Mobo, Province of Masbate

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceMasbate
Barangay count29
Postal code5401
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesMasbate Pass
Philippine major island(s)Masbate
Area (2007)143.47 km2 (55.39 sq mi)
Population (2015)38,813
Density (2015)271 / km2 (701 / sq mi)
Coordinates12° 20' North, 123° 40' East (12.3383, 123.6588)
Estimated elevation above sea level5.2 meters (16.9 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 143.47 square kilometers or 55.39 square miles which constitutes 3.46% of Masbate's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 38,813. This represented 4.35% of the total population of Masbate province, or 0.67% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 271 inhabitants per square kilometer or 701 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Mobo has 29 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)
Baang2.73%1,0581,0223.52%0.66%
Bagacay6.80%2,6382,4955.73%1.07%
Balatucan4.85%1,8831,7706.38%1.19%
Barag1.29%49935440.96%6.75%
Dacu4.28%1,6611,6470.85%0.16%
Fabrica1.85%717721-0.55%-0.11%
Guintorelan1.14%44239711.34%2.07%
Holjogon1.33%51746910.23%1.87%
Lalaguna4.14%1,6051,27825.59%4.43%
Lomocloc1.59%616636-3.14%-0.61%
Luyong Catungan2.50%9719067.17%1.33%
Mabuhay1.55%60052913.42%2.43%
Mandali2.91%1,12871657.54%9.04%
Mapuyo1.31%51040027.50%4.73%
Marintoc7.00%2,7152,44311.13%2.03%
Nasunduan3.08%1,1951,1523.73%0.70%
Pinamalatican2.75%1,0671,106-3.53%-0.68%
Pinamarbuhan9.05%3,5113,11012.89%2.34%
Poblacion Dist. I4.80%1,8631,7566.09%1.13%
Poblacion Dist. II5.61%2,1772,0695.22%0.97%
Polot2.70%1,0481,0430.48%0.09%
Sambulawan0.75%290359-19.22%-3.98%
Santa Maria1.51%58837058.92%9.22%
Sawmill2.65%1,0279557.54%1.39%
Tabuc5.99%2,3262,1388.79%1.62%
Tugawe1.38%5354928.74%1.61%
Tugbo3.52%1,36898738.60%6.41%
Umabay Exterior6.47%2,5132,06621.64%3.80%
Umabay Interior4.50%1,7451,51015.56%2.79%
Mobo Total38,81334,89611.22%2.05%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Mobo for the fiscal year of 2016 was 94,157,221.10.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200951,353,644.64
201054,548,012.416.22%
201160,096,446.9410.17%
201259,605,528.15-0.82%
201365,618,444.6410.09%
201474,356,405.0013.32%
201586,017,389.5115.68%
201694,157,221.109.46%

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 Mobo is 5 to 9, with 5,259 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 283 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,075
1 to 44,348
5 to 95,259
10 to 145,062
15 to 194,370
20 to 243,321
25 to 292,609
30 to 342,174
35 to 391,995
40 to 441,784
45 to 491,715
50 to 541,434
55 to 591,181
60 to 64820
65 to 69576
70 to 74462
75 to 79345
80 and over283
Total38,813

Historical population

The population of Mobo grew from 12,169 in 1960 to 38,813 in 2015, an increase of 26,644 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.05%, or an increase of 3,917 people, from the previous population of 34,896 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
12,169
20,6225.30%
21,7361.06%
22,6090.79%
24,8790.96%
25,0490.13%
28,2332.60%
32,7402.06%
34,8962.35%
38,8132.05%

Location

The municipal center of Mobo is situated at approximately 12° 20' North, 123° 40' East, in the island of Masbate. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 5.2 meters or 16.9 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 Mobo are Masbate City, Sorsogon City, Legazpi, Ligao, Calbayog, and Tabaco. The nearest municipalities are Batuan, Uson, San Fernando, Milagros, Baleno, and San Jacinto. Its distance from the national capital is 382.39 kilometers (237.60 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 382.39 kilometers (237.60 miles) to the Northwest (N49°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 38,813, ranked 676 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 55.39 square kilometers, ranked 748 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 271 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 728 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.05%, ranked 1,265 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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