Khairabad is located at . It has an average elevation of 138 metres (452 feet).
India census, Khairabad had a population of 38,364. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Khairabad has an average literacy rate of 49%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 55%, and female literacy is 42%. In Khairabad, 16% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Khairabad is known for its popular Citapore Rugs (Sitapur Dhurries). It is basically a weavers' town. Handmade flat weave rugs made of cotton, rayon, jute and chennile are exported worldwide. Ikea and Agocha are among the major stores which have sourced their supplies from Khairabad and surrounding areas. Besides rug weaving agriculture is also an important contributor in local economy.