Benito Soliven, Province of Isabela

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCagayan Valley (Region II)
ProvinceIsabela
Barangay count29
Postal code3331
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)184.40 km2 (71.20 sq mi)
Population (2015)29,624
Density (2015)161 / km2 (416 / sq mi)
Coordinates16° 59' North, 121° 58' East (16.9847, 121.9615)
Estimated elevation above sea level117.8 meters (386.5 feet)

Benito Soliven is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Isabela.

The municipality has a land area of 184.40 square kilometers or 71.20 square miles which constitutes 1.49% of Isabela's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 29,624. This represented 1.86% of the total population of Isabela province, or 0.86% of the overall population of the Cagayan Valley region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 161 inhabitants per square kilometer or 416 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Benito Soliven has 29 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)
Andabuen9.22%2,7302,29219.11%3.39%
Ara2.11%62555113.43%2.43%
Balliao2.55%75558828.40%4.87%
Binogtungan0.96%285311-8.36%-1.65%
Capuseran3.10%91980314.45%2.60%
Dagupan1.03%30526913.38%2.42%
Danipa2.31%68345948.80%7.86%
District I11.80%3,4953,4072.58%0.49%
District II7.02%2,0801,9665.80%1.08%
Gomez2.41%71557524.35%4.24%
Guilingan1.94%57641837.80%6.29%
La Salette1.83%5434989.04%1.66%
Lucban1.48%4394126.55%1.22%
Makindol1.86%55049411.34%2.07%
Maluno Norte3.89%1,1531,1480.44%0.08%
Maluno Sur4.41%1,3051,18510.13%1.85%
Nacalma3.26%96582816.55%2.96%
New Magsaysay2.75%814845-3.67%-0.71%
Placer1.84%54447614.29%2.58%
Punit2.87%84977110.12%1.85%
San Carlos1.37%406578-29.76%-6.50%
San Francisco1.85%5495283.98%0.75%
Santa Cruz3.82%1,1331,0646.48%1.20%
Santiago1.39%412438-5.94%-1.16%
Sevillana1.00%295304-2.96%-0.57%
Sinipit1.55%45938319.84%3.51%
Villaluz7.49%2,2182,0199.86%1.81%
Yeban Norte7.55%2,2382,1902.19%0.41%
Yeban Sur5.35%1,5841,5373.06%0.58%
Benito Soliven Total29,62427,3378.37%1.54%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Benito Soliven for the fiscal year of 2016 was 87,086,135.67.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200948,766,600.81
201052,004,094.586.64%
201155,293,636.576.33%
2012
201360,863,179.34
201469,070,523.3213.48%
201578,585,685.8113.78%
201687,086,135.6710.82%

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 groups with the highest population in Benito Soliven are in the ranges 5 to 9, and 10 to 14, with 3,325 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 209 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1605
1 to 42,616
5 to 93,325
10 to 143,325
15 to 192,826
20 to 242,675
25 to 292,301
30 to 342,084
35 to 392,005
40 to 441,771
45 to 491,504
50 to 541,368
55 to 591,071
60 to 64817
65 to 69574
70 to 74333
75 to 79215
80 and over209
Total29,624

Historical population

The population of Benito Soliven grew from 14,850 in 1970 to 29,624 in 2015, an increase of 14,774 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.54%, or an increase of 2,287 people, from the previous population of 27,337 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
14,850
13,475-1.93%
16,7104.40%
20,2361.93%
20,6850.41%
22,1921.52%
25,1511.74%
27,3373.08%
29,6241.54%

Location

The municipal center of Benito Soliven is situated at approximately 16° 59' North, 121° 58' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 117.8 meters or 386.5 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 Benito Soliven are Ilagan, Cauayan, Santiago, Tuguegarao, Tabuk, and Baguio. The nearest municipalities are San Mariano, Naguilian, Reina Mercedes, Gamu, Luna, and Quirino. Its distance from the national capital is 285.03 kilometers (177.11 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Ilagan, Isabela, 19.27 kilometers (11.97 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N24°W)
  • Cauayan, Isabela, 21.49 kilometers (13.36 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S75°W)
  • Santiago, Isabela, 55.28 kilometers (34.35 miles) to the Southwest (S53°W)
  • Tuguegarao, Cagayan, 73.62 kilometers (45.74 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N19°W)
  • Tabuk, Kalinga, 72.69 kilometers (45.17 miles) to the Northwest (N49°W)
  • Baguio, 159.09 kilometers (98.86 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S67°W)

Distance from Manila: 285.03 kilometers (177.11 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S22°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 29,624, ranked 926 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 71.20 square kilometers, ranked 592 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 161 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,092 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.54%, ranked 1,508 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.
(Back to top)