Libon, Province of Albay

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceAlbay
Barangay count47
Postal code4507
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesBurias Pass
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)222.76 km2 (86.01 sq mi)
Population (2015)75,172
Density (2015)337 / km2 (874 / sq mi)
Coordinates13° 18' North, 123° 26' East (13.2998, 123.4384)
Estimated elevation above sea level17.9 meters (58.6 feet)

Libon is a coastal municipality in the province of Albay.

The municipality has a land area of 222.76 square kilometers or 86.01 square miles which constitutes 8.65% of Albay's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 75,172. This represented 5.72% of the total population of Albay province, or 1.30% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 337 inhabitants per square kilometer or 874 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Libon has 47 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)
Alongong2.03%1,5291,4038.98%1.65%
Apud2.58%1,9382,004-3.29%-0.64%
Bacolod1.93%1,4501,21119.74%3.49%
Bariw1.73%1,2971,2067.55%1.39%
Bonbon5.08%3,8203,31015.41%2.77%
Buga4.99%3,7483,5036.99%1.30%
Bulusan2.89%2,1692,0645.09%0.95%
Burabod2.74%2,0572,0022.75%0.52%
Caguscos1.40%1,0519807.24%1.34%
East Carisac1.26%94783912.87%2.33%
Harigue1.17%8768196.96%1.29%
Libtong1.18%8868198.18%1.51%
Linao2.05%1,5441,4456.85%1.27%
Mabayawas0.54%404473-14.59%-2.96%
Macabugos3.78%2,8402,6148.65%1.59%
Magallang0.68%51243617.43%3.11%
Malabiga1.14%857966-11.28%-2.25%
Marayag1.29%9661,099-12.10%-2.43%
Matara1.19%8948564.44%0.83%
Molosbolos1.44%1,0841,094-0.91%-0.17%
Natasan1.37%1,0331,0211.18%0.22%
Niño Jesus0.45%342390-12.31%-2.47%
Nogpo3.03%2,2812,1187.70%1.42%
Pantao9.22%6,9306,7672.41%0.45%
Rawis2.99%2,2502,2340.72%0.14%
Sagrada Familia2.22%1,6661,5914.71%0.88%
Salvacion0.69%5184759.05%1.66%
Sampongan0.61%45840313.65%2.47%
San Agustin3.42%2,5702,4604.47%0.84%
San Antonio2.02%1,5191,4236.75%1.25%
San Isidro2.50%1,8831,67012.75%2.31%
San Jose3.97%2,9822,9730.30%0.06%
San Pascual1.63%1,2291,1437.52%1.39%
San Ramon1.02%764795-3.90%-0.75%
San Vicente3.98%2,9892,7339.37%1.72%
Santa Cruz2.01%1,5141,4434.92%0.92%
Talin‑talin2.07%1,5551,4963.94%0.74%
Tambo1.15%8628382.86%0.54%
Villa Petrona1.99%1,4971,3729.11%1.67%
West Carisac1.40%1,0531,0143.85%0.72%
Zone I1.98%1,4861,3797.76%1.43%
Zone II1.66%1,2491,287-2.95%-0.57%
Zone III0.89%6706512.92%0.55%
Zone IV2.35%1,7691,59810.70%1.95%
Zone V1.42%1,0689947.44%1.38%
Zone VI0.71%531571-7.01%-1.37%
Zone VII2.18%1,6351,5455.83%1.08%
Libon Total75,17271,5275.10%0.95%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Libon for the fiscal year of 2016 was 162,470,117.71.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200989,256,429.99
201095,229,962.586.69%
2011105,748,623.1811.05%
2012104,782,113.78-0.91%
2013116,723,573.6411.40%
2014131,317,594.6712.50%
2015151,363,436.6015.27%
2016162,470,117.717.34%

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 Libon is 10 to 14, with 9,922 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 620 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,563
1 to 47,504
5 to 99,779
10 to 149,922
15 to 198,154
20 to 245,687
25 to 294,802
30 to 344,380
35 to 394,158
40 to 443,737
45 to 493,603
50 to 543,149
55 to 592,570
60 to 642,102
65 to 691,608
70 to 741,126
75 to 79708
80 and over620
Total75,172

Historical population

The population of Libon grew from 31,599 in 1960 to 75,172 in 2015, an increase of 43,573 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.95%, or an increase of 3,645 people, from the previous population of 71,527 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
31,599
43,6523.21%
47,8901.88%
52,1591.72%
60,2811.46%
63,1900.89%
66,2131.01%
68,8460.54%
71,5271.40%
75,1720.95%

Location

The municipal center of Libon is situated at approximately 13° 18' North, 123° 26' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 17.9 meters or 58.6 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 Libon are Ligao, Iriga, Tabaco, Legazpi, Naga, and Sorsogon City. The nearest municipalities are Polangui, Oas, Bato, Nabua, Buhi, and Baao. Its distance from the national capital is 301.61 kilometers (187.41 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Ligao, Albay, 12.53 kilometers (7.79 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S59°E)
  • Iriga, Camarines Sur, 13.82 kilometers (8.59 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N11°W)
  • Tabaco, Albay, 32.25 kilometers (20.04 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N78°E)
  • Legazpi, Albay, 36.69 kilometers (22.80 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S61°E)
  • Naga, Camarines Sur, 45.16 kilometers (28.06 miles) to the Northwest (N37°W)
  • Sorsogon City, Sorsogon, 71.43 kilometers (44.39 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S59°E)

Distance from Manila: 301.61 kilometers (187.41 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N61°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 75,172, ranked 285 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 86.01 square kilometers, ranked 491 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 337 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 593 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.95%, ranked 637 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)