Balud, Province of Masbate

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceMasbate
Barangay count32
Postal code5412
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSibuyan Sea, Asid Gulf [Visayan Sea], Jintotolo Channel
Philippine major island(s)Masbate
Area (2007)231.00 km2 (89.19 sq mi)
Population (2015)38,124
Density (2015)165 / km2 (427 / sq mi)
Coordinates12° 2' North, 123° 12' East (12.0376, 123.1930)
Estimated elevation above sea level8.8 meters (29.0 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 231.00 square kilometers or 89.19 square miles which constitutes 5.56% of Masbate's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 38,124. This represented 4.27% of the total population of Masbate province, or 0.66% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 165 inhabitants per square kilometer or 427 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Balud has 32 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)
Baybay1.82%6926595.01%0.93%
Bongcanaway1.55%5915654.60%0.86%
Calumpang4.76%1,8161,7404.37%0.82%
Cantil5.41%2,0621,9784.25%0.80%
Casamongan2.04%7797208.19%1.51%
Danao3.72%1,4191,3495.19%0.97%
Dao6.01%2,2901,94317.86%3.18%
Guinbanwahan4.77%1,8191,7056.69%1.24%
Ilaya4.07%1,5531,4874.44%0.83%
Jangan2.29%873894-2.35%-0.45%
Jintotolo3.97%1,5121,4543.99%0.75%
Mabuhay2.27%8658511.65%0.31%
Mapili0.38%146222-34.23%-7.67%
Mapitogo1.11%42337213.71%2.48%
Pajo5.82%2,2171,97012.54%2.27%
Palane3.14%1,1961,07810.95%2.00%
Panguiranan8.72%3,3243,2123.49%0.65%
Panubigan2.49%9489341.50%0.28%
Poblacion8.33%3,1742,71017.12%3.05%
Pulanduta3.80%1,4491,3239.52%1.75%
Quinayangan Diotay1.51%574672-14.58%-2.96%
Quinayangan Tonga0.88%335369-9.21%-1.82%
Salvacion3.29%1,2551,13410.67%1.95%
Sampad1.26%48042313.48%2.44%
San Andres2.78%1,05894412.08%2.19%
San Antonio2.41%9171,045-12.25%-2.46%
Sapatos1.42%543585-7.18%-1.41%
Talisay1.89%719728-1.24%-0.24%
Tonga2.43%92775522.78%3.99%
Ubo3.95%1,5041,3689.94%1.82%
Victory1.02%3873772.65%0.50%
Villa Alvarez0.73%2772750.73%0.14%
Balud Total38,12435,8416.37%1.18%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Balud for the fiscal year of 2016 was 103,450,468.71.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200956,021,240.61
201058,903,195.425.14%
201164,046,204.078.73%
201262,187,282.31-2.90%
201372,894,310.8017.22%
201483,091,986.0413.99%
201595,730,275.7715.21%
2016103,450,468.718.06%

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 Balud is 5 to 9, with 5,155 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 348 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1969
1 to 44,322
5 to 95,155
10 to 144,802
15 to 193,970
20 to 242,773
25 to 292,364
30 to 342,232
35 to 392,124
40 to 441,913
45 to 491,706
50 to 541,482
55 to 591,307
60 to 641,036
65 to 69718
70 to 74505
75 to 79398
80 and over348
Total38,124

Historical population

The population of Balud grew from 14,708 in 1960 to 38,124 in 2015, an increase of 23,416 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.18%, or an increase of 2,283 people, from the previous population of 35,841 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
14,708
21,4483.76%
24,2192.47%
24,5490.27%
26,1210.62%
27,9331.26%
30,0681.59%
31,4840.64%
35,8414.83%
38,1241.18%

Location

The municipal center of Balud is situated at approximately 12° 2' North, 123° 12' East, in the island of Masbate. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 8.8 meters or 29.0 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 Balud are Masbate City, Roxas City, Passi, Cadiz, Victorias, and Sagay. The nearest municipalities are Mandaon, Milagros, Carles, Aroroy, Baleno, and Mobo. Its distance from the national capital is 370.49 kilometers (230.21 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Mandaon, Masbate, 23.10 kilometers (14.35 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N25°E)
  • Milagros, Masbate, 39.70 kilometers (24.67 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N60°E)
  • Carles, Iloilo, 52.00 kilometers (32.31 miles) to the South (S7°W)
  • Aroroy, Masbate, 56.98 kilometers (35.41 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N23°E)
  • Baleno, Masbate, 58.53 kilometers (36.37 miles) to the Northeast (N34°E)
  • Mobo, Masbate, 60.63 kilometers (37.67 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N57°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 370.49 kilometers (230.21 miles) to the Northwest (N40°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 38,124, ranked 692 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 89.19 square kilometers, ranked 455 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 165 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,066 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.18%, ranked 260 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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