The Dhobi Community in Bihar is about 18% of total population. Dhobi have maximum concentration in Muzaffarpur and Vaishali Siwan, Purnia and East Champaran districts respectively. The Dhobi community in Bihar is in Scheduled Caste Status. Among the numerically larger castes of SC, Dhobi have registered the highest overall literacy rate.
In Odisha the Dhobis are called as Dhoba. Odisha has a significant population of Dhobi people in its coastal belt, i.e. eastern Odisha (Cuttack, Puri, Balasore, Ganjam) and a smaller population in its central and western areas. They are Included in Scheduled caste list of Odisha.
The Dhobi population in the state has been classified as SC and OBC.
- "National Commission for Backward Classes" (PDF). ncbc.nic.in.
- "central list of OBCs Uttar Pradesh". National Commission for Backward Classes, India.