Esperanza
Province of Agusan del Sur

Summary data
Island groupMindanao
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
ProvinceAgusan del Sur
Barangay count47
Postal code8513
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)1,355.48 km2
(523.35 sq. mi)
Population (2015)54,801
Density (2015)40 per km2
(105 per sq. mi)
Coordinates8° 41' North, 125° 39' East
(8.6760 ° N, 125.6454 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
17.1 meters
(56.2 feet)
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Esperanza is a municipality in the landlocked province of Agusan del Sur.

The municipality has a land area of 1,355.48 square kilometers or 523.35 square miles which constitutes 13.57% of Agusan del Sur's total area. The 2015 Census records its population as 54,801 representing 7.82% of the total population of Agusan del Sur province, or 2.11% of the overall population of the Caraga region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 40 inhabitants per square kilometer or 105 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Esperanza has 47 barangays as shown in the following table.

BarangayPopulation
percentage

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

Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Agsabu1.48%81261232.68%5.53%
Aguinaldo0.99%5405233.25%0.61%
Anolingan3.01%1,6491,5675.23%0.98%
Bakingking0.91%4964627.36%1.36%
Balubo1.49%816930-12.26%-2.46%
Bentahon1.98%1,08495613.39%2.42%
Bunaguit2.18%1,1921,253-4.87%-0.95%
Catmonon3.16%1,7331,6544.78%0.89%
Cebulan0.79%43231636.71%6.13%
Concordia1.71%93577920.03%3.54%
Crossing Luna2.52%1,3811,25010.48%1.92%
Cubo1.60%87777613.02%2.36%
Dakutan6.19%3,3913,2713.67%0.69%
Duangan2.94%1,6101,5960.88%0.17%
Guadalupe7.38%4,0463,8544.98%0.93%
Guibonon0.92%502737-31.89%-7.05%
Hawilian4.30%2,3582,1479.83%1.80%
Kalabuan0.52%283343-17.49%-3.59%
Kinamaybay1.25%6836544.43%0.83%
Labao1.70%93072128.99%4.97%
Langag2.18%1,1971,08410.42%1.91%
Maasin1.99%1,0911,0791.11%0.21%
Mac‑Arthur0.36%2001952.56%0.48%
Mahagcot1.53%8418330.96%0.18%
Maliwanag0.54%29616381.60%12.03%
Milagros2.14%1,1721,1452.36%0.44%
Nato3.16%1,7321,6395.67%1.06%
New Gingoog0.90%49542017.86%3.18%
Odiong1.14%62254514.13%2.55%
Oro3.51%1,9221,53625.13%4.36%
Piglawigan3.43%1,8821,62315.96%2.86%
Poblacion8.72%4,7784,907-2.63%-0.51%
Remedios2.64%1,4471,665-13.09%-2.64%
Salug2.26%1,2381,262-1.90%-0.36%
San Isidro0.70%3853587.54%1.39%
San Jose0.27%150151-0.66%-0.13%
San Toribio4.42%2,4242,2189.29%1.71%
San Vicente1.40%76557832.35%5.48%
Santa Fe3.63%1,9901,69817.20%3.07%
Segunda0.53%293314-6.69%-1.31%
Sinakungan0.85%464485-4.33%-0.84%
Tagabase1.51%8277806.03%1.12%
Taganahaw0.70%3823761.60%0.30%
Tagbalili1.00%546632-13.61%-2.75%
Tahina1.40%7697423.64%0.68%
Tandang Sora1.40%7687324.92%0.92%
Valentina0.68%37533611.61%2.11%
Esperanza Total54,80151,8975.60%1.04%
Historical population

The population of Esperanza grew from 31,825 in 1960 to 54,801 in 2015, an increase of 22,976 people. Growth rate over this period fluctuated between the range of [-3.96%, 3.65%]. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.04%, or an increase of 2,904 people, from the previous population of 51,897 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 1531,825
1970 May 621,051-3.96%
1975 May 123,3772.13%
1980 May 125,2571.56%
1990 May 136,1393.65%
1995 Sep 142,1182.91%
2000 May 144,1511.02%
2007 Aug 147,6591.06%
2010 May 151,8973.15%
2015 Aug 154,8011.04%
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The town center of Esperanza is situated at approximately 8° 41' North, 125° 39' East, which has an elevation estimated at 17.1 meters or 56.2 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 Esperanza are Bayugan, Butuan, Cabadbaran, Gingoog, Tandag, and Malaybalay. The nearest municipalities are Las Nieves, Sibagat, San Luis, Talacogon, Prosperidad, and Magallanes. Its distance from the national capital is 828.64 kilometers (514.90 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 828.64 kilometers (514.90 miles) to the Northwest (N37°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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