India census, Kupwara had a population of 14,711. Males constitute 61% of the population and females 39%. Kupwara has an average literacy rate of 55%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 64%, and female literacy is 41%. In Kupwara, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Keran is a tourist place in the border area, but since 1990 it has not been visited by tourists due to insurgency in the area. This beautiful place is on the bank of Neelum / Kishanganga River along the Line of Control.
Kupwara has a literacy rate of 50.50%. The district has got 04 colleges, 22 Higher Secondary Schools and 1289 educational institutions. is the largest college in the district with total enrollment exceeding 3000.