Dimasalang, Province of Masbate

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceMasbate
Barangay count20
Postal code5403
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSamar Sea
Philippine major island(s)Masbate
Area (2007)148.07 km2 (57.17 sq mi)
Population (2015)26,192
Density (2015)177 / km2 (458 / sq mi)
Coordinates12° 12' North, 123° 52' East (12.1923, 123.8590)
Estimated elevation above sea level6.7 meters (21.9 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 148.07 square kilometers or 57.17 square miles which constitutes 3.57% of Masbate's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 26,192. This represented 2.94% 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 177 inhabitants per square kilometer or 458 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Dimasalang has 20 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)
Balantay6.32%1,6551,38119.84%3.51%
Balocawe9.95%2,6072,3769.72%1.78%
Banahao5.93%1,5521,5380.91%0.17%
Buenaflor4.47%1,1701,1590.95%0.18%
Buracan4.12%1,0791,0176.10%1.13%
Cabanoyoan2.84%7437291.92%0.36%
Cabrera1.58%41536414.01%2.53%
Cadulan4.18%1,0961,140-3.86%-0.75%
Calabad1.91%501612-18.14%-3.74%
Canomay11.17%2,9252,8821.49%0.28%
Divisoria3.22%8447877.24%1.34%
Gaid5.95%1,5581,582-1.52%-0.29%
Gregorio Alino6.16%1,6141,46110.47%1.91%
Magcaraguit6.12%1,6021,44410.94%2.00%
Mambog1.86%48843911.16%2.04%
Poblacion10.03%2,6272,665-1.43%-0.27%
Rizal3.60%942978-3.68%-0.71%
San Vicente1.61%423449-5.79%-1.13%
Suba4.91%1,2851,2592.07%0.39%
T. R. Yangco4.07%1,0669838.44%1.56%
Dimasalang Total26,19225,2453.75%0.70%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Dimasalang for the fiscal year of 2016 was 80,659,360.64.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200946,795,342.80
201052,150,106.7111.44%
201153,146,038.831.91%
201251,621,142.00-2.87%
201359,366,555.4115.00%
201451,756,244.07-12.82%
201575,940,472.0846.73%
201680,659,360.646.21%

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 Dimasalang is 5 to 9, with 3,569 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 215 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1612
1 to 42,745
5 to 93,569
10 to 143,548
15 to 192,866
20 to 241,977
25 to 291,556
30 to 341,382
35 to 391,319
40 to 441,400
45 to 491,186
50 to 541,040
55 to 59907
60 to 64684
65 to 69535
70 to 74384
75 to 79267
80 and over215
Total26,192

Historical population

The population of Dimasalang grew from 14,896 in 1960 to 26,192 in 2015, an increase of 11,296 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.70%, or an increase of 947 people, from the previous population of 25,245 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
14,896
19,2662.55%
19,6280.37%
19,252-0.39%
17,367-1.03%
20,5663.22%
21,5501.01%
22,7230.73%
25,2453.91%
26,1920.70%

Location

The municipal center of Dimasalang is situated at approximately 12° 12' North, 123° 52' East, in the island of Masbate. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 6.7 meters or 21.9 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 Dimasalang are Masbate City, Calbayog, Sorsogon City, Legazpi, Ligao, and Catbalogan. The nearest municipalities are Palanas, Uson, Cataingan, Batuan, Mobo, and San Vicente. Its distance from the national capital is 409.43 kilometers (254.41 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 409.43 kilometers (254.41 miles) to the Northwest (N49°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 26,192, ranked 1,013 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 57.17 square kilometers, ranked 727 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 177 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,022 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.70%, ranked 1,175 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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