Esperanza, Province of Masbate

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceMasbate
Barangay count20
Postal code5407
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesVisayan Sea
Philippine major island(s)Masbate
Area (2007)67.49 km2 (26.06 sq mi)
Population (2015)18,568
Density (2015)275 / km2 (713 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 44' North, 124° 3' East (11.7365, 124.0420)
Estimated elevation above sea level7.6 meters (24.9 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 67.49 square kilometers or 26.06 square miles which constitutes 1.63% of Masbate's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 18,568. This represented 2.08% of the total population of Masbate province, or 0.32% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 275 inhabitants per square kilometer or 713 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Esperanza 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)
Agoho6.80%1,2631,13211.57%2.11%
Almero3.23%5995705.09%0.95%
Baras6.58%1,2211,1684.54%0.85%
Domorog7.83%1,4541,31510.57%1.93%
Guadalupe5.13%9528847.69%1.42%
Iligan5.37%99888213.15%2.38%
Labangtaytay4.88%90680512.55%2.28%
Labrador2.66%494538-8.18%-1.61%
Libertad3.11%5775318.66%1.59%
Magsaysay3.86%717724-0.97%-0.18%
Masbaranon8.19%1,5211,5061.00%0.19%
Poblacion6.48%1,2031,1504.61%0.86%
Potingbato5.64%1,0489945.43%1.01%
Rizal1.26%234291-19.59%-4.07%
San Roque3.78%70161613.80%2.49%
Santiago4.42%82164826.70%4.61%
Sorosimbajan7.50%1,3921,24212.08%2.19%
Tawad4.28%7947584.75%0.89%
Tunga4.56%8477838.17%1.51%
Villa4.45%8268200.73%0.14%
Esperanza Total18,56817,3576.98%1.29%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Esperanza for the fiscal year of 2016 was 57,627,781.48.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200932,726,474.40
201034,875,549.156.57%
201137,587,229.587.78%
201237,090,602.66-1.32%
201340,587,246.459.43%
201446,137,823.5313.68%
201552,241,696.2613.23%
201657,627,781.4810.31%

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 Esperanza is 5 to 9, with 2,420 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 161 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1437
1 to 41,816
5 to 92,420
10 to 142,376
15 to 191,928
20 to 241,475
25 to 291,165
30 to 341,052
35 to 39998
40 to 44923
45 to 49804
50 to 54764
55 to 59726
60 to 64542
65 to 69460
70 to 74331
75 to 79190
80 and over161
Total18,568

Historical population

The population of Esperanza grew from 10,671 in 1960 to 18,568 in 2015, an increase of 7,897 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.29%, or an increase of 1,211 people, from the previous population of 17,357 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
10,671
11,5130.75%
12,4271.54%
14,1912.69%
14,6740.34%
17,0232.82%
16,209-1.05%
16,8340.52%
17,3571.12%
18,5681.29%

Location

The municipal center of Esperanza is situated at approximately 11° 44' North, 124° 3' East, in the island of Masbate. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 7.6 meters or 24.9 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 Esperanza are Calbayog, Bogo, Masbate City, Catbalogan, Ormoc, and Escalante. The nearest municipalities are Pio V. Corpuz, Placer, Cataingan, Almagro, Maripipi, and Kawayan. Its distance from the national capital is 458.13 kilometers (284.67 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 458.13 kilometers (284.67 miles) to the Northwest (N46°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 18,568, ranked 1,259 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 26.06 square kilometers, ranked 1,220 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 275 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 718 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.29%, ranked 954 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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