As of 2001[update] India census, Kotpad had a population of 14,914. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Kotpad has an average literacy rate of 59%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 68%, and female literacy is 50%. In Kotpad, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.!!
Current MLA from Kotpad Assembly Constituency is Basudev Majhi of INC, who won the seat in State elections in 2004 and also in 2000, 1995, 1985, 1980 (as candidate of INC(I)) and 1977. Sadan Naik of JD had won this seat in 1990.