Casiguran, Province of Sorsogon

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceSorsogon
Barangay count25
Postal code4702
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSorsogon Bay
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)87.13 km2 (33.64 sq mi)
Population (2015)32,842
Density (2015)377 / km2 (976 / sq mi)
Coordinates12° 52' North, 124° 1' East (12.8734, 124.0093)
Estimated elevation above sea level12.2 meters (39.9 feet)

Casiguran is a coastal municipality in the province of Sorsogon.

The municipality has a land area of 87.13 square kilometers or 33.64 square miles which constitutes 4.11% of Sorsogon's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 32,842. This represented 4.14% of the total population of Sorsogon province, or 0.57% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 377 inhabitants per square kilometer or 976 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Casiguran 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)
Adovis2.30%7567086.78%1.26%
Boton7.13%2,3412,2115.88%1.09%
Burgos4.22%1,3851,3512.52%0.47%
Casay5.39%1,7691,6974.24%0.79%
Cawit4.33%1,4231,3803.12%0.59%
Central4.20%1,3801,3006.15%1.14%
Cogon2.76%9088339.00%1.65%
Colambis3.77%1,2371,10312.15%2.21%
Escuala3.54%1,16493923.96%4.17%
Inlagadian4.61%1,5131,31914.71%2.65%
Lungib4.10%1,3481,22110.40%1.90%
Mabini1.36%4484128.74%1.61%
Ponong3.21%1,0551,0262.83%0.53%
Rizal3.79%1,2441,251-0.56%-0.11%
San Antonio3.29%1,0801,0562.27%0.43%
San Isidro2.27%7456907.97%1.47%
San Juan5.09%1,6731,6630.60%0.11%
San Pascual2.48%813836-2.75%-0.53%
Santa Cruz6.57%2,1582,0604.76%0.89%
Somal‑ot4.32%1,4191,3971.57%0.30%
Tigbao2.91%9578769.25%1.70%
Timbayog4.33%1,4231,3366.51%1.21%
Tiris2.18%7176707.01%1.30%
Trece Martirez5.55%1,8221,7842.13%0.40%
Tulay6.28%2,0641,87610.02%1.84%
Casiguran Total32,84230,9955.96%1.11%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Casiguran for the fiscal year of 2016 was 83,650,570.25.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200947,266,791.09
201050,489,871.936.82%
201154,836,172.598.61%
201255,093,022.370.47%
201360,163,173.169.20%
201467,101,072.1311.53%
201576,007,594.6913.27%
201683,650,570.2510.06%

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 Casiguran is 10 to 14, with 4,002 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 320 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1712
1 to 43,099
5 to 93,768
10 to 144,002
15 to 193,644
20 to 242,652
25 to 292,269
30 to 341,901
35 to 392,000
40 to 441,743
45 to 491,770
50 to 541,445
55 to 591,140
60 to 64873
65 to 69642
70 to 74519
75 to 79343
80 and over320
Total32,842

Historical population

The population of Casiguran grew from 15,043 in 1960 to 32,842 in 2015, an increase of 17,799 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.11%, or an increase of 1,847 people, from the previous population of 30,995 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
15,043
20,0542.85%
18,224-1.90%
21,7903.64%
22,2770.22%
25,8042.79%
28,0571.81%
30,1651.00%
30,9950.99%
32,8421.11%

Location

The municipal center of Casiguran is situated at approximately 12° 52' North, 124° 1' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 12.2 meters or 39.9 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 Casiguran are Sorsogon City, Legazpi, Tabaco, Ligao, Masbate City, and Iriga. The nearest municipalities are Juban, Gubat, Barcelona, Castilla, Irosin, and Bulusan. Its distance from the national capital is 378.74 kilometers (235.34 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 378.74 kilometers (235.34 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N59°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 32,842, ranked 789 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 33.64 square kilometers, ranked 1,052 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 377 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 498 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.11%, ranked 855 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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