Magsaysay, Province of Palawan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionMIMAROPA
ProvincePalawan
Barangay count11
Postal code5319
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSulu Sea
Philippine major island(s)Cuyo
Area (2007)49.48 km2 (19.10 sq mi)
Population (2015)12,196
Density (2015)246 / km2 (639 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 52' North, 121° 3' East (10.8645, 121.0504)
Estimated elevation above sea level30.6 meters (100.3 feet)

Magsaysay is a coastal municipality in the island province of Palawan.

The municipality has a land area of 49.48 square kilometers or 19.10 square miles which constitutes 0.34% of Palawan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 12,196. This represented 1.44% of the total population of Palawan province, or 0.41% of the overall population of the MIMAROPA region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 246 inhabitants per square kilometer or 639 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Magsaysay has 11 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)
Alcoba4.89%5965940.34%0.06%
Balaguen14.86%1,8121,8100.11%0.02%
Canipo7.08%8641,095-21.10%-4.41%
Cocoro10.70%1,3051,04724.64%4.28%
Danawan5.54%6766681.20%0.23%
Emilod5.09%621668-7.04%-1.38%
Igabas7.86%958995-3.72%-0.72%
Lacaren3.44%419462-9.31%-1.84%
Los Angeles7.78%949965-1.66%-0.32%
Lucbuan15.75%1,9211,62418.29%3.25%
Rizal17.01%2,0752,0371.87%0.35%
Magsaysay Total12,19611,9651.93%0.36%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Magsaysay for the fiscal year of 2016 was 49,722,380.19.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200934,140,958.99
201030,569,098.04-10.46%
201124,189,660.08-20.87%
201230,201,155.9224.85%
201333,802,289.8411.92%
201438,680,108.3314.43%
201545,507,468.9817.65%
201649,722,380.199.26%

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 Magsaysay is 10 to 14, with 1,308 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 196 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1217
1 to 4908
5 to 91,304
10 to 141,308
15 to 191,113
20 to 241,045
25 to 29890
30 to 34793
35 to 39812
40 to 44689
45 to 49595
50 to 54576
55 to 59495
60 to 64441
65 to 69343
70 to 74270
75 to 79201
80 and over196
Total12,196

Historical population

The population of Magsaysay grew from 9,840 in 1970 to 12,196 in 2015, an increase of 2,356 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.36%, or an increase of 231 people, from the previous population of 11,965 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
9,840
9,418-0.88%
9,6180.42%
10,0280.42%
10,7141.25%
10,8850.34%
11,3390.57%
11,9651.98%
12,1960.36%

Location

The municipal center of Magsaysay is situated at approximately 10° 52' North, 121° 3' East, in the island of Cuyo. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 30.6 meters or 100.3 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 Magsaysay are Iloilo City, Passi, Sipalay, Bago, Roxas City, and Bacolod. The nearest municipalities are Cuyo, Agutaya, San Jose de Buenavista, Belison, Hamtic, and Patnongon. Its distance from the national capital is 412.28 kilometers (256.18 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 412.28 kilometers (256.18 miles) to the North (N1°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 12,196, ranked 1,434 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 19.10 square kilometers, ranked 1,339 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 246 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 795 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.36%, ranked 812 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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