Dhupguri Municipality was established in 2002 and had a population of 44,719: 22,953 men (51%) and 21,766 women (49%). Dhupguri has a literacy rate of 78%, higher than the national average of 74.04%; male literacy is 81.61% and female literacy 74.21 %. In Dhupguri, 9.64 percent of the population is under age six.

The government-regulated wholesale market, locally known as Dhupguri Hut, was established for wholesaling agricultural products and is West Bengal's second-largest market. In addition to agriculture, small-scale industries are also growing.

 A Rajbongshi community surrounds Dhupguri; Rajbongshi means "royal community". They have a rich cultural heritage and language. The Koch Rajbongshi people called themselves "Kamateshwars" (rulers of Kamata), but their influence and expansion were so extensive that their kingdom is sometimes called the Koch Kingdom.
Bhawaiya song is a popular musical form in North Bengal, particularly in the Cooch Behar and Jalpaiguri districts.
The Last Darvesi Singer Sri Kalachand Darvesh and renowned poet Punyaslok Dasgupta were belonging from this place.

Dhupguri's college (co-ed) Sukanta Mahavidyalaya, was founded in 1981.
Dhupguri Girl's College, established in 2013.
Dhupguri High School, the town's oldest school, opened in 1945. 

The Dhupguri railway station provides connections to all parts of the country through passenger-train service. Many long-distance trains (including superfast trains) like (Kanchenjunga Express, Kamrup Express, Aronai Express, uttarbanga Express, etc.) pass through Dhupguri daily and provide links to other parts of India. The town is also connected by road to much of West Bengal.
The nearest major railway station to Dhupguri is New Jalpaiguri (NJP) which is at a distance of 80 kilometres.

The nearest Airport is at Bagdogra which is at distance of 90 Kilometres.