As of 2001[update] India census, Garhakota had a population of 26,877. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Garhakota has an average literacy rate of 67%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 77%, and female literacy is 57%. In Garhakota, 16% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Garhakota is an enlightened place. Many archeological surveys revealed that it has been a place of importance for many civilizations.