Carmen
Province of Agusan del Norte

Summary data
Island groupMindanao
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
ProvinceAgusan del Norte
Barangay count8
Postal code8603
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesButuan Bay [Bohol Sea]
Area (2007)311.02 km2
(120.09 sq. mi)
Population (2015)20,839
Density (2015)67 per km2
(174 per sq. mi)
Coordinates8° 60' North, 125° 16' East
(8.9999 ° N, 125.2648 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
11.0 meters
(36.2 feet)
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Carmen is a coastal municipality in the province of Agusan del Norte.

The municipality has a land area of 311.02 square kilometers or 120.09 square miles which constitutes 11.39% of Agusan del Norte's total area. The 2015 Census records its population as 20,839 representing 5.88% of the total population of Agusan del Norte province, or 0.80% of the overall population of the Caraga region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 67 inhabitants per square kilometer or 174 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Carmen has 8 barangays as shown in the following table.

BarangayPopulation
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2015)
Population
(2010)
Change
(2010-2015)

Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Cahayagan11.49%2,3952,3800.63%0.12%
Gosoon8.67%1,8061,7721.92%0.36%
Manoligao6.51%1,3561,513-10.38%-2.06%
Poblacion28.73%5,9885,5078.73%1.61%
Rojales12.20%2,5422,08322.04%3.86%
San Agustin5.68%1,1831,1175.91%1.10%
Tagcatong16.61%3,4623,3822.37%0.45%
Vinapor10.11%2,1072,0273.95%0.74%
Carmen Total20,83919,7815.35%1.00%
Historical population

The population of Carmen grew from 9,593 in 1960 to 20,839 in 2015, an increase of 11,246 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.00%, or an increase of 1,058 people, from the previous population of 19,781 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 159,593
1970 May 612,8512.90%
1975 May 113,8821.56%
1980 May 114,5951.01%
1990 May 115,5030.61%
1995 Sep 115,9670.55%
2000 May 117,3071.74%
2007 Aug 118,1160.63%
2010 May 119,7813.25%
2015 Aug 120,8391.00%
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The town center of Carmen is situated at approximately 8° 60' North, 125° 16' East, which has an elevation estimated at 11.0 meters or 36.2 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 Carmen are Gingoog, Butuan, Cabadbaran, Bayugan, Cagayan de Oro, and Surigao City. The nearest municipalities are Nasipit, Magsaysay, Buenavista, Magallanes, Medina, and Tubay. Its distance from the national capital is 774.83 kilometers (481.46 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 774.83 kilometers (481.46 miles) to the Northwest (N36°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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