Dumka district ranks eleventh in terms of total population in the state and nineteenth in regard to decadal population growth rate (2001-11) among the twenty four districts. With a sex ratio of 977, it ranks seventh in the state. The district comprises of ten blocks, namely, Saraiyahat, Jarmundi, Ramgarh, Gopikandar, Kathikund, Shikaripara, Ranishwar, Dumka, Jama and Masalia. As per Census 2011, the district has 2688 villages and 5 towns distributed in four assembly constituencies. Census 2011 figures indicated that the percentage share of scheduled caste population to total population was 0.62 percent, while that of scheduled tribes was 43.22 percent. Based on the number of total rural households in Census 2011 and BPL Revision Survey of 2010-11, the percentage of BPL households in rural areas is 56.86 percent.
Total No. of Wards Area of ULB (Sq. Km) Total Population No. of Households No. of Slums No. of Slum HHs Total Slum Population
22 06.42 47584 8995 08 1975 9898
Last Updated: 19/05/2023
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