Bulusan, Province of Sorsogon

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceSorsogon
Barangay count24
Postal code4704
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)96.30 km2 (37.18 sq mi)
Population (2015)22,884
Density (2015)238 / km2 (615 / sq mi)
Coordinates12° 45' North, 124° 8' East (12.7518, 124.1371)
Estimated elevation above sea level8.2 meters (26.9 feet)

Bulusan is a coastal municipality in the province of Sorsogon.

The municipality has a land area of 96.30 square kilometers or 37.18 square miles which constitutes 4.54% of Sorsogon's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 22,884. This represented 2.89% of the total population of Sorsogon province, or 0.39% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 238 inhabitants per square kilometer or 615 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Bulusan has 24 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)
Bagacay3.60%8248131.35%0.26%
Central1.40%321329-2.43%-0.47%
Cogon1.44%330338-2.37%-0.46%
Dancalan6.89%1,5771,42710.51%1.92%
Dapdap6.11%1,3981,2957.95%1.47%
Lalud2.33%5345006.80%1.26%
Looban0.92%211253-16.60%-3.40%
Mabuhay5.12%1,1721,1313.63%0.68%
Madlawon5.01%1,1461,1202.32%0.44%
Poctol1.46%333380-12.37%-2.48%
Porog3.52%8057704.55%0.85%
Sabang5.80%1,3281,2863.27%0.61%
Salvacion1.90%4354135.33%0.99%
San Antonio2.57%5875545.96%1.11%
San Bernardo3.52%8067468.04%1.48%
San Francisco4.71%1,0771,0225.38%1.00%
San Isidro8.62%1,9731,974-0.05%-0.01%
San Jose3.93%9008594.77%0.89%
San Rafael4.93%1,1291,0576.81%1.26%
San Roque10.39%2,3782,2645.04%0.94%
San Vicente7.11%1,6281,5842.78%0.52%
Santa Barbara4.67%1,0681,0283.89%0.73%
Sapngan2.15%492526-6.46%-1.26%
Tinampo1.89%4324202.86%0.54%
Bulusan Total22,88422,0893.60%0.68%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Bulusan for the fiscal year of 2016 was 71,270,472.31.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200940,125,123.11
201042,825,109.956.73%
201147,058,385.109.89%
201245,584,142.60-3.13%
201351,495,868.2612.97%
201457,722,671.1912.09%
201566,029,412.6214.39%
201671,270,472.317.94%

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 Bulusan is 10 to 14, with 2,701 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 370 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1457
1 to 41,916
5 to 92,521
10 to 142,701
15 to 192,378
20 to 241,631
25 to 291,317
30 to 341,202
35 to 391,331
40 to 441,252
45 to 491,309
50 to 541,202
55 to 59973
60 to 64755
65 to 69623
70 to 74541
75 to 79405
80 and over370
Total22,884

Historical population

The population of Bulusan grew from 15,539 in 1960 to 22,884 in 2015, an increase of 7,345 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.68%, or an increase of 795 people, from the previous population of 22,089 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
15,539
16,2170.42%
16,3930.22%
18,0501.94%
18,009-0.02%
19,5011.50%
20,4691.04%
21,3740.60%
22,0891.20%
22,8840.68%

Location

The municipal center of Bulusan is situated at approximately 12° 45' North, 124° 8' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 8.2 meters or 26.9 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 Bulusan are Sorsogon City, Legazpi, Masbate City, Tabaco, Ligao, and Calbayog. The nearest municipalities are Santa Magdalena, Irosin, Barcelona, Gubat, Matnog, and Juban. Its distance from the national capital is 397.54 kilometers (247.02 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Sorsogon City, Sorsogon, 28.13 kilometers (17.48 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N30°W)
  • Legazpi, Albay, 61.18 kilometers (38.02 miles) to the Northwest (N45°W)
  • Masbate City, Masbate, 70.33 kilometers (43.70 miles) to the Southwest (S53°W)
  • Tabaco, Albay, 80.42 kilometers (49.97 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N33°W)
  • Ligao, Albay, 84.64 kilometers (52.59 miles) to the Northwest (N50°W)
  • Calbayog, Samar, 90.64 kilometers (56.32 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S33°E)

Distance from Manila: 397.54 kilometers (247.02 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N59°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 22,884, ranked 1,109 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 37.18 square kilometers, ranked 996 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 238 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 810 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.68%, ranked 1,078 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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