Sardarpur was a British station in Central India during the British Raj, and was within the state of Gwalior. It was the headquarters of the political agent for the Bhopawar agency, and of the MalwaBhil corps, originally raised in 1837 and converted into a military police battalion by around 1900.
As of 2001[update] India census, Sardarpur had a population of 6120. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Sardarpur has an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 79%, and female literacy is 60%. In Sardarpur, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.