Quezon City is located in the Philippines. It is the most populous city in the country, with a population of over 2.9 million according to the last national census. Quezon City was designated as a city in 1939. Just 40 years later, it was designated as a Highly Urbanized City. It once served as the capital city from the 1940s through the 1970s but no longer holds that designation. Quezon City has over one million more inhabitants than the national capital, Manila.
City Size and Population Density
The city has an area of almost 64 square miles (165.33 kilometers squared). This means that the population density is approximately 46,000 people per square mile ( 17,759 residents per square kilometer).
Quezon City Population Demographics
The majority of inhabitants in Quezon City are Roman Catholic. About 90% of residents follow this religion. There are also other religions practiced throughout the city, including but not limited to Protestant and Islamic faiths. Almost one-quarter of Metro Manila’s population lives within Quezon City. The city is very culturally diverse.
The national language is Filipino, but many people throughout Quezon City speak English, particularly those in the trade, government, education and media industries.
Quezon City Population Growth
The city has a recent annual growth rate of over 2%. The population has grown significantly since the city’s incorporation and is only expected to grow more through the years, with projections putting the population over 3 million by the year 2020 and reaching 4 million between 2025 and 2030.