Mercedes, Province of Camarines Norte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceCamarines Norte
Barangay count26
Postal code4601
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSan Miguel Bay [Philippine Sea], Philippine Sea
Area (2007)173.69 km2 (67.06 sq mi)
Population (2015)50,841
Density (2015)293 / km2 (758 / sq mi)
Coordinates14° 7' North, 123° 1' East (14.1094, 123.0093)
Estimated elevation above sea level5.4 meters (17.8 feet)

Mercedes is a coastal municipality in the province of Camarines Norte.

The municipality has a land area of 173.69 square kilometers or 67.06 square miles which constitutes 7.49% of Camarines Norte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 50,841. This represented 8.72% of the total population of Camarines Norte province, or 0.88% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 293 inhabitants per square kilometer or 758 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Mercedes has 26 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)
Apuao1.27%6475958.74%1.61%
Barangay I4.08%2,0761,9834.69%0.88%
Barangay II6.18%3,1433,0303.73%0.70%
Barangay III5.42%2,7563,008-8.38%-1.65%
Barangay IV3.33%1,6921,5956.08%1.13%
Barangay V1.45%737767-3.91%-0.76%
Barangay VI3.07%1,5611,5123.24%0.61%
Barangay VII3.37%1,7151,745-1.72%-0.33%
Caringo2.24%1,1381,1330.44%0.08%
Catandunganon0.68%3483305.45%1.02%
Cayucyucan2.29%1,1641,1075.15%0.96%
Colasi4.06%2,0631,64325.56%4.43%
Del Rosario4.83%2,4572,22110.63%1.94%
Gaboc2.18%1,1061,116-0.90%-0.17%
Hamoraon2.67%1,3561,466-7.50%-1.47%
Hinipaan4.17%2,1201,81017.13%3.06%
Lalawigan3.24%1,6451,6300.92%0.17%
Lanot2.23%1,1331,208-6.21%-1.21%
Mambungalon4.58%2,3271,83326.95%4.65%
Manguisoc8.52%4,3323,79314.21%2.56%
Masalongsalong2.54%1,2911,02925.46%4.41%
Matoogtoog2.56%1,3031,409-7.52%-1.48%
Pambuhan5.90%2,9982,8345.79%1.08%
Quinapaguian1.65%84074712.45%2.26%
San Roque14.65%7,4486,69011.33%2.06%
Tarum2.84%1,4451,4400.35%0.07%
Mercedes Total50,84147,6746.64%1.23%

Historical population

The population of Mercedes grew from 13,983 in 1960 to 50,841 in 2015, an increase of 36,858 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.23%, or an increase of 3,167 people, from the previous population of 47,674 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
13,983
19,6743.40%
25,1615.06%
27,6451.90%
34,3002.18%
38,6412.26%
41,7131.65%
44,3750.86%
47,6742.64%
50,8411.23%

Location

The municipal center of Mercedes is situated at approximately 14° 7' North, 123° 1' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 5.4 meters or 17.8 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 Mercedes are Naga, Iriga, Ligao, Tabaco, Legazpi, and Lucena. The nearest municipalities are Daet, Basud, Talisay, Vinzons, San Vicente, and San Lorenzo Ruiz. Its distance from the national capital is 225.29 kilometers (139.99 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Naga, Camarines Sur, 56.96 kilometers (35.40 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S19°E)
  • Iriga, Camarines Sur, 87.67 kilometers (54.47 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S30°E)
  • Ligao, Albay, 111.76 kilometers (69.45 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S31°E)
  • Tabaco, Albay, 113.85 kilometers (70.74 miles) to the Southeast (S43°E)
  • Legazpi, Albay, 132.99 kilometers (82.63 miles) to the Southeast (S36°E)
  • Lucena, 152.13 kilometers (94.53 miles) to the West (S83°W)

Distance from Manila: 225.29 kilometers (139.99 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N76°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 50,841, ranked 519 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 67.06 square kilometers, ranked 644 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 293 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 692 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.23%, ranked 876 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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