According to the 2011 census, the taluk of Thovala had a population of 121,049 with 60,091 males and 60,958 females. There were 1014 women for every 1000 men. The taluk had a literacy rate of 82.45. Child population in the age group below 6 was 5,379 Males and 5,032 Females.
Thovalai village is famous for flower garden. Flowers are exported to adjacent cities and Kerala state from here. Also it is a shooting place for Tamil movies. Aralvaimozhy is famous for the wind electric production. It is the south Asia's biggest site for wind energy. Main language spoken is Tamil. Most of the area covered by mountains. List of villages are below
- Sahaya Nagar
- Thadaga Malai
- Thekkumalai (East)
- Thekkumalai (West)
- Thellanthi -Vp
- Thidal (Ananthapuram)
- Thidal (Ananthapuram, Hariharaputrar Estate)
- Thidal (Ananthapuram, Sengamal Estate)
- "Provisional Population Totals - Tamil Nadu-Census 2011". Census Tamil Nadu. Retrieved 4 July 2013.