Population Size and Growth

The City showed an extreme increase in population. Migration is a contributory factor in population growth. People from neighboring provinces, cities and municipalities are coming to the city for job and income opportunities. Sprouting subdivisions in the city is one attraction for the people to live in Cagayan de Oro City.

Cagayan de Oro City is one of the highly urbanized cities which comprises of 80 barangays. Of this, barangay Carmen (11.44 percent) was the most populated barangay, followed by barangay Lapasan (6.84 percent), Kauswagan (5.64 percent), Balulang (5.60 percent), and Bulua (5.24 percent). The rest of the barangays had share of less than five percent each to the total population of the city.

Total Population (NSO Census 2010): 602,088

District 1: 290,913
District 2: 311,175

Annual Growth Rate: 2.69

Population Estimates By District, 2012 (Based on 2010 NSO Census)

Total Population: 634,873 

District 1: 312,294 
District 2: 323,105

Population Density (persons per hectare)

District 1: 7 
District 2: 23 


Total Household Number (2010 NSO): 137,465

District 1: 65,805 
District 2: 71,660 

Total Household Number (Estimates 2012): 143,512

District 1: 69,294 
District 2: 74,217 

Average Household Size: 4.4

Source : City Planning and Development Office