Claveria, Province of Masbate

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceMasbate
Barangay count22
Postal code5419
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesBurias Pass, Sibuyan Sea
Philippine major island(s)Burias
Area (2007)182.98 km2 (70.65 sq mi)
Population (2015)43,693
Density (2015)239 / km2 (618 / sq mi)
Coordinates12° 54' North, 123° 15' East (12.9029, 123.2457)
Estimated elevation above sea level10.3 meters (33.9 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 182.98 square kilometers or 70.65 square miles which constitutes 4.41% of Masbate's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 43,693. This represented 4.90% of the total population of Masbate province, or 0.75% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 239 inhabitants per square kilometer or 618 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Claveria has 22 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)
Albasan2.91%1,2721,2680.32%0.06%
Boca Engaño4.52%1,9761,8765.33%0.99%
Buyo4.59%2,0071,8737.15%1.32%
Calpi3.07%1,3421,361-1.40%-0.27%
Canomay2.64%1,1531,230-6.26%-1.22%
Cawayan3.93%1,7151,816-5.56%-1.08%
Imelda3.91%1,7091,6205.49%1.02%
Mababang Baybay3.42%1,4961,30614.55%2.62%
Mabiton4.57%1,9982,032-1.67%-0.32%
Manapao2.01%8798009.88%1.81%
Nabasagan3.42%1,4931,656-9.84%-1.95%
Nonoc4.01%1,7501,6903.55%0.67%
Osmeña7.69%3,3583,1586.33%1.18%
Pasig8.53%3,7253,22315.58%2.79%
Peñafrancia3.06%1,3391,497-10.55%-2.10%
Poblacion District I8.05%3,5163,3963.53%0.66%
Poblacion District II10.44%4,5613,75121.59%3.79%
Quezon3.60%1,5751,5084.44%0.83%
San Isidro3.41%1,4891,4780.74%0.14%
San Ramon5.88%2,5672,623-2.13%-0.41%
San Vicente2.46%1,0771,0710.56%0.11%
Taguilid3.88%1,6961,33926.66%4.60%
Claveria Total43,69341,5725.10%0.95%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Claveria for the fiscal year of 2016 was 113,729,609.90.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200969,133,944.64
201070,455,369.121.91%
2011
201275,638,686.68
2013
201495,444,683.33
2015104,706,329.039.70%
2016113,729,609.908.62%

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 Claveria is 10 to 14, with 6,190 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 291 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,058
1 to 44,694
5 to 96,087
10 to 146,190
15 to 194,634
20 to 243,157
25 to 292,692
30 to 342,380
35 to 392,361
40 to 442,190
45 to 491,919
50 to 541,711
55 to 591,443
60 to 641,130
65 to 69797
70 to 74565
75 to 79394
80 and over291
Total43,693

Historical population

The population of Claveria grew from 9,285 in 1960 to 43,693 in 2015, an increase of 34,408 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.95%, or an increase of 2,121 people, from the previous population of 41,572 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
9,285
29,45911.96%
35,8053.99%
37,6851.03%
31,211-1.87%
35,6482.52%
38,3981.61%
40,3360.68%
41,5721.10%
43,6930.95%

Location

The municipal center of Claveria is situated at approximately 12° 54' North, 123° 15' East, in the island of Burias. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 10.3 meters or 33.9 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 Claveria are Ligao, Legazpi, Iriga, Masbate City, Tabaco, and Naga. The nearest municipalities are Pio Duran, San Pascual, Donsol, Jovellar, Balatan, and Aroroy. Its distance from the national capital is 308.07 kilometers (191.43 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 308.07 kilometers (191.43 miles) to the Northwest (N52°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 43,693, ranked 579 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 70.65 square kilometers, ranked 588 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 239 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 823 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.95%, ranked 970 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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