Romblon, Province of Romblon

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionMIMAROPA
ProvinceRomblon
Barangay count31
Postal code5500
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSibuyan Sea
Philippine major island(s)Romblon
Area (2007)86.87 km2 (33.54 sq mi)
Population (2015)38,758
Density (2015)446 / km2 (1,156 / sq mi)
Coordinates12° 35' North, 122° 16' East (12.5777, 122.2695)
Estimated elevation above sea level11.9 meters (39.1 feet)

Romblon is a coastal municipality in the island province of Romblon. It serves as the provincial capital.

The municipality has a land area of 86.87 square kilometers or 33.54 square miles which constitutes 5.67% of Romblon's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 38,758. This represented 13.24% of the total population of Romblon province, or 1.31% of the overall population of the MIMAROPA region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 446 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,156 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Romblon has 31 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)
Agbaluto1.75%68056620.14%3.56%
Agbudia1.63%6315877.50%1.39%
Agnaga2.45%9498639.97%1.83%
Agnay1.89%7337083.53%0.66%
Agnipa2.88%1,1151,226-9.05%-1.79%
Agpanabat2.37%9208982.45%0.46%
Agtongo3.93%1,5231,4276.73%1.25%
Alad4.79%1,8551,6929.63%1.77%
Bagacay6.87%2,6632,41010.50%1.92%
Barangay I1.43%554623-11.08%-2.21%
Barangay II3.29%1,2771,2432.74%0.52%
Barangay III3.51%1,3601,465-7.17%-1.41%
Barangay IV3.10%1,2011,273-5.66%-1.10%
Cajimos6.88%2,6672,6301.41%0.27%
Calabogo2.31%897939-4.47%-0.87%
Capaclan11.47%4,4444,2963.45%0.65%
Cobrador2.12%822856-3.97%-0.77%
Ginablan1.87%7256983.87%0.73%
Guimpingan1.78%6906840.88%0.17%
Ilauran4.19%1,6251,6071.12%0.21%
Lamao2.52%9779522.63%0.49%
Li‑o3.41%1,3231,2753.76%0.71%
Logbon1.84%712787-9.53%-1.89%
Lonos4.49%1,7391,6664.38%0.82%
Lunas1.66%642729-11.93%-2.39%
Macalas3.07%1,1891,1741.28%0.24%
Mapula1.69%6546451.40%0.26%
Palje1.51%587615-4.55%-0.88%
Sablayan4.01%1,5551,4815.00%0.93%
Sawang3.67%1,4241,3574.94%0.92%
Tambac1.61%6256230.32%0.06%
Romblon Total38,75837,9952.01%0.38%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Romblon for the fiscal year of 2016 was 98,654,692.77.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200955,430,939.94
201058,768,243.266.02%
201164,089,417.079.05%
201263,845,948.54-0.38%
201369,763,124.659.27%
201479,399,795.4713.81%
201589,345,386.5512.53%
201698,654,692.7710.42%

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 Romblon is 5 to 9, with 4,562 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 445 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1833
1 to 43,821
5 to 94,562
10 to 144,484
15 to 193,862
20 to 243,110
25 to 292,558
30 to 342,284
35 to 392,133
40 to 442,036
45 to 492,050
50 to 542,017
55 to 591,606
60 to 641,175
65 to 69726
70 to 74573
75 to 79445
80 and over483
Total38,758

Historical population

The population of Romblon grew from 16,708 in 1960 to 38,758 in 2015, an increase of 22,050 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.38%, or an increase of 763 people, from the previous population of 37,995 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
16,708
21,7172.60%
22,4890.70%
24,2511.52%
29,9832.14%
34,2902.55%
36,6121.41%
37,5440.35%
37,9950.44%
38,7580.38%

Location

The municipal center of Romblon is situated at approximately 12° 35' North, 122° 16' East, in the island of Romblon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 11.9 meters or 39.1 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 Romblon are Roxas City, Masbate City, Calapan, Naga, Iriga, and Ligao. The nearest municipalities are San Agustin, Calatrava, Santa Maria, Magdiwang, San Andres, and Corcuera. Its distance from the national capital is 262.81 kilometers (163.31 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 262.81 kilometers (163.31 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N32°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 38,758, ranked 656 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 33.54 square kilometers, ranked 1,057 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 446 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 410 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.38%, ranked 824 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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