A single visit of the country enables one to come across numerous towns and cities. In case of Meghalaya also the same rule is applicable. Nongthymmai deserves to be mentioning. In fact it is the name of a census town, which lies in East Khasi Hills district of the same sate of India.
No discussion on any town becomes complete unless and until one gathers enough information about its demographical scenario. Over the years a handful of demographers have conducted numerous surveys and research works and thus prepared reports on the basis of facts that they have gathered so far. Regarding this, a due mentioning may be made of the Census report that has been brought out in the year 2001. Data like literacy rate, population status etc can be easily deciphered. According to this report, the total population of Nongthymmai has been enumerated to be 34,209. Interestingly, both males and females of Nongthymmai are in equal proportion. To be specific, male populace constitutes 50 %, while the population of females is also the same.
Since literacy condition helps one to gauge the development of a particular town, experts also have tried to identify the true scenario of Nongthymmai town. Its average literacy rate is as high as 82 % and thus confirms that development has more or less occurred here. It is even higher than India's average literacy rate, which is counted to be 59.5 %. Both male and female residents have developed inclination towards education and learning which is apparent from their individual high literacy rates. In other words, 84 % and 80 % are the rates of male and female literacy respectively.In Nongthymmai, children who are below six years of age constitute 11 % of total population.
North Eastern Hill University campus is a special attraction for all the educational aspirants. Although it has been shifted to Mawlai, a handful of departments are still to be sited in Nongthymmai.