Tadipatri is located at 14.92°N 78.02°E / 14.92; 78.02. Its average elevation is 223 metres or 731 feet. Tadipatri lies on the southern bank of Pennar River. Due to Mid Pennar Dam constructed upstream, the section of river in Tadipatri is usually dry throughout the year. Tadipatri is rich in cement grade limestone deposits. The lime stone reserves are extending in a triangle from Tadipatri in Anantapur district to Kamalapuram in Kadapa district and Bethamcherla in Kurnool district.
The rocks in Tadipatri area are part of the Lower Cuddapah Supergroup. It consists of dolomite, limestone and shale.
As of 2011 Census of India, Tadpatri had a population of 108,171.
Tadipatri municipality is the civic body of the city. It is a First grade municipality, constituted in the year 1920 and is spread over an area of 7.46 km2 (2.88 sq mi) and has 34 election wards.
The municipality of the town oversees the civic needs like, water supply, sewage, garbage collection etc. It also implements strict ban on the use of plastic. In 2015, S.Shiva Ram Krishna was awarded Green Leaf Awards 2015 in the category of Best Municipal Commissioner, which was organised by NGO Sukuki Exnora.
As of the 2001 India census, Tadipatri had a population of 86,641. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Tadipatri has an average literacy rate of 56%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 67%, and female literacy is 44%. In Tadipatri, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.
On 10 September 1976, an industrial estate was established under APIIC in 9.09 acres (3.68 ha).
The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation operates bus services from Tadipatri bus station. State Highway 30 passes through Tadipatri, which connects Anantapur and Bugga. Tadipatri railway station is classified as a D–category station in the Guntakal railway division of South Central Railway zone.
Art and architecture
Some of the finest carvings of the early Vijayanagara period are from Tadipatri, a treasure-house of fine Vijayanagara sculpture.
The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and private schools, under the School Education Department of the state. The medium of instruction followed by different schools are English, Telugu.Moola Narayana Swamy – He founded Vauhini Studios, which was supposed to be the largest cine studio in Asia during 1940's.
Kadiri Venkata Reddy (K.V.Reddy) - A prominent film director that had films like Bhakta Potana, Yogi Vemana, Patala Bhairavi and Maya Bazaar.