Rohtak District - Demographics

Demographics

According to the 2011 census Rohtak district has a population of 1,058,683, roughly equal to the nation of Cyprus or the US state of Rhode Island. This gives it a ranking of 429th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 607 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,570 /sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 12.61%. Rohtak has a sex ratio of 868 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 80.4%.

Out of total geographical area of the district, 83% is under cultivation. The main crops are wheat, gram, sugarcane and bajra. There is no perennial river in the district. Underground water level is relatively high. The district is faced with the problem of brackish water and waterlogging in many parts of the district. The subsoil water depth varies from 4 to 40 feet. Rural area of the district is dominated by Jat and city has a cosmopolitan character. The Punjabi population consists of displaced migrants from 1947.

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