As per data released by Govt. of India for Census 2011, Gorakhpur is an Urban Agglomeration coming under category of Class I UAs/Towns.
Gorakhpur city is governed by Municipal Corporation and is situated in Gorakhpur Urban Region.
The total population of Gorakhpur UA/Metropolitan region is 692,519. The male population of which is 365,148 while female population is 327,371.
Literacy Rate 2011
The literacy rate of Gorakhpur Agglomeration is 85.64% which is higher than National Urban average of 85 %. Literacy rate for male and female for Gorakhpur stood at 90.50 % and 80.23 % respectively.
Total literates in Gorakhpur UA were 537,356 of which males were 299,268 and remaining 238,088 were females.
Child Population 2011
The children (0-6 age) population of Gorakhpur UA is around 9.40 % of total Gorakhpur UA population which is lower than National Urban average of 10.93 %. Total children in Gorakhpur Urban region were 65,078 of which male were 34,478 while remaining 30,600 childs were female.
Sex Ratio 2011
The sex ratio of female to male in Gorakhpur UA was found lower with figure of 897 females against national urban average of 926 females per 1000 males. For children (0-6 age), girls were 888 per 1000 boys in Gorakhpur Urban region against national average of 902 girls per 1000 boys.