As of 2001[update] India census, Jorapokhar had a population of 85,218. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Jorapokhar has an average literacy rate of 65%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 74%, and female literacy is 55%. In Jorapokhar, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Jorapokhar police station (also known as Jorapokhar Thana) is a sub police station of Dhanbad. Jorapokhar was an assembly constituency of Bihar from 1962 to 1967 and was represented by Ram Narain Sharma. The Sindri town of Dhanbad was in this constituency, later Sindri became vidhan sabha constituency from 1967.