Magsingal, Province of Ilocos Sur

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionIlocos Region (Region I)
ProvinceIlocos Sur
Barangay count30
Postal code2730
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSouth China Sea
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)84.98 km2 (32.81 sq mi)
Population (2015)30,792
Density (2015)362 / km2 (938 / sq mi)
Coordinates17° 41' North, 120° 26' East (17.6851, 120.4257)
Estimated elevation above sea level10.8 meters (35.3 feet)

Magsingal is a coastal municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur.

The municipality has a land area of 84.98 square kilometers or 32.81 square miles which constitutes 3.27% of Ilocos Sur's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 30,792. This represented 4.46% of the total population of Ilocos Sur province, or 0.61% of the overall population of the Ilocos Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 362 inhabitants per square kilometer or 938 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Magsingal has 30 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)
Alangan2.74%84463233.54%5.66%
Bacar2.02%62254514.13%2.55%
Barbarit2.96%9118447.94%1.47%
Bungro4.76%1,4661,3677.24%1.34%
Cabaroan1.98%6105667.77%1.44%
Cadanglaan0.62%1911824.95%0.92%
Caraisan2.56%78769113.89%2.51%
Dacutan2.66%82068220.23%3.57%
Labut2.51%7747197.65%1.41%
Maas‑asin2.43%7477312.19%0.41%
Macatcatud3.01%92884010.48%1.92%
Manzante6.13%1,8871,7438.26%1.52%
Maratudo4.26%1,3121,17711.47%2.09%
Miramar4.57%1,4081,3722.62%0.49%
Namalpalan3.54%1,09093017.20%3.07%
Napo3.27%1,00784319.45%3.44%
Pagsanaan Norte1.83%5635463.11%0.59%
Pagsanaan Sur2.13%65559410.27%1.88%
Panay Norte4.44%1,3671,18115.75%2.82%
Panay Sur2.22%6836406.72%1.25%
Patong4.90%1,5081,4801.89%0.36%
Puro14.73%4,5354,1938.16%1.50%
San Basilio1.74%5364899.61%1.76%
San Clemente3.49%1,0741,0294.37%0.82%
San Julian1.81%5565520.72%0.14%
San Lucas2.18%670685-2.19%-0.42%
San Ramon3.04%9359132.41%0.45%
San Vicente2.46%756771-1.95%-0.37%
Santa Monica2.57%79265021.85%3.83%
Sarsaracat2.46%7587156.01%1.12%
Magsingal Total30,79228,3028.80%1.62%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Magsingal for the fiscal year of 2016 was 277,620,750.13.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009108,315,059.99
201099,756,583.27-7.90%
201199,685,012.42-0.07%
201287,871,807.74-11.85%
201391,288,289.733.89%
201468,933,706.52-24.49%
2015156,736,544.99127.37%
2016277,620,750.1377.13%

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 Magsingal is 5 to 9, with 2,930 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 419 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1511
1 to 42,332
5 to 92,930
10 to 142,920
15 to 192,770
20 to 242,812
25 to 292,422
30 to 342,391
35 to 392,323
40 to 441,862
45 to 491,680
50 to 541,500
55 to 591,225
60 to 64942
65 to 69722
70 to 74561
75 to 79419
80 and over470
Total30,792

Historical population

The population of Magsingal grew from 13,437 in 1960 to 30,792 in 2015, an increase of 17,355 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.62%, or an increase of 2,490 people, from the previous population of 28,302 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
13,437
16,1171.79%
17,3411.48%
19,1772.03%
22,2711.51%
23,5651.06%
25,5801.77%
27,6151.06%
28,3020.90%
30,7921.62%

Location

The municipal center of Magsingal is situated at approximately 17° 41' North, 120° 26' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 10.8 meters or 35.3 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 Magsingal are Vigan, Batac, Candon, Laoag, Tabuk, and San Fernando. The nearest municipalities are Santo Domingo, San Juan, San Ildefonso, San Vicente, Bantay, and Cabugao. Its distance from the national capital is 347.53 kilometers (215.94 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 347.53 kilometers (215.94 miles) to the South (S10°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 30,792, ranked 897 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 32.81 square kilometers, ranked 1,119 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 362 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 536 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.62%, ranked 637 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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