As of 2001[update] India census, Mihijam had a population of 32,869. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Mihijam has an average literacy rate of 69%, lower than the national average of 74.08%: male literacy is 77%, and female literacy is 61%. In Mihijam, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age. Mihijam is well known for the renowned homeopath, Dr. Pareshnath Banerji, who was so good at healing that people called him Rishi, or saint. It was because so many people from all over the country went to be treated by him that the state turned the small railway station into a major stop for all trains, even mail trains. Dr. Pareshnath Banerji's son is Dr. Prasanta Banerji, who started his own medical practice in Kolkata in the 1960s. Today, Dr. Prasanta Banerji's name has spread across the world for making ground-breaking advances in Homeopathy.