Baghpat District was established as a separate district in 1997. Prior to becoming a district, Baghpat was a Tehsil under Meerut in western Uttar Pradesh.
The Government Medical Center is relatively outdated , thought the present UP state government does have plans to modernize the currently available facilities. The city also has private hospital - Raksha Hospital, the most modern hospital in the district providing all sorts of medical facilities at subsidized rates.
India census, Baghpat had a population of 36,365. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Baghpat has an average literacy rate of 66%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 82% of the males and 58% of females literate. 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.