Mercedes, Province of Camarines Norte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceCamarines Norte
Barangay count26
Postal code4601
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSan Miguel Bay [Philippine Sea], Philippine Sea
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)173.69 km2 (67.06 sq mi)
Population (2015)50,841
Density (2015)293 / km2 (758 / sq mi)
Coordinates14° 7' North, 123° 1' East (14.1094, 123.0093)
Estimated elevation above sea level5.4 meters (17.8 feet)

Mercedes is a coastal municipality in the province of Camarines Norte.

The municipality has a land area of 173.69 square kilometers or 67.06 square miles which constitutes 7.49% of Camarines Norte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 50,841. This represented 8.72% of the total population of Camarines Norte province, or 0.88% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 293 inhabitants per square kilometer or 758 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Mercedes has 26 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)
Apuao1.27%6475958.74%1.61%
Barangay I4.08%2,0761,9834.69%0.88%
Barangay II6.18%3,1433,0303.73%0.70%
Barangay III5.42%2,7563,008-8.38%-1.65%
Barangay IV3.33%1,6921,5956.08%1.13%
Barangay V1.45%737767-3.91%-0.76%
Barangay VI3.07%1,5611,5123.24%0.61%
Barangay VII3.37%1,7151,745-1.72%-0.33%
Caringo2.24%1,1381,1330.44%0.08%
Catandunganon0.68%3483305.45%1.02%
Cayucyucan2.29%1,1641,1075.15%0.96%
Colasi4.06%2,0631,64325.56%4.43%
Del Rosario4.83%2,4572,22110.63%1.94%
Gaboc2.18%1,1061,116-0.90%-0.17%
Hamoraon2.67%1,3561,466-7.50%-1.47%
Hinipaan4.17%2,1201,81017.13%3.06%
Lalawigan3.24%1,6451,6300.92%0.17%
Lanot2.23%1,1331,208-6.21%-1.21%
Mambungalon4.58%2,3271,83326.95%4.65%
Manguisoc8.52%4,3323,79314.21%2.56%
Masalongsalong2.54%1,2911,02925.46%4.41%
Matoogtoog2.56%1,3031,409-7.52%-1.48%
Pambuhan5.90%2,9982,8345.79%1.08%
Quinapaguian1.65%84074712.45%2.26%
San Roque14.65%7,4486,69011.33%2.06%
Tarum2.84%1,4451,4400.35%0.07%
Mercedes Total50,84147,6746.64%1.23%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Mercedes for the fiscal year of 2016 was 124,379,681.13.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200967,250,566.23
201071,352,838.156.10%
201177,281,423.568.31%
201275,368,329.31-2.48%
201385,377,844.1813.28%
201495,881,063.2812.30%
2015112,723,502.4417.57%
2016124,379,681.1310.34%

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 Mercedes is 5 to 9, with 6,342 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 306 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,275
1 to 45,196
5 to 96,342
10 to 146,281
15 to 195,404
20 to 244,153
25 to 293,445
30 to 343,030
35 to 393,019
40 to 442,674
45 to 492,581
50 to 542,148
55 to 591,706
60 to 641,363
65 to 69975
70 to 74576
75 to 79367
80 and over306
Total50,841

Historical population

The population of Mercedes grew from 13,983 in 1960 to 50,841 in 2015, an increase of 36,858 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.23%, or an increase of 3,167 people, from the previous population of 47,674 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
13,983
19,6743.40%
25,1615.06%
27,6451.90%
34,3002.18%
38,6412.26%
41,7131.65%
44,3750.86%
47,6742.64%
50,8411.23%

Location

The municipal center of Mercedes is situated at approximately 14° 7' North, 123° 1' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 5.4 meters or 17.8 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 Mercedes are Naga, Iriga, Ligao, Tabaco, Legazpi, and Lucena. The nearest municipalities are Daet, Basud, Talisay, Vinzons, San Vicente, and San Lorenzo Ruiz. Its distance from the national capital is 225.29 kilometers (139.99 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Naga, Camarines Sur, 56.96 kilometers (35.40 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S19°E)
  • Iriga, Camarines Sur, 87.67 kilometers (54.47 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S30°E)
  • Ligao, Albay, 111.76 kilometers (69.45 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S31°E)
  • Tabaco, Albay, 113.85 kilometers (70.74 miles) to the Southeast (S43°E)
  • Legazpi, Albay, 132.99 kilometers (82.63 miles) to the Southeast (S36°E)
  • Lucena, 152.13 kilometers (94.53 miles) to the West (S83°W)

Distance from Manila: 225.29 kilometers (139.99 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N76°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 50,841, ranked 512 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 67.06 square kilometers, ranked 642 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 293 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 685 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.23%, ranked 693 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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