Manila, Philippines Metro Area Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Manila, Philippines metro area from 1950 to 2021. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Manila in 2021 is 14,159,000, a 1.7% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Manila in 2020 was 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.
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
Manila - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 14,159,000 1.70%
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%