Cataingan, Province of Masbate

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceMasbate
Barangay count36
Postal code5405
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSamar Sea
Philippine major island(s)Masbate
Area (2007)191.64 km2 (73.99 sq mi)
Population (2015)50,327
Density (2015)263 / km2 (680 / sq mi)
Coordinates12° 0' North, 123° 60' East (12.0002, 123.9966)
Estimated elevation above sea level36.6 meters (120.0 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 191.64 square kilometers or 73.99 square miles which constitutes 4.62% of Masbate's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 50,327. This represented 5.64% of the total population of Masbate province, or 0.87% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 263 inhabitants per square kilometer or 680 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Cataingan has 36 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)
Abaca1.21%61047129.51%5.05%
Aguada2.35%1,1831,1582.16%0.41%
Badiang2.07%1,0441,0291.46%0.28%
Bagumbayan2.36%1,1871,1126.74%1.25%
Cadulawan2.62%1,3201,2416.37%1.18%
Cagbatang2.50%1,2581,396-9.89%-1.96%
Chimenea0.89%4484411.59%0.30%
Concepcion2.52%1,2681,2600.63%0.12%
Curvada4.32%2,1751,96010.97%2.00%
Divisoria1.44%7247230.14%0.03%
Domorog3.56%1,7931,6757.04%1.30%
Estampar3.02%1,5211,600-4.94%-0.96%
Gahit2.49%1,2551,1707.26%1.34%
Libtong0.99%497607-18.12%-3.74%
Liong3.30%1,6601,6510.55%0.10%
Maanahao1.90%958969-1.14%-0.22%
Madamba2.60%1,3081,2901.40%0.26%
Malobago1.64%8277894.82%0.90%
Matayum3.67%1,8451,7972.67%0.50%
Matubinao2.10%1,0591,134-6.61%-1.29%
Mintac2.58%1,2971,2216.22%1.16%
Nadawisan2.20%1,1061,108-0.18%-0.03%
Osmeña1.76%8848346.00%1.11%
Pawican7.15%3,5983,5930.14%0.03%
Pitogo2.11%1,0621,152-7.81%-1.54%
Poblacion15.39%7,7457,5951.97%0.37%
Quezon3.98%2,0041,9423.19%0.60%
San Isidro1.22%61652916.45%2.94%
San Jose1.27%637652-2.30%-0.44%
San Pedro2.10%1,0579827.64%1.41%
San Rafael1.64%82371814.62%2.63%
Santa Teresita2.84%1,4311,3525.84%1.09%
Santo Niño3.26%1,6431,49110.19%1.87%
Tagboan2.09%1,05294511.32%2.06%
Tuybo1.22%615714-13.87%-2.80%
Villa Pogado1.62%8177775.15%0.96%
Cataingan Total50,32749,0782.54%0.48%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Cataingan for the fiscal year of 2016 was 137,486,709.15.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200974,748,586.98
201080,261,836.887.38%
201189,686,218.1111.74%
201289,595,822.82-0.10%
2013102,928,330.0514.88%
2014119,800,509.6616.39%
2015107,425,399.64-10.33%
2016137,486,709.1527.98%

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 Cataingan is 5 to 9, with 6,811 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 470 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,188
1 to 45,162
5 to 96,811
10 to 146,712
15 to 195,386
20 to 243,693
25 to 292,825
30 to 342,594
35 to 392,397
40 to 442,471
45 to 492,436
50 to 542,110
55 to 591,968
60 to 641,490
65 to 691,095
70 to 74882
75 to 79637
80 and over470
Total50,327

Historical population

The population of Cataingan grew from 26,371 in 1960 to 50,327 in 2015, an increase of 23,956 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.48%, or an increase of 1,249 people, from the previous population of 49,078 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
26,371
36,1483.13%
37,6440.82%
39,3780.90%
39,4960.03%
42,0651.19%
46,5932.22%
48,8270.65%
49,0780.19%
50,3270.48%

Location

The municipal center of Cataingan is situated at approximately 12° 0' North, 123° 60' East, in the island of Masbate. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 36.6 meters or 120.0 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 Cataingan are Masbate City, Calbayog, Catbalogan, Bogo, Sorsogon City, and Ormoc. The nearest municipalities are Pio V. Corpuz, Placer, Palanas, Tagapul-an, Dimasalang, and Cawayan. Its distance from the national capital is 434.69 kilometers (270.10 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 434.69 kilometers (270.10 miles) to the Northwest (N48°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 50,327, ranked 485 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 73.99 square kilometers, ranked 553 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 263 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 750 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.48%, ranked 324 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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