The City of Dagupan (Pangasinan: Ciudad na Dagupan) is an independent component city in the province of Pangasinan in the Philippines. According to the census of May 1, 2010, Dagupan City has a population of 163,676 with an income classification of second class.
Located on the Lingayen Gulf on the island of Luzon, Dagupan is a commercial and a financial center north of Manila. Also, Dagupan is one of the centers of medical services, media and communication in Northern Luzon. The Agno River Valley, of which Dagupan is the central city, is one of Philippines' larger and denser population clusters, with around 2 million people at an average density close to 1,000 per square kilometer. Nationwide, only Metro Cebu and Metro Manila have more people while Davao City is similarly populated.
Dagupan is among the top producers of milkfish in the province. From 2001-2003, Dagupan’s milkfish production totaled to 35,560.1 metric tons (MT), contributing 16.8 percent to the total provincial production. Of its total production in the past three years, 78.5 percent grew in fish pens/cages while the rest grew in brackishwater fishpond.