The total population of
district is 10,72,942 that includes 5,41,328 Males and 5,31,614 Females ( As per Census 2011).Most of the
of population is located in Chamorshi taluka which is 1,79,120 and it's percentage is 16.69 %
Most of the people living in district; are of tribal community. The population of tribals in the district
is 4,15,306 & it's percentage is 38.17 % while the population of scheduled caste people is
1,20,745 & it's percentage is 11.25 % approx.
Due to this, district is categorised as Tribal District. The Major community of tribals those
reside in the district are Gond, Madia, Pardhan and Kolam. They have their own languages as "Gondi, Madiya".
The tribals in the district
have their own culture. They are used to perform worships of their God "Persa Pen" and
others. They do dance "Rela" on auspicious occasions and when new crops come. Rela dance
is popular dance among the tribals. The other dance is "Dhol" dance. Holi, Dashehara and
Deewali are the main festivals of tribals. The tribal community families reside in the dense forest of District.
The other community people
have their own Festival such as Ganpati, Dashera, Diwali and Holi. In some part of district,
villagers are interested in arranging "Natak, Tamasha" on the occassion of "Shankar-Pat" in the month of January and February and also arranges the culture
programmes as "Dandar" on Festival days like Dashehara, Diwali, Holi etc.