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Zamboanga Peninsula’s Population Rises by about Half Million

The 2010 Census on Population and Housing (CPH) conducted by the National Statistics Office (NSO) revealed that the total population of the Zamboanga Peninsula as of May 1, 2010 is 3,407,353, an increase of 575,941 as compared to the May 1, 2000 census counts. The Proclamation No.362 was signed by President Benigno S Aquino III on March 30, 2012 which made the count official.

Census Year

Census Reference



May 1, 2010



May 1, 2000



May 1, 1990


The Zamboanga Peninsula population increased at an average rate of 1.87 annually during the period 2000-2010. This figure translated to about two persons added every year for every 100 persons in the population.

Among the provinces, Zamboanga del Sur (excluding Zamboanga City) had the largest population with 959,685, followed by the Zamboanga del Norte with 957,997 and Zamboanga Sibugay with 584,685.

Among the cities in the region, Zamboanga City had the largest population with 807,129, followed by Pagadian City with 186,852 and Dipolog City with 120,460. 

Source: National Statistics Office





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Updated 04/13/2012