Cagayan Valley (Region II)

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Cagayan Valley
Typeregion
Island groupLuzon
Provinces5
Cities4
Municipalities89
Barangays2,311
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea, South China Sea, Luzon Strait
Population (2015)3,451,410

The Cagayan Valley, officially designated as Region II, is an administrative region in the Philippines occupying the northeastern section of Luzon. It covers 5 provinces, namely, Batanes, Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, and Quirino. The regional center is the City of Tuguegarao.

Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 3,451,410. This represented 6.01% of the overall population of the Luzon island group, or 3.42% of the entire population of the Philippines.

Map

Cagayan Valley is bordered, clockwise from the North, by the Luzon Strait (Bashi Channel), Philippine Sea, Central Luzon, Ilocos Region, and the Cordillera Administrative Region.

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Map of Cagayan ValleyMap of Cagayan Valley highlighting its regional center, component provinces and their capitals, and nearby major citiesBatanesCagayanIsabelaNueva VizcayaQuirinoTuguegarao, the regional center

Local government units

Cagayan Valley has 5 provinces, 89 municipalities, and 4 cities. The total number of barangays in the region is 2,311.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007), in km2Density (2015), per km2City countMun countBrgy count
Batanesprovince17,24616,6040.72%219.01790629
Cagayanprovince1,199,3201,124,7731.23%9,295.75129128820
Isabelaprovince1,593,5661,489,6451.29%12,414.931283351,055
Nueva Vizcayaprovince452,287421,3551.36%3,975.67114015275
Quirinoprovince188,991176,7861.28%2,323.478106132
Cagayan Valley Total3,451,4103,229,1631.28%no datano data4892,311

Demographics

Population by age group

According to the 2015 Census, the age group with the highest population in Cagayan Valley is 5 to 9, with 358,204 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 32,097 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 169,746
1 to 4292,963
5 to 9358,204
10 to 14337,967
15 to 19332,294
20 to 24318,664
25 to 29279,492
30 to 34247,474
35 to 39233,394
40 to 44205,056
45 to 49187,765
50 to 54166,434
55 to 59138,279
60 to 64104,998
65 to 6969,552
70 to 7443,042
75 to 7933,989
80 and over32,097
Total3,451,410

Historical population

The population of Cagayan Valley grew from 1,035,750 in 1960 to 3,451,410 in 2015, an increase of 2,415,660 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.28%, or an increase of 222,247 people, from the previous population of 3,229,163 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
295,211
348,3321.05%
600,1512.76%
669,0061.12%
1,035,7503.92%
1,462,7233.43%
1,665,2452.64%
1,919,0912.88%
2,340,5452.01%
2,536,0351.51%
2,813,1592.25%
3,051,4871.13%
3,229,1632.08%
3,451,4101.28%

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 3,451,410, ranked 14 out of 17
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.28%, ranked 12 out of 17

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Maps utilize OpenStreetMap data available under the Open Data Commons Open Database License.
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