Rapu-Rapu, Province of Albay

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceAlbay
Barangay count34
Postal code4517
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesAlbay Gulf, Lagonoy Gulf [Philippine Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Rapu-Rapu, Batan
Area (2007)155.30 km2 (59.96 sq mi)
Population (2015)36,920
Density (2015)238 / km2 (616 / sq mi)
Coordinates13° 11' North, 124° 8' East (13.1862, 124.1258)
Estimated elevation above sea level4.1 meters (13.4 feet)

Rapu-Rapu is a coastal municipality in the province of Albay.

The municipality has a land area of 155.30 square kilometers or 59.96 square miles which constitutes 6.03% of Albay's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 36,920. This represented 2.81% of the total population of Albay province, or 0.64% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 238 inhabitants per square kilometer or 616 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Rapu-Rapu has 34 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)
Bagaobawan2.08%7697226.51%1.21%
Batan2.96%1,09392717.91%3.19%
Bilbao3.43%1,2651,1727.94%1.46%
Binosawan2.02%747968-22.83%-4.81%
Bogtong2.90%1,0721,0403.08%0.58%
Buenavista2.22%8207913.67%0.69%
Buhatan2.75%1,0169417.97%1.47%
Calanaga2.51%92770830.93%5.27%
Caracaran3.76%1,3871,538-9.82%-1.95%
Carogcog1.14%42134920.63%3.64%
Dap‑dap2.77%1,02489015.06%2.71%
Gaba2.26%836973-14.08%-2.85%
Galicia5.47%2,0202,117-4.58%-0.89%
Guadalupe0.94%3463237.12%1.32%
Hamorawon3.03%1,1181,1001.64%0.31%
Lagundi1.89%696708-1.69%-0.32%
Liguan2.59%9589184.36%0.82%
Linao1.31%484499-3.01%-0.58%
Malobago2.35%8698680.12%0.02%
Mananao3.19%1,1781,1294.34%0.81%
Mancao3.10%1,1461,226-6.53%-1.28%
Manila2.28%84074013.51%2.44%
Masaga1.40%5175013.19%0.60%
Morocborocan2.52%929987-5.88%-1.15%
Nagcalsot2.43%8998644.05%0.76%
Pagcolbon0.66%244442-44.80%-10.70%
Poblacion15.82%5,8405,4956.28%1.17%
Sagrada1.96%72362914.94%2.69%
San Ramon6.04%2,2301,97612.85%2.33%
Santa Barbara0.54%19815924.53%4.27%
Tinocawan2.04%7536997.73%1.43%
Tinopan1.93%7136529.36%1.72%
Viga1.47%543544-0.18%-0.04%
Villahermosa6.23%2,2992,2800.83%0.16%
Rapu-Rapu Total36,92035,8752.91%0.55%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Rapu-Rapu for the fiscal year of 2016 was 97,299,001.19.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200960,119,877.35
2010100,861,403.9767.77%
2011140,397,892.0339.20%
2012131,009,959.17-6.69%
2013154,313,356.0817.79%
2014102,379,728.74-33.65%
201599,130,388.21-3.17%
201697,299,001.19-1.85%

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 Rapu-Rapu is 5 to 9, with 4,963 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 281 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1832
1 to 43,850
5 to 94,963
10 to 144,802
15 to 193,911
20 to 243,131
25 to 292,520
30 to 342,198
35 to 392,021
40 to 441,755
45 to 491,604
50 to 541,402
55 to 591,167
60 to 64942
65 to 69734
70 to 74493
75 to 79314
80 and over281
Total36,920

Historical population

The population of Rapu-Rapu grew from 16,799 in 1960 to 36,920 in 2015, an increase of 20,121 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.55%, or an increase of 1,045 people, from the previous population of 35,875 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
16,799
19,7861.61%
21,8482.01%
25,1762.88%
26,3620.46%
28,7971.67%
29,1760.28%
32,6461.56%
35,8753.49%
36,9200.55%

Location

The municipal center of Rapu-Rapu is situated at approximately 13° 11' North, 124° 8' East, in the island of Rapu Rapu. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 4.1 meters or 13.4 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 Rapu-Rapu are Sorsogon City, Legazpi, Tabaco, Ligao, Iriga, and Masbate City. The nearest municipalities are Prieto Diaz, Manito, Gubat, Barcelona, Casiguran, and Castilla. Its distance from the national capital is 373.84 kilometers (232.29 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 373.84 kilometers (232.29 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N65°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 36,920, ranked 755 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 59.96 square kilometers, ranked 720 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 238 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 855 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.55%, ranked 1,248 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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