Cebu City

Summary data
Typecity (highly urbanized)
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceCebu
Barangay count80
Postal code6000
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesCebu Strait
Philippine major island(s)Cebu
Area (2007)315.00 km2 (121.62 sq mi)
Population (2015)922,611
Density (2015)2,929 / km2 (7,586 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 19' North, 123° 54' East (10.3090, 123.8930)
Estimated elevation above sea level32.1 meters (105.4 feet)

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

The city has a land area of 315.00 square kilometers or 121.62 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 922,611. This represented 12.47% of the total population of the Central Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 2,929 inhabitants per square kilometer or 7,586 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Cebu City has 80 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)
Adlaon0.44%4,0283,64710.45%1.91%
Agsungot0.25%2,2901,98115.60%2.80%
Apas2.67%24,59122,5668.97%1.65%
Babag0.48%4,4524,4510.02%0.00%
Bacayan1.73%15,91914,02113.54%2.45%
Banilad0.86%7,8909,903-20.33%-4.23%
Basak Pardo2.10%19,41517,7569.34%1.72%
Basak San Nicolas3.84%35,42234,3133.23%0.61%
Binaliw0.37%3,4172,72225.53%4.42%
Bonbon0.61%5,6325,01412.33%2.24%
Budla‑an0.58%5,3165,1004.24%0.79%
Buhisan1.62%14,97713,03214.92%2.68%
Bulacao3.30%30,45026,82013.53%2.45%
Buot‑Taup Pardo0.27%2,4752,20312.35%2.24%
Busay1.41%13,04811,33515.11%2.72%
Calamba1.21%11,17712,417-9.99%-1.98%
Cambinocot0.34%3,0992,65816.59%2.97%
Camputhaw2.17%20,03021,765-7.97%-1.57%
Capitol Site1.23%11,30715,308-26.14%-5.61%
Carreta1.36%12,55711,21112.01%2.18%
Central0.13%1,2131,568-22.64%-4.77%
Cogon Pardo2.31%21,2767,805172.59%21.04%
Cogon Ramos0.36%3,3393,3370.06%0.01%
Day‑as0.52%4,8174,851-0.70%-0.13%
Duljo1.91%17,66416,3877.79%1.44%
Ermita0.92%8,4518,2911.93%0.36%
Guadalupe6.64%61,23860,4001.39%0.26%
Guba0.54%4,9764,7714.30%0.80%
Hippodromo1.05%9,6849,6730.11%0.02%
Inayawan3.33%30,70728,3298.39%1.55%
Kalubihan0.09%86656353.82%8.54%
Kalunasan2.90%26,75622,73717.68%3.15%
Kamagayan0.24%2,1702,0615.29%0.99%
Kasambagan0.91%8,4288,3890.46%0.09%
Kinasang‑an Pardo1.65%15,18514,3825.58%1.04%
Labangon3.63%33,47731,6435.80%1.08%
Lahug4.18%38,58435,1579.75%1.79%
Lorega1.29%11,87311,1786.22%1.16%
Lusaran0.32%2,9312,53015.85%2.84%
Luz1.98%18,31316,9238.21%1.51%
Mabini0.21%1,9091,64915.77%2.83%
Mabolo2.39%22,00821,8420.76%0.14%
Malubog0.28%2,5682,4415.20%0.97%
Mambaling3.53%32,56432,1621.25%0.24%
Pahina Central0.57%5,2585,2270.59%0.11%
Pahina San Nicolas0.35%3,1961,409126.83%16.88%
Pamutan0.20%1,8621,8073.04%0.57%
Pardo1.37%12,59612,1034.07%0.76%
Pari‑an0.17%1,5741,5034.72%0.88%
Paril0.16%1,4791,4124.75%0.89%
Pasil0.93%8,5938,5910.02%0.00%
Pit‑os0.68%6,2445,18520.42%3.60%
Pulangbato0.65%5,9885,5398.11%1.50%
Pung‑ol‑Sibugay0.28%2,5562,3578.44%1.56%
Punta Princesa2.42%22,36922,2700.44%0.08%
Quiot Pardo2.62%24,20021,65911.73%2.13%
Sambag I1.46%13,43411,86513.22%2.39%
Sambag II1.22%11,22313,526-17.03%-3.49%
San Antonio0.21%1,9282,010-4.08%-0.79%
San Jose0.74%6,8705,70420.44%3.60%
San Nicolas Central0.73%6,6946,2407.28%1.35%
San Roque0.48%4,4444,870-8.75%-1.73%
Santa Cruz0.25%2,3162,522-8.17%-1.61%
Sapangdaku0.82%7,5946,9049.99%1.83%
Sawang Calero0.90%8,2597,8315.47%1.02%
Sinsin0.23%2,1612,1112.37%0.45%
Sirao0.37%3,4563,871-10.72%-2.14%
Suba Poblacion1.20%11,0269,62814.52%2.62%
Sudlon I0.30%2,7772,46112.84%2.33%
Sudlon II0.42%3,9133,5799.33%1.71%
T. Padilla0.83%7,6468,113-5.76%-1.12%
Tabunan0.23%2,1381,9519.58%1.76%
Tagbao0.19%1,7671,951-9.43%-1.87%
Talamban3.48%32,13928,27813.65%2.47%
Taptap0.23%2,0931,74120.22%3.57%
Tejero1.57%14,49615,204-4.66%-0.90%
Tinago0.73%6,7436,5542.88%0.54%
Tisa4.09%37,76635,6006.08%1.13%
To‑ong Pardo0.45%4,1783,9864.82%0.90%
Zapatera0.34%3,1463,317-5.16%-1.00%
Cebu City Total922,611866,1716.52%1.21%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Cebu City for the fiscal year of 2016 was 4,386,168,199.41.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
20092,313,223,277.36
20102,504,608,413.658.27%
20112,798,043,904.8911.72%
20123,124,098,039.8711.65%
20133,226,594,056.843.28%
20143,346,089,818.203.70%
20153,836,021,392.9314.64%
20164,386,168,199.4114.34%

