Social Composition and Characteristics


Tagalog language is predominantly spoken by San Josenian especially in urban areas, 72.10% of its total population speak this dialect . Barely 10.24% however speaks bi-ligual or a combination of Tagalog and Ilocano dialect. The second most used dialect is Ilocano which is spoken by 9.25% of the populace. Other dialects spoken by a few are attributed to migration.
The table belows shows various dialects being used by the residents of the city as well as its corresponding percentage of the population using them.

Religious Sects
San Jose City has over 40 religious sects. However, majority of its people are Roman Catholics (95,482) followed by Iglesia Ni Cristo (7,418). Other religious sects are Seventh Day Adventist, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Church of Christ of the Latter Day Saints /Mormons , United Methodist Church, Bible Baptist, Grace Baptist, First Baptist, Conservative Baptist, Assembly of God, Pentecost, Aglipayan, Rizalista, Light of the World, Nazarene, Ang Dating Daan, Iglesia ng Diyos kay Kristo Hesus, Muslim, Apostolic Faith, Back to Christ, Bahai Faith, Bread of Life, Buddhist, Church of God, Edipicada, Espiritista, Evangelica, Gods Family, Gospel of Jesus, Hindu, Jerusalem, Jesus Is Lord, Jesus the Living Kingdom of Jesus, Lutheran Church, Jesus Revival Church, PMCC Fourth Watch, Wesleyan, World Missionary, 3 Persona, and others.