It is imperative to know the Census report of the town in order to know the status of the population. According to the Indian Census report of 2001, Mangawan had a population of 11,556. Males account for 53% of the population and females comprises of the remaining 47%. In Mangawan, 18% of the populatuion is less than six years of age. The average literacy rate of Mangawan is 57% which is lower than the national average literacy rate which is 59.5%. Out of it, the male literacy rate is 68% and the female literacy rate is 45%.
Some of the prime attractions in the vicinity are Chachai Falls, Birsinghpur Shiva Temple, and the ancient temples and 19th century palaces at Rewa.