Philippines Population 2017

104,998,406

The population of the Philippines has been steadily growing for many years. It is the 12th most populated country in the world, between Mexico and Ethiopia, and grew at a rate of 1.72% between 2010 and 2015. The 2017 population is 104.92 million, according to the latest UN estimates.

Based on 2015 census data, the population in 2016 in the Philippines was 100,981,437. Based on the 2015 census results, the population increased by over 8 million people when compared to the 2010 census census results. The growth rate has slowed slightly from the previous census, down to 1.72% from 1.89%.

Philippines Largest Cities

The Philippines' largest city is Quezon City, which contains 2,936,116 people. It forms a part of the wider Metropolitan Manila area, which is comprised of 17 cities and municipalities and has an overall population of 12.8 million people. To make things even more complicated, the entire Greater Manila urban area spills out beyond the boundaries of Metro Manila and is reported to contain around 22.7 million people, which is a quarter of the Philippines' entire population.

Other major cities include Manila itself (pop: 1,780,148), Caloocan (pop: 1.5 million) and Davao City (pop: 1.6 million.) Of these, only Davao City is outside of the Metropolitan Manila area.

Ethnicity, Religion and Language in the Philippines

Unsurprisingly for a country that is made up of many islands, the Philippines contains a diverse range of ethnic groups. The latest data available comes from the 2000 census, which reported the following breakdown:

  • Tagalog, 28.1%
  • Cebuano, 13.1%
  • Ilocano, 9%
  • Bisaya, 7.6%
  • Hiligaynon, 7.5%
  • Bikol, 6%
  • Waray, 3.4%
  • Other, 25.3%

Religion in the Philippines is heavily influenced by its history as a part of the Spanish Empire. As well as naming the country after its King (Philip II), Spain also exported its religion, and today around 81% of the country's citizens are Roman Catholic Christians. Of the remaining people, 11% are from other Christian denominations and around 5.6% are Muslim, mainly based in the southwest area of the country.

Although the official language of the Philippines was, for many years, Spanish, the legacy of the American administration during the first half of the 20th century has been that its two official languages today are English and Filipino (derived from Tagalog.)

Filipinos Overseas

In addition to the over 100 million Filipinos living in the Philippines itself, there are estimated to be around 10.2 million Filipino people living abroad. Many have moved abroad temporarily to find work, but others have settled abroad permanently.

Given its close ties with America, it is not surprising that the United States is home to the largest group of overseas Filipinos - over 3.5 million. There are also large Filipino populations in the Middle East (1 million in Saudi Arabia, 822,000 in the United Arab Emirates and 204,000 in Qatar), Malaysia (793,000), Japan (182,000) and Australia (397,000.) Interestingly, only about 42,000 Filipinos live in Spain, the Philippines' old imperial master.

Philippines Population in 2018Source: Patrick Roque

Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision, Medium Variant)

Philippines Population Growth

About Philippines

Official NameRepublic of the Philippines
Languages SpokenFilipino, English
Borders
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude13122
Currencies UsedPHP

Philippines Population Density

Name Population
Manila10,444,527
Quezon City2,761,720
Budta1,273,715
Davao1,212,504
Malingao1,121,974
Cebu City798,634
General Santos679,588
Taguig644,473
Pasig City617,301
Antipolo549,543
Makati City510,383
Zamboanga457,623
Bacolod City454,898
Mansilingan454,150
Cagayan de Oro445,103
Dasmarinas441,876
Iloilo387,681
San Jose del Monte357,828
Bacoor356,974
Lapu-Lapu City350,467
Mandaue City331,320
Calamba316,612
Iligan City312,323
Butuan309,709
Mandaluyong City305,576
Angeles City299,391
Santol298,976
Cainta283,172
Baguio272,714
San Pedro270,216
Mantampay265,032
San Fernando251,248
Libertad250,353
Batangas237,370
Tagum233,254
Taytay231,460
Lucena228,758
Puerto Princesa222,673
Olongapo221,178
Cabanatuan City220,250
Binangonan219,204
Santa Rosa216,650
Imus216,099
Lipa City212,287
San Pablo207,577
Malolos198,748
Ormoc191,200
Panalanoy189,090
Mabalacat City188,050
Pagadian186,852
Meycauayan184,839
Tarlac City183,930
Legaspi179,481
Cotabato179,433
Naga174,931
Toledo156,916
Guyong155,391
Bago City150,250
Marawi City143,627
Kabankalan136,483
Baliuag135,679
Rodriguez134,432
San Mateo134,327
Talisay133,148
Muricay132,094
Bulaon131,818
Cadiz129,053
Koronadal125,502
Hagonoy123,531
San Juan121,430
Silang119,475
San Jose118,807
Digos116,122
Cavite City115,932
Tuguegarao City115,105
Dumaguete113,541
Santiago108,414
Santa Cruz108,145
Mati105,908
Tanza105,510
Roxas City102,688
Laoag102,105
Pulong Santa Cruz101,914
Urdaneta101,037
Jolo101,002
Bocaue98,649
General Trias96,022
Los Banos95,750
Iriga City94,846
Dipolog93,549
Ozamiz City93,082
Calumpit91,815
Mangaldan88,818
Arayat87,987
Surigao87,832
Angono87,199
Victorias86,510
Tagbilaran City86,411
Panabo84,749
Mariveles84,567
Binonga83,980
Valencia83,591
Marilao83,276
San Fernando83,003
Sorsogon82,730
Kidapawan79,652
Norzagaray79,508
Gapan79,064
Daet78,142
Apalit77,418
Pulilan77,186
Polangui77,122
Guiguinto76,613
Kawit73,210
Balanga72,954
Ilagan72,363
Sagay72,153
Capas72,070
Solana71,475
Bulacan71,274
Plaridel70,781
Mariano70,516
Danao70,270
Magalang68,988
Libon68,846
Tanauan68,456
Catbalogan68,081
Calbayog City67,921
Subic67,664
Bislig67,567
San Antonio67,446
City of Isabela67,336
Dinalupihan66,670
Calapan66,008
San Ildefonso65,669
San Miguel65,661
Bais65,594
Talisay65,265
Talavera64,610
Concepcion64,402
Polomolok63,987
Nasugbu62,857
Minglanilla62,058
Lala61,845
Malaybalay61,524
Candelaria60,881
Ualog60,548
Tanay59,950
Obando59,929
Balagtas59,826
Manaoag59,115
Banga58,855
Tabaco57,860
Santo Tomas57,438
Kalibo (poblacion)56,845
Lingayen56,580
Carmona55,887
Lubao55,645
Naic55,195
Tacurong54,648
Batac City53,542
Patuto52,883
Limay52,824
Malungun52,248
Monkayo51,393
Dapitan50,514
Balayan50,115
Cabiao49,980
Morong49,589
Liloan49,198
Port Area48,684
Consolacion48,638
Vigan48,545
Paniqui48,261
Bayombong48,199
Masbate47,490
Catarman47,449
Candaba47,326
Santa Ana47,158
Orion46,991
Bagong Pagasa46,365
Bugo45,787
Sariaya44,977
Parang44,930
Orani44,877
Canlaon44,851
Binmaley44,026
Mexico43,694
Samal43,526
Pinamalayan43,521
Alabel43,312
Passi42,794
Recodo42,788
Compostela42,563
Bustos42,139
Paombong41,384
Masantol41,278
La Trinidad41,258
Angat41,235
Indang41,159
La Carlota41,157
Malita41,114
Gerona40,914
Pagbilao40,818
Carcar40,739
Bayugan40,561
Mamatid40,271
Taal39,745
Jaen39,700
Camiling39,655
Hinigaran39,636
Banaybanay39,452
San Pascual39,395
Pantubig39,285
Oroquieta39,279
Escalante39,177
Tanjay39,151
Papaya38,640
Binalbagan38,587
Sablayan38,383
Calaca37,443
Tayabas37,330
Del Pilar37,329
Noveleta37,299
Munoz37,141
Calauan36,580
Ramon36,307
Solano36,222
Bongabon36,168
Bayawan36,063
Tagudin35,791
San Jose35,768
Abucay35,508
Pandi34,927
San Leonardo34,743
Teresa34,716
Pila34,383
Manapla34,312
San Nicolas34,237
San Antonio34,217
Aliaga34,020
Pandan34,000
Maramag33,844
Hermosa33,714
Malilipot33,593
Bauan33,560
Bay33,547
San Luis33,467
Aparri33,230
Midsayap32,932
General Tinio32,875
Mauban32,739
Jagna32,566
Guimba32,306
Kabacan31,769
Isulan31,717
Alaminos31,427
Maluso31,374
Cabadbaran31,114
Surallah31,089
Pagalungan31,052
Lucban30,992
Paraiso30,494
Pililla30,408
Tagoloan30,390
Lumbang30,269
Cardona30,222
Buhi30,126
Malvar29,880
Aringay29,825
Samal29,729
Tangub29,721
Atimonan29,356
Cordova29,289
San Simon29,049
Tandag29,011
Agoo28,972
Bah-Bah28,643
Pandacaqui28,603
Naga28,571
Bulan28,529
Itogon28,407
Narra28,342
Burgos28,178
Sibulan28,079
Masinloc28,041
Buluan28,025
Santa Maria28,002
Penaranda27,465
Pulupandan27,363
Castillejos27,301
Lupon27,247
Quezon27,212
Manolo Fortich27,064
Tabuk27,048
Iba26,935
Paete26,855
Catanauan26,804
Calabanga26,798
Bongao26,518
Santa Catalina26,457
Santa Cruz26,429
San Antonio26,247
Rizal26,201
Telabastagan25,935
Maao25,837
La Paz25,801
Lopez25,752
Nabua25,687
Concepcion Ibaba25,628
Cabagan25,304
Himamaylan25,089
Talisay24,969
Baggabag B24,967
Alicia24,732
Manibaug Pasig24,618
Nagcarlan24,560
Victoria24,456
La Castellana24,407
Pio24,345
Calasiao24,276
Glan24,256
Sipalay24,029
Mamburao23,892
Palayan City23,742
San Fernando23,706
Bogo23,562
Asia23,546
Quiapo23,138
Pinamungahan23,068
Mansalay23,044
Botolan22,994
Maragondon22,973
Guihulngan22,931
Bambang22,831
Gumaca22,496
Bignay Uno22,401
Balamban22,283
Mendez-Nunez22,081
Guiset East21,994
Loma de Gato21,990
Malanday21,901
Cogan21,898
Sebu21,767
Porac21,660
Cuenca21,558
Bansalan21,391
Jose Panganiban21,236
Sexmoan21,124
Molave21,088
Goa20,936
Calauag20,837
Irosin20,716
New Corella20,574
Don Carlos20,468
Taloc20,409
Manay20,336
Baras20,250
Sampaloc20,157
Ternate20,049
Pacol19,839
Pangil19,726
Suay19,672
Baao19,612
San Francisco19,570
Malabanban Norte19,471
Malapatan19,439
Laur19,206
Ipil19,195
Saravia19,060
Bantayan18,984
Compostela18,727
San Marcelino18,721
San Mariano18,668
Buenavista18,668
San Miguel18,582
San Francisco18,542
Quezon18,451
General Mamerto Natividad18,393
Maasin18,313
Veruela18,114
Labo18,105
Wao17,845
Pilar17,831
Laguilayan17,764
Danao17,716
Baybay17,668
Palo17,534
Carigara17,495
Murcia17,448
Maganoy17,394
Sitangkai17,200
Mahayag17,144
Bauang17,109
Mercedes16,991
Bato16,939
Tiwi16,826
Santa Maria16,758
Laoang16,725
Nabunturan16,671

Philippines Population Clock

What is the population of Philippines (as of 11/15/2017)?104,998,406
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)104,918,090
Births Per Day1,298
Deaths Per Day387
Net Migrations Per Day -329
Net Change Per Day 582
Population Change Since January 1st185,658

Philippines Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 22.834 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 6.81 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate -1.148 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 68.633 years
Male Life Expectancy 65.306 years
Female Life Expectancy 72.261 years
Total Fertility Rate 2.879 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 1.336 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.06 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 21.462 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 27.911 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.89 years
Rate of Natural Increase 15.945
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 7.704%
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 9.762%
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 5.522%
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 22.997%
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 29.246%
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 16.244%
Median Age (Total) 23.4 years
Median Age (Female) 23.8 years
Median Age (Male) 22.9 years

Philippines Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
2017104,918,09050.33%49.67%3061.56%
2015101,716,35950.37%49.63%2971.65%
201093,726,62450.48%49.52%2741.67%
200586,274,23750.26%49.74%2522.04%
200077,991,56950.36%49.64%2282.23%
199569,835,71550.44%49.56%2042.43%
199061,947,34850.51%49.49%1812.66%
198554,323,64850.55%49.45%1592.77%
198047,396,96850.59%49.41%1382.79%
197541,295,12450.61%49.39%1212.89%
197035,804,72950.59%49.41%1052.98%
196530,913,93350.52%49.48%903.31%
196026,273,02550.33%49.67%773.45%
195522,179,10150.07%49.93%653.60%
195018,580,49049.73%50.27%540.00%

Philippines Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
2020109,703,39650.26%49.74%3200.00%
2025117,664,68050.14%49.86%3441.41%
2030125,372,28250.01%49.99%3661.28%
2035132,667,61649.89%50.11%3881.14%
2040139,447,68949.77%50.23%4071.00%
2045145,664,72249.66%50.34%4250.88%
2050151,293,43549.56%50.44%4420.76%
2055156,342,00549.47%50.53%4570.66%
2060160,722,64549.41%50.59%4690.55%
2065164,427,11949.35%50.65%4800.46%
2070167,443,45149.30%50.70%4890.36%
2075169,786,05249.27%50.73%4960.28%
2080171,478,01449.25%50.75%5010.20%
2085172,583,04249.26%50.74%5040.13%
2090173,187,89649.28%50.72%5060.07%
2095173,336,70649.31%50.69%5060.02%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer