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As of 2001[update] India census Chinnalapatti had a population of 23,353. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Chinnalapatti has an average literacy rate of 76%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 84% and female literacy of 67%. 9% of the population is under 6 years of age. The town not only has textile business but also into agriculture. The people in North Chinnalapatti are mainly into agricultural activities.
Chinnalapatti is a clean and neat town known for suitable residential area in Dindigul district. Chinnalapatti's economy mainly depends on handloom weaving industry and is known for it. Weaving has been a way of life in Chinalapatti since time immemorial. Now people are producing Cotton (sungudi) saris with Zari borders, these are ideal for daily wear. Sungudi saree industry contains looming, weaving, dyeing and printing units. Sungudi industry is providing livelihood for more than 10,000 people in Chinnalapatti. Although weaving is a significant profession in the town, the textile export and import is the next popular business in the town. Sungudi sarees from Chinnalapatti are being exported to countries like Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and South Africa. The town also has industries which are involved in Wet Grinder assembling, Wire Chair production, Alimarh production, dyeing, etc.
Silk sarees (famously known as "Chinnalappattu") and sungudi sarees are made here in traditional way. Chinnalapattu sarees are well known in South India. Many traders from Chinnalapatti export/sell these sarees and other handloom garments all over Tamil Nadu and countries in Far-East, Africa, Sri Lanka and Middle-East. Saree business is the major business in this upcoming city. Since saree usage is reduced in these days, Chinnalapatti weavers are involved in making sungudi chudithars, which is getting popularity. Many wholesales shops buy the sarees and other garments from Surat and sell it in South Tamil Nadu.
Chinnalapatti is on National Highway 7 (NH7) which connects Madurai with Dindigul. It has well connected bus facility. Town buses operated by Government and Private sectors serve the need of this emerging town. The mofussil buses flying in NH-7 also serves the need.
Ambathurai is the nearest railway station. All the passenger trains and some express trains stop at this station.
Madurai Airport is the nearest airport for this town.
- Govt. High School (Near Market)
- Cheran vidyalaya matric higher secondary school
- Devangar Girls High School
- Devangar Higher Secondary School
- Sirumalar Secondary School
- Thambithottam Higher Sec School
- Thilagam Secondary School
- Victory Matriculation Higher Sec School
- luxor world school
- anugraham international school
- hillock international school
- "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.