Gahit, Municipality of Cataingan, Province of Masbate

Summary data
Typebarangay
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceMasbate
MunicipalityCataingan
Postal code5405
Population (2015)1,255
Philippine major island(s)Masbate
Coordinates12.0398, 123.9838

Gahit is a barangay in the municipality of Cataingan, in the province of Masbate. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 1,255. This represented 2.49% of the total population of Cataingan.

Demographics

Population by age group

According to the 2015 Census, the age group with the highest population in Gahit is 10 to 14, with 186 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 70 to 74, with 12 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 133
1 to 4134
5 to 9179
10 to 14186
15 to 19126
20 to 2488
25 to 2957
30 to 3476
35 to 3950
40 to 4458
45 to 4964
50 to 5450
55 to 5953
60 to 6432
65 to 6923
70 to 7412
75 to 7917
80 and over17
Total1,255

Historical population

The population of Gahit grew from 1,200 in 1990 to 1,255 in 2015, an increase of 55 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.34%, or an increase of 85 people, from the previous population of 1,170 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1,200
1,2530.81%
1,3842.15%
1,236-1.55%
1,170-1.98%
1,2551.34%

Location

Gahit is situated at approximately 12.0398, 123.9838, in the island of Masbate. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 21.3 meters or 69.9 feet above mean sea level.


Adjacent barangays

Gahit shares a common border with the following barangay(s):

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Notes

  1. Data on population is from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Postal code information is from the Philippine Postal Corporation.