Manila, 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 Manila, Philippines metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Manila in 2020 is 13,923,000, a 1.64% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Manila in 2019 was 13,699,000, a 1.61% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Manila in 2018 was 13,482,000, a 1.58% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Manila in 2017 was 13,272,000, a 1.59% 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
Manila - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 13,923,000 1.64%
2019 13,699,000 1.61%
2018 13,482,000 1.58%
2017 13,272,000 1.59%
2016 13,064,000 1.59%
2015 12,860,000 1.59%
2014 12,659,000 1.58%
2013 12,462,000 1.59%
2012 12,267,000 1.58%
2011 12,076,000 1.59%
2010 11,887,000 2.28%
2009 11,622,000 2.43%
2008 11,346,000 2.35%
2007 11,085,000 1.54%
2006 10,917,000 1.54%
2005 10,751,000 1.55%
2004 10,587,000 1.54%
2003 10,426,000 1.54%
2002 10,268,000 1.54%
2001 10,112,000 1.55%
2000 9,958,000 1.15%
1999 9,845,000 1.06%
1998 9,742,000 1.07%
1997 9,639,000 1.06%
1996 9,538,000 1.46%
1995 9,401,000 3.35%
1994 9,096,000 3.35%
1993 8,801,000 3.35%
1992 8,516,000 3.35%
1991 8,240,000 3.35%
1990 7,973,000 3.02%
1989 7,739,000 2.95%
1988 7,517,000 2.96%
1987 7,301,000 2.96%
1986 7,091,000 2.95%
1985 6,888,000 2.96%
1984 6,690,000 2.95%
1983 6,498,000 2.95%
1982 6,312,000 2.97%
1981 6,130,000 2.94%
1980 5,955,000 3.49%
1979 5,754,000 3.56%
1978 5,556,000 3.58%
1977 5,364,000 3.57%
1976 5,179,000 3.60%
1975 4,999,000 6.68%
1974 4,686,000 7.30%
1973 4,367,000 7.30%
1972 4,070,000 7.30%
1971 3,793,000 7.33%
1970 3,534,000 4.90%
1969 3,369,000 4.47%
1968 3,225,000 4.47%
1967 3,087,000 4.47%
1966 2,955,000 4.45%
1965 2,829,000 4.47%
1964 2,708,000 4.48%
1963 2,592,000 4.47%
1962 2,481,000 4.46%
1961 2,375,000 4.44%
1960 2,274,000 4.17%
1959 2,183,000 3.90%
1958 2,101,000 3.91%
1957 2,022,000 3.96%
1956 1,945,000 3.90%
1955 1,872,000 3.94%
1954 1,801,000 3.92%
1953 1,733,000 3.96%
1952 1,667,000 3.93%
1951 1,604,000 3.89%
1950 1,544,000 0.00%