Deogarh has a total population of 2,03,123 and ranks 87th in term of Hindi speakers. Major employment in Deogarh is in Agriculture, Mining, Government and in the Tourism sector. Out of entire workforce, 62% are employed in Agriculture, 31% are employed in above-given industry segment and remaining 7% Household workers. Deogarh has a good agricultural belt because of the rich soil. The height of the district above sea level is 247 Mts. Geologically, the district is mainly covered by Chhota Nagpur granite gneiss of Archean age with patches of alluvium, sandstone and shale of Gondawana formations. Important rivers flowing in the district are Ajay and Paltro. The history of Deogarh goes back to the Puranic period. Deogarh is known for many Hindu temples Baidyanath Temple in Deoghar holds one of the twelve Shiva Jyothirlingams and is also one of the 51 shaktipeeths in India. it is the only place in India where the jyotirlinga and the shaktipeeth are together. It makes Deogarh very important, many dynasties have contributed here and built temples.