Bacacay
Province of Albay

Summary data
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 per km2
(1,461 per sq. mi)
Coordinates13° 18' North, 123° 47' East
(13.2926 ° N, 123.7912 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
5.2 meters
(17.2 feet)
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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. The 2015 Census records its population as 68,906 representing 5.24% of the total population of Albay province, or 1.19% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 564 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,461 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Bacacay has 56 barangays as shown in the following table.

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. Growth rate over this period, which was continuously positive, fluctuated between the range of [0.74%, 2.56%]. 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.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 1529,181
1970 May 637,7372.55%
1975 May 140,1301.24%
1980 May 144,4332.06%
1990 May 149,2021.02%
1995 Sep 156,2952.56%
2000 May 158,3570.77%
2007 Aug 161,5740.74%
2010 May 165,7242.40%
2015 Aug 168,9060.90%
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The town center of Bacacay is situated at approximately 13° 18' North, 123° 47' East, which has an elevation 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.

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)

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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