Barcelona, Province of Sorsogon

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceSorsogon
Barangay count25
Postal code4712
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)61.18 km2 (23.62 sq mi)
Population (2015)20,990
Density (2015)343 / km2 (889 / sq mi)
Coordinates12° 52' North, 124° 9' East (12.8663, 124.1451)
Estimated elevation above sea level3.9 meters (12.7 feet)

Barcelona is a coastal municipality in the province of Sorsogon.

The municipality has a land area of 61.18 square kilometers or 23.62 square miles which constitutes 2.89% of Sorsogon's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 20,990. This represented 2.65% of the total population of Sorsogon province, or 0.36% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 343 inhabitants per square kilometer or 889 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Barcelona has 25 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)
Alegria3.65%7677245.94%1.10%
Bagacay2.42%5074668.80%1.62%
Bangate3.96%8318280.36%0.07%
Bugtong2.05%4304065.91%1.10%
Cagang3.08%6475948.92%1.64%
Fabrica4.37%9188685.76%1.07%
Jibong2.74%5765249.92%1.82%
Lago2.17%4554403.41%0.64%
Layog3.50%735771-4.67%-0.91%
Luneta4.14%8708225.84%1.09%
Macabari7.05%1,4801,4035.49%1.02%
Mapapac4.32%9068605.35%1.00%
Olandia4.84%1,0169962.01%0.38%
Paghaluban4.03%846902-6.21%-1.21%
Poblacion Central4.63%9719185.77%1.07%
Poblacion Norte7.88%1,6541,5179.03%1.66%
Poblacion Sur5.83%1,2241,1575.79%1.08%
Putiao3.10%6516480.46%0.09%
San Antonio4.46%9371,019-8.05%-1.58%
San Isidro3.43%72051639.53%6.55%
San Ramon2.73%5725435.34%1.00%
San Vicente3.07%645688-6.25%-1.22%
Santa Cruz3.50%735745-1.34%-0.26%
Santa Lourdes5.41%1,1361,1112.25%0.42%
Tagdon3.63%761874-12.93%-2.60%
Barcelona Total20,99020,3403.20%0.60%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Barcelona for the fiscal year of 2016 was 62,669,913.52.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200934,683,045.28
201037,593,885.258.39%
201141,389,191.3510.10%
201239,702,191.70-4.08%
201344,954,085.5913.23%
201450,263,616.1611.81%
201556,800,833.6913.01%
201662,669,913.5210.33%

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 Barcelona is 10 to 14, with 2,398 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 314 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1383
1 to 41,715
5 to 92,191
10 to 142,398
15 to 192,253
20 to 241,662
25 to 291,355
30 to 341,177
35 to 391,292
40 to 441,189
45 to 491,182
50 to 541,044
55 to 59887
60 to 64673
65 to 69527
70 to 74430
75 to 79318
80 and over314
Total20,990

Historical population

The population of Barcelona grew from 14,478 in 1960 to 20,990 in 2015, an increase of 6,512 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.60%, or an increase of 650 people, from the previous population of 20,340 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
14,478
13,845-0.44%
14,4060.80%
16,0632.20%
16,2510.12%
18,4052.36%
19,0410.73%
19,4280.28%
20,3401.68%
20,9900.60%

Location

The municipal center of Barcelona is situated at approximately 12° 52' North, 124° 9' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 3.9 meters or 12.7 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 Barcelona are Sorsogon City, Legazpi, Tabaco, Ligao, Masbate City, and Calbayog. The nearest municipalities are Gubat, Bulusan, Casiguran, Juban, Prieto Diaz, and Irosin. Its distance from the national capital is 391.90 kilometers (243.51 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 391.90 kilometers (243.51 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N60°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 20,990, ranked 1,169 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 23.62 square kilometers, ranked 1,241 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 343 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 545 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.60%, ranked 13 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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