Population grew at the rate of 1.33 percent annually
The population of Matalam as of August 1, 2015 was 79,361, based on the 2015 Census of Population (POPCEN 2015). It was higher by 5,327 compared with the population of 74,034 in 2010 and higher by 19,215 compared with the population of 60,146 in 2000.
It posted an average growth rate increase of 2.10 percent annually, from 2000 to 2010 and 1.83 percent during the period 2000 to 2015. By comparison, the rate at which the municipality’s population grew during the period 2010 to 2015 was slowest at 1.33 percent increase.
Poblacion, the most populous barangay Of the municipality’s 34 barangays,
Poblacion had the highest population in 2015 with 6,748 persons. This was followed by Kilada with 5,012 persons, Linao with 4,550 persons and other barangays with more than four thousand persons were Kibia (4,272 persons); and Taguranao (4,227 persons).
Patadon West was the smallest barangay in 2015, in terms of population size with 814 persons.