As of May 2011, the city has an estimated population of 39,876. The total area is 458.30 km².
The town of Takine houses two well-known local attractions: Abukuma Limestone Caves and The Hoshi no Mura ("Village of Stars") Observatory. Both are popular tourist attractions.
Ohtakadoyayama Transmitter is an LF-time signal transmitter in Miyakoji-cho. It is used for transmitting the time signal JJY on 40 kHz. It uses as transmission antenna a 250 metre tall guyed mast with an umbrella antenna, which is insulated against ground.