Ligao, Province of Albay

Summary data
Typecity (component)
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceAlbay
Barangay count55
Postal code4504
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesBurias Pass
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)246.75 km2 (95.27 sq mi)
Population (2015)111,399
Density (2015)451 / km2 (1,169 / sq mi)
Coordinates13° 14' North, 123° 32' East (13.2411, 123.5373)
Estimated elevation above sea level51.0 meters (167.3 feet)

Ligao is a coastal component city in the province of Albay.

The city has a land area of 246.75 square kilometers or 95.27 square miles which constitutes 9.58% of Albay's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 111,399. This represented 8.47% of the total population of Albay province, or 1.92% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 451 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,169 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Ligao has 55 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)
Abella0.94%1,0479915.65%1.05%
Allang1.32%1,4721,3429.69%1.78%
Amtic1.73%1,9301,8961.79%0.34%
Bacong1.68%1,8741,7119.53%1.75%
Bagumbayan2.20%2,4532,3235.60%1.04%
Balanac0.67%74263317.22%3.07%
Baligang1.31%1,4631,4292.38%0.45%
Barayong2.19%2,4382,20510.57%1.93%
Basag1.97%2,1941,91214.75%2.65%
Batang3.30%3,6723,4755.67%1.06%
Bay1.24%1,3831,3284.14%0.78%
Binanowan1.08%1,2081,1029.62%1.76%
Binatagan2.86%3,1913,305-3.45%-0.67%
Bobonsuran0.59%6596550.61%0.12%
Bonga2.87%3,1963,1471.56%0.29%
Busac1.10%1,2291,1298.86%1.63%
Busay1.24%1,3861,22213.42%2.43%
Cabarian2.31%2,5692,4335.59%1.04%
Calzada1.54%1,7171,6593.50%0.66%
Catburawan1.57%1,7471,6694.67%0.87%
Cavasi0.83%92980315.69%2.81%
Culliat0.72%8067823.07%0.58%
Dunao0.68%760802-5.24%-1.02%
Francia0.73%812892-8.97%-1.77%
Guilid3.45%3,8483,8081.05%0.20%
Herrera2.38%2,6552,4448.63%1.59%
Layon2.83%3,1522,9755.95%1.11%
Macalidong1.16%1,2891,16310.83%1.98%
Mahaba3.20%3,5603,20910.94%2.00%
Malama1.67%1,8641,8331.69%0.32%
Maonon2.73%3,0422,9602.77%0.52%
Nabonton1.98%2,2031,92414.50%2.61%
Nasisi1.69%1,8791,8034.22%0.79%
Oma‑oma1.58%1,7611,6556.40%1.19%
Palapas1.32%1,4691,574-6.67%-1.31%
Pandan4.06%4,5193,84417.56%3.13%
Paulba2.21%2,4642,4092.28%0.43%
Paulog2.18%2,4242,3821.76%0.33%
Pinamaniquian1.87%2,0882,0750.63%0.12%
Pinit2.44%2,7142,33516.23%2.91%
Ranao‑ranao1.59%1,7731,6278.97%1.65%
San Vicente0.71%7877633.15%0.59%
Santa Cruz1.97%2,1922,505-12.50%-2.51%
Tagpo0.89%9871,069-7.67%-1.51%
Tambo1.37%1,5251,34713.21%2.39%
Tandarura0.41%452496-8.87%-1.75%
Tastas2.04%2,2721,74030.57%5.21%
Tinago4.31%4,8004,5864.67%0.87%
Tinampo2.37%2,6442,6370.27%0.05%
Tiongson0.85%94485011.06%2.02%
Tomolin1.31%1,4581,4500.55%0.10%
Tuburan5.10%5,6824,91215.68%2.81%
Tula‑tula Grande1.64%1,8251,43327.36%4.71%
Tula‑tula Pequeño1.10%1,2241,258-2.70%-0.52%
Tupas0.92%1,0261,0032.29%0.43%
Ligao Total111,399104,9146.18%1.15%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Ligao for the fiscal year of 2016 was 523,720,616.10.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009328,362,645.09
2010360,210,806.739.70%
2011397,545,991.6110.36%
2012348,084,697.81-12.44%
2013376,518,580.648.17%
2014427,409,254.1213.52%
2015480,898,454.1412.51%
2016523,720,616.108.90%

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 Ligao is 10 to 14, with 13,461 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 911 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 12,252
1 to 410,163
5 to 913,278
10 to 1413,461
15 to 1912,344
20 to 249,886
25 to 297,842
30 to 347,151
35 to 396,717
40 to 445,909
45 to 495,512
50 to 544,521
55 to 593,756
60 to 643,013
65 to 692,200
70 to 741,452
75 to 791,031
80 and over911
Total111,399

Historical population

The population of Ligao grew from 53,376 in 1960 to 111,399 in 2015, an increase of 58,023 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.15%, or an increase of 6,485 people, from the previous population of 104,914 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
53,376
56,7650.60%
61,5481.64%
69,8602.56%
72,5600.38%
80,8612.05%
90,6032.47%
101,1791.53%
104,9141.33%
111,3991.15%

Location

The city center of Ligao is situated at approximately 13° 14' North, 123° 32' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 51.0 meters or 167.3 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 Ligao are Iriga, Legazpi, Tabaco, Naga, Sorsogon City, and Masbate City. The nearest municipalities are Oas, Polangui, Guinobatan, Libon, Camalig, and Jovellar. Its distance from the national capital is 314.13 kilometers (195.19 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Oas, Albay, 4.41 kilometers (2.74 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N66°W)
  • Polangui, Albay, 8.18 kilometers (5.08 miles) to the Northwest (N44°W)
  • Guinobatan, Albay, 8.72 kilometers (5.42 miles) to the Southeast (S51°E)
  • Libon, Albay, 12.53 kilometers (7.79 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N59°W)
  • Camalig, Albay, 14.38 kilometers (8.94 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S63°E)
  • Jovellar, Albay, 20.24 kilometers (12.58 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S20°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 314.13 kilometers (195.19 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N61°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 111,399, ranked 154 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 95.27 square kilometers, ranked 426 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 451 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 433 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.15%, ranked 1,143 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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