DAVAO City’s population will hit 1.5 million in 2010, according to data from the City Health Office Population Division (CHO-PD) that was released Thursday.

Based on the mid-year projection, the city's population will grow by 2.76 percent or 1,524,448 from 1,482,372 in 2009.

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CHO-PD program officer Jeff Ysulat Fuentes said the data comes from the Department of Health (DOH).

"This is derived through a calculation based on the city's population and development," Fuentes said.

Of the three congressional districts, the second district is projected to have the highest population with 555,268, followed by first district with 555,150, and the third district with 414,030.

The first district, Talomo, which is composed of Talomo North and South, comprises the most population of 377,551. District A is projected to have the population of 52,085, District B with 44,312, District C with 47,273, and District D with 33,929.

For the second district, Agdao is projected to be 121,460 in population, Buhangin District with 159,692, Sasa District with 97,484, Bunawan District with 129,759, and Paquibato District with 46,873.

For the third district, Calinan District will reach a population of 89,141, Baguio District with 32,398, Marilog District with 56,793, Toril District with 143,598, and Tugbok District with 92,100.

Among the barangays, Buhangin (Poblacion) is projected to reach 83,998, followed by Barangay Bucana with 77,187, Talomo (Poblacion) with 62,505, Barangay Sasa with 54,008, Matina Crossing with 46,139, Barangay Pampanga with 43,476, Barangay Ma-a with 41,439, Barangay Tibungco with 36,416, Matina Aplaya with 33,266, and Calinan (Poblacion) with 26,644. (JCZ)