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Cagayan De Oro City Posted an Annual Population Growth Rate of 2.54 Percent (Results from the 2007 Census of Population)

Reference Number: 2010-005
Release Date: 05 January 2010


Total population rose to 553,966 persons

Cagayan de Oro City posted a total population of 553,966 persons as of August 1, 2007. This represents an increase of 92,089 persons over the total population of 461,877 persons in 2000. The 2007 figure translated to an annual population growth rate of 2.54 percent for the period 2000 to 2007.

The number of households also rose by 22,699 from 93,525 in 2000 to 116,224 in 2007. This resulted in an average household size of 4.7 persons, a slight decrease from the 2000 average household size of 4.9 persons.

Carmen was the most populated barangay

Cagayan de Oro City is one of the highly urbanized cities, which comprised of 80 barangays. Of these barangays, Carmen (9.5 percent) was the most populated barangay, followed by barangays Lapasan (7.3 percent), Kauswagan (5.9 percent), Balulang (5.7 percent), and Bugo (5.0 percent). The rest of the barangays had share of less than five percent each to the total population of the province.


More males than females

The household population in Cagayan de Oro City had 273,483 males and 276,917 females, which resulted in a sex ratio of 99 males for every 100 females. In 2000, the sex ratio was 98 males for every 100 females.


Median age was 22 years

Cagayan de Oro City recorded a median age of 22 years in 2007. This means that half of the household population was below 22 years old. The median age in 2000 was 21 years.

Persons aged 15 to 19 years comprised the largest age group (11.6 percent), probably due to in-migration to Cagayan de Oro City of students or workers.

There were more males than females in the age brackets 0 to 14 years, 35 to 39 years, and 50 to 59 years. On the other hand, there were more females than males in the age groups 15 to 34 years, 40 to 49 years, and 60 years old and over due to longer life span of females than males.

Three out of five persons were in the voting age group

Three out of five (60.5 percent) of the household population belonged to the voting-age population (18 years and over). This is slightly higher than the proportion of voting-age population (58.4 percent) recorded in 2000. The proportion of females (50.8 percent) to the total voting-age population was slightly higher than that of the males (49.2 percent) in 2007.

Dependency ratio down to 56

The proportion of household population belonging to age group 0 to 14 years was 32.6 percent. The oldest group (65 years and over) posted a share of 3.3 percent while the working-age population (15 to 64 years) had a share of 64.1 percent of the household population.

The overall dependency ratio in Cagayan de Oro City in 2007 was 55.9. This means that for every 100 persons aged 15 to 64 years, there were about 56 dependents (51 young and 5 old dependents). The dependency ratio in 2007 was lower compared to the 2000 ratio of 61 persons per 100 working-age population.

More females among widowed, divorced/separated, and common law/live-in

In 2007, about 46.0 percent of the household population 10 years old and over were never-married, while 45.0 percent were married. These figures were slightly higher than the corresponding proportion of never-married persons (45.2 percent) and married persons (44.9 percent) recorded in 2000. On the other hand, there were increases in the proportion of widowed and divorced/separated persons from 3.2 percent to 3.6 percent and from 1.0 percent to 1.2 percent from 2000 to 2007, respectively.

A higher proportion (51.3 percent) of males among the never-married was observed in 2007. On the other hand, the proportion of females were higher among married (50.6 percent), widowed (76.3 percent), divorced/separated (63.1 percent), and common law/live-in (50.2 percent).

More females pursued higher levels of education

Of the household population five years old and over, 26.2 percent attended or completed elementary education, 34.3 percent reached high school, 12.9 percent were college undergraduates, and 13.5 percent were academic degree holders.

Among academic degree holders and among those with post baccalaureate courses, more than half were females: academic degree holders, 54.3 percent and post baccalaureate degree holders, 53.8 percent.

Among the household population 5 to 24 years old, 63.3 percent attended school at anytime during School Year 2007 to 2008. There were more males (50.4 percent) than females (49.6 percent) who attended school during the said school year.

103 households for every 100 occupied housing units

A total of 116,224 households resided in 113,321 housing units in Cagayan de Oro City. This translated to a ratio of 103 households for every 100 occupied housing units, or 4.9 persons per occupied housing unit. In 2000, the ratio of households to occupied housing units was the same.

Proportion of occupied housing units with roofs and outer walls made of strong materials increased

Majority of the occupied housing units in Cagayan de Oro City had roofs made of galvanized iron/aluminum (87.2 percent), up by 4.4 percentage points from the proportion in 2000. Meanwhile, more than one-third (37.1 percent) of the occupied housing units in 2007 had outer walls made of concrete/brick/stone, indicating an increase of 4.1 percentage points from the 2000 figure.








  Source:  Household Statistics Department
                   National Statistics Office
                   Manila, Philippines


Census of Population by Year Published

Philippine Population (1990-2015)

Annual Growth Rates

Reference Period Annual Growth Rate*
2010-2015 1.72
2000 - 2010 1.90
1990-2000 2.34
*Annual growth rate for the Philippines in percent.


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