Prosperidad
Province of Agusan del Sur

Summary data
Island groupMindanao
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
ProvinceAgusan del Sur
Barangay count32
Postal code8500
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)505.15 km2
(195.04 sq. mi)
Population (2015)82,631
Density (2015)164 per km2
(424 per sq. mi)
Coordinates8° 36' North, 125° 55' East
(8.6057 ° N, 125.9153 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
42.9 meters
(140.7 feet)
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Prosperidad is a municipality in the landlocked province of Agusan del Sur. It serves as the provincial capital.

The municipality has a land area of 505.15 square kilometers or 195.04 square miles which constitutes 5.06% of Agusan del Sur's total area. The 2015 Census records its population as 82,631 representing 11.79% of the total population of Agusan del Sur province, or 3.18% of the overall population of the Caraga region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 164 inhabitants per square kilometer or 424 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Prosperidad has 32 barangays as shown in the following table.

BarangayPopulation
percentage

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

Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Aurora3.93%3,2512,9998.40%1.55%
Awa2.28%1,8881,8024.77%0.89%
Azpetia2.24%1,8501,7088.31%1.53%
La Caridad2.14%1,7691,59111.19%2.04%
La Perian1.01%8357629.58%1.76%
La Purisima2.75%2,2762,2242.34%0.44%
La Suerte2.14%1,7721,49018.93%3.36%
La Union2.24%1,8531,50922.80%3.99%
Las Navas2.16%1,7851,53516.29%2.91%
Libertad1.19%98581620.71%3.65%
Los Arcos3.15%2,6062,32412.13%2.20%
Lucena4.25%3,5113,4003.26%0.61%
Mabuhay2.44%2,0131,9383.87%0.73%
Magsaysay2.83%2,3391,94420.32%3.58%
Mapaga1.89%1,5581,39411.76%2.14%
Napo1.15%953984-3.15%-0.61%
New Maug1.79%1,4801,4601.37%0.26%
Patin‑ay10.29%8,5057,56212.47%2.26%
Poblacion15.41%12,73112,1804.52%0.85%
Salimbogaon0.96%7907900.00%0.00%
Salvacion3.22%2,6592,31514.86%2.67%
San Joaquin2.08%1,7201,48415.90%2.85%
San Jose3.12%2,5792,4365.87%1.09%
San Lorenzo1.59%1,3101,483-11.67%-2.33%
San Martin2.88%2,3791,92923.33%4.07%
San Pedro1.03%8511,395-39.00%-8.98%
San Rafael2.39%1,9731,9182.87%0.54%
San Roque1.32%1,09371952.02%8.30%
San Salvador1.90%1,5671,5222.96%0.56%
San Vicente4.51%3,7283,4448.25%1.52%
Santa Irene7.44%6,1485,8994.22%0.79%
Santa Maria2.27%1,8741,67212.08%2.20%
Prosperidad Total82,63176,6287.83%1.45%
Historical population

The population of Prosperidad grew from 12,438 in 1960 to 82,631 in 2015, an increase of 70,193 people. Growth rate over this period, which was continuously positive, fluctuated between the range of [0.59%, 6.35%]. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.45%, or an increase of 6,003 people, from the previous population of 76,628 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 1512,438
1970 May 623,3286.35%
1975 May 126,5572.64%
1980 May 133,8244.95%
1990 May 151,1894.23%
1995 Sep 161,8043.59%
2000 May 170,8152.96%
2007 Aug 175,3900.87%
2010 May 176,6280.59%
2015 Aug 182,6311.45%
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The town center of Prosperidad is situated at approximately 8° 36' North, 125° 55' East, which has an elevation estimated at 42.9 meters or 140.7 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 Prosperidad are Bayugan, Butuan, Tandag, Bislig, Cabadbaran, and Gingoog. The nearest municipalities are San Francisco, Lianga, Talacogon, San Luis, Barobo, and Rosario. Its distance from the national capital is 853.07 kilometers (530.07 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 853.07 kilometers (530.07 miles) to the Northwest (N38°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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