Calayan, Province of Cagayan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCagayan Valley (Region II)
ProvinceCagayan
Barangay count12
Postal code3520
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesBabuyan Channel [South China Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Camiguin, Dalupiri, Calayan, Babuyan
Area (2007)494.53 km2 (190.94 sq mi)
Population (2015)16,702
Density (2015)34 / km2 (87 / sq mi)
Coordinates19° 16' North, 121° 29' East (19.2619, 121.4758)
Estimated elevation above sea level10.8 meters (35.3 feet)

Calayan is a coastal municipality in the province of Cagayan.

The municipality has a land area of 494.53 square kilometers or 190.94 square miles which constitutes 5.32% of Cagayan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 16,702. This represented 1.39% of the total population of Cagayan province, or 0.48% of the overall population of the Cagayan Valley region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 34 inhabitants per square kilometer or 87 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Calayan has 12 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)
Babuyan Claro9.41%1,5711,42310.40%1.90%
Balatubat10.02%1,6731,6521.27%0.24%
Cabudadan5.32%8888632.90%0.55%
Centro II4.40%735797-7.78%-1.53%
Dadao11.09%1,8531,8042.72%0.51%
Dalupiri2.83%472611-22.75%-4.80%
Dibay11.10%1,8541,8440.54%0.10%
Dilam10.12%1,6901,40919.94%3.52%
Magsidel9.89%1,6521,6172.16%0.41%
Minabel11.44%1,9111,69113.01%2.36%
Naguilian8.88%1,4831,4631.37%0.26%
Poblacion5.51%9201,026-10.33%-2.05%
Calayan Total16,70216,2003.10%0.58%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Calayan for the fiscal year of 2016 was 108,846,592.47.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200961,511,231.53
201069,128,036.5512.38%
201172,077,134.684.27%
201271,476,521.57-0.83%
201381,878,175.1214.55%
201489,412,981.329.20%
201598,956,920.4310.67%
2016108,846,592.479.99%

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 Calayan is 10 to 14, with 2,112 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 151 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1341
1 to 41,748
5 to 92,050
10 to 142,112
15 to 191,492
20 to 241,225
25 to 291,254
30 to 341,075
35 to 391,080
40 to 44955
45 to 49863
50 to 54723
55 to 59543
60 to 64396
65 to 69289
70 to 74227
75 to 79151
80 and over178
Total16,702

Historical population

The population of Calayan grew from 4,586 in 1960 to 16,702 in 2015, an increase of 12,116 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.58%, or an increase of 502 people, from the previous population of 16,200 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
4,586
6,7823.90%
8,2343.97%
8,9691.72%
11,2222.27%
12,2431.64%
14,3093.40%
16,2331.76%
16,200-0.07%
16,7020.58%

Location

The municipal center of Calayan is situated at approximately 19° 16' North, 121° 29' East, in the island of Calayan. 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 Calayan are Laoag, Batac, Tuguegarao, Tabuk, Vigan, and Ilagan. The nearest municipalities are Sanchez-Mira, Claveria, Pamplona, Abulug, Santa Praxedes, and Ballesteros. Its distance from the national capital is 519.66 kilometers (322.90 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 519.66 kilometers (322.90 miles) to the South (S6°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 16,702, ranked 1,355 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 190.94 square kilometers, ranked 152 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 34 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,573 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.58%, ranked 1,479 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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