Lasam, Province of Cagayan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCagayan Valley (Region II)
ProvinceCagayan
Barangay count30
Postal code3524
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)213.70 km2 (82.51 sq mi)
Population (2015)39,135
Density (2015)183 / km2 (474 / sq mi)
Coordinates18° 4' North, 121° 36' East (18.0645, 121.6015)
Estimated elevation above sea level16.3 meters (53.5 feet)

Lasam is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Cagayan.

The municipality has a land area of 213.70 square kilometers or 82.51 square miles which constitutes 2.30% of Cagayan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 39,135. This represented 3.26% of the total population of Cagayan province, or 1.13% of the overall population of the Cagayan Valley region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 183 inhabitants per square kilometer or 474 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Lasam 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)
Aggunetan3.15%1,2311,1437.70%1.42%
Alannay5.22%2,0422,0270.74%0.14%
Battalan3.05%1,1941,1384.92%0.92%
Cabatacan East4.63%1,8111,832-1.15%-0.22%
Cabatacan West4.57%1,7871,41726.11%4.52%
Calapangan Norte2.22%8698383.70%0.69%
Calapangan Sur2.02%7927791.67%0.32%
Callao Norte2.37%9298973.57%0.67%
Callao Sur2.39%9348974.12%0.77%
Cataliganan1.01%3963629.39%1.72%
Centro I4.95%1,9381,8962.22%0.42%
Centro II5.29%2,0722,236-7.33%-1.44%
Centro III5.21%2,0381,8897.89%1.46%
Finugo Norte1.14%445528-15.72%-3.20%
Gabun3.02%1,1801,1344.06%0.76%
Ignacio Jurado4.23%1,6571,5407.60%1.40%
Magsaysay4.02%1,5731,4399.31%1.71%
Malinta2.97%1,1621,0797.69%1.42%
Minanga Norte1.24%48442813.08%2.37%
Minanga Sur2.14%83775111.45%2.09%
Nabannagan East3.55%1,3901,21114.78%2.66%
Nabannagan West6.97%2,7262,6044.69%0.88%
New Orlins3.18%1,2461,10612.66%2.30%
Nicolas Agatep2.33%9128991.45%0.27%
Peru4.61%1,8031,7165.07%0.95%
San Pedro4.75%1,8591,7396.90%1.28%
Sicalao4.63%1,8121,51919.29%3.42%
Tagao1.13%44238215.71%2.82%
Tucalan Passing2.21%8638481.77%0.33%
Viga1.82%711720-1.25%-0.24%
Lasam Total39,13536,9945.79%1.08%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Lasam for the fiscal year of 2016 was 111,922,338.93.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200965,607,544.54
201068,426,130.704.30%
201176,156,305.5211.30%
2012
201380,161,528.87
201491,288,562.8313.88%
2015104,769,357.1614.77%
2016111,922,338.936.83%

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 Lasam is 5 to 9, with 4,114 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 429 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1771
1 to 43,187
5 to 94,114
10 to 143,948
15 to 193,723
20 to 243,247
25 to 292,920
30 to 342,836
35 to 392,630
40 to 442,415
45 to 492,079
50 to 542,024
55 to 591,701
60 to 641,303
65 to 69837
70 to 74505
75 to 79429
80 and over466
Total39,135

Historical population

The population of Lasam grew from 14,677 in 1960 to 39,135 in 2015, an increase of 24,458 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.08%, or an increase of 2,141 people, from the previous population of 36,994 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
14,677
18,9242.52%
22,1373.20%
23,0520.81%
27,3761.73%
30,2351.88%
34,0822.60%
36,6461.01%
36,9940.34%
39,1351.08%

Location

The municipal center of Lasam is situated at approximately 18° 4' North, 121° 36' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 16.3 meters or 53.5 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 Lasam are Tuguegarao, Tabuk, Ilagan, Laoag, Batac, and Cauayan. The nearest municipalities are Gattaran, Lal-lo, Allacapan, Alcala, Santo Niño, and Baggao. Its distance from the national capital is 390.12 kilometers (242.41 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 390.12 kilometers (242.41 miles) to the South (S10°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 39,135, ranked 700 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 82.51 square kilometers, ranked 516 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 183 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,034 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.08%, ranked 1,248 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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