Zamboanga 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 Zamboanga 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 Zamboanga City in 2020 is 917,000, a 1.33% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Zamboanga City in 2019 was 905,000, a 1.23% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Zamboanga City in 2018 was 894,000, a 1.25% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Zamboanga City in 2017 was 883,000, a 1.26% 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
Zamboanga City - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 917,000 1.33%
2019 905,000 1.23%
2018 894,000 1.25%
2017 883,000 1.26%
2016 872,000 1.28%
2015 861,000 1.29%
2014 850,000 1.19%
2013 840,000 1.33%
2012 829,000 1.22%
2011 819,000 1.24%
2010 809,000 2.66%
2009 788,000 3.01%
2008 765,000 2.96%
2007 743,000 3.05%
2006 721,000 3.00%
2005 700,000 2.94%
2004 680,000 3.03%
2003 660,000 2.96%
2002 641,000 2.89%
2001 623,000 2.98%
2000 605,000 3.60%
1999 584,000 3.55%
1998 564,000 3.49%
1997 545,000 3.61%
1996 526,000 3.34%
1995 509,000 2.83%
1994 495,000 2.70%
1993 482,000 2.77%
1992 469,000 2.63%
1991 457,000 2.93%
1990 444,000 2.54%
1989 433,000 2.61%
1988 422,000 2.43%
1987 412,000 2.49%
1986 402,000 2.55%
1985 392,000 2.62%
1984 382,000 2.69%
1983 372,000 2.48%
1982 363,000 2.54%
1981 354,000 2.61%
1980 345,000 9.52%
1979 315,000 10.92%
1978 284,000 10.94%
1977 256,000 10.82%
1976 231,000 10.53%
1975 209,000 2.45%
1974 204,000 0.49%
1973 203,000 0.50%
1972 202,000 0.50%
1971 201,000 0.50%
1970 200,000 3.63%
1969 193,000 4.32%
1968 185,000 3.93%
1967 178,000 4.09%
1966 171,000 4.27%
1965 164,000 4.46%
1964 157,000 3.97%
1963 151,000 4.14%
1962 145,000 4.32%
1961 139,000 3.73%
1960 134,000 3.08%
1959 130,000 2.36%
1958 127,000 2.42%
1957 124,000 1.64%
1956 122,000 2.52%
1955 119,000 1.71%
1954 117,000 2.63%
1953 114,000 1.79%
1952 112,000 1.82%
1951 110,000 2.80%
1950 107,000 0.00%