Mayorga, Province of Leyte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceLeyte
Barangay count16
Postal code6507
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesLeyte Gulf [Philippine Sea]
Area (2007)42.17 km2 (16.28 sq mi)
Population (2015)17,161
Density (2015)407 / km2 (1,054 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 54' North, 125° 0' East (10.9028, 125.0059)
Estimated elevation above sea level6.3 meters (20.7 feet)

Mayorga is a coastal municipality in the province of Leyte.

The municipality has a land area of 42.17 square kilometers or 16.28 square miles which constitutes 0.67% of Leyte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 17,161. This represented 1.00% of the total population of Leyte province, or 0.39% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 407 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,054 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Mayorga has 16 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)
A. Bonifacio6.59%1,1311,1022.63%0.50%
Burgos3.88%66545645.83%7.45%
Calipayan4.06%69662910.65%1.95%
Camansi3.03%52039631.31%5.32%
General Antonio Luna6.04%1,03779031.27%5.32%
Liberty6.67%1,1441,0479.26%1.70%
Mabini5.94%1,0209448.05%1.49%
Ormocay5.25%9018930.90%0.17%
Poblacion Zone 17.31%1,25499825.65%4.44%
Poblacion Zone 27.50%1,2871,13513.39%2.42%
Poblacion Zone 35.61%96384513.96%2.52%
San Roque12.77%2,1921,80521.44%3.77%
Santa Cruz3.87%66460010.67%1.95%
Talisay5.17%88779611.43%2.08%
Union12.22%2,0971,69523.72%4.14%
Wilson4.10%70356324.87%4.32%
Mayorga Total17,16114,69416.79%3.00%

Historical population

The population of Mayorga grew from 8,386 in 1960 to 17,161 in 2015, an increase of 8,775 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 3.00%, or an increase of 2,467 people, from the previous population of 14,694 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
8,386
8,7290.39%
8,378-0.82%
9,7503.08%
10,5300.77%
11,0730.95%
12,6502.90%
13,8071.21%
14,6942.29%
17,1613.00%

Location

The municipal center of Mayorga is situated at approximately 10° 54' North, 125° 0' East, in the island of Leyte. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 6.3 meters or 20.7 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 Mayorga are Baybay, Tacloban, Ormoc, Maasin, Borongan, and Catbalogan. The nearest municipalities are La Paz, Dulag, MacArthur, Julita, Javier, and Burauen. Its distance from the national capital is 597.92 kilometers (371.53 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • La Paz, Leyte, 5.44 kilometers (3.38 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S76°W)
  • Dulag, Leyte, 6.23 kilometers (3.87 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N27°E)
  • MacArthur, Leyte, 7.61 kilometers (4.73 miles) to the South (S8°W)
  • Julita, Leyte, 9.11 kilometers (5.66 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N32°W)
  • Javier, Leyte, 14.24 kilometers (8.85 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S32°W)
  • Burauen, Leyte, 14.64 kilometers (9.09 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N57°W)

Nearest cities

  • Baybay, Leyte, 33.84 kilometers (21.03 miles) to the Southwest (S42°W)
  • Tacloban, 37.63 kilometers (23.38 miles) to the North (N0°E)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 44.97 kilometers (27.95 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N75°W)
  • Maasin, Southern Leyte, 86.87 kilometers (53.98 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S12°W)
  • Borongan, Eastern Samar, 91.22 kilometers (56.68 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N31°E)
  • Catbalogan, Samar, 97.44 kilometers (60.55 miles) to the North (N8°W)

Distance from Manila: 597.92 kilometers (371.53 miles) to the Northwest (N46°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 17,161, ranked 1,347 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 16.28 square kilometers, ranked 1,463 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 407 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 486 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 3.00%, ranked 119 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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