Manila Population 2022

14,406,059
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Manila is the capital and second-largest city of the Philippines and one of 16 cities that comprise Metro Manila, which has an overall population of 12.8 million per the 2015 Census. The city of Manila has a population of 1.78 million in 2016, according to census data.

Manila is the world's most densely populated city with 42,857 people per square kilometer, or 111,002 people per square mile. This is all contained within an area of 42.88 square kilometers (16.56 square miles).

The Metro Manila population is estimated at 12 million but the larger urban area has a population estimated at 21.3 million. The Metro Manila population swells during the daytime, however, to about 15 million. This density is much higher than that of Mumbai (23,000 people/sq km), Paris (20,150 people/sq km), and Toyko (10,100 people/sq km).

The most recent census found that Tondo has become the most populous district, accounting for 38% of the total population, followed by Sampaloc (20.7%) and Santa Ana (10.7%).

Manila Demographics

The indigenous people of the Manila area were Tagalogs, with other native ethnic groups of the country later inhabiting the region due to migration. Other groups that have moved to Manila include the Bicolanos, Visayans, Ilocanos, Kapampangan, Pangasinan and Moro groups, as well as tribal groups like the Bajau and the Igorot.

Manila is home to the oldest Chinatown in the world, Binondo, which was established in 1594. This is historically where the Spanish allowed converted sangleys (indigenous Filipino wives and mixed-race descendants) to live. This small town was already a hub of Chinese commerce before the Spanish arrived in the early 16th century.

Manila also has large populations of Americans, Spaniards and Koreans. Metro Manila is a social urban conglomerate and one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world.

Manila Population Growth

Manila has grown rapidly over the last century, except for a period between 1990 and 2000 when it had a negative growth rate of 0.13%. Between 2000 and 2010, the population had an average annual growth rate of 0.44%. By 2020, it is predicted that most of the world's megacities will be in Asia, and Metro Manila will have a population of 20 million.

Since its founding in 1571, Manila has become a very densely populated city that has struggled with crime, overpopulation and pollution. Despite being occupied and/or ruled by Americans, Spaniards, and the Japanese for hundreds of years, a real plan has never been made for the region's expansion. In fact, it was planned for a population of just 800,000 in 1905.

Year Population
19501,543,666
19511,604,299
19521,667,403
19531,732,805
19541,800,868
19551,871,605
19561,945,223
19572,021,522
19582,100,925
19592,183,448
19602,273,734
19612,375,165
19622,481,270
19632,592,116
19642,708,076
19652,828,883
19662,955,257
19673,087,277
19683,225,389
19693,369,273
19703,534,309
19713,792,617
19724,070,198
19734,367,247
19744,686,431
19754,999,303
19765,178,502
19775,363,605
19785,555,593
19795,754,453
19805,954,719
19816,130,455
19826,311,630
19836,498,160
19846,690,471
19856,887,920
19867,091,481
19877,301,058
19887,517,130
19897,738,976
19907,972,799
19918,239,973
19928,516,488
19938,801,482
19949,096,427
19959,401,255
19969,537,615
19979,638,964
19989,741,532
19999,845,191
20009,957,962
200110,111,528
200210,267,680
200310,426,243
200410,587,478
200510,750,752
200610,916,775
200711,085,362
200811,346,468
200911,621,500
201011,887,189
201112,075,689
201212,267,444
201312,461,704
201412,659,314
201512,860,058
201613,064,268
201713,271,721
201813,482,468
201913,698,889
202013,923,452
202114,158,573
202214,406,059
202314,667,089
202414,941,953
202515,230,559
202615,531,885
202715,844,799
202816,167,898
202916,500,505
203016,841,340
203117,189,680
203217,544,720
203317,906,812
203418,275,100
203518,649,422

Manila Population 2022

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
19501,543,6660.00%
19511,604,2993.93%60,633
19521,667,4033.93%63,104
19531,732,8053.92%65,402
19541,800,8683.93%68,063
19551,871,6053.93%70,737
19561,945,2233.93%73,618
19572,021,5223.92%76,299
19582,100,9253.93%79,403
19592,183,4483.93%82,523
19602,273,7344.14%90,286
19612,375,1654.46%101,431
19622,481,2704.47%106,105
19632,592,1164.47%110,846
19642,708,0764.47%115,960
19652,828,8834.46%120,807
19662,955,2574.47%126,374
19673,087,2774.47%132,020
19683,225,3894.47%138,112
19693,369,2734.46%143,884
19703,534,3094.90%165,036
19713,792,6177.31%258,308
19724,070,1987.32%277,581
19734,367,2477.30%297,049
19744,686,4317.31%319,184
19754,999,3036.68%312,872
19765,178,5023.58%179,199
19775,363,6053.57%185,103
19785,555,5933.58%191,988
19795,754,4533.58%198,860
19805,954,7193.48%200,266
19816,130,4552.95%175,736
19826,311,6302.96%181,175
19836,498,1602.96%186,530
19846,690,4712.96%192,311
19856,887,9202.95%197,449
19867,091,4812.96%203,561
19877,301,0582.96%209,577
19887,517,1302.96%216,072
19897,738,9762.95%221,846
19907,972,7993.02%233,823
19918,239,9733.35%267,174
19928,516,4883.36%276,515
19938,801,4823.35%284,994
19949,096,4273.35%294,945
19959,401,2553.35%304,828
19969,537,6151.45%136,360
19979,638,9641.06%101,349
19989,741,5321.06%102,568
19999,845,1911.06%103,659
20009,957,9621.15%112,771
200110,111,5281.54%153,566
200210,267,6801.54%156,152
200310,426,2431.54%158,563
200410,587,4781.55%161,235
200510,750,7521.54%163,274
200610,916,7751.54%166,023
200711,085,3621.54%168,587
200811,346,4682.36%261,106
200911,621,5002.42%275,032
201011,887,1892.29%265,689
201112,075,6891.59%188,500
201212,267,4441.59%191,755
201312,461,7041.58%194,260
201412,659,3141.59%197,610
201512,860,0581.59%200,744
201613,064,2681.59%204,210
201713,271,7211.59%207,453
201813,482,4681.59%210,747
201913,698,8891.61%216,421
202013,923,4521.64%224,563
202114,158,5731.69%235,121
202214,406,0591.75%247,486
202314,667,0891.81%261,030
202414,941,9531.87%274,864
202515,230,5591.93%288,606
202615,531,8851.98%301,326
202715,844,7992.01%312,914
202816,167,8982.04%323,099
202916,500,5052.06%332,607
203016,841,3402.07%340,835
203117,189,6802.07%348,340
203217,544,7202.07%355,040
203317,906,8122.06%362,092
203418,275,1002.06%368,288
203518,649,4222.05%374,322

Manila Population Data (Urban Area)

Name 2022 Population 2022 Growth
Manila14,406,0591.75%
Davao City1,907,7212.21%
Cebu City1,008,6621.50%
Zamboanga City944,8641.53%
Antipolo924,8882.42%
Cagayan De Oro City786,3042.17%
Dasmarinas784,2182.41%
Bacoor722,1142.52%
General Santos City678,4821.96%
Bacolod636,5491.88%
San Jose Del Monte624,7571.45%
Imus578,1064.43%
Basilan City563,4792.74%
Calamba553,5192.66%
Angeles City549,3893.66%
Lapu Lapu City495,6662.63%
Iloilo City484,2901.38%
Santa Rosa463,9303.47%
General Trias431,4163.97%
Mandaue City409,4331.85%

Other Cities in Philippines

  1. Philippines Statistical Authority - Manila statistics and census data

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