Davao City, Philippines Metro Area Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Davao City, Philippines metro area from 1950 to 2021. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Davao City in 2021 is 1,866,000, a 2.25% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Davao City in 2020 was 1,825,000, a 2.24% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Davao City in 2019 was 1,785,000, a 2.29% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Davao City in 2018 was 1,745,000, a 2.29% increase from 2017.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Philippines
City Name Population
Manila 14,159,000
Davao City 1,866,000
Cebu City 994,000
Zamboanga City 931,000
Antipolo 903,000
Cagayan de Oro City 770,000
Dasmarinas 766,000
Bacoor 704,000
General Santos City 665,000
Bacolod 625,000
San Jose del Monte 616,000
Imus 554,000
including City of Isabela 548,000
Calamba 539,000
Angeles City 530,000
Lapu-Lapu City 483,000
Iloilo City 478,000
Santa Rosa 448,000
General Trias 415,000
Mandaue City 402,000
Binan 398,000
Lipa City 396,000
Cabuyao 391,000
Baguio City 379,000
Tarlac 373,000
Butuan 371,000
Iligan 368,000
San Pedro 366,000
Batangas City 360,000
Cotabato 334,000
San Fernando 333,000
Davao City - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 1,866,000 2.25%
2020 1,825,000 2.24%
2019 1,785,000 2.29%
2018 1,745,000 2.29%
2017 1,706,000 2.34%
2016 1,667,000 2.27%
2015 1,630,000 2.32%
2014 1,593,000 2.31%
2013 1,557,000 2.30%
2012 1,522,000 2.28%
2011 1,488,000 2.27%
2010 1,455,000 2.39%
2009 1,421,000 2.30%
2008 1,389,000 2.43%
2007 1,356,000 2.34%
2006 1,325,000 2.40%
2005 1,294,000 2.29%
2004 1,265,000 2.43%
2003 1,235,000 2.32%
2002 1,207,000 2.37%
2001 1,179,000 2.34%
2000 1,152,000 2.77%
1999 1,121,000 2.84%
1998 1,090,000 2.83%
1997 1,060,000 2.81%
1996 1,031,000 3.00%
1995 1,001,000 3.20%
1994 970,000 3.19%
1993 940,000 3.18%
1992 911,000 3.29%
1991 882,000 3.28%
1990 854,000 3.26%
1989 827,000 3.37%
1988 800,000 3.36%
1987 774,000 3.34%
1986 749,000 3.45%
1985 724,000 3.28%
1984 701,000 3.39%
1983 678,000 3.35%
1982 656,000 3.47%
1981 634,000 3.26%
1980 614,000 4.60%
1979 587,000 4.63%
1978 561,000 4.66%
1977 536,000 4.69%
1976 512,000 4.92%
1975 488,000 4.27%
1974 468,000 4.23%
1973 449,000 4.42%
1972 430,000 4.37%
1971 412,000 4.30%
1970 395,000 5.33%
1969 375,000 5.63%
1968 355,000 5.65%
1967 336,000 5.33%
1966 319,000 5.63%
1965 302,000 5.59%
1964 286,000 5.54%
1963 271,000 5.45%
1962 257,000 5.76%
1961 243,000 5.65%
1960 230,000 5.99%
1959 217,000 6.37%
1958 204,000 6.25%
1957 192,000 6.67%
1956 180,000 6.51%
1955 169,000 6.29%
1954 159,000 6.71%
1953 149,000 6.43%
1952 140,000 6.06%
1951 132,000 6.45%
1950 124,000 0.00%