Detailed information about the town can be found in the Indian Census report of 2001. According to the report, Moolaikaraipatti had a population of 9484. The male populace constitutes of 48% and the female populace comprises of the remaining 52%. Moolaikaraipatti has an average literacy rate of 70%, which is higher than the national average literacy rate, which is 59.5%. To be specific, male literacy rate is 76% and the female literacy rate is 64%.
Major attractions around Moolaikaraipatti are Kalakadu Wildlife Sanctuary, Kunthakulam Bird Sanctuary, Valliyur Subramanyar Temple, Radhapuram Shiva Temple and Tirukkurungudi Temple. Alwar Tirunagari, a popular Vaishnavite center is located in the east of Moolaikaraipatti at a distance of 19 km.