Distribution of Ethnic Groups
For 2017, the 46,953 people are distributed to all over the thirty (30) barangays of the municipality. About 52 percent are males or roughly 24,418 people. Forty eight percent (48% are females) or 22,535. The almost equal distribution between males and females presents a competitive advantage to the human resource quality of Katipunan since gender equality can be enhanced in terms of equal opportunities for both men and women.
In terms of the urban and urbanizing-rural contrast distribution, about 11,590 people may be considered as urban and urbanizing-based, representing about 25% of the total population of Katipunan. These urban and urbanizing-based barangays or communities are: Uno, Dos, Dr. Jose Rizal, New Tambo and San Antonio. The 75% of the population may be considered as rural-based.
In terms of the Visayan-Subanen contrast population distribution, roughly 35% or 16,434 Subanens are distributed in the 10 barangays of Katipunan, namely: Balok, Bulawan, Carupay, Dabiak, Fimagas, Malasay, Miatan, Seres, Seroan and Sitog. The rest are found in the predominantly Visayan-populated areas comprising some 65% or about 30,519 persons.
Cebuano dialect was the predominant ethnic group in the municipality registering more than half (70%) of the population. This is followed by Subanenrepresenting more than a quarter (27.0%) of the entire
Among the various religious affiliation of the population, the Roman Catholic composed the greatest majority at 84.66% of the entire population of the municipality. Protestant (13.6%) are propagating to all barangays even to remote areas. Islam accounted for 0.11%.