Namkum is a Block positioned in Ranchi district in Jharkhand. Situated in urban region of Jharkhand, it is one among the 18 blocks of Ranchi district. According to the administration records, the block number of Namkum is 196. The block has 100 villages and there are total 28756 homes in this Block.
As per Census 2011, Namkum's population is 145841. Out of this, 74142 are males whereas the females count 71699 here. This block has 20814 children in the age group of 0-6 years. Out of this 10493 are boys and 10321 are girls.
Literacy rate in Namkum block is 63%. 92166 out of total 145841 population is educated here. In males the literacy rate is 71% as 52751 males out of total 74142 are educated however female literacy rate is 54% as 39415 out of total 71699 females are educated in this Block.
The dark portion is that illiteracy ratio of Namkum block is 36%. Here 53675 out of total 145841 persons are illiterate. Male illiteracy rate here is 28% as 21391 males out of total 74142 are uneducated. In females the illiteracy ratio is 45% and 32284 out of total 71699 females are illiterate in this block.
The count of working person of Namkum block is 63062 while 82779 are un-employed. And out of 63062 working person 7438 peoples are entirely reliant on farming.