POPULATION COUNT AND TREND

Based on 2019 Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) Census, the total population of the City of Santiago is 140,430. It posted an increase of 8,150 in the 2020 PSA’s Census of Population and Housing (CPH) with 148,580. The total household is 33,707 with an average household size of 4.41.

Historical Growth of Population, City of Santiago, 1939 to 2020

YearPopulationIncrease or Decrease
193934,15428,558
194822,550-11,604
196039,44016,890
197049,68810,248
197559,2479,559
198069,87710,630
199090,78720,910
199598,5427,755
2000110,53111,989
2007126,24415,713
2010132,8046,560
2015134,8302,026
2017*136,4773,673
2019**140,4303,953
2020148,5808,150
Sources:Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)
* Household Profiling and Skills Mapping (HPSM)
** Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS)

POPULATION PROJECTIONS AND ESTIMATES

Populations Projections are a basic requirement in planning for city’s development. These projections are primarily used as basis for estimating future needs for basic services, determining level of demand for facilities and utilities, economic-related needs and corresponding spatial requirements, among others.

Based on 2020 PSA Census, the total population of City of Santiago is 148,580. The total household is 33,707 with an average household size of 4.41. The population growth rate incresed from 0.83 in 2015 to 1.96 in 2020.  With this growth rate, it is expected that the population shall double after 36 years or in 2056. 

Population Growth Rate, City of Santiago, 2000 to 2020

Censal YearPopulationInc/DecAnnual Population Growth Rate
2000110,53111,9892.32
2007126,24415,7131.92
2010132,8046,5601.70
2015134,8302,0260.83
2020148,58013,7501.96
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)

The present and projected size of the population serve as vital input in developing strategies addressing the future demands of the growing population. Table 4 indicates the population of the City of Santiago projected from 2020 to 2030.

Projected Population and Households, City of Santiago, 2020 to 2030

YearPopulationHousehold*
2020148,58033,707
2021151,49434,368
2022154,46535,042
2023157,49435,729
2024160,58336,430
2025163,73237,144
2026166,94337,873
2027170,21738,616
2028173,55639,373
2029176,95940,145
2030180,43040,932
Source: City Planning and Development Office