Cebu City, Philippines Metro Area Population 1950-2020

NOTE: All data from 2020 and beyond are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Cebu City, Philippines metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Cebu City in 2020 is 980,000, a 1.34% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Cebu City in 2019 was 967,000, a 1.15% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Cebu City in 2018 was 956,000, a 1.27% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Cebu City in 2017 was 944,000, a 1.18% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Philippines
City Name Population
Manila 13,923,000
Davao City 1,825,000
Cebu City 980,000
Zamboanga City 917,000
Antipolo 881,000
Cagayan de Oro City 753,000
Dasmarinas 747,000
Bacoor 686,000
General Santos City 653,000
Bacolod 613,000
San Jose del Monte 608,000
including City of Isabela 533,000
Imus 528,000
Calamba 525,000
Angeles City 510,000
Iloilo City 472,000
Lapu-Lapu City 470,000
Santa Rosa 432,000
General Trias 398,000
Mandaue City 395,000
Binan 387,000
Lipa City 385,000
Cabuyao 377,000
Baguio City 373,000
Tarlac 367,000
Butuan 365,000
Iligan 363,000
San Pedro 358,000
Batangas City 355,000
Cotabato 328,000
San Fernando 328,000
Cebu City - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 980,000 1.34%
2019 967,000 1.15%
2018 956,000 1.27%
2017 944,000 1.18%
2016 933,000 1.19%
2015 922,000 1.21%
2014 911,000 1.22%
2013 900,000 1.24%
2012 889,000 1.25%
2011 878,000 1.15%
2010 868,000 1.76%
2009 853,000 1.91%
2008 837,000 1.82%
2007 822,000 1.99%
2006 806,000 1.77%
2005 792,000 1.93%
2004 777,000 1.83%
2003 763,000 2.01%
2002 748,000 1.77%
2001 735,000 1.94%
2000 721,000 1.84%
1999 708,000 1.72%
1998 696,000 1.75%
1997 684,000 1.79%
1996 672,000 1.66%
1995 661,000 1.54%
1994 651,000 1.56%
1993 641,000 1.58%
1992 631,000 1.61%
1991 621,000 1.47%
1990 612,000 2.17%
1989 599,000 2.22%
1988 586,000 2.09%
1987 574,000 2.32%
1986 561,000 2.19%
1985 549,000 2.23%
1984 537,000 2.09%
1983 526,000 2.33%
1982 514,000 2.19%
1981 503,000 2.24%
1980 492,000 3.36%
1979 476,000 3.48%
1978 460,000 3.37%
1977 445,000 3.49%
1976 430,000 3.61%
1975 415,000 3.49%
1974 401,000 3.62%
1973 387,000 3.48%
1972 374,000 3.60%
1971 361,000 3.44%
1970 349,000 3.25%
1969 338,000 3.36%
1968 327,000 3.15%
1967 317,000 3.26%
1966 307,000 3.02%
1965 298,000 3.47%
1964 288,000 3.23%
1963 279,000 2.95%
1962 271,000 3.44%
1961 262,000 3.15%
1960 254,000 3.25%
1959 246,000 3.80%
1958 237,000 3.49%
1957 229,000 3.62%
1956 221,000 3.76%
1955 213,000 3.40%
1954 206,000 4.04%
1953 198,000 3.66%
1952 191,000 3.24%
1951 185,000 3.93%
1950 178,000 0.00%