Umariya is ruled by Lodhi Rajputs (Malgujars). This Lodhi Rajput Family has built the famous and important temple of Lakshmi Narayan on southern bank of Narbada Barman ghat. They also built on the steps of the northern bank of Barman ghat Kareli a great gateway called the Hathi Darwaza, as their elephants can pass through it.
Umaria is located at . It has an average elevation of 538 metres (1765 feet).
India census, Umaria had a population of 26,837. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Umaria has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 78%, and female literacy is 59%. In Umaria, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.