Zamboanga Peninsula’s Population Rises by about Half Million
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