Quezon City

Summary data
Typecity (highly urbanized)
Island groupLuzon
RegionNational Capital Region (NCR)
Barangay count142
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)166.20 km2 (64.17 sq mi)
Population (2015)2,936,116
Density (2015)17,666 / km2 (45,755 / sq mi)
Coordinates14° 39' North, 121° 3' East (14.6509, 121.0486)
Estimated elevation above sea level54.8 meters (179.6 feet)

Quezon City is a landlocked highly urbanized city in the National Capital Region.

The city has a land area of 166.20 square kilometers or 64.17 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 2,936,116. This represented 22.80% of the total population of the National Capital Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 17,666 inhabitants per square kilometer or 45,755 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Quezon City has 142 barangays as shown in the following table.

Demographic profile of barangays
BarangayPopulation percentage (2015)Population (2015)Population (2010)Change (2010‑2015)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)
Quezon City Total2,936,1162,761,7206.31%1.17%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Quezon City for the fiscal year of 2016 was 17,058,330,468.11.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
20098,814,304,826.67
20109,576,239,609.278.64%
201111,275,067,176.6617.74%
201215,781,496,381.6939.97%
201312,440,287,425.44-21.17%
201414,719,483,550.3918.32%
201515,798,657,618.047.33%
201617,058,330,468.117.97%

End notes:

  • Annual Regular Income = Locally Sourced Revenue + Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) Current Year + Other Shares from National Tax Collection
  • Locally Sourced Revenue = Real Property Tax (General Fund) + Tax on Business + Other Taxes + Regulatory Fees + Service/User Charges + Receipts from Economic Enterprises

Demographics

Population by age group

According to the 2015 Census, the age group with the highest population in Quezon City is 20 to 24, with 315,065 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 19,289 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 151,480
1 to 4208,844
5 to 9259,425
10 to 14257,923
15 to 19296,534
20 to 24315,065
25 to 29282,540
30 to 34245,160
35 to 39219,197
40 to 44186,574
45 to 49167,291
50 to 54139,871
55 to 59109,824
60 to 6478,969
65 to 6950,381
70 to 7427,941
75 to 7919,289
80 and over19,808
Total2,936,116

Historical population

The population of Quezon City grew from 397,990 in 1960 to 2,936,116 in 2015, an increase of 2,538,126 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.17%, or an increase of 174,396 people, from the previous population of 2,761,720 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
397,990
754,4526.46%
956,8644.88%
1,165,8654.03%
1,669,7763.66%
1,989,4193.34%
2,173,8311.92%
2,679,4502.93%
2,761,7201.11%
2,936,1161.17%

Location

The city center of Quezon City is situated at approximately 14° 39' North, 121° 3' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 54.8 meters or 179.6 feet above mean sea level.


Distances

Based on the great-circle distance (the shortest distance between two points over the surface of the Earth), the cities closest to Quezon City are San Juan, Marikina, Caloocan, Mandaluyong, Manila, and Malabon. The nearest municipalities are San Mateo, Cainta, Pateros, Taytay, Rodriguez, and Obando. Its distance from the national capital is 9.96 kilometers (6.19 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • San Mateo, Rizal, 8.89 kilometers (5.52 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N57°E)
  • Cainta, Rizal, 10.64 kilometers (6.61 miles) to the Southeast (S42°E)
  • Pateros, 12.17 kilometers (7.56 miles) to the South (S9°E)
  • Taytay, Rizal, 12.75 kilometers (7.92 miles) to the Southeast (S45°E)
  • Rodriguez, Rizal, 13.68 kilometers (8.50 miles) to the Northeast (N49°E)
  • Obando, Bulacan, 14.00 kilometers (8.70 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N61°W)

Nearest cities

  • San Juan, 5.49 kilometers (3.41 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S21°W)
  • Marikina, 5.81 kilometers (3.61 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S70°E)
  • Caloocan, 6.98 kilometers (4.34 miles) to the West (N84°W)
  • Mandaluyong, 8.30 kilometers (5.15 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S11°W)
  • Manila, 9.96 kilometers (6.19 miles) to the Southwest (S48°W)
  • Malabon, 10.20 kilometers (6.34 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N75°W)

Distance from Manila: 9.96 kilometers (6.19 miles) to the Southwest (S48°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 2,936,116, ranked 1 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 64.17 square kilometers, ranked 653 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 17,666 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 12 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.17%, ranked 1,566 out of 1,634

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Data on annual regular income is from the Bureau of Local Government Finance, Department of Finance
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