Cebu City

Summary data
Typecity (highly urbanized)
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceCebu
Barangay count80
Postal code6000
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesCebu Strait
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%

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 5 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 121.62 square kilometers, ranked 298 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 2,929 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 60 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.21%, ranked 888 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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