Pilar, Province of Sorsogon

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceSorsogon
Barangay count49
Postal code4714
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesTicao Pass, Burias Pass
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)248.00 km2 (95.75 sq mi)
Population (2015)74,564
Density (2015)301 / km2 (779 / sq mi)
Coordinates12° 55' North, 123° 40' East (12.9231, 123.6741)
Estimated elevation above sea level5.6 meters (18.4 feet)

Pilar is a coastal municipality in the province of Sorsogon.

The municipality has a land area of 248.00 square kilometers or 95.75 square miles which constitutes 11.70% of Sorsogon's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 74,564. This represented 9.40% of the total population of Sorsogon province, or 1.29% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 301 inhabitants per square kilometer or 779 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Pilar has 49 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)
Abas1.57%1,1721,04512.15%2.21%
Abucay3.96%2,9522,8643.07%0.58%
Bantayan2.46%1,8361,7952.28%0.43%
Banuyo4.88%3,6373,3787.67%1.42%
Bayasong2.12%1,5831,693-6.50%-1.27%
Bayawas0.42%31124626.42%4.57%
Binanuahan2.48%1,8511,7774.16%0.78%
Cabiguan3.12%2,3302,01515.63%2.80%
Cagdongon1.28%9569470.95%0.18%
Calongay2.79%2,0781,9685.59%1.04%
Calpi0.94%70263111.25%2.05%
Catamlangan1.64%1,2201,10610.31%1.89%
Comapo‑capo1.28%9558818.40%1.55%
Danlog1.55%1,15696320.04%3.54%
Dao3.22%2,4042,2526.75%1.25%
Dapdap2.20%1,6431,5317.32%1.35%
Del Rosario4.07%3,0362,45923.46%4.09%
Esmerada0.69%51241024.88%4.32%
Esperanza2.26%1,6871,5727.32%1.35%
Ginablan2.47%1,8421,8290.71%0.13%
Guiron1.03%76764419.10%3.38%
Inang2.44%1,8161,6788.22%1.52%
Inapugan3.61%2,6902,4947.86%1.45%
Leona0.45%337374-9.89%-1.96%
Lipason1.30%966968-0.21%-0.04%
Lourdes1.11%82772613.91%2.51%
Lubiano1.12%83869420.75%3.66%
Lumbang2.00%1,4941,35710.10%1.85%
Lungib2.74%2,0431,8957.81%1.44%
Mabanate2.17%1,6161,5146.74%1.25%
Malbog1.25%93580416.29%2.92%
Marifosque3.05%2,2771,95516.47%2.95%
Mercedes1.27%94883912.99%2.35%
Migabod0.64%47842013.81%2.49%
Naspi1.16%86678410.46%1.91%
Palanas1.60%1,19693228.33%4.86%
Pangpang1.68%1,2551,03221.61%3.80%
Pinagsalog0.71%5325025.98%1.11%
Pineda1.22%9129100.22%0.04%
Poctol1.59%1,1851,1067.14%1.32%
Pudo0.47%34928821.18%3.73%
Putiao3.14%2,3452,3360.39%0.07%
Sacnangan1.53%1,1441,02811.28%2.06%
Salvacion2.79%2,0772,194-5.33%-1.04%
San Antonio1.34%1,00183220.31%3.58%
San Antonio3.73%2,7782,5747.93%1.46%
San Jose1.82%1,3601,3282.41%0.45%
San Rafael4.68%3,4883,02415.34%2.76%
Santa Fe2.