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 Cebu City is 20 to 24, with 98,975 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 5,634 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 123,279
1 to 485,811
5 to 996,157
10 to 1488,592
15 to 1991,316
20 to 2498,975
25 to 2984,707
30 to 3469,269
35 to 3957,710
40 to 4449,620
45 to 4945,523
50 to 5438,409
55 to 5931,011
60 to 6424,759
65 to 6916,002
70 to 749,592
75 to 796,245
80 and over5,634
Total922,611

Historical population

The population of Cebu City grew from 347,116 in 1970 to 922,611 in 2015, an increase of 575,495 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.21%, or an increase of 56,440 people, from the previous population of 866,171 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
347,116
413,0253.55%
490,2813.49%
610,4172.22%
662,2991.54%
718,8211.77%
799,7621.48%
866,1712.95%
922,6111.21%

Location

The city center of Cebu is situated at approximately 10° 19' North, 123° 54' East, in the island of Cebu. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 32.1 meters or 105.4 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 Cebu City are Mandaue, Lapu-Lapu, Talisay, Naga, Danao, and Toledo. The nearest municipalities are Cordova, Consolacion, Minglanilla, Liloan, Compostela, and San Fernando. Its distance from the national capital is 569.74 kilometers (354.02 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Mandaue, 5.72 kilometers (3.55 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N72°E)
  • Lapu-Lapu, 6.18 kilometers (3.84 miles) to the East (N88°E)
  • Talisay, Cebu, 8.71 kilometers (5.41 miles) to the Southwest (S35°W)
  • Naga, Cebu, 18.56 kilometers (11.53 miles) to the Southwest (S53°W)
  • Danao, Cebu, 27.61 kilometers (17.16 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N32°E)
  • Toledo, Cebu, 29.09 kilometers (18.08 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N75°W)

Distance from Manila: 569.74 kilometers (354.02 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N33°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 922,611, ranked 1 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 121.62 square kilometers, ranked 112 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 2,929 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 17 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.21%, ranked 204 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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