Baleno, Province of Masbate

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceMasbate
Barangay count24
Postal code5413
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesMasbate Pass
Philippine major island(s)Masbate
Area (2007)204.38 km2 (78.91 sq mi)
Population (2015)26,096
Density (2015)128 / km2 (331 / sq mi)
Coordinates12° 28' North, 123° 30' East (12.4738, 123.4975)
Estimated elevation above sea level7.5 meters (24.7 feet)

Baleno is a coastal municipality in the island province of Masbate.

The municipality has a land area of 204.38 square kilometers or 78.91 square miles which constitutes 4.92% of Masbate's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 26,096. This represented 2.92% of the total population of Masbate province, or 0.45% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 128 inhabitants per square kilometer or 331 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Baleno has 24 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)
Baao2.13%5575167.95%1.47%
Banase1.41%36930520.98%3.69%
Batuila2.91%75966314.48%2.61%
Cagara5.34%1,3931,23013.25%2.40%
Cagpandan4.28%1,1161,0199.52%1.75%
Cancahorao5.32%1,3881,18017.63%3.14%
Canjunday2.93%7657107.75%1.43%
Docol2.59%677706-4.11%-0.80%
Eastern Capsay2.69%702937-25.08%-5.35%
Gabi2.42%632768-17.71%-3.64%
Gangao8.18%2,1351,9589.04%1.66%
Lagta7.44%1,9421,71413.30%2.41%
Lahong Interior2.59%67553226.88%4.64%
Lahong Proper5.25%1,3701,09325.34%4.39%
Lipata2.82%73562817.04%3.04%
Madangcalan2.02%5265122.73%0.51%
Magdalena5.15%1,3441,3281.20%0.23%
Manoboc3.53%92083110.71%1.96%
Obongon Diot2.36%6176110.98%0.19%
Poblacion15.05%3,9273,8053.21%0.60%
Polot1.71%4464079.58%1.76%
Potoson4.57%1,1921,1721.71%0.32%
Sog‑Ong2.63%68661411.73%2.13%
Tinapian4.69%1,2231,1625.25%0.98%
Baleno Total26,09624,4016.95%1.29%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Baleno for the fiscal year of 2016 was 84,043,622.24.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200946,345,383.74
201049,375,055.186.54%
201153,166,307.117.68%
201252,080,044.86-2.04%
201359,084,739.9513.45%
201472,390,258.1422.52%
201590,190,592.1424.59%
201684,043,622.24-6.82%

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 Baleno is 5 to 9, with 3,769 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 197 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1589
1 to 43,040
5 to 93,769
10 to 143,478
15 to 192,797
20 to 241,969
25 to 291,590
30 to 341,477
35 to 391,479
40 to 441,275
45 to 491,055
50 to 54873
55 to 59753
60 to 64642
65 to 69477
70 to 74418
75 to 79218
80 and over197
Total26,096

Historical population

The population of Baleno grew from 12,278 in 1960 to 26,096 in 2015, an increase of 13,818 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.29%, or an increase of 1,695 people, from the previous population of 24,401 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
12,278
15,3352.20%
17,8483.09%
19,1141.38%
17,390-0.94%
18,1050.76%
19,8972.04%
21,6391.16%
24,4014.47%
26,0961.29%

Location

The municipal center of Baleno is situated at approximately 12° 28' North, 123° 30' East, in the island of Masbate. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 7.5 meters or 24.7 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 Baleno are Masbate City, Legazpi, Sorsogon City, Ligao, Tabaco, and Iriga. The nearest municipalities are Aroroy, Mobo, Monreal, San Jacinto, Milagros, and San Fernando. Its distance from the national capital is 359.31 kilometers (223.27 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 359.31 kilometers (223.27 miles) to the Northwest (N49°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 26,096, ranked 1,016 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 78.91 square kilometers, ranked 513 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 128 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,194 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.29%, ranked 588 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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