Davao City

Summary data
Typecity (highly urbanized)
Island groupMindanao
RegionDavao Region (Region XI)
ProvinceDavao del Sur
Barangay count182
Postal code8000
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesDavao Gulf [Philippine Sea]
Area (2007)2,443.61 km2 (943.48 sq mi)
Population (2015)1,632,991
Density (2015)668 / km2 (1,731 / sq mi)
Coordinates7° 4' North, 125° 36' East (7.0639, 125.6083)
Estimated elevation above sea level9.9 meters (32.6 feet)

Davao is a coastal highly urbanized city in the Davao Region. Although administratively independent due to its distinction as highly urbanized city, Davao City is commonly grouped with the province of Davao del Sur. The city also serves as the regional center of the Davao Region.

The city has a land area of 2,443.61 square kilometers or 943.48 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 1,632,991. This represented 33.37% of the total population of the Davao Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 668 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,731 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Davao City has 182 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)
Acacia0.20%3,2622,9998.77%1.61%
Agdao0.54%8,8977,81113.90%2.51%
Alambre0.12%2,0101,62024.07%4.19%
Alejandra Navarro0.63%10,2238,85415.46%2.78%
Alfonso Angliongto Sr.0.83%13,53915,758-14.08%-2.85%
Angalan0.15%2,4752,4650.41%0.08%
Atan‑Awe0.07%1,1191,0605.57%1.04%
Baganihan0.08%1,2951,2801.17%0.22%
Bago Aplaya0.97%15,91814,6588.60%1.58%
Bago Gallera1.06%17,37814,75117.81%3.17%
Bago Oshiro0.73%11,9328,30543.67%7.14%
Baguio0.29%4,6553,88519.82%3.50%
Balengaeng0.13%2,0862,0412.20%0.42%
Baliok0.99%16,14013,76917.22%3.07%
Bangkas Heights0.47%7,6717,1916.68%1.24%
Bantol0.14%2,3241,86024.95%4.33%
Baracatan0.18%2,8952,56113.04%2.36%
Barangay 10‑A0.41%6,7644,61346.63%7.56%
Barangay 11‑B0.12%1,9011,64715.42%2.77%
Barangay 12‑B0.05%840990-15.15%-3.08%
Barangay 13‑B0.03%427154177.27%21.43%
Barangay 14‑B0.07%1,1751,1274.26%0.80%
Barangay 15‑B0.18%2,8912,7007.07%1.31%
Barangay 16‑B0.05%84056050.00%8.03%
Barangay 17‑B0.05%8107744.65%0.87%
Barangay 18‑B0.11%1,8321,56117.36%3.09%
Barangay 19‑B1.95%31,76629,2478.61%1.59%
Barangay 1‑A0.19%3,1033,0382.14%0.40%
Barangay 20‑B0.28%4,5814,4991.82%0.34%
Barangay 21‑C0.46%7,4787,0975.37%1.00%
Barangay 22‑C0.41%6,6346,02710.07%1.84%
Barangay 23‑C1.01%16,48915,1259.02%1.66%
Barangay 24‑C0.16%2,6022,11523.03%4.02%
Barangay 25‑C0.12%1,9671,49631.48%5.35%
Barangay 26‑C0.15%2,5102,14616.96%3.03%
Barangay 27‑C0.13%2,1522,1171.65%0.31%
Barangay 28‑C0.14%2,2702,2341.61%0.30%
Barangay 29‑C0.10%1,5571,30419.40%3.43%
Barangay 2‑A0.22%3,5892,95321.54%3.78%
Barangay 30‑C0.10%1,6081,4689.54%1.75%
Barangay 31‑D0.51%8,3217,27614.36%2.59%
Barangay 32‑D0.12%1,9852,002-0.85%-0.16%
Barangay 33‑D0.12%2,0332,049-0.78%-0.15%
Barangay 34‑D0.10%1,6821,09353.89%8.55%
Barangay 35‑D0.04%578597-3.18%-0.61%
Barangay 36‑D0.10%1,5811,5482.13%0.40%
Barangay 37‑D0.41%6,7405,81915.83%2.84%
Barangay 38‑D0.09%1,5051,4871.21%0.23%
Barangay 39‑D0.31%5,1434,10625.26%4.38%
Barangay 3‑A0.02%370399-7.27%-1.43%
Barangay 40‑D0.15%2,4372,05718.47%3.28%
Barangay 4‑A0.10%1,6831,706-1.35%-0.26%
Barangay 5‑A0.70%11,43611,2321.82%0.34%
Barangay 6‑A0.13%2,0842,0461.86%0.35%
Barangay 7‑A0.24%3,9844,334-8.08%-1.59%
Barangay 8‑A0.68%11,0758,85925.01%4.34%
Barangay 9‑A0.35%5,6984,84817.53%3.12%
Bato0.61%10,0077,13340.29%6.66%
Bayabas0.18%2,9892,60614.70%2.65%
Biao Escuela0.20%3,2943,0099.47%1.74%
Biao Guianga0.22%3,6642,96223.70%4.13%
Biao Joaquin0.14%2,2891,76729.54%5.05%
Binugao0.42%6,9346,07414.16%2.55%
Bucana5.14%83,96478,3527.16%1.33%
Buda0.12%1,8851,57119.99%3.53%
Buhangin4.01%65,46161,4616.51%1.21%
Bunawan1.44%23,49520,95012.15%2.21%
Cabantian2.68%43,75843,3510.94%0.18%
Cadalian0.15%2,4462,2906.81%1.26%
Calinan1.41%23,05222,9790.32%0.06%
Callawa0.22%3,5532,84824.75%4.30%
Camansi0.07%1,1891,1721.45%0.27%
Carmen0.13%2,1561,94610.79%1.97%
Catalunan Grande1.99%32,46130,0687.96%1.47%
Catalunan Pequeño1.40%22,80919,99614.07%2.54%
Catigan0.19%3,0442,69812.82%2.32%
Cawayan0.14%2,2952,1864.99%0.93%
Centro0.95%15,58614,3988.25%1.52%
Colosas0.29%4,7314,912-3.68%-0.71%
Communal1.03%16,7407,403126.12%16.81%
Crossing Bayabas0.70%11,49012,349-6.96%-1.36%
Dacudao0.27%4,4184,2065.04%0.94%
Dalag0.11%1,8641,35337.77%6.29%
Dalagdag0.06%93484111.06%2.02%
Daliao1.29%21,12419,9935.66%1.05%
Daliaon Plantation0.20%3,2143,324-3.31%-0.64%
Datu Salumay0.14%2,2321,46951.94%8.29%
Dominga0.10%1,6071,21831.94%5.42%
Dumoy1.14%18,62218,804-0.97%-0.19%
Eden0.15%2,3852,3093.29%0.62%
Fatima0.21%3,5022,96917.95%3.19%
Gatungan0.07%1,19098121.30%3.75%
Gov. Paciano Bangoy0.54%8,8169,717-9.27%-1.84%
Gov. Vicente Duterte0.55%8,9049,072-1.85%-0.36%
Gumalang0.31%5,0814,8494.78%0.89%
Gumitan0.11%1,7561,21944.05%7.20%
Ilang1.53%24,94718,38035.73%5.99%
Inayangan0.30%4,8324,05819.07%3.38%
Indangan0.91%14,8679,13362.78%9.72%
Kap. Tomas Monteverde, Sr.0.35%5,7165,813-1.67%-0.32%
Kilate0.08%1,3091,1939.72%1.78%
Lacson0.36%5,8734,46631.50%5.35%
Lamanan0.28%4,5383,34335.75%5.99%
Lampianao0.05%84576011.18%2.04%
Langub0.18%2,8832,6777.70%1.42%
Lapu‑lapu0.72%11,73810,09416.29%2.91%
Leon Garcia, Sr.0.84%13,65212,6418.00%1.48%
Lizada1.23%20,11216,72520.25%3.57%
Los Amigos0.60%9,7225,22186.21%12.57%
Lubogan0.74%12,1569,71925.07%4.35%
Lumiad0.10%1,5531,4417.77%1.44%
Ma‑a3.66%59,80349,91519.81%3.50%
Mabuhay0.07%1,0621,0550.66%0.13%
Magsaysay0.15%2,4252,3473.32%0.62%
Magtuod0.31%5,0583,81532.58%5.52%
Mahayag0.39%6,3074,91428.35%4.87%
Malabog0.66%10,81610,0158.00%1.48%
Malagos0.40%6,5245,9339.96%1.82%
Malamba0.30%4,8643,66132.86%5.56%
Manambulan0.16%2,6612,6111.91%0.36%
Mandug0.83%13,59413,2342.72%0.51%
Manuel Guianga0.39%6,4366,0885.72%1.06%
Mapula0.18%2,8762,28425.92%4.49%
Marapangi0.42%6,8896,12812.42%2.25%
Marilog0.99%16,18814,54511.30%2.06%
Matina Aplaya2.04%33,38429,64212.62%2.29%
Matina Biao0.11%1,8111,34035.15%5.90%
Matina Crossing1.99%32,43634,166-5.06%-0.98%
Matina Pangi1.11%18,08113,62532.70%5.54%
Megkawayan0.18%3,0152,7669.00%1.65%
Mintal0.81%13,22712,5185.66%1.05%
Mudiang0.18%2,9372,57014.28%2.57%
Mulig0.15%2,4772,10117.90%3.18%
New Carmen0.16%2,6261,96133.91%5.72%
New Valencia0.10%1,6791,51610.75%1.96%
Pampanga0.88%14,38114,480-0.68%-0.13%
Panacan2.19%35,80634,3794.15%0.78%
Panalum0.11%1,8311,7136.89%1.28%
Pandaitan0.25%4,0373,36619.93%3.52%
Pangyan0.12%2,0351,72517.97%3.20%
Paquibato0.15%2,4952,10418.58%3.30%
Paradise Embak0.16%2,6542,36812.08%2.19%
Rafael Castillo0.35%5,7836,339-8.77%-1.73%
Riverside0.33%5,4505,1086.70%1.24%
Salapawan0.14%2,2821,71632.98%5.58%
Salaysay0.27%4,4313,93612.58%2.28%
Saloy0.13%2,1121,88412.10%2.20%
San Antonio0.63%10,30612,211-15.60%-3.18%
San Isidro0.33%5,3334,26025.19%4.37%
Santo Niño1.23%20,10318,3959.29%1.70%
Sasa3.21%52,38656,697-7.60%-1.49%
Sibulan0.15%2,4792,3654.82%0.90%
Sirawan0.44%7,1405,79223.27%4.06%
Sirib0.32%5,1994,8876.38%1.19%
Suawan0.28%4,5863,63126.30%4.55%
Subasta0.22%3,6413,4665.05%0.94%
Sumimao0.10%1,6661,40418.66%3.31%
Tacunan0.78%12,7733,093312.96%31.00%
Tagakpan0.26%4,2084,1860.53%0.10%
Tagluno0.09%1,3911,3235.14%0.96%
Tagurano0.08%1,2301,1506.96%1.29%
Talandang0.21%3,3923,1188.79%1.62%
Talomo3.65%59,67858,4142.16%0.41%
Talomo River0.42%6,8465,66020.95%3.69%
Tamayong0.45%7,2735,78225.79%4.46%
Tambobong0.37%5,9935,24314.30%2.58%
Tamugan0.51%8,3518,2531.19%0.23%
Tapak0.32%5,2584,35120.85%3.67%
Tawan‑tawan0.24%3,8893,46312.30%2.23%
Tibuloy0.14%2,2182,1413.60%0.68%
Tibungco2.56%41,86436,41614.96%2.69%
Tigatto2.23%36,38714,533150.38%19.09%
Toril0.74%12,14011,8892.11%0.40%
Tugbok0.93%15,1159,10765.97%10.13%
Tungakalan0.18%2,9102,8362.61%0.49%
Ubalde0.18%2,9662,7756.88%1.28%
Ula0.25%4,1303,68612.05%2.19%
Vicente Hizon Sr.0.69%11,26511,883-5.20%-1.01%
Waan0.24%3,9253,17923.47%4.10%
Wangan0.36%5,8214,74222.75%3.98%
Wilfredo Aquino0.61%9,9038,53516.03%2.87%
Wines0.19%3,1292,77512.76%2.31%
Davao City Total1,632,9911,449,29612.67%2.30%

Historical population

The population of Davao City grew from 392,473 in 1970 to 1,632,991 in 2015, an increase of 1,240,518 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.30%, or an increase of 183,695 people, from the previous population of 1,449,296 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
392,473
484,6784.33%
610,3754.72%
849,9473.37%
1,006,8403.22%
1,147,1162.84%
1,366,1532.44%
1,449,2962.17%
1,632,9912.30%

Location

The city center of Davao is situated at approximately 7° 4' North, 125° 36' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 9.9 meters or 32.6 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 Davao City are Samal, Panabo, Digos, Tagum, Kidapawan, and Mati. The nearest municipalities are Pantukan, Santa Cruz, Carmen, Mabini, Maco, and Braulio E. Dujali. Its distance from the national capital is 974.12 kilometers (605.29 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 974.12 kilometers (605.29 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N31°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 1,632,991, ranked 3 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 943.48 square kilometers, ranked 1 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 668 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 279 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.30%, ranked 267 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. Postal codes are from the Philippine Postal Corporation.
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