Sowa, Municipality of San Fernando, Province of Masbate

Summary data
Typebarangay
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceMasbate
MunicipalitySan Fernando
Postal code5416
Population (2015)591
Philippine major island(s)Ticao
Coordinates12.4814, 123.7106

Sowa is a barangay in the municipality of San Fernando, in the province of Masbate. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 591. This represented 2.56% of the total population of San Fernando.

Demographics

Population by age group

According to the 2015 Census, the age group with the highest population in Sowa is 10 to 14, with 85 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 2 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 116
1 to 467
5 to 968
10 to 1485
15 to 1972
20 to 2443
25 to 2942
30 to 3422
35 to 3933
40 to 4429
45 to 4923
50 to 5424
55 to 5926
60 to 6413
65 to 6910
70 to 7411
75 to 795
80 and over2
Total591

Historical population

The population of Sowa grew from 441 in 1990 to 591 in 2015, an increase of 150 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.81%, or an increase of 80 people, from the previous population of 511 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
441
4620.88%
5564.05%
482-1.95%
5112.15%
5912.81%

Location

Sowa is situated at approximately 12.4814, 123.7106, in the island of Ticao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 29.0 meters or 95.1 feet above mean sea level.


Adjacent barangays

Sowa 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.