Reina Mercedes, Province of Isabela

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCagayan Valley (Region II)
ProvinceIsabela
Barangay count20
Postal code3303
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)57.14 km2 (22.06 sq mi)
Population (2015)26,998
Density (2015)472 / km2 (1,224 / sq mi)
Coordinates16° 59' North, 121° 49' East (16.9853, 121.8237)
Estimated elevation above sea level48.4 meters (158.7 feet)

Reina Mercedes is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Isabela.

The municipality has a land area of 57.14 square kilometers or 22.06 square miles which constitutes 0.46% of Isabela's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 26,998. This represented 1.69% of the total population of Isabela province, or 0.78% of the overall population of the Cagayan Valley region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 472 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,224 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Reina Mercedes has 20 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)
Banquero8.86%2,3921,98420.56%3.62%
Binarsang1.60%43137814.02%2.53%
Cutog Grande3.81%1,029426141.55%18.28%
Cutog Pequeño2.03%54846218.61%3.30%
Dangan10.57%2,8542,52013.25%2.40%
District I5.10%1,3781,24111.04%2.01%
District II7.53%2,0341,80013.00%2.35%
Labinab Grande3.43%9279210.65%0.12%
Labinab Pequeño4.30%1,1611,05110.47%1.91%
Mallalatang Grande2.34%6316093.61%0.68%
Mallalatang Tunggui2.75%7427104.51%0.84%
Napaccu Grande4.32%1,1671,00616.00%2.87%
Napaccu Pequeño5.36%1,4471,23617.07%3.05%
Salucong1.76%4754407.95%1.47%
Santiago4.05%1,09490620.75%3.66%
Santor5.19%1,4011,26011.19%2.04%
Sinippil4.82%1,3021,15213.02%2.36%
Tallungan7.02%1,8941,66213.96%2.52%
Turod10.77%2,9072,7196.91%1.28%
Villador4.39%1,1841,01416.77%3.00%
Reina Mercedes Total26,99823,49714.90%2.68%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Reina Mercedes for the fiscal year of 2016 was 88,834,850.90.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200938,429,673.20
2010173,418,692.15351.26%
201165,611,955.76-62.17%
2012
2013
201468,740,516.73
201576,416,739.5311.17%
201688,834,850.9016.25%

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 Reina Mercedes is 5 to 9, with 2,761 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 221 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1569
1 to 42,307
5 to 92,761
10 to 142,492
15 to 192,527
20 to 242,637
25 to 292,376
30 to 342,070
35 to 391,892
40 to 441,641
45 to 491,476
50 to 541,243
55 to 59978
60 to 64766
65 to 69514
70 to 74306
75 to 79221
80 and over222
Total26,998

Historical population

The population of Reina Mercedes grew from 7,948 in 1960 to 26,998 in 2015, an increase of 19,050 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.68%, or an increase of 3,501 people, from the previous population of 23,497 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
7,948
10,8993.14%
12,3112.47%
14,3883.17%
17,1391.77%
17,8160.73%
20,3532.90%
21,8741.00%
23,4972.64%
26,9982.68%

Location

The municipal center of Reina Mercedes is situated at approximately 16° 59' North, 121° 49' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 48.4 meters or 158.7 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 Reina Mercedes are Cauayan, Ilagan, Santiago, Tabuk, Tuguegarao, and Baguio. The nearest municipalities are Naguilian, Gamu, Luna, Benito Soliven, Burgos, and Cabatuan. Its distance from the national capital is 279.99 kilometers (173.98 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Cauayan, Isabela, 8.30 kilometers (5.16 miles) to the Southwest (S47°W)
  • Ilagan, Isabela, 18.91 kilometers (11.75 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N21°E)
  • Santiago, Isabela, 44.40 kilometers (27.59 miles) to the Southwest (S42°W)
  • Tabuk, Kalinga, 62.27 kilometers (38.70 miles) to the Northwest (N40°W)
  • Tuguegarao, Cagayan, 70.08 kilometers (43.55 miles) to the North (N8°W)
  • Baguio, 145.76 kilometers (90.57 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S64°W)

Distance from Manila: 279.99 kilometers (173.98 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S19°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 26,998, ranked 997 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 22.06 square kilometers, ranked 1,304 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 472 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 395 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.68%, ranked 530 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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