● Population of General Santos City Exceeded Half Million

Demographic Profile – General Santos City

Date Released: January 15, 2010
(Results from the 2007 Census of Population)

Population increased to 529,542 persons

The total population of General Santos City was 529,542 persons as of August 1, 2007, based on the 2007 Census of Population. This figure was higher by 117,720 person s over the population count of 411,822 persons in 2000. The recent population count for this highly urbanized city translated to an average annual population growth rate of 3.53 percent for the period 2000 to 2007.

The number of households reached 111,927, which was 25,332 households more than the number of households posted in 2000. The average household size in 2007 was 4.7 persons, the same average household size reported in 2000.

Calumpang was the most populated barangay

Among the 26 barangays in General Santos City, barangay Calumpang was the most populated, with a population of 67,832 persons, or 12.8 percent of the city s total population. It was followed by barangays Fatima (12.7 percent), Labangal (10.9 percent), and Lagao (1st & 3rd) (9.1 percent). Barangay Olympog had the least share of 0.5 percent.

General Santos City - Gensan - Demographics - Population - Barangay

Sex ratio was 102 males per 100 females

Of the 528,011 household population of General Santos City, 50.5 percent were males and 49.5 percent were females, or a sex ratio of 102 males for every 100 females. In 2000, the sex ratio was 101 males per 100 females.

Half of the population were below 21 years old

The household population of General Santos City had a median age of 21 years in 2007, which means that half of the household population were below 21 years old. This figure was one year higher than the median age (20 years) in 2000.

General Santos City - Gensan - Demographic - Age - Sex

More than one third (34.9 percent) of the city s household population were below 15 years old. The highest share was noted in under 5-year old age group (12.4 percent), followed by age group 5 to 9 years old (11.5 percent) and 10 to 14 years (10.9 percent). The proportion of those in age group 15 to 19 years, which was registered at 11.8 percent, was higher than those in age groups 5 to 9 years and 10 to 14 years. This made the age-sex population structure of the city deviate from the usual pyramid shape.

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Source: National Statistical Coordination Board

Page last revised:    January 7, 2011

Posted by: Gensan Relief and Community Exchange, Inc., General Santos City, Philippines

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