Milagros, Province of Masbate

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceMasbate
Barangay count27
Postal code5410
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesAsid Gulf [Visayan Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Masbate
Area (2007)565.30 km2 (218.26 sq mi)
Population (2015)57,473
Density (2015)102 / km2 (263 / sq mi)
Coordinates12° 13' North, 123° 30' East (12.2182, 123.5082)
Estimated elevation above sea level8.0 meters (26.3 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 565.30 square kilometers or 218.26 square miles which constitutes 13.62% of Masbate's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 57,473. This represented 6.44% of the total population of Masbate province, or 0.99% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 102 inhabitants per square kilometer or 263 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Milagros has 27 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)
Bacolod6.32%3,6313,4894.07%0.76%
Bangad7.43%4,2693,80212.28%2.23%
Bara3.93%2,2602,1017.57%1.40%
Bonbon1.57%9058259.70%1.78%
Calasuche4.79%2,7522,6095.48%1.02%
Calumpang3.76%2,1632,164-0.05%-0.01%
Capaculan3.40%1,9551,8197.48%1.38%
Cayabon3.66%2,1051,9806.31%1.17%
Guinluthangan1.79%1,03087417.85%3.18%
Jamorawon6.83%3,9273,33817.65%3.14%
Magsalangi5.53%3,1772,40931.88%5.41%
Matagbac3.13%1,7991,7154.90%0.91%
Matanglad0.88%50541023.17%4.05%
Matiporon2.18%1,2511,09214.56%2.62%
Moises R. Espinosa2.08%1,1941,1077.86%1.45%
Narangasan4.44%2,5502,27412.14%2.21%
Pamangpangon1.12%6426183.88%0.73%
Paraiso6.67%3,8323,30116.09%2.88%
Poblacion East4.32%2,4802,3157.13%1.32%
Poblacion West7.14%4,1064,0281.94%0.37%
San Antonio2.11%1,2101,1544.85%0.91%
San Carlos1.67%9599570.21%0.04%
Sawmill2.50%1,4351,438-0.21%-0.04%
Tagbon3.04%1,7491,6098.70%1.60%
Tawad2.82%1,6191,44911.73%2.13%
Tigbao4.81%2,7642,6882.83%0.53%
Tinaclipan2.09%1,2041,05414.23%2.57%
Milagros Total57,47352,6199.22%1.69%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Milagros for the fiscal year of 2016 was 166,381,497.15.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200991,867,759.86
201098,304,721.247.01%
2011106,087,100.697.92%
2012103,738,244.88-2.21%
2013117,687,657.7413.45%
2014132,545,101.9512.62%
2015151,044,458.1313.96%
2016166,381,497.1510.15%

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 Milagros is 5 to 9, with 8,124 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 397 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,523
1 to 46,684
5 to 98,124
10 to 147,821
15 to 196,246
20 to 244,467
25 to 293,666
30 to 343,370
35 to 392,966
40 to 442,703
45 to 492,469
50 to 542,086
55 to 591,757
60 to 641,267
65 to 69847
70 to 74611
75 to 79469
80 and over397
Total57,473

Historical population

The population of Milagros grew from 17,048 in 1960 to 57,473 in 2015, an increase of 40,425 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.69%, or an increase of 4,854 people, from the previous population of 52,619 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
17,048
24,4803.60%
24,6300.12%
28,4962.96%
33,3051.57%
38,9252.96%
44,5752.95%
48,1851.08%
52,6193.26%
57,4731.69%

Location

The municipal center of Milagros is situated at approximately 12° 13' North, 123° 30' East, in the island of Masbate. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 8.0 meters or 26.3 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 Milagros are Masbate City, Sorsogon City, Legazpi, Roxas City, Ligao, and Calbayog. The nearest municipalities are Mobo, Mandaon, Baleno, Uson, Aroroy, and Batuan. Its distance from the national capital is 379.29 kilometers (235.68 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Mobo, Masbate, 21.09 kilometers (13.11 miles) to the Northeast (N51°E)
  • Mandaon, Masbate, 24.40 kilometers (15.16 miles) to the West (N88°W)
  • Baleno, Masbate, 28.30 kilometers (17.58 miles) to the North (N2°W)
  • Uson, Masbate, 29.96 kilometers (18.61 miles) to the East (N88°E)
  • Aroroy, Masbate, 34.64 kilometers (21.52 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N20°W)
  • Batuan, Masbate, 37.25 kilometers (23.15 miles) to the Northeast (N53°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 379.29 kilometers (235.68 miles) to the Northwest (N46°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 57,473, ranked 400 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 218.26 square kilometers, ranked 107 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 102 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,287 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.69%, ranked 97 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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