General Santos 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 General Santos 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 General Santos City in 2020 is 653,000, a 2.03% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of General Santos City in 2019 was 640,000, a 1.91% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of General Santos City in 2018 was 628,000, a 1.95% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of General Santos City in 2017 was 616,000, a 1.82% 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
General Santos City - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 653,000 2.03%
2019 640,000 1.91%
2018 628,000 1.95%
2017 616,000 1.82%
2016 605,000 2.02%
2015 593,000 1.89%
2014 582,000 1.93%
2013 571,000 1.78%
2012 561,000 2.00%
2011 550,000 1.85%
2010 540,000 2.66%
2009 526,000 2.73%
2008 512,000 2.61%
2007 499,000 2.67%
2006 486,000 2.75%
2005 473,000 2.83%
2004 460,000 2.68%
2003 448,000 2.75%
2002 436,000 2.59%
2001 425,000 2.66%
2000 414,000 4.81%
1999 395,000 5.05%
1998 376,000 5.03%
1997 358,000 4.99%
1996 341,000 5.25%
1995 324,000 5.19%
1994 308,000 5.12%
1993 293,000 5.02%
1992 279,000 5.28%
1991 265,000 5.16%
1990 252,000 5.44%
1989 239,000 5.29%
1988 227,000 5.09%
1987 216,000 5.37%
1986 205,000 5.13%
1985 195,000 5.41%
1984 185,000 5.11%
1983 176,000 5.39%
1982 167,000 5.03%
1981 159,000 5.30%
1980 151,000 5.59%
1979 143,000 5.15%
1978 136,000 5.43%
1977 129,000 4.88%
1976 123,000 5.13%
1975 117,000 5.41%
1974 111,000 5.71%
1973 105,000 5.00%
1972 100,000 5.26%
1971 95,000 5.56%
1970 90,000 4.65%
1969 86,000 6.17%
1968 81,000 5.19%
1967 77,000 5.48%
1966 73,000 4.29%
1965 70,000 6.06%
1964 66,000 4.76%
1963 63,000 5.00%
1962 60,000 5.26%
1961 57,000 5.56%
1960 54,000 5.88%
1959 51,000 4.08%
1958 49,000 6.52%
1957 46,000 4.55%
1956 44,000 4.76%
1955 42,000 5.00%
1954 40,000 5.26%
1953 38,000 5.56%
1952 36,000 5.88%
1951 34,000 6.25%
1950 32,000 0.00%