Bato, Province of Camarines Sur

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceCamarines Sur
Barangay count33
Postal code4435
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesBurias Pass, Ragay Gulf [Sibuyan Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)107.12 km2 (41.36 sq mi)
Population (2015)52,137
Density (2015)487 / km2 (1,261 / sq mi)
Coordinates13° 21' North, 123° 22' East (13.3572, 123.3677)
Estimated elevation above sea level12.3 meters (40.5 feet)

Bato is a coastal municipality in the province of Camarines Sur.

The municipality has a land area of 107.12 square kilometers or 41.36 square miles which constitutes 1.95% of Camarines Sur's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 52,137. This represented 2.67% of the total population of Camarines Sur province, or 0.90% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 487 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,261 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Bato has 33 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)
Agos3.92%2,0421,78114.65%2.64%
Bacolod1.79%9348964.24%0.79%
Buluang4.01%2,0921,70322.84%3.99%
Caricot0.84%43933630.65%5.22%
Cawacagan2.83%1,4751,32011.74%2.14%
Cotmon0.67%3473411.76%0.33%
Cristo Rey1.84%9608937.50%1.39%
Del Rosario0.81%420464-9.48%-1.88%
Divina Pastora3.90%2,0341,9086.60%1.23%
Goyudan2.58%1,3461,3450.07%0.01%
Lobong0.93%4854752.11%0.40%
Lubigan0.54%28022027.27%4.70%
Mainit0.60%31522639.38%6.53%
Manga0.53%2752692.23%0.42%
Masoli5.68%2,9622,7298.54%1.57%
Neighborhood1.68%87677013.77%2.49%
Niño Jesus1.19%61855311.75%2.14%
Pagatpatan5.57%2,9042,7754.65%0.87%
Palo1.55%8107409.46%1.74%
Payak3.68%1,9171,7668.55%1.57%
Sagrada1.65%86274316.02%2.87%
Salvacion3.10%1,6141,632-1.10%-0.21%
San Isidro0.92%480491-2.24%-0.43%
San Juan4.19%2,1872,0347.52%1.39%
San Miguel7.61%3,9693,9141.41%0.27%
San Rafael3.33%1,7381,798-3.34%-0.64%
San Roque4.11%2,1452,0633.97%0.74%
San Vicente12.65%6,5964,82036.85%6.15%
Santa Cruz5.49%2,8642,7494.18%0.78%
Santiago7.23%3,7683,836-1.77%-0.34%
Sooc0.65%33930411.51%2.10%
Tagpolo1.24%6496175.19%0.97%
Tres Reyes2.68%1,3951,795-22.28%-4.69%
Bato Total52,13748,3067.93%1.46%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Bato for the fiscal year of 2016 was 105,486,888.64.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200958,758,554.30
201061,571,375.834.79%
201166,513,378.478.03%
201265,136,133.49-2.07%
201374,024,183.9013.65%
201483,786,576.1113.19%
201595,788,500.1714.32%
2016105,486,888.6410.12%

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 Bato is 10 to 14, with 6,590 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 390 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,171
1 to 45,060
5 to 96,527
10 to 146,590
15 to 196,043
20 to 244,537
25 to 293,734
30 to 343,188
35 to 392,878
40 to 442,562
45 to 492,425
50 to 542,063
55 to 591,619
60 to 641,254
65 to 69986
70 to 74677
75 to 79433
80 and over390
Total52,137

Historical population

The population of Bato grew from 21,078 in 1960 to 52,137 in 2015, an increase of 31,059 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.46%, or an increase of 3,831 people, from the previous population of 48,306 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
21,078
25,9852.07%
28,4921.87%
29,7740.88%
35,2941.72%
38,7711.78%
42,7392.11%
44,4370.54%
48,3063.09%
52,1371.46%

Location

The municipal center of Bato is situated at approximately 13° 21' North, 123° 22' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 12.3 meters or 40.5 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 Bato are Iriga, Ligao, Naga, Tabaco, Legazpi, and Sorsogon City. The nearest municipalities are Nabua, Libon, Baao, Polangui, Balatan, and Bula. Its distance from the national capital is 291.85 kilometers (181.35 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 291.85 kilometers (181.35 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N62°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 52,137, ranked 498 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 41.36 square kilometers, ranked 993 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 487 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 386 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.46%, ranked 443 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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