Ragay, Province of Camarines Sur

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceCamarines Sur
Barangay count38
Postal code4410
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesRagay Gulf [Sibuyan Sea]
Area (2007)400.22 km2 (154.53 sq mi)
Population (2015)58,214
Density (2015)145 / km2 (377 / sq mi)
Coordinates13° 49' North, 122° 47' East (13.8200, 122.7911)
Estimated elevation above sea level8.8 meters (28.7 feet)

Ragay is a coastal municipality in the province of Camarines Sur.

The municipality has a land area of 400.22 square kilometers or 154.53 square miles which constitutes 7.28% of Camarines Sur's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 58,214. This represented 2.98% of the total population of Camarines Sur province, or 1.00% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 145 inhabitants per square kilometer or 377 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Ragay has 38 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)
Agao‑ao0.74%43137913.72%2.48%
Agrupacion2.83%1,6461,653-0.42%-0.08%
Amomokpok3.10%1,8061,49720.64%3.64%
Apad4.97%2,8962,62610.28%1.88%
Apale1.19%6906515.99%1.11%
Banga Caves4.16%2,4192,3234.13%0.77%
Baya3.32%1,9331,61519.69%3.48%
Binahan Proper3.36%1,9551,65817.91%3.19%
Binahan Upper3.07%1,7851,60311.35%2.07%
Buenasuerte2.91%1,6931,5856.81%1.26%
Cabadisan1.10%638644-0.93%-0.18%
Cabinitan1.40%8177499.08%1.67%
Cabugao2.03%1,1811,05412.05%2.19%
Caditaan1.42%828937-11.63%-2.33%
Cale2.03%1,1811,1195.54%1.03%
Catabangan Proper3.27%1,9021,957-2.81%-0.54%
F. Simeon5.35%3,1172,8658.80%1.62%
Godofredo Reyes Sr.6.03%3,5133,4850.80%0.15%
Inandawa0.54%314610-48.52%-11.88%
Laguio2.84%1,6531,5894.03%0.75%
Lanipga‑Cawayan1.37%800894-10.51%-2.09%
Liboro6.13%3,5713,2798.91%1.64%
Lohong1.84%1,0741,0423.07%0.58%
Lower Omon2.62%1,5281,4475.60%1.04%
Lower Santa Cruz2.66%1,5461,4099.72%1.78%
Panaytayan3.71%2,1572,0803.70%0.69%
Panaytayan Nuevo1.31%7647186.41%1.19%
Patalunan1.30%756782-3.32%-0.64%
Poblacion Ilaod3.75%2,1822,0138.40%1.55%
Poblacion Iraya2.83%1,6451,6360.55%0.10%
Port Junction Norte2.05%1,1941,05313.39%2.42%
Port Junction Sur1.06%618741-16.60%-3.40%
Salvacion2.98%1,7371,52214.13%2.55%
Samay1.42%8287825.88%1.09%
San Rafael3.17%1,8451,8241.15%0.22%
Tagbac3.15%1,8331,46025.55%4.43%
Upper Omon1.19%6906565.18%0.97%
Upper Santa Cruz1.80%1,0489975.12%0.95%
Ragay Total58,21454,9345.97%1.11%

Historical population

The population of Ragay grew from 27,925 in 1960 to 58,214 in 2015, an increase of 30,289 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.11%, or an increase of 3,280 people, from the previous population of 54,934 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
27,925
32,6351.54%
32,7980.10%
34,8911.24%
41,4381.73%
44,1541.20%
47,7431.69%
52,0211.19%
54,9342.00%
58,2141.11%

Location

The municipal center of Ragay is situated at approximately 13° 49' North, 122° 47' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 8.8 meters or 28.7 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 Ragay are Naga, Iriga, Ligao, Tabaco, Legazpi, and Lucena. The nearest municipalities are Lupi, Sipocot, Del Gallego, San Lorenzo Ruiz, Tagkawayan, and San Vicente. Its distance from the national capital is 213.28 kilometers (132.52 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Naga, Camarines Sur, 47.81 kilometers (29.71 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S63°E)
  • Iriga, Camarines Sur, 80.40 kilometers (49.96 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S57°E)
  • Ligao, Albay, 103.09 kilometers (64.05 miles) to the Southeast (S51°E)
  • Tabaco, Albay, 113.66 kilometers (70.63 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S63°E)
  • Legazpi, Albay, 126.92 kilometers (78.86 miles) to the Southeast (S54°E)
  • Lucena, 128.04 kilometers (79.56 miles) to the West (N84°W)

Distance from Manila: 213.28 kilometers (132.52 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N66°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 58,214, ranked 426 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 154.53 square kilometers, ranked 213 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 145 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,173 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.11%, ranked 983 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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