Bacacay, Province of Albay

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceAlbay
Barangay count56
Postal code4509
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesLagonoy Gulf [Philippine Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Cagraray, Luzon
Area (2007)122.13 km2 (47.15 sq mi)
Population (2015)68,906
Density (2015)564 / km2 (1,461 / sq mi)
Coordinates13° 18' North, 123° 47' East (13.2926, 123.7912)
Estimated elevation above sea level5.2 meters (17.2 feet)

Bacacay is a coastal municipality in the province of Albay.

The municipality has a land area of 122.13 square kilometers or 47.15 square miles which constitutes 4.74% of Albay's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 68,906. This represented 5.24% of the total population of Albay province, or 1.19% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 564 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,461 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Bacacay has 56 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)
Baclayon3.92%2,7032,39712.77%2.31%
Banao2.16%1,4911,3798.12%1.50%
Barangay 11.90%1,3081,07821.34%3.75%
Barangay 101.12%77365218.56%3.29%
Barangay 110.29%1971941.55%0.29%
Barangay 120.43%298305-2.30%-0.44%
Barangay 131.91%1,3151,2495.28%0.99%
Barangay 141.80%1,2371,1765.19%0.97%
Barangay 20.41%2852821.06%0.20%
Barangay 30.79%5455430.37%0.07%
Barangay 40.40%274277-1.08%-0.21%
Barangay 50.40%276279-1.08%-0.21%
Barangay 60.36%248266-6.77%-1.33%
Barangay 70.39%2672621.91%0.36%
Barangay 80.21%14712220.49%3.61%
Barangay 90.94%6466312.38%0.45%
Bariw0.91%6256013.99%0.75%
Basud2.53%1,7461,52314.64%2.64%
Bayandong2.39%1,6501,6152.17%0.41%
Bonga11.10%7,6497,4682.42%0.46%
Buang1.94%1,3371,2675.52%1.03%
Busdac1.72%1,1821,0829.24%1.70%
Cabasan2.94%2,0282,0041.20%0.23%
Cagbulacao1.25%8628422.38%0.45%
Cagraray1.02%703767-8.34%-1.65%
Cajogutan1.64%1,1301,0903.67%0.69%
Cawayan1.81%1,2471,11611.74%2.14%
Damacan0.63%431466-7.51%-1.48%
Gubat Ilawod1.57%1,0801,0433.55%0.67%
Gubat Iraya1.68%1,1591,1381.85%0.35%
Hindi5.51%3,8003,4589.89%1.81%
Igang3.38%2,3322,1289.59%1.76%
Langaton1.11%7657571.06%0.20%
Manaet1.21%8367649.42%1.73%
Mapulang Daga0.66%453529-14.37%-2.91%
Mataas0.75%5184788.37%1.54%
Misibis1.46%1,0079347.82%1.44%
Nahapunan0.58%402406-0.99%-0.19%
Namanday2.15%1,4821,4402.92%0.55%
Namantao1.13%778901-13.65%-2.76%
Napao2.73%1,8831,69011.42%2.08%
Panarayon2.68%1,8481,65811.46%2.09%
Pigcobohan1.19%817838-2.51%-0.48%
Pili Ilawod2.21%1,5221,28418.54%3.29%
Pili Iraya1.45%9979247.90%1.46%
Pongco1.48%1,0229606.46%1.20%
San Pablo1.85%1,2741,2402.74%0.52%
San Pedro2.33%1,6051,5165.87%1.09%
Sogod6.61%4,5524,4332.68%0.51%
Sula1.27%873960-9.06%-1.79%
Tambilagao1.31%906920-1.52%-0.29%
Tambongon1.15%7957486.28%1.17%
Tanagan2.01%1,3881,486-6.59%-1.29%
Uson0.93%6446253.04%0.57%
Vinisitahan‑Basud0.90%6216072.31%0.44%
Vinisitahan‑Napao1.37%9479262.27%0.43%
Bacacay Total68,90665,7244.84%0.90%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Bacacay for the fiscal year of 2016 was 137,356,689.17.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200974,436,967.40
201079,898,461.067.34%
201187,748,751.339.83%
201285,895,253.32-2.11%
201397,003,361.0312.93%
2014109,394,809.3212.77%
2015125,434,071.5214.66%
2016137,356,689.179.51%

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 Bacacay is 10 to 14, with 8,446 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 739 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,476
1 to 46,296
5 to 98,171
10 to 148,446
15 to 197,591
20 to 245,491
25 to 294,358
30 to 344,104
35 to 393,991
40 to 443,585
45 to 493,444
50 to 542,890
55 to 592,589
60 to 642,116
65 to 691,664
70 to 741,167
75 to 79788
80 and over739
Total68,906

Historical population

The population of Bacacay grew from 29,181 in 1960 to 68,906 in 2015, an increase of 39,725 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.90%, or an increase of 3,182 people, from the previous population of 65,724 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
29,181
37,7372.55%
40,1301.24%
44,4332.06%
49,2021.02%
56,2952.56%
58,3570.77%
61,5740.74%
65,7242.40%
68,9060.90%

Location

The municipal center of Bacacay is situated at approximately 13° 18' North, 123° 47' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 5.2 meters or 17.2 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 Bacacay are Tabaco, Legazpi, Ligao, Sorsogon City, Iriga, and Naga. The nearest municipalities are Santo Domingo, Malilipot, Malinao, Daraga, Camalig, and Manito. Its distance from the national capital is 336.02 kilometers (208.79 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Santo Domingo, Albay, 6.32 kilometers (3.93 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S14°W)
  • Malilipot, Albay, 6.34 kilometers (3.94 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N62°W)
  • Malinao, Albay, 14.89 kilometers (9.25 miles) to the Northwest (N39°W)
  • Daraga, Albay, 18.12 kilometers (11.26 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S28°W)
  • Camalig, Albay, 19.19 kilometers (11.93 miles) to the Southwest (S50°W)
  • Manito, Albay, 20.46 kilometers (12.71 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S24°E)

Nearest cities

  • Tabaco, Albay, 9.93 kilometers (6.17 miles) to the Northwest (N42°W)
  • Legazpi, Albay, 18.10 kilometers (11.25 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S20°W)
  • Ligao, Albay, 28.10 kilometers (17.46 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S78°W)
  • Sorsogon City, Sorsogon, 42.50 kilometers (26.41 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S33°E)
  • Iriga, Camarines Sur, 43.42 kilometers (26.98 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N71°W)
  • Naga, Camarines Sur, 75.19 kilometers (46.72 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N61°W)

Distance from Manila: 336.02 kilometers (208.79 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N64°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 68,906, ranked 330 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 47.15 square kilometers, ranked 889 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 564 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 330 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.90%, ranked 623 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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