As of 2001[update] India census, Natham had a population of 22,533. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Natham has an average literacy rate of 40%, lesser than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 36%, and female literacy is 46%. In Natham, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. The number of drop outs in this village is also higher.KosuKurichi ,Sendurai and Sirugudi are leading villages.
The Tamil culture is Pandiya's era and the language style is different from other districts. Natham has a Mariamman Temple which conducts annual rituals that are famous in the entire group of villages. The festivals during the season include people performing various activities to Amman viz – Pal Kodam, walking on fire, carrying fire pots, In this festival very famous conducting yearly once etc. Natham Kovilpatty Kailasanathar temple is very famous in navakiraka pooja that was built many years back. Churches, Masjid are available. All festivals are celebrated well with people of Natham.
Natham is famous for Mango, Tamarind, Coconut, Guava, Cotton business/ready-made shirts and also for cereals and pulses. In addition the trade in Non-timber forest produce (NTFP) enhances the economy of Natham. The regions in and around Natham are agriculturally fertile.
There are many cotton mills are started and it produces huge employment opportunities for local people.
Education and institutions
Kallalagar CBSE School Natham
DuraiKamalam Government Hr. Secondary School (Boys), Kovilpatty, Natham.
Government Girls Hr Secondary School, Natham.
Meenakshi Matriculations School, Kovilpatty, Natham.
Landis Matriculation Hr. Secondary School, Anna Nagar, Natham.
R.C. Little Flower middle & hr secondary schools, Pappapatty, Natham.
RC Matriculation School, Natham,
Ramsuns Matriculation School, Natham.
Kallalagar Matriculation Hr. Secondary School, Ayyanarpuram, Natham.
Sarva Seva Hr Secondary School, Ayyanarpuram, Natham.
Peniel Matriculation School, Vemparali, Natham.
Peniel teacher training institutions, Vrmparali, Natham.
NPR Arts & Science College, Natham
NPR College of Engineering(No IT department, it is closed due to no admission), Natham
NPR Catering & Hotel Management(closed-no admission), Natham
NPR College of Education(closing in progress), Natham
NPR Polytechnic College, Natham
NPR Teacher Training Institute, Natham
NPR is providing 0% placement for their students and a girl from Ramsun's Matric school earned district third rank (490/500) in the SSLC examinations in the year 2011–12.landis matriculation hr.sec school earned district third rank (496/500) in the sslc examination in the year 2014-15.
- Central Cinema,and lakshmana theatre
Hotels & restaurants
- Kallalagar International Hotel A/c rooms Non A/c rooms'
- Karaikudi Chettinad Restaurant
- Kundathoor Hotel
- BG Hotel & Restaurant
- Meenakshi Bhavan Hotel
- New Mass Hotel
- Bismi Briyani Hotel
- Jayam chettinadu Hotel
- Sait Crispy parotta Hotel
The famous 'poricha' parota alias oil fried parota has its roots from here. Most famous one is 'yusuf bhai' parota shop which is open only in mornings and evenings. check with locals for locating the shop as it has no sign boards. Taj hotel in madurai road, in front of bus stand sells the fried parota for lunch as well.
For meal lovers kundathoor military hotel provides non-veg meals at afforfable cost. curry and gravy are must try. it's on kottambatti / karaikudi road, a few meters after madurai road.
- Canara Bank
- State Bank of India
- Indian Overseas Bank
- Indian Bank
- Tamil Nadu Mercantile Bank
- City Union Bank
- Co-Operative Bank
- Pandyan Grama Bank
Private finance services
- Muthoot George Finance
- Muthoot Fincorp
- Muthoot Mini
- Manapuram Finance
- Kosamttam Finance
- Shriram Transport Finance Co Ltd
Villages in Natham Taluk
- Kosukurichi (River paalaru) (dindugul and Trichy district end of village)
- Parali pudur
- Pillaiyar Natham
- Malaiyur, Chinna Malaiyur, Valasu
- Pannuvar Patty
Natham has a bus stand, which is used by RMTC and private operators. This is situated center of the town on Madurai and Didigul.
Natham city has well connected by Government & Private busses, Chennai, Madurai, Melur, Trichy, Sivaganga, Mana madurai, Dindigul, Karaikudi, Kodaikanal,Theni, Kumuli(Kerala), Coimbatore, Tripur, Karur, Erode, Pudukottai, Pattukotttai, Aranthangi, Devakottai, Ponnamaravathi, Ramanathapuram, Rameshwaram, Virudhunagar, Nagoor, Velankanni, Thirusendur and all around the neighboring districts bus route are Well Connected. Trichy Railway Stations 90 km from Natham, Madurai Railway Stations 40 km from Natham., and Dindigul Railway Station is the nearest railway station 33 km from the Natham city.
Madurai Airport is the nearest airport for Natham 45 km distance,
Trichy International airport just 90 km from Natham city. which operates domestic flight services such as Air India, Jet Airways and Spice Jet
Natham is famous for tasty Mango and Tamarind. Also it is famous for crispy parotta. It lies in between Madurai, and Four falls situated at Karanthamalai hills near Natham. Dindigul and Karaikudi. It takes only an hour to reach either Madurai or Dindigul from Natham. It is a 2-hour journey from Natham to Karaikudi. Trichy takes about 1.45 hours journey from Natham, and Karur takes about 2.15 hours journey from Natham. India's second largest theatre found in Natham near KosuKurichi. Maariamman temple is the main speciality in Natham. Every year at the end of February festival begins. For 15 days the people from many other districts celebrate this festival. Being surrounded by hills like Karanthamalai and Karadikoodu makes the place pleasant.
No major industry is located in Natham. Small scale industries can be seen. The major product is coir with raw materials of coconut. Plenty of opportunity is available for investment.
Climate is good as Natham surrounded by hills. Pleasant nights are a gift to Nattamties. Alagar Malai & Karanthamalai is a Wall for Natham taluk.
Natham is a legislative constituency having 3,43.459[clarification needed] voters. M.A. Andi Ambalam (Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam) is the current Member of Legislative assembly from Natham. Natham constituency is part of Dindigul (Lok Sabha constituency).
- "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.