Iloilo City

Summary data
Typecity (highly urbanized)
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
ProvinceIloilo
Barangay count180
Postal code5000
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPanay Gulf [Sulu Sea], Iloilo Strait [Sulu Sea]
Area (2007)78.34 km2 (30.25 sq mi)
Population (2015)447,992
Density (2015)5,719 / km2 (14,810 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 42' North, 122° 34' East (10.7024, 122.5690)
Estimated elevation above sea level3.9 meters (12.8 feet)

Iloilo is a coastal highly urbanized city in the Western Visayas region. Although administratively independent due to its distinction as highly urbanized city, Iloilo City is commonly grouped with the province of Iloilo. The highly urbanized city also serves as the provincial capital as well as the regional center of Western Visayas.

The city has a land area of 78.34 square kilometers or 30.25 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 447,992. This represented 5.94% of the total population of the Western Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 5,719 inhabitants per square kilometer or 14,810 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Iloilo City has 180 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)
Abeto Mirasol Taft South0.49%2,2072,277-3.07%-0.59%
Aguinaldo0.27%1,2281,229-0.08%-0.02%
Airport1.09%4,8943,37445.05%7.34%
Alalasan Lapuz0.41%1,8252,001-8.80%-1.74%
Arguelles0.17%760901-15.65%-3.19%
Arsenal Aduana0.05%222300-26.00%-5.57%
Bakhaw1.31%5,8715,8290.72%0.14%
Balabago1.92%8,5948,596-0.02%0.00%
Balantang1.05%4,7123,13650.26%8.06%
Baldoza1.50%6,7396,2148.45%1.56%
Bantud0.17%76652446.18%7.50%
Banuyao0.29%1,2971,2305.45%1.01%
Baybay Tanza0.53%2,3602,3570.13%0.02%
Benedicto0.66%2,9792,8275.38%1.00%
Bito‑on1.36%6,0955,6797.33%1.36%
Bolilao1.46%6,5196,4810.59%0.11%
Bonifacio0.52%2,3481,90323.38%4.08%
Bonifacio Tanza0.69%3,0812,79910.08%1.84%
Buhang0.72%3,2252,74417.53%3.12%
Buhang Taft North0.44%1,9532,723-28.28%-6.13%
Buntatala0.85%3,8133,6763.73%0.70%
Burgos‑Mabini‑Plaza0.38%1,6861,920-12.19%-2.44%
Caingin0.96%4,3173,84812.19%2.21%
Calahunan0.91%4,0643,35621.10%3.71%
Calaparan1.94%8,6997,9868.93%1.64%
Calubihan0.23%1,0261,353-24.17%-5.13%
Calumpang3.38%15,15011,11336.33%6.08%
Camalig0.73%3,2782,18550.02%8.03%
Cochero0.20%8931,088-17.92%-3.69%
Compania0.74%3,2973,717-11.30%-2.26%
Concepcion‑Montes0.51%2,2683,610-37.17%-8.47%
Cuartero0.45%2,0322,956-31.26%-6.89%
Cubay1.62%7,2726,7158.29%1.53%
Danao0.06%260450-42.22%-9.92%
Delgado‑Jalandoni‑Bagumbayan0.06%260275-5.45%-1.06%
Democracia0.40%1,8101,6609.04%1.66%
Desamparados0.17%7811,022-23.58%-4.99%
Divinagracia0.29%1,2781,380-7.39%-1.45%
Don Esteban‑Lapuz0.61%2,7162,899-6.31%-1.23%
Dulonan1.02%4,5824,673-1.95%-0.37%
Dungon0.80%3,5702,51941.72%6.86%
Dungon A0.21%9231,510-38.87%-8.95%
Dungon B0.65%2,9243,086-5.25%-1.02%
East Baluarte0.42%1,8831,7457.91%1.46%
East Timawa0.31%1,3841,2798.21%1.51%
Edganzon0.04%170462-63.20%-17.33%
El 98 Castilla0.04%181210-13.81%-2.79%
Fajardo0.27%1,20199021.31%3.75%
Flores0.17%74658327.96%4.81%
General Hughes‑Montes0.42%1,8882,019-6.49%-1.27%
Gloria0.04%201251-19.92%-4.14%
Gustilo0.62%2,7722,6703.82%0.72%
Guzman‑Jesena1.46%6,5415,25024.59%4.28%
Habog‑habog Salvacion0.49%2,2122,1174.49%0.84%
Hibao‑an Norte0.51%2,2902,1685.63%1.05%
Hibao‑an Sur0.54%2,4102,2208.56%1.58%
Hinactacan0.13%58651014.90%2.68%
Hipodromo0.19%85677111.02%2.01%
Inday0.08%338414-18.36%-3.79%
Infante0.26%1,1481,380-16.81%-3.44%
Ingore0.93%4,1873,25628.59%4.90%
Jalandoni Estate‑Lapuz0.42%1,8922,170-12.81%-2.58%
Jalandoni‑Wilson0.18%827898-7.91%-1.56%
Javellana0.07%310391-20.72%-4.32%
Jereos0.86%3,8394,139-7.25%-1.42%
Kahirupan0.11%4824653.66%0.69%
Kasingkasing0.58%2,5892,601-0.46%-0.09%
Katilingban0.26%1,1851,1423.77%0.71%
Kauswagan0.12%51747010.00%1.83%
Laguda0.04%18514527.59%4.75%
Lanit1.22%5,4842,658106.32%14.79%
Lapuz Norte0.56%2,5272,5150.48%0.09%
Lapuz Sur0.40%1,7781,806-1.55%-0.30%
Legaspi dela Rama0.22%9971,067-6.56%-1.28%
Liberation0.07%307633-51.50%-12.87%
Libertad, Santa Isabel0.08%346636-45.60%-10.94%
Libertad‑Lapuz0.20%8971,037-13.50%-2.72%
Loboc‑Lapuz0.55%2,4832,616-5.08%-0.99%
Lopez Jaena0.14%637740-13.92%-2.81%
Lopez Jaena Norte0.49%2,2022,1004.86%0.91%
Lopez Jaena Sur0.36%1,6091,5007.27%1.34%
Luna0.06%248420-40.95%-9.54%
Luna0.12%54145020.22%3.57%
M. V. Hechanova0.79%3,5414,181-15.31%-3.11%
Mabolo‑Delgado0.14%614950-35.37%-7.97%
Macarthur0.26%1,1521,01113.95%2.52%
Magdalo0.19%86772120.25%3.57%
Magsaysay0.12%522580-10.00%-1.99%
Magsaysay Village0.36%1,6111,630-1.17%-0.22%
Malipayon‑Delgado0.10%434493-11.97%-2.40%
Mansaya‑Lapuz0.82%3,6533,6200.91%0.17%
Marcelo H. del Pilar0.82%3,6853,895-5.39%-1.05%
Maria Clara0.08%349467-25.27%-5.39%
Maria Cristina0.17%7521,005-25.17%-5.37%
Mohon0.32%1,4291,3734.08%0.76%
Molo Boulevard1.61%7,1927,600-5.37%-1.05%
Monica Blumentritt0.36%1,6041,637-2.02%-0.39%
Montinola0.24%1,0971,155-5.02%-0.98%
Muelle Loney‑Montes0.27%1,2101,2100.00%0.00%
Nabitasan0.46%2,0672,196-5.87%-1.15%
Navais0.73%3,2834,020-18.33%-3.78%
Nonoy0.07%306530-42.26%-9.93%
North Avanceña0.14%618732-15.57%-3.17%
North Baluarte1.04%4,6744,13613.01%2.36%
North Fundidor0.54%2,4392,04219.44%3.44%
North San Jose0.24%1,0581,503-29.61%-6.47%
Obrero‑Lapuz1.43%6,4196,592-2.62%-0.51%
Oñate de Leon1.03%4,6354,10612.88%2.33%
Ortiz0.33%1,4921,4403.61%0.68%
Osmeña0.02%110132-16.67%-3.41%
Our Lady of Fatima0.23%1,0171,305-22.07%-4.64%
Our Lady of Lourdes0.54%2,4152,18010.78%1.97%
Pale Benedicto Rizal0.73%3,2672,73319.54%3.46%
PHHC Block 170.38%1,7071,52911.64%2.12%
PHHC Block 22 NHA0.31%1,3971,407-0.71%-0.14%
Poblacion Molo0.18%799820-2.56%-0.49%
President Roxas0.04%186253-26.48%-5.69%
Progreso‑Lapuz0.24%1,0631,134-6.26%-1.22%
Punong‑Lapuz0.32%1,4141,3871.95%0.37%
Quezon0.45%2,0332,149-5.40%-1.05%
Quintin Salas1.05%4,6994,2969.38%1.72%
Railway0.31%1,3951,3205.68%1.06%
Rima‑Rizal0.15%684855-20.00%-4.16%
Rizal0.35%1,5901,5194.67%0.87%
Rizal Estanzuela0.78%3,4973,3195.36%1.00%
Rizal Ibarra0.15%686728-5.77%-1.13%
Rizal Palapala I0.50%2,2402,379-5.84%-1.14%
Rizal Palapala II0.46%2,0802,349-11.45%-2.29%
Roxas Village0.02%7593-19.35%-4.01%
Sambag1.33%5,9435,8301.94%0.37%
Sampaguita0.11%509615-17.24%-3.54%
San Agustin0.13%603888-32.09%-7.10%
San Antonio0.52%2,3342,08012.21%2.22%
San Felix0.27%1,2091,230-1.71%-0.33%
San Isidro2.37%10,6096,26869.26%10.54%
San Isidro0.95%4,2383,65016.11%2.88%
San Jose0.06%268375-28.53%-6.20%
San Jose0.46%2,0502,108-2.75%-0.53%
San Jose0.06%279377-25.99%-5.57%
San Juan2.65%11,8919,84020.84%3.67%
San Nicolas0.24%1,0831,465-26.08%-5.59%
San Pedro0.78%3,5152,78026.44%4.57%
San Pedro0.39%1,7491,10059.00%9.23%
San Rafael0.29%1,3021,2603.33%0.63%
San Roque0.32%1,4411,579-8.74%-1.73%
San Vicente0.25%1,1021,332-17.27%-3.54%
Santa Cruz0.80%3,5913,05017.74%3.16%
Santa Filomena0.72%3,2182,71218.66%3.31%
Santa Rosa0.17%757775-2.32%-0.45%
Santo Domingo0.52%2,3251,98017.42%3.11%
Santo Niño Norte0.87%3,9103,45413.20%2.39%
Santo Niño Sur1.97%8,8217,24821.70%3.81%
Santo Rosario‑Duran0.44%1,9931,9084.45%0.83%
Seminario0.05%2342330.43%0.08%
Simon Ledesma0.50%2,2182,1204.62%0.86%
Sinikway0.83%3,7173,886-4.35%-0.84%
So‑oc2.33%10,4397,86932.66%5.53%
South Baluarte0.33%1,4601,4034.06%0.76%
South Fundidor0.71%3,1913,1900.03%0.01%
South San Jose0.53%2,3892,3013.82%0.72%
Taal0.20%891940-5.21%-1.01%
Tabuc Suba1.85%8,2728,450-2.11%-0.40%
Tabuc Suba0.74%3,3133,1206.19%1.15%
Tabucan0.47%2,0952,352-10.93%-2.18%
Tacas1.11%4,9695,204-4.52%-0.88%
Tagbac0.95%4,2764,450-3.91%-0.76%
Tanza‑Esperanza0.48%2,1442,277-5.84%-1.14%
Tap‑oc0.07%330600-45.00%-10.76%
Taytay Zone II0.24%1,0741,100-2.36%-0.45%
Ticud0.68%3,0582,56219.36%3.43%
Timawa Tanza I0.16%7097001.29%0.24%
Timawa Tanza II0.45%2,0092,0050.20%0.04%
Ungka0.73%3,2492,89012.42%2.25%
Veterans Village1.28%5,7165,4594.71%0.88%
Villa Anita0.29%1,2931,560-17.12%-3.51%
West Habog‑habog0.34%1,5072,219-32.09%-7.10%
West Timawa0.43%1,9371,950-0.67%-0.13%
Yulo Drive0.77%3,4333,2714.95%0.92%
Yulo‑Arroyo0.03%132366-63.93%-17.65%
Zamora‑Melliza0.60%2,6902,5117.13%1.32%
Iloilo City Total447,992424,6195.50%1.03%

Historical population

The population of Iloilo City grew from 209,738 in 1970 to 447,992 in 2015, an increase of 238,254 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.03%, or an increase of 23,373 people, from the previous population of 424,619 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
209,738
227,0271.60%
244,8271.52%
309,5052.37%
334,5391.47%
366,3911.97%
418,7101.86%
424,6190.51%
447,9921.03%

Location

The city center of Iloilo is situated at approximately 10° 42' North, 122° 34' East, in the island of Panay. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 3.9 meters or 12.8 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 Iloilo City are Bago, Bacolod, Talisay, Passi, Silay, and La Carlota. The nearest municipalities are Jordan, Pavia, Buenavista, Leganes, Oton, and Zarraga. Its distance from the national capital is 463.48 kilometers (287.99 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Jordan, Guimaras, 5.16 kilometers (3.21 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S28°E)
  • Pavia, Iloilo, 8.54 kilometers (5.31 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N20°W)
  • Buenavista, Guimaras, 8.65 kilometers (5.38 miles) to the East (S86°E)
  • Leganes, Iloilo, 9.54 kilometers (5.93 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N13°E)
  • Oton, Iloilo, 10.08 kilometers (6.26 miles) to the West (S84°W)
  • Zarraga, Iloilo, 14.13 kilometers (8.78 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N18°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 463.48 kilometers (287.99 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N22°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 447,992, ranked 23 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 30.25 square kilometers, ranked 1,182 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 5,719 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 33 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.03%, ranked 1,057 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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