For getting acquaintance with any of the towns of Indian continent, it is imperative on the part of a layman first to gather data about its demographical scenario. Keeping in rhythm with India's tradition, quite a number of demographers have been selected for organizing surveys and research works. After years of hard work they have succeeded in preparing comprehensive reports. Most significant is the Census report that has been brought out in the year 2001. In fact this report has gained reputation of becoming one of the relevant documents that would depict Kalakkad's demography. Only by delving down into the report one also can gain familiarity with relevant data like population status, literacy rate etc. As per this report the total population of Kalakkad has been measured to be 27,025. An interesting feature also has been depicted from this report. Number of females is more than that of males. In other words male populace constitutes 48 %. Female populace is higher and thus constitutes 52 %.
Literacy rate is a vital yardstick for gauging the development and growth of any residential locale. Since Kalakkad town's average literacy rate constitutes 77 %, which is even higher than that of India affirms that development has occurred in Kalakkad. The average literacy rate of Indian subcontinent has been measured to be 59.5 %. On individual basis, both male and female literacy rates also are also quite high. Thus 82 % and 73 % are male and female literacy rates of Kalakkad respectively. In Kalakkad town, children who are below six years of age constitute 11 % of the total population.