As of 2001 India census, Podhaturpettai, which is also spelled Podhattoorpet (normally referred to as Podaturpet) had a population of 18,698. But the population of Pothatturpettai on May 2014 is approximately 32,600. (Extrapolated from a population of 18,200 on December 30, 2010 and a population of 20,000 on June 15, 2011.) Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Podhaturpettai has an average literacy rate of 58%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 70%, and female literacy is 45%. In Pothaturpettai, 16% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Weaving [Handloom and powerloom].providing top quality of Lungies to various part throughout the Nation.
Government Hospital and some clinic
Weaving is the major occupation of Pothatturpettai. People are engaged in Handloom and Power loom weaving. Besides weaving, agriculture is another occupation of the town with rice and sugarcane being the regular cultivation crops.
Pothaturpettai is near to the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. Nearby towns include Thiruttani (22 km), Pallipattu(10 km) and Sholinghur (23 km) Ponnai(40 km in the native state and Nagari (13 km) of the nearby state of Andhra Pradesh And )
The busy industrial town has access to primary and higher education including:-
- Government Boys Hr.Sec.School
- Government Girls Hr.Sec.School
- A.N.M.Middle School
- A.N.M.Primary School
- ESSR Middle School
- Vivek Primary School
- Vaariar Matriculation School
- St.Mary's Matriculation School
- Government Primary School
- Ravindranath Thagoor Primary School
- Vallalar Primary School
Besides the above schools, four teacher training colleges, one Arts and Science college are also in the town
- ESSM College of Education
- ESSM College of Arts and Science
- ESSM Teacher Training Institute
- TVM College of Education
- TVM Teacher Training Institute
Pothaturpettai saw remarkable developments in the recent years During the tenure of MLA Dr. E.S.S.Raman for 10 years the town saw developments such as conversion of the roads leading to Tiruttani, Pallipet and Sholinghur as State Highways, establishment of an electric sub-station to provide 24x7 three phased power supply to Pothatturpet and a full pledged government hospital with 34 beds were established. A bypass road is boon to the locality. Operators such as ,Reliance ,idea, TATA docomo, jio 4G Vodafone, Aircel and Airtel provide mobile communications. Whereas government owned BSNL provides 3G , and wired internet facility along with landlines.
Popular Hindu temples inside the Industrial town include Lord Shiva Temple, Lord Permual Temple, Sri Ponniamman, Sri Subramaniya Swamy, Sri Nagamman, Sri Kanniamman and Sri Gangai amman Temples. There is also a Church and a Mosque.
Hindu Muslim Christian