Balocawe, Municipality of Dimasalang, Province of Masbate

Summary data
Typebarangay
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceMasbate
MunicipalityDimasalang
Postal code5403
Population (2015)2,607
Philippine major island(s)Masbate
Coordinates12.2026, 123.8354

Balocawe is a barangay in the municipality of Dimasalang, in the province of Masbate. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 2,607. This represented 9.95% of the total population of Dimasalang.

Demographics

Population by age group

According to the 2015 Census, the age group with the highest population in Balocawe is 10 to 14, with 381 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 22 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 171
1 to 4262
5 to 9372
10 to 14381
15 to 19283
20 to 24184
25 to 29116
30 to 34155
35 to 39149
40 to 44139
45 to 49118
50 to 54109
55 to 5973
60 to 6466
65 to 6944
70 to 7438
75 to 7925
80 and over22
Total2,607

Historical population

The population of Balocawe grew from 1,517 in 1990 to 2,607 in 2015, an increase of 1,090 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.78%, or an increase of 231 people, from the previous population of 2,376 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1,517
1,7452.66%
2,0073.04%
2,1110.70%
2,3764.40%
2,6071.78%

Location

Balocawe is situated at approximately 12.2026, 123.8354, in the island of Masbate. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 40.6 meters or 133.2 feet above mean sea level.


Adjacent barangays

Balocawe 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.