Bacacay, Province of Albay

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceAlbay
Barangay count56
Postal code4509
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesLagonoy Gulf [Philippine Sea]
Area (2007)122.13 km2 (47.15 sq mi)
Population (2015)68,906
Density (2015)564 / km2 (1,461 / sq mi)
Coordinates13° 18' North, 123° 47' East (13.2926, 123.7912)
Estimated elevation above sea level5.2 meters (17.2 feet)

Bacacay is a coastal municipality in the province of Albay.

The municipality has a land area of 122.13 square kilometers or 47.15 square miles which constitutes 4.74% of Albay's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 68,906. This represented 5.24% of the total population of Albay province, or 1.19% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 564 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,461 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Bacacay has 56 barangays as shown in the following table.

Demographic profile of barangays
BarangayPopulation percentage (2015)Population (2015)Population (2010)Change (2010‑2015)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)
Baclayon3.92%2,7032,39712.77%2.31%
Banao2.16%1,4911,3798.12%1.50%
Barangay 11.90%1,3081,07821.34%3.75%
Barangay 101.12%77365218.56%3.29%
Barangay 110.29%1971941.55%0.29%
Barangay 120.43%298305-2.30%-0.44%
Barangay 131.91%1,3151,2495.28%0.99%
Barangay 141.80%1,2371,1765.19%0.97%
Barangay 20.41%2852821.06%0.20%
Barangay 30.79%5455430.37%0.07%
Barangay 40.40%274277-1.08%-0.21%
Barangay 50.40%276279-1.08%-0.21%
Barangay 60.36%248266-6.77%-1.33%
Barangay 70.39%2672621.91%0.36%
Barangay 80.21%14712220.49%3.61%
Barangay 90.94%6466312.38%0.45%
Bariw0.91%6256013.99%0.75%
Basud2.53%1,7461,52314.64%2.64%
Bayandong2.39%1,6501,6152.17%0.41%
Bonga11.10%7,6497,4682.42%0.46%
Buang1.94%1,3371,2675.52%1.03%
Busdac1.72%1,1821,0829.24%1.70%
Cabasan2.94%2,0282,0041.20%0.23%
Cagbulacao1.25%8628422.38%0.45%
Cagraray1.02%703767-8.34%-1.65%
Cajogutan1.64%1,1301,0903.67%0.69%
Cawayan1.81%1,2471,11611.74%2.14%
Damacan0.63%431466-7.51%-1.48%
Gubat Ilawod1.57%1,0801,0433.55%0.67%
Gubat Iraya1.68%1,1591,1381.85%0.35%
Hindi5.51%3,8003,4589.89%1.81%
Igang3.38%2,3322,1289.59%1.76%
Langaton1.11%7657571.06%0.20%
Manaet1.21%8367649.42%1.73%
Mapulang Daga0.66%453529-14.37%-2.91%
Mataas0.75%5184788.37%1.54%
Misibis1.46%1,0079347.82%1.44%
Nahapunan0.58%402406-0.99%-0.19%
Namanday2.15%1,4821,4402.92%0.55%
Namantao1.13%778901-13.65%-2.76%
Napao2.73%1,8831,69011.42%2.08%
Panarayon2.68%1,8481,65811.46%2.09%
Pigcobohan1.19%817838-2.51%-0.48%
Pili Ilawod2.21%1,5221,28418.54%3.29%
Pili Iraya1.45%9979247.90%1.46%
Pongco1.48%1,0229606.46%1.20%
San Pablo1.85%1,2741,2402.74%0.52%
San Pedro2.33%1,6051,5165.87%1.09%
Sogod6.61%4,5524,4332.68%0.51%
Sula1.27%873960-9.06%-1.79%
Tambilagao1.31%906920-1.52%-0.29%
Tambongon1.15%7957486.28%1.17%
Tanagan2.01%1,3881,486-6.59%-1.29%
Uson0.93%6446253.04%0.57%
Vinisitahan‑Basud0.90%6216072.31%0.44%
Vinisitahan‑Napao1.37%9479262.27%0.43%
Bacacay Total68,90665,7244.84%0.90%

Historical population

The population of Bacacay grew from 29,181 in 1960 to 68,906 in 2015, an increase of 39,725 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.90%, or an increase of 3,182 people, from the previous population of 65,724 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
29,181
37,7372.55%
40,1301.24%
44,4332.06%
49,2021.02%
56,2952.56%
58,3570.77%
61,5740.74%
65,7242.40%
68,9060.90%

Location

The municipal center of Bacacay is situated at approximately 13° 18' North, 123° 47' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 5.2 meters or 17.2 feet above mean sea level.


Distances

Based on the great-circle distance (the shortest distance between two points over the surface of the Earth), the cities closest to Bacacay are Tabaco, Legazpi, Ligao, Sorsogon City, Iriga, and Naga. The nearest municipalities are Santo Domingo, Malilipot, Malinao, Daraga, Camalig, and Manito. Its distance from the national capital is 336.02 kilometers (208.79 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Santo Domingo, Albay, 6.32 kilometers (3.93 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S14°W)
  • Malilipot, Albay, 6.34 kilometers (3.94 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N62°W)
  • Malinao, Albay, 14.89 kilometers (9.25 miles) to the Northwest (N39°W)
  • Daraga, Albay, 18.12 kilometers (11.26 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S28°W)
  • Camalig, Albay, 19.19 kilometers (11.93 miles) to the Southwest (S50°W)
  • Manito, Albay, 20.46 kilometers (12.71 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S24°E)

Nearest cities

  • Tabaco, Albay, 9.93 kilometers (6.17 miles) to the Northwest (N42°W)
  • Legazpi, Albay, 18.10 kilometers (11.25 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S20°W)
  • Ligao, Albay, 28.10 kilometers (17.46 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S78°W)
  • Sorsogon City, Sorsogon, 42.50 kilometers (26.41 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S33°E)
  • Iriga, Camarines Sur, 43.42 kilometers (26.98 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N71°W)
  • Naga, Camarines Sur, 75.19 kilometers (46.72 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N61°W)

Distance from Manila: 336.02 kilometers (208.79 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N64°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 68,906, ranked 330 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 47.15 square kilometers, ranked 890 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 564 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 330 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.90%, ranked 1,163 out of 1,634

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Postal codes are from the Philippine Postal Corporation.
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