Mandaue City has been identified as the most densely populated highly urbanized city outside the National Capital Region (NCR) according to the 2015 Census of Population (POPCEN 2015) by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).
Census shows that 14,402 persons occupy Mandaue City per square kilometer.
This is followed by Lapu-Lapu City with 7,024 persons per square kilometer.
Cebu City has 2,929 people per square kilometer.
Excluding Cebu City, Lapu-Lapu City, and Mandaue City, Cebu Province ranks fifth among provinces with the biggest population in the country with 2.93 million people.
Cavite tops that list with 3.7 million people.
Among the component cities in Region 7, Talisay City is the most densely populated with 5,710 persons per square kilometer.
Central Visayas (Bohol, Cebu, Negros Oriental, and Siquijor) has a total population of 7,396,898 in 2015, with Cebu the most densely populated in the region.
In terms of population density, Central Visayas has 466 persons per square kilometer in 2015.
As of August 2015, the Philippines had a total population of 100,981,437 with 337 people per square kilometer.
The 2015 Census of Population is PSA’s 14th census in the country since its first census in 1903.
Around 90,000 enumerators, 23,000 team supervisors, and 5,000 census area supervisors conducted the nationwide 2015 POPCEN. (asv/PIA-7-Cebu)