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]
Philippine major island(s)Panay
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)
Iloilo City Total447,992424,6195.50%1.03%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Iloilo City for the fiscal year of 2016 was 2,001,709,094.33.

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Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
20091,154,348,592.90
20101,193,981,390.473.43%
20111,356,273,175.7313.59%
20121,415,266,436.334.35%
20131,458,956,619.753.09%
20141,632,777,275.9711.91%
20151,851,533,415.0613.40%
20162,001,709,094.338.11%

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 Iloilo City is 20 to 24, with 44,468 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 4,603 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 18,742
1 to 433,204
5 to 939,230
10 to 1438,238
15 to 1943,482
20 to 2444,468
25 to 2940,014
30 to 3435,486
35 to 3931,488
40 to 4426,703
45 to 4925,154
50 to 5422,729
55 to 5919,308
60 to 6414,390
65 to 699,844
70 to 745,933
75 to 794,603
80 and over4,976
Total447,992

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.

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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 20 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 30.25 square kilometers, ranked 1,161 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 5,719 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 31 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.03%, ranked 1,131 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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