Population, Size, Growth and Trends
As of 2006 Socio Economic Profile Survey on population, the city of Tacurong has a total population of 82,465, This indicates an addition of 6,140 persons to the household population enumerated by the census in 2000 which was 76,325. This puts the geometric growth rate of the population between 2000 and at 1.39 percent annually. Barangay Poblacion, being the urban center is the most populated area with 15,409 residents followed by Barangay New Isabela with 10, 182 residents while Barangay San Rafael represents the least populated area with 912 persons or 1.05 percent of the total population.
Of the eleven municipalities and a city in the province of Sultan Kudarat, the city of Tacurong is the largest in terms of population size comprising 13.4 percent of the total population of the province while comprising only 2.65% of the total land area of the province. Several factors contributed to the large population of the city of Tacurong. First, its being the center of finance, trade and commerce, and rest and recreation in the Central Mindanao area, the city play host to the large number of people who come to do their business and presents livelihood opportunities for the jobless. Second, the presence of basic services and facilities attracts the people from other municipalities to reside in the city; and third, the stability of peace and order situation of the city.
URBAN- RURAL DISTRIBUTION
The urban dwellers from Poblacion 18.89 percent or 15,409 residents of the total population while the rural population is placed at 81.11 percent or 67,056 residents.
The city of Tacurong has a population density of 537.58 persons per square kilometer.
AGE – SEX DISTRIBUTION
Based on Socio Economic Profile Survey, male population comprised 50.37 percent of the total population or 41,551 residents while female population comprised 49.63 percent or 40,914 of the total population.
Basing on the age structure, the city’s population is predominantly young. The 41,093 or 49.83 percent belongs to 0-24 age level which has the largest share; 28,352 or 34.38 percent represents 25-49 bracket; and 50 years and above age bracket which has the lowest share of 15.79 percent or 13,020 of the total population.