The results of the 2010 POPCEN show that the actual population size in the City of Santa Rosa has reached to 284,670 (Table 3). This recent total population count is 99,037 persons higher than in 2000. The increase in the population size of the city is shown in the annual growth rate of 4.37 percent for the period 2000-2010. The rate of population growth is at all times higher than the Philippines, Calabarzon Region, and Laguna Province’s average annual growth rates. The estimated annual population growth rate of the country, region and of the province (2000-2010) is 1.90, 3.07 and 3.11 percent, respectively.

The average growth rate of 6.96 percent for the period 1990-2000 in Santa Rosa is the highest recorded population growth rate of the town. Moreover, the proportion of the city’s population in 2010 to the province, region, and the country is 10.66, 2.26, and 0.31 percent, respectively.