Butuan

Summary data
Typecity (highly urbanized)
Island groupMindanao
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
ProvinceAgusan del Norte
Barangay count86
Postal code8600
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesButuan Bay [Bohol Sea]
Area (2007)816.62 km2 (315.30 sq mi)
Population (2015)337,063
Density (2015)413 / km2 (1,069 / sq mi)
Coordinates8° 57' North, 125° 32' East (8.9534, 125.5288)
Estimated elevation above sea level6.8 meters (22.2 feet)

Butuan is a coastal highly urbanized city in the Caraga region. Although administratively independent due to its distinction as highly urbanized city, Butuan is commonly grouped with the province of Agusan del Norte. The city also serves as the regional center of Caraga.

The city has a land area of 816.62 square kilometers or 315.30 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 337,063. This represented 12.98% of the total population of the Caraga region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 413 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,069 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Butuan has 86 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 Poblacion0.23%778862-9.74%-1.93%
Agusan Pequeño1.50%5,0704,8654.21%0.79%
Ambago3.75%12,65610,90116.10%2.88%
Amparo0.88%2,9812,44421.97%3.85%
Ampayon3.77%12,72011,20313.54%2.45%
Anticala1.15%3,8643,21320.26%3.58%
Antongalon1.08%3,6433,794-3.98%-0.77%
Aupagan0.49%1,6601,5973.94%0.74%
Baan KM 33.35%11,30810,8124.59%0.86%
Baan Riverside Poblacion1.59%5,3765,611-4.19%-0.81%
Babag0.54%1,8231,65110.42%1.90%
Bading Poblacion1.46%4,9215,384-8.60%-1.70%
Bancasi1.46%4,9254,34713.30%2.41%
Banza1.26%4,2353,34926.46%4.57%
Baobaoan0.43%1,4381,524-5.64%-1.10%
Basag1.12%3,7863,5735.96%1.11%
Bayanihan Poblacion1.36%4,5994,2428.42%1.55%
Bilay0.40%1,3491,20911.58%2.11%
Bitan‑agan0.37%1,2431,246-0.24%-0.05%
Bit‑os0.94%3,1662,63520.15%3.56%
Bobon0.50%1,6891,47214.74%2.65%
Bonbon1.62%5,4464,53820.01%3.53%
Bugabus0.42%1,4171,3554.58%0.86%
Bugsukan0.47%1,5701,749-10.23%-2.03%
Buhangin Poblacion1.31%4,4074,606-4.32%-0.84%
Cabcabon0.69%2,3261,84026.41%4.56%
Camayahan0.37%1,2581,1697.61%1.41%
Dagohoy Poblacion0.35%1,1771,365-13.77%-2.78%
Dankias0.35%1,1951,1821.10%0.21%
De Oro0.58%1,9681,77810.69%1.95%
Diego Silang Poblacion0.27%9081,246-27.13%-5.85%
Don Francisco0.35%1,18394325.45%4.41%
Doongan4.07%13,72813,6890.28%0.05%
Dulag0.61%2,0471,58529.15%4.99%
Dumalagan0.77%2,5802,5252.18%0.41%
Florida0.74%2,5072,3148.34%1.54%
Golden Ribbon Poblacion1.14%3,8334,484-14.52%-2.94%
Holy Redeemer Poblacion2.16%7,2676,8136.66%1.24%
Humabon Poblacion0.04%137157-12.74%-2.56%
Imadejas Poblacion0.58%1,9541,7889.28%1.70%
Jose Rizal Poblacion1.49%5,0365,327-5.46%-1.06%
Kinamlutan0.92%3,0972,59319.44%3.44%
Lapu‑lapu Poblacion0.34%1,1351,1320.27%0.05%
Lemon0.56%1,8711,68810.84%1.98%
Leon Kilat Poblacion0.05%16313718.98%3.36%
Libertad6.44%21,70321,760-0.26%-0.05%
Limaha Poblacion1.87%6,3016,719-6.22%-1.22%
Los Angeles1.55%5,2344,69011.60%2.11%
Lumbocan1.32%4,4624,01511.13%2.03%
Maguinda1.07%3,6003,13514.83%2.67%
Mahay1.21%4,0622,86042.03%6.91%
Mahogany Poblacion1.55%5,2185,1112.09%0.40%
Maibu0.44%1,4921,24419.94%3.52%
Mandamo0.25%859904-4.98%-0.97%
Manila de Bugabus1.12%3,7853,32613.80%2.49%
Maon Poblacion1.50%5,0724,9562.34%0.44%
Masao0.53%1,7861,60711.14%2.03%
Maug0.82%2,7782,5737.97%1.47%
New Society Village Poblacion0.44%1,4811,12831.29%5.32%
Nong‑nong0.47%1,5941,34318.69%3.32%
Obrero Poblacion2.90%9,7748,9069.75%1.79%
Ong Yiu Poblacion1.44%4,8594,5806.09%1.13%
Pagatpatan1.76%5,9334,39934.87%5.86%
Pangabugan0.78%2,6302,770-5.05%-0.98%
Pianing0.64%2,1651,84517.34%3.09%
Pigdaulan0.75%2,5292,03724.15%4.21%
Pinamanculan0.91%3,0602,09146.34%7.52%
Port Poyohon Poblacion1.42%4,7985,759-16.69%-3.42%
Rajah Soliman Poblacion0.14%465527-11.76%-2.35%
Salvacion0.47%1,5801,22429.08%4.98%
San Ignacio Poblacion0.78%2,6372,5324.15%0.78%
San Mateo0.84%2,8282,15831.05%5.28%
San Vicente4.80%16,18713,32621.47%3.77%
Santo Niño0.79%2,6582,693-1.30%-0.25%
Sikatuna Poblacion0.01%43102-57.84%-15.17%
Silongan Poblacion0.20%661692-4.48%-0.87%
Sumile0.62%2,0871,78916.66%2.98%
Sumilihon1.48%4,9894,44512.24%2.22%
Tagabaca1.03%3,4872,81323.96%4.17%
Taguibo1.26%4,2383,71813.99%2.52%
Taligaman1.22%4,1003,65512.18%2.21%
Tandang Sora Poblacion1.14%3,8463,975-3.25%-0.63%
Tiniwisan1.09%3,6842,78032.52%5.51%
Tungao1.69%5,7025,930-3.84%-0.74%
Urduja Poblacion0.02%83107-22.43%-4.72%
Villa Kananga3.31%11,1737,54848.03%7.75%
Butuan Total337,063309,7098.83%1.62%

Historical population

The population of Butuan grew from 131,094 in 1970 to 337,063 in 2015, an increase of 205,969 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.62%, or an increase of 27,354 people, from the previous population of 309,709 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
131,094
132,6820.24%
172,4895.39%
227,8292.82%
247,0741.53%
267,2791.70%
298,3781.53%
309,7091.37%
337,0631.62%

Location

The city center of Butuan is situated at approximately 8° 57' North, 125° 32' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 6.8 meters or 22.2 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 Butuan are Cabadbaran, Bayugan, Gingoog, Tandag, Surigao City, and Malaybalay. The nearest municipalities are Magallanes, Remedios T. Romualdez, Buenavista, Nasipit, Sibagat, and Tubay. Its distance from the national capital is 796.53 kilometers (494.94 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 796.53 kilometers (494.94 miles) to the Northwest (N38°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 337,063, ranked 36 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 315.30 square kilometers, ranked 40 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 413 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 481 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.62%, ranked 577 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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