Population of Region II - Cagayan Valley (Based on the 2015 Census of Population)

Reference Number: 

2016-065

Release Date: 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
  • The population of Region II (Cagayan Valley) as of August 1, 2015 was 3,451,410 based on the 2015 Census of Population (POPCEN 2015).

Table 1. Population of Region II - Cagayan Valley
(Based on the 2000, 2010, and 2015 Censuses)

Census Year Census Reference Date Population
(in millions)
2000 May 1, 2000 2.81
2010 May 1, 2010 3.23
2015 August 1, 2015 3.45
  • The 2015 population of the region is higher by 222,247 compared with the population of 3.23 million in 2010, and by 638,251 compared with the population of 2.81 million in 2000.  Refer to Table 1.
  • The population of Region II increased by 1.27 percent annually, on average, during the period 2010 to 2015. By comparison, the rate at which the region’s population grew during the period 2000 to 2010 was higher at 1.39 percent. See Table 2.
Table 2. Annual Population Growth Rate:
Region II - Cagayan Valley
(Based on the 2000, 2010, and 215 Censuses)
Reference Period Annual Population Growth Rate
(in percent)
2010-2015 1.27
2000-2010 1.39
  • Among the five provinces comprising the region, Isabela had the biggest population in 2015 with 1.59 million, followed by Cagayan with 1.20 million, Nueva Vizcaya with 452 thousand, and Quirino with 189 thousand. Batanes had the smallest population with 17 thousand. Refer to Table 3.
  • The total population of Region II accounted for about 3.4 percent of the Philippine population in 2015. 
Table 3. Population by Province: Region II - Cagayan Valley 
(Based on the 2000, 2010, and 2015 Censuses)
Province Population (in thousands)
2000 2010 2015
Batanes 16 17 17
Cagayan 994 1,125 1,199
Isabela 1,288 1,490 1,594
Nueva Vizcaya 367 421 452
Quirino 149 177 189
  • Nueva Vizcaya was the fastest growing province in the region with an average annual population growth rate (PGR) of 1.36 percent during the period 2010 to 2015. It was followed by Isabela (1.29 percent), Quirino (1.28 percent), and Cagayan (1.23 percent). Batanes posted the lowest PGR of 0.72 percent. See Table 4.
Table 4. Annual Population Growth Rate by Province: Region II - Cagayan Valley 
(Based on the 2000, 2010, and 2015 Censuses)
Province Population Growth Rate
2010-2015 2000-2010
Batanes 0.72 0.08
Cagayan 1.23 1.25
Isabela 1.29 1.47
Nueva Vizcaya 1.36 1.39
Quirino 1.28 1.75
  • Region II is composed of four cities, 89 municipalities, and 2,311 barangays.
  • Among the cities and municipalities in the region, the largest in terms of population size is Tuguegarao City, Cagayan with 153,502 persons. It was followed by the three cities in Isabela - Ilagan City (145,568), City of Santiago (134,830), and City of Cauayan (129,523). Three municipalities each in Cagayan and Isabela comprise the rest of the top ten most populous cities/municipalities in Region II. Refer to Table 5.
Table 5. Top Ten Most Populous Cities/Municipalities: Region II - Cagayan Valley, 2015
Rank City/Municipality Province Population
1 Tuguegarao City Cagayan 153,502
2 Ilagan City Isabela 145,568
3 City of Santiago Isabela 134,830
4 City of Cauayan Isabela 129,523
5 Baggao Cagayan 82,782
6 Solana Cagayan 82,502
7 Echague Isabela 79,094
8 Alicia Isabela 71,504
9 Tumauini Isabela 67,650
10 Aparri Cagayan 65,649
  • Uyugan in Batanes is the least populous city/municipality in Region II with 1,297 persons. It was followed by Ivana (1,327), Mahatao (1,555), Sabtang (1,621), and Itbayat (2,867) - all in the province of Batanes. Three municipalities in the province of Isabela and one municipality each in the province of Cagayan and in the province of Nueva Vizcaya comprise the rest of the ten least populous cities/municipalities in the region. See Table 6.
Table 6. Ten Least Populous Cities/Municipalities: Region II - Cagayan Valley, 2015
Rank City/Municipality Province Population
1 Uyugan Batanes 1,297
2 Ivana Batanes 1,327
3 Mahatao Batanes 1,555
4 Sabtang Batanes 1,621
5 Itbayat Batanes 2,867
6 Santa Praxedes Cagayan 4,154
7 Maconacon Isabela 4,253
8 Dinapigue Isabela 5,005
9 Divilacan Isabela 5,687
10 Alfonso Castaneda Nueva Vizcaya 7,940
  • Of the 2,311 barangays in Region II, the largest in terms of population size is Rizal in the City of Santiago, Isabela with 13,803 persons. It was followed by Rosario in the City of Santiago, Isabela (11,441) and Ugac Sur in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan (10,858). Refer to Table 7.
Table 7. Top Ten Most Populous Barangays: Region II - Cagayan Valley, 2015
Rank Barangay City/Municipality/Province Population
1 Rizal City of Santiago, Isabela 13,803
2 Rosario City of Santiago, Isabela 11,441
3 Ugac Sur Tuguegarao City, Cagayan 10,858
4 San Fermin City of Cauayan, Isabela 10,856
5 District I (Pob.) City of Cauayan, Isabela 10,662
6 Ugac Norte Tuguegarao City, Cagayan 9,615
7 Batal City of Santiago, Isabela 8,461
8 Cataggaman Nuevo Tuguegarao City, Cagayan 8,161
9 Roxas Solano, Nueva Vizcaya 7,954
10 Caggay Tuguegarao City, Cagayan 7,261

 

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2015