Puerto Galera, Province of Oriental Mindoro

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionMIMAROPA
ProvinceOriental Mindoro
Barangay count13
Postal code5203
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesVerde Island Passage
Philippine major island(s)Mindoro
Area (2007)247.85 km2 (95.70 sq mi)
Population (2015)36,606
Density (2015)148 / km2 (383 / sq mi)
Coordinates13° 30' North, 120° 57' East (13.5018, 120.9541)
Estimated elevation above sea level19.7 meters (64.7 feet)

Puerto Galera is a coastal municipality in the province of Oriental Mindoro.

The municipality has a land area of 247.85 square kilometers or 95.70 square miles which constitutes 5.85% of Oriental Mindoro's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 36,606. This represented 4.34% of the total population of Oriental Mindoro province, or 1.24% of the overall population of the MIMAROPA region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 148 inhabitants per square kilometer or 383 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Puerto Galera has 13 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)
Aninuan9.32%3,4132,94615.85%2.84%
Baclayan2.31%84446183.08%12.20%
Balatero10.32%3,7783,5586.18%1.15%
Dulangan9.11%3,3353,0329.99%1.83%
Palangan4.05%1,4811,19823.62%4.12%
Poblacion14.04%5,1395,0731.30%0.25%
Sabang10.23%3,7443,35811.49%2.09%
San Antonio2.22%8127725.18%0.97%
San Isidro10.77%3,9413,36517.12%3.05%
Santo Niño5.76%2,1101,87712.41%2.25%
Sinandigan6.38%2,3371,80529.47%5.04%
Tabinay10.28%3,7643,18218.29%3.25%
Villaflor5.21%1,9081,8940.74%0.14%
Puerto Galera Total36,60632,52112.56%2.28%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Puerto Galera for the fiscal year of 2016 was 149,696,049.97.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200979,311,549.89
201083,011,321.614.66%
201195,357,069.0214.87%
201294,447,848.35-0.95%
2013108,354,175.7914.72%
2014120,166,429.5810.90%
2015136,237,596.2913.37%
2016149,696,049.979.88%

End notes:

  • Annual Regular Income = Locally Sourced Revenue + Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) Current Year + Other Shares from National Tax Collection
  • Locally Sourced Revenue = Real Property Tax (General Fund) + Tax on Business + Other Taxes + Regulatory Fees + Service/User Charges + Receipts from Economic Enterprises

Demographics

Population by age group

According to the 2015 Census, the age group with the highest population in Puerto Galera is 5 to 9, with 4,217 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 219 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1867
1 to 43,551
5 to 94,217
10 to 143,728
15 to 193,639
20 to 243,573
25 to 293,321
30 to 342,735
35 to 392,395
40 to 442,111
45 to 491,800
50 to 541,401
55 to 591,091
60 to 64825
65 to 69558
70 to 74345
75 to 79230
80 and over219
Total36,606

Historical population

The population of Puerto Galera grew from 5,925 in 1960 to 36,606 in 2015, an increase of 30,681 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.28%, or an increase of 4,085 people, from the previous population of 32,521 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
5,925
7,6592.54%
10,1295.77%
12,3063.97%
17,2003.41%
19,4852.36%
21,9252.56%
28,0353.45%
32,5215.55%
36,6062.28%

Location

The municipal center of Puerto Galera is situated at approximately 13° 30' North, 120° 57' East, in the island of Mindoro. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 19.7 meters or 64.7 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 Puerto Galera are Calapan, Batangas City, Lipa, Tagaytay, Tanauan, and San Pablo. The nearest municipalities are San Teodoro, Tingloy, Baco, Abra de Ilog, Mabini, and San Pascual. Its distance from the national capital is 120.50 kilometers (74.87 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 120.50 kilometers (74.87 miles) to the North (N1°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 36,606, ranked 711 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 95.70 square kilometers, ranked 399 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 148 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,114 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.28%, ranked 123 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. Data on annual regular income is from the Bureau of Local Government Finance, Department of Finance
  3. Postal code information is from the Philippine Postal Corporation.
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