Plaridel, Province of Misamis Occidental

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionNorthern Mindanao (Region X)
ProvinceMisamis Occidental
Barangay count33
Postal code7209
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesBohol Sea, Dipolog Strait
Area (2007)80.00 km2 (30.89 sq mi)
Population (2015)38,900
Density (2015)486 / km2 (1,259 / sq mi)
Coordinates8° 37' North, 123° 43' East (8.6208, 123.7095)
Estimated elevation above sea level6.9 meters (22.7 feet)

Plaridel is a coastal municipality in the province of Misamis Occidental.

The municipality has a land area of 80.00 square kilometers or 30.89 square miles which constitutes 3.89% of Misamis Occidental's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 38,900. This represented 6.46% of the total population of Misamis Occidental province, or 0.83% of the overall population of the Northern Mindanao region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 486 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,259 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Plaridel has 33 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)
Agunod1.15%44636223.20%4.05%
Bato9.46%3,6802,38154.56%8.64%
Buena Voluntad0.99%3873840.78%0.15%
Calaca‑an2.16%8418123.57%0.67%
Cartagena Proper1.75%68254325.60%4.44%
Catarman1.69%6566156.67%1.24%
Cebulin2.56%9951,245-20.08%-4.18%
Clarin3.13%1,2181,233-1.22%-0.23%
Danao2.49%96875328.55%4.90%
Deboloc1.40%54645121.06%3.71%
Divisoria0.76%29423624.58%4.27%
Eastern Looc3.62%1,4101,674-15.77%-3.21%
Ilisan1.30%50438231.94%5.42%
Katipunan3.20%1,2461,02521.56%3.79%
Kauswagan3.08%1,1971,1048.42%1.55%
Lao Proper2.68%1,04192712.30%2.23%
Lao Santa Cruz1.96%7646989.46%1.74%
Looc Proper4.88%1,8971,8751.17%0.22%
Mamanga Daku5.01%1,9491,64318.62%3.31%
Mamanga Gamay1.66%6446007.33%1.36%
Mangidkid2.32%903955-5.45%-1.06%
New Cartagena0.98%38233713.35%2.42%
New Look1.04%4033874.13%0.77%
Northern Poblacion2.35%9158833.62%0.68%
Panalsalan7.73%3,0062,8007.36%1.36%
Puntod1.42%5515196.17%1.15%
Quirino1.10%4284036.20%1.15%
Santa Cruz2.22%864908-4.85%-0.94%
Southern Looc3.84%1,4951,4781.15%0.22%
Southern Poblacion4.87%1,8941,8820.64%0.12%
Tipolo4.74%1,8431,7415.86%1.09%
Unidos6.97%2,7122,20622.94%4.01%
Usocan5.50%2,1391,80918.24%3.24%
Plaridel Total38,90035,25110.35%1.89%

Historical population

The population of Plaridel grew from 18,503 in 1960 to 38,900 in 2015, an increase of 20,397 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.89%, or an increase of 3,649 people, from the previous population of 35,251 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
18,503
21,6271.54%
22,0520.39%
26,0603.40%
28,8241.01%
29,1340.20%
29,2790.11%
33,0731.69%
35,2512.35%
38,9001.89%

Location

The municipal center of Plaridel is situated at approximately 8° 37' North, 123° 43' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 6.9 meters or 22.7 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 Plaridel are Oroquieta, Dapitan, Dipolog, Ozamiz, Tangub, and Iligan. The nearest municipalities are Lopez Jaena, Calamba, Baliangao, Sapang Dalaga, Rizal, and Concepcion. Its distance from the national capital is 724.31 kilometers (450.07 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 724.31 kilometers (450.07 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N24°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 38,900, ranked 712 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 30.89 square kilometers, ranked 1,176 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 486 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 392 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.89%, ranked 423 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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