Population of Cities in Philippines (2018)

6
Over 1 Million
88
100,000 to 1 Million
514
10,000 to 100,000
  • Quezon City
  • Manila
  • Caloocan City
  • Budta
  • Davao
  • Malingao
  • Cebu City
  • General Santos
  • Taguig
  • Pasig City
  • Las Pinas
  • Antipolo
  • Makati City
  • Zamboanga
  • Bacolod City
  • Mansilingan
  • Cagayan de Oro
  • Dasmarinas
  • Pasay
  • Iloilo
  • San Jose del Monte
  • Bacoor
  • Lapu-Lapu City
  • Iligan
  • Mandaue City
  • Calamba
  • Iligan City
  • Butuan
  • Cabuyao
  • Mandaluyong City
  • Binan
  • Angeles City
  • Santol
  • Cainta
  • Baguio
  • San Pedro
  • Mantampay
  • San Fernando
  • Libertad
  • Navotas
  • Tacloban
  • Batangas
  • Magugpo
  • Taytay
  • Lucena
  • Puerto Princesa
  • Olongapo
  • Cabanatuan City
  • Binangonan
  • Santa Rosa

The Philippines' cities are spread across the country's approximate 7,641 islands. These islands are divided into three geographical divisions -- Mindanao, Visayas and Luzon. The country has a total of 145 chartered cities.The cities are divided in three ways. Highly Urbanized Cities have a population of over 200,000 and has a minimum annual income. Independent Component Cities fall outside of provincial jurisdiction. ICCs, as they are known, are further divided into six brackets dependent on the city's minimum income. Component Cities are similar to ICCs, with the main difference being that they are under provincial jurisdiction. There are also a total of 82 provinces in the country and 1,493 municipalities that contribute to the country's population, which is one of the highest in the world. It's likely that these numbers may change over the years, as the newest city of the Philippines, General Trias, was named a city at the end of 2015. Also in 2015, the country announced a planned city -- Clark Green City -- which is expected to attract a population of over 1 million people.

The majority of the country's population live in rural areas. Data from 2010 show that over 54% of the total population live in rural areas, with the remaining percentage residing in the country's urban areas. Despite that, the country still has five cities with populations that have surpassed the 1 million resident milestone, including its most populous city, Manila, which has a population of over 10 million people. Six cities in the country have populations that have exceeded half a million.

Philippines has 6 cities with more than a million people, 88 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 514 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Philippines is Quezon City, with a population of 2,761,720 people.

Quezon City

This city is well-known for its role in the country's politics, as well as for its educational institutions.

2,761,720

Manila

The capital city of the Philippines is also one of the oldest cities in the country.

1,600,000

Caloocan City

1,500,000

Budta

1,273,715

Davao

Davao is home to the country's highest mountain, Mount Apo.

1,212,504

Malingao

Malingao is one of 24 barangays located in Tubod.

1,121,974

Cebu City

Cebu City was the first Spanish settlement and is considered the oldest city in the Philippines.

798,634

General Santos

This city is a fishing and agricultural center and the shopping capital of its region.

679,588

Taguig

This most-populated city is known for its international schools and business and lifestyle district.

644,473

Pasig City

Pasig City is home to one of the biggest business districts in the country.

617,301

Name 2018 Population Location
Quezon City2,761,720Map
Manila1,600,000Map
Caloocan City1,500,000Map
Budta1,273,715Map
Davao1,212,504Map
Malingao1,121,974Map
Cebu City798,634Map
General Santos679,588Map
Taguig644,473Map
Pasig City617,301Map
Las Pinas590,000Map
Antipolo549,543Map
Makati City510,383Map
Zamboanga457,623Map
Bacolod City454,898Map
Mansilingan454,150Map
Cagayan de Oro445,103Map
Dasmarinas441,876Map
Pasay416,522Map
Iloilo387,681Map
San Jose del Monte357,828Map
Bacoor356,974Map
Lapu-Lapu City350,467Map
Iligan342,618Map
Mandaue City331,320Map
Calamba316,612Map
Iligan City312,323Map
Butuan309,709Map
Cabuyao308,745Map
Mandaluyong City305,576Map
Binan300,000Map
Angeles City299,391Map
Santol298,976Map
Cainta283,172Map
Baguio272,714Map
San Pedro270,216Map
Mantampay265,032Map
San Fernando251,248Map
Libertad250,353Map
Navotas249,463Map
Tacloban242,089Map
Batangas237,370Map
Magugpo233,254Map
Taytay231,460Map
Lucena228,758Map
Puerto Princesa222,673Map
Olongapo221,178Map
Cabanatuan City220,250Map
Binangonan219,204Map
Santa Rosa216,650Map
Imus216,099Map
Lipa City212,287Map
San Pablo207,577Map
Malolos198,748Map
Ormoc191,200Map
Panalanoy189,090Map
Mabalacat City188,050Map
Pagadian186,852Map
Meycauayan184,839Map
Tarlac City183,930Map
Legaspi179,481Map
Cotabato179,433Map
Naga174,931Map
Dagupan171,271Map
Toledo156,916Map
Guyong155,391Map
Bago City150,250Map
Marawi City143,627Map
Kabankalan136,483Map
Baliuag135,679Map
Rodriguez134,432Map
San Mateo134,327Map
Talisay133,148Map
Muricay132,094Map
Bulaon131,818Map
Cadiz129,053Map
Koronadal125,502Map
Hagonoy123,531Map
San Juan121,430Map
Silang119,475Map
San Jose118,807Map
Digos116,122Map
Cavite City115,932Map
Tuguegarao115,105Map
Dumaguete113,541Map
Santiago108,414Map
Santa Cruz108,145Map
Mati105,908Map
Tanza105,510Map
Roxas City102,688Map
Laoag102,105Map
Pulong Santa Cruz101,914Map
Urdaneta101,037Map
Jolo101,002Map
Bocaue98,649Map
General Trias96,022Map
Los Banos95,750Map
Iriga City94,846Map
Dipolog93,549Map
Ozamiz City93,082Map
Calumpit91,815Map
Mangaldan88,818Map
Arayat87,987Map
Surigao87,832Map
Angono87,199Map
Victorias86,510Map
Tagbilaran City86,411Map
Panabo84,749Map
Mariveles84,567Map
Binonga83,980Map
NIA Valencia83,591Map
Marilao83,276Map
San Fernando83,003Map
Sorsogon82,730Map
Kidapawan79,652Map
Norzagaray79,508Map
Gapan79,064Map
Daet78,142Map
Apalit77,418Map
Pulilan77,186Map
Polangui77,122Map
Guiguinto76,613Map
Kawit73,210Map
Balanga72,954Map
Ilagan72,363Map
Sagay72,153Map
Capas72,070Map
Solana71,475Map
Bulacan71,274Map
Tagaytay71,181Map
Plaridel70,781Map
Mariano70,516Map
Danao70,270Map
Magalang68,988Map
Libon68,846Map
Tanauan68,456Map
Catbalogan68,081Map
Calbayog City67,921Map
Subic67,664Map
Bislig67,567Map
City of Isabela67,336Map
Dinalupihan66,670Map
Calapan66,008Map
San Ildefonso65,669Map
San Miguel65,661Map
Bais65,594Map
Talisay65,265Map
Talavera64,610Map
Concepcion64,402Map
Polomolok63,987Map
Nasugbu62,857Map
Minglanilla62,058Map
Malaybalay61,524Map
Candelaria60,881Map
Ualog60,548Map
Tanay59,950Map
Obando59,929Map
Balagtas59,826Map
Manaoag59,115Map
Banga58,855Map
Tabaco57,860Map
Santo Tomas57,438Map
Kalibo (poblacion)56,845Map
Lingayen56,580Map
Carmona55,887Map
Lubao55,645Map
Naic55,195Map
Tacurong54,648Map
Batac City53,542Map
Patuto52,883Map
Limay52,824Map
Malungun52,248Map
Monkayo51,393Map
Dapitan50,514Map
Balayan50,115Map
Cabiao49,980Map
Morong49,589Map
Liloan49,198Map
Port Area48,684Map
Consolacion48,638Map
Vigan48,545Map
Paniqui48,261Map
Bayombong48,199Map
Masbate47,490Map
Catarman47,449Map
Candaba47,326Map
Santa Ana47,158Map
Orion46,991Map
Bagong Pagasa46,365Map
Bugo45,787Map
Sariaya44,977Map
Parang44,930Map
Orani44,877Map
Canlaon44,851Map
Binmaley44,026Map
Mexico43,694Map
Samal43,526Map
Pinamalayan43,521Map
Alabel43,312Map
Passi42,794Map
Recodo42,788Map
Compostela42,563Map
Bustos42,139Map
Paombong41,384Map
Masantol41,278Map
La Trinidad41,258Map
Angat41,235Map
Indang41,159Map
La Carlota41,157Map
Malita41,114Map
Gerona40,914Map
Pagbilao40,818Map
Carcar40,739Map
Bayugan40,561Map
Mamatid40,271Map
Taal39,745Map
Jaen39,700Map
Camiling39,655Map
Hinigaran39,636Map
Banaybanay39,452Map
San Pascual39,395Map
Pantubig39,285Map
Oroquieta39,279Map
Escalante39,177Map
Tanjay39,151Map
Papaya38,640Map
Binalbagan38,587Map
Sablayan38,383Map
Calaca37,443Map
Tayabas37,330Map
Del Pilar37,329Map
Noveleta37,299Map
Munoz37,141Map
Calauan36,580Map
Ramon36,307Map
Solano36,222Map
Bongabon36,168Map
Bayawan36,063Map
Tagudin35,791Map
San Jose35,768Map
Abucay35,508Map
Pandi34,927Map
San Leonardo34,743Map
Teresa34,716Map
Pila34,383Map
Manapla34,312Map
San Nicolas34,237Map
San Antonio34,217Map
Aliaga34,020Map
Pandan34,000Map
Maramag33,844Map
Hermosa33,714Map
Malilipot33,593Map
Bauan33,560Map
Bay33,547Map
San Luis33,467Map
Aparri33,230Map
Midsayap32,932Map
General Tinio32,875Map
Mauban32,739Map
Jagna32,566Map
Guimba32,306Map
Kabacan31,769Map
Isulan31,717Map
Alaminos31,427Map
Maluso31,374Map
Cabadbaran31,114Map
Surallah31,089Map
Pagalungan31,052Map
Lucban30,992Map
Paraiso30,494Map
Pililla30,408Map
Tagoloan30,390Map
Lumbang30,269Map
Cardona30,222Map
Buhi30,126Map
Malvar29,880Map
Aringay29,825Map
Samal29,729Map
Tangub29,721Map
Atimonan29,356Map
Cordova29,289Map
San Simon29,049Map
Tandag29,011Map
Agoo28,972Map
Bah-Bah28,643Map
Pandacaqui28,603Map
Naga28,571Map
Bulan28,529Map
Itogon28,407Map
Narra28,342Map
Burgos28,178Map
Sibulan28,079Map
Masinloc28,041Map
Buluan28,025Map
Santa Maria28,002Map
Penaranda27,465Map
Pulupandan27,363Map
Castillejos27,301Map
Lupon27,247Map
Quezon27,212Map
Manolo Fortich27,064Map
Tabuk27,048Map
Iba26,935Map
Paete26,855Map
Catanauan26,804Map
Calabanga26,798Map
Bongao26,518Map
Santa Catalina26,457Map
Santa Cruz26,429Map
San Antonio26,247Map
Rizal26,201Map
Telabastagan25,935Map
Maao25,837Map
La Paz25,801Map
Lopez25,752Map
Nabua25,687Map
Concepcion Ibaba25,628Map
Cabagan25,304Map
Himamaylan25,089Map
Talisay24,969Map
Baggabag B24,967Map
Alicia24,732Map
Manibaug Pasig24,618Map
Nagcarlan24,560Map
Victoria24,456Map
La Castellana24,407Map
Pio24,345Map
Calasiao24,276Map
Glan24,256Map
Sipalay24,029Map
Mamburao23,892Map
Palayan City23,742Map
San Fernando23,706Map
Bogo23,562Map
Asia23,546Map
Quiapo23,138Map
Pinamungahan23,068Map
Mansalay23,044Map
Botolan22,994Map
Maragondon22,973Map
Guihulngan22,931Map
Bambang22,831Map
Apas22,566Map
Gumaca22,496Map
Bignay Uno22,401Map
Balamban22,283Map
Mendez-Nunez22,081Map
Guiset East21,994Map
Loma de Gato21,990Map
Malanday21,901Map
Cogan21,898Map
Sebu21,767Map
Porac21,660Map
Cuenca21,558Map
Bansalan21,391Map
Jose Panganiban21,236Map
Sexmoan21,124Map
Molave21,088Map
Goa20,936Map
Calauag20,837Map
Irosin20,716Map
New Corella20,574Map
Don Carlos20,468Map
Taloc20,409Map
Manay20,336Map
Baras20,250Map
Sampaloc20,157Map
Ternate20,049Map
Pacol19,839Map
Pangil19,726Map
Suay19,672Map
Baao19,612Map
San Francisco19,570Map
Malabanban Norte19,471Map
Malapatan19,439Map
Laur19,206Map
Ipil19,195Map
Saravia19,060Map
Bantayan18,984Map
Compostela18,727Map
San Marcelino18,721Map
San Mariano18,668Map
Buenavista18,668Map
San Miguel18,582Map
San Francisco18,542Map
Quezon18,451Map
General Mamerto Natividad18,393Map
Maasin18,313Map
Veruela18,114Map
Labo18,105Map
Wao17,845Map
Pilar17,831Map
Laguilayan17,764Map
Danao17,716Map
Baybay17,668Map
Palo17,534Map
Carigara17,495Map
Murcia17,448Map
Maganoy17,394Map