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]
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
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)
Davao City Total1,632,9911,449,29612.67%2.30%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Davao City for the fiscal year of 2016 was 6,283,803,912.64.

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Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
20093,728,492,634.40
20103,994,085,138.497.12%
20114,429,467,409.2010.90%
20124,270,491,249.01-3.59%
20134,590,272,771.137.49%
20145,174,785,179.6612.73%
20155,777,031,111.6911.64%
20166,283,803,912.648.77%

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 Davao City is 15 to 19, with 169,826 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 8,935 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 133,718
1 to 4134,662
5 to 9166,402
10 to 14161,276
15 to 19169,826
20 to 24168,678
25 to 29150,876
30 to 34126,378
35 to 39112,341
40 to 4493,961
45 to 4981,282
50 to 5467,098
55 to 5956,931
60 to 6443,825
65 to 6928,909
70 to 7416,810
75 to 7911,083
80 and over8,935
Total1,632,991

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.

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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 272 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.30%, ranked 1,056 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
  3. Postal code information is from the Philippine Postal Corporation.
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