,7740.58%
Jain4090.05%
Buddhist2860.01%
Sikh500.01%
Not stated1070.01%
Total827,063100.00%

CategoryPopulation
Total
Urban Area73850
Rural Area934126
Total District1007976


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