Daraga, Province of Albay

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceAlbay
Barangay count54
Postal code4501
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)118.64 km2 (45.81 sq mi)
Population (2015)126,595
Density (2015)1,067 / km2 (2,763 / sq mi)
Coordinates13° 9' North, 123° 43' East (13.1478, 123.7131)
Estimated elevation above sea level27.9 meters (91.4 feet)

Daraga, formerly known as Locsin, is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Albay.

The municipality has a land area of 118.64 square kilometers or 45.81 square miles which constitutes 4.61% of Albay's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 126,595. This represented 9.63% of the total population of Albay province, or 2.18% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 1,067 inhabitants per square kilometer or 2,763 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Daraga has 54 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)
Alcala2.32%2,9352,7556.53%1.21%
Alobo0.66%8417926.19%1.15%
Anislag9.05%11,4619,44521.34%3.75%
Bagumbayan2.70%3,4163,2544.98%0.93%
Balinad2.06%2,6062,23016.86%3.01%
Bañadero1.30%1,6431,6370.37%0.07%
Bañag2.21%2,8002,7192.98%0.56%
Bascaran3.42%4,3353,9469.86%1.81%
Bigao0.85%1,0731,0155.71%1.06%
Binitayan3.51%4,4474,2574.46%0.83%
Bongalon0.91%1,1481,1232.23%0.42%
Budiao0.23%2882716.27%1.17%
Burgos0.97%1,2271,1229.36%1.72%
Busay1.63%2,0651,68422.62%3.96%
Canarom0.41%5135012.40%0.45%
Cullat1.18%1,4921,4602.19%0.41%
Dela Paz0.72%90977317.59%3.13%
Dinoronan0.55%69160813.65%2.47%
Gabawan1.70%2,1511,9838.47%1.56%
Gapo1.63%2,0621,9824.04%0.76%
Ibaugan0.49%62154613.74%2.48%
Ilawod Area Poblacion1.77%2,2431,97813.40%2.42%
Inarado1.43%1,8041,6946.49%1.21%
Kidaco1.08%1,3731,20513.94%2.52%
Kilicao3.42%4,3283,92510.27%1.88%
Kimantong1.69%2,1441,9808.28%1.53%
Kinawitan0.36%45140511.36%2.07%
Kiwalo1.10%1,3871,16019.57%3.46%
Lacag2.00%2,5332,3219.13%1.68%
Mabini0.53%67358115.83%2.84%
Malabog3.35%4,2434,0993.51%0.66%
Malobago0.52%66349234.76%5.84%
Maopi0.95%1,1971,1068.23%1.52%
Market Area Poblacion2.12%2,6812,5385.63%1.05%
Maroroy4.36%5,5185,3313.51%0.66%
Matnog1.40%1,7721,6805.48%1.02%
Mayon1.42%1,7941,7591.99%0.38%
Mi‑isi0.88%1,1081,0287.78%1.44%
Nabasan0.52%66350631.03%5.28%
Namantao1.27%1,6081,5384.55%0.85%
Pandan1.47%1,8591,68310.46%1.91%
Peñafrancia2.40%3,0412,9861.84%0.35%
Sagpon5.20%6,5875,72315.10%2.71%
Salvacion2.88%3,6483,3449.09%1.67%
San Rafael0.23%288296-2.70%-0.52%
San Ramon1.17%1,4811,4412.78%0.52%
San Roque3.55%4,5004,3084.46%0.83%
San Vicente Grande0.86%1,08896113.22%2.39%
San Vicente Pequeño0.27%3363205.00%0.93%
Sipi2.96%3,7503,4548.57%1.58%
Tabon‑tabon2.47%3,1242,58820.71%3.65%
Tagas5.45%6,9016,5275.73%1.07%
Talahib0.51%64354118.85%3.34%
Villahermosa1.93%2,4422,20310.85%1.98%
Daraga Total126,595115,8049.32%1.71%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Daraga for the fiscal year of 2016 was 275,468,829.84.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009155,998,579.83
2010165,058,301.255.81%
2011180,984,942.839.65%
2012183,368,249.051.32%
2013201,495,091.369.89%
2014222,157,681.7310.25%
2015253,468,241.2814.09%
2016275,468,829.848.68%

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 Daraga is 15 to 19, with 13,431 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 1,150 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 12,479
1 to 410,185
5 to 912,927
10 to 1412,813
15 to 1913,431
20 to 2411,750
25 to 2910,012
30 to 348,909
35 to 398,425
40 to 447,321
45 to 496,671
50 to 545,797
55 to 594,805
60 to 643,821
65 to 692,988
70 to 741,824
75 to 791,287
80 and over1,150
Total126,595

Historical population

The population of Daraga grew from 41,973 in 1960 to 126,595 in 2015, an increase of 84,622 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.71%, or an increase of 10,791 people, from the previous population of 115,804 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
41,973
58,3353.27%
63,2651.64%
73,2242.97%
83,9281.37%
91,8291.70%
101,0312.07%
110,6251.26%
115,8041.68%
126,5951.71%

Location

The municipal center of Daraga is situated at approximately 13° 9' North, 123° 43' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 27.9 meters or 91.4 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 Daraga are Legazpi, Ligao, Tabaco, Sorsogon City, Iriga, and Naga. The nearest municipalities are Camalig, Santo Domingo, Guinobatan, Jovellar, Manito, and Bacacay. Its distance from the national capital is 335.80 kilometers (208.66 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Camalig, Albay, 7.30 kilometers (4.54 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N59°W)
  • Santo Domingo, Albay, 12.09 kilometers (7.51 miles) to the Northeast (N35°E)
  • Guinobatan, Albay, 13.21 kilometers (8.21 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N68°W)
  • Jovellar, Albay, 15.04 kilometers (9.35 miles) to the Southwest (S54°W)
  • Manito, Albay, 17.18 kilometers (10.67 miles) to the East (S81°E)
  • Bacacay, Albay, 18.12 kilometers (11.26 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N28°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 335.80 kilometers (208.66 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N61°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 126,595, ranked 125 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 45.81 square kilometers, ranked 909 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 1,067 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 156 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.71%, ranked 1,121 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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