Placer, Province of Masbate

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceMasbate
Barangay count35
Postal code5408
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesVisayan Sea
Philippine major island(s)Masbate
Area (2007)193.03 km2 (74.53 sq mi)
Population (2015)55,826
Density (2015)289 / km2 (749 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 52' North, 123° 55' East (11.8681, 123.9120)
Estimated elevation above sea level4.2 meters (13.9 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 193.03 square kilometers or 74.53 square miles which constitutes 4.65% of Masbate's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 55,826. This represented 6.26% of the total population of Masbate province, or 0.96% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 289 inhabitants per square kilometer or 749 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Placer has 35 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)
Aguada2.19%1,2241,421-13.86%-2.80%
Ban‑Ao1.48%824899-8.34%-1.64%
Burabod1.85%1,0341,0250.88%0.17%
Cabangcalan2.41%1,3441,2646.33%1.18%
Calumpang1.97%1,0981,0910.64%0.12%
Camayabsan3.13%1,7461,7201.51%0.29%
Daanlungsod4.14%2,3112,2990.52%0.10%
Dangpanan1.53%856874-2.06%-0.40%
Daraga5.11%2,8552,7434.08%0.76%
Guin‑Awayan3.29%1,8362,000-8.20%-1.62%
Guinhan‑Ayan1.11%619740-16.35%-3.34%
Katipunan6.25%3,4903,590-2.79%-0.54%
Libas1.49%832890-6.52%-1.27%
Locso‑An2.05%1,1421,201-4.91%-0.95%
Luna4.75%2,6512,4866.64%1.23%
Mahayag2.44%1,3621,2925.42%1.01%
Mahayahay2.39%1,3331,383-3.62%-0.70%
Manlut‑Od2.67%1,4931,4731.36%0.26%
Matagantang3.00%1,6751,6551.21%0.23%
Naboctot2.42%1,3491,2309.67%1.77%
Nagarao1.45%8097774.12%0.77%
Nainday3.93%2,1932,0914.88%0.91%
Naocondiot2.27%1,2661,2372.34%0.44%
Pasiagon5.97%3,3313,1037.35%1.36%
Pili1.42%7947604.47%0.84%
Poblacion4.85%2,7102,5795.08%0.95%
Puro2.59%1,4441,4032.92%0.55%
Quibrada0.56%311441-29.48%-6.43%
San Marcos3.01%1,6781,6293.01%0.57%
Santa Cruz2.69%1,5031,4831.35%0.26%
Taboc2.53%1,4141,509-6.30%-1.23%
Tan‑Awan3.09%1,7231,6911.89%0.36%
Taverna0.83%462517-10.64%-2.12%
Tubod1.17%655669-2.09%-0.40%
Villa Inocencio7.99%4,4594,2734.35%0.81%
Placer Total55,82655,4380.70%0.13%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Placer for the fiscal year of 2016 was 129,181,999.42.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200975,847,198.32
201072,640,636.46-4.23%
201188,931,574.4722.43%
201281,382,619.22-8.49%
201389,945,699.4610.52%
2014102,276,376.5913.71%
2015116,176,499.1813.59%
2016129,181,999.4211.19%

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 Placer is 10 to 14, with 7,924 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 403 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,397
1 to 46,028
5 to 97,779
10 to 147,924
15 to 195,686
20 to 244,049
25 to 293,350
30 to 342,981
35 to 392,912
40 to 442,798
45 to 492,622
50 to 542,149
55 to 591,888
60 to 641,420
65 to 691,118
70 to 74813
75 to 79509
80 and over403
Total55,826

Historical population

The population of Placer grew from 21,235 in 1960 to 55,826 in 2015, an increase of 34,591 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.13%, or an increase of 388 people, from the previous population of 55,438 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
21,235
30,1743.50%
29,639-0.36%
35,7103.80%
38,5680.77%
40,3940.87%
44,4182.06%
48,4691.21%
55,4385.01%
55,8260.13%

Location

The municipal center of Placer is situated at approximately 11° 52' North, 123° 55' East, in the island of Masbate. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 4.2 meters or 13.9 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 Placer are Masbate City, Calbayog, Bogo, Catbalogan, Sagay, and Cadiz. The nearest municipalities are Pio V. Corpuz, Cawayan, Cataingan, Esperanza, Palanas, and Tagapul-an. Its distance from the national capital is 437.82 kilometers (272.05 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 437.82 kilometers (272.05 miles) to the Northwest (N46°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 55,826, ranked 420 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 74.53 square kilometers, ranked 546 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 289 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 676 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.13%, ranked 54 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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