Merlapalem is a village situated in Atreyapuram mandal of East Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh. As per the Population Census 2011, there are total 1,214 families residing in the village Merlapalem. The total population of Merlapalem is 4,060 out of which 2,071 are males and 1,989 are females thus the Average Sex Ratio of Merlapalem is 960.
The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Merlapalem village is 363 which is 9% of the total population. There are 163 male children and 200 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Merlapalem is 1,227 which is greater than Average Sex Ratio (960) of Merlapalem village.
As per the Census 2011, the literacy rate of Merlapalem is 70.3%. Thus Merlapalem village has higher literacy rate compared to 63.8% of East Godavari district. The male literacy rate is 71.8% and the female literacy rate is 68.64% in Merlapalem village.
As per constitution of India and Panchyati Raaj Act (Amendment 1998), Merlapalem village is administrated by Sarpanch (Head of Village) who is elected representative of the village.
As per the Population Census 2011 data, following are some quick facts about Merlapalem village.
Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 18.4% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 1.1% of total population in Merlapalem village.
In Merlapalem village out of total population, 1,641 were engaged in work activities. 70.3% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 29.7% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 1,641 workers engaged in Main Work, 82 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 855 were Agricultural labourer.
Below are the list of villages near Merlapalem village in Atreyapuram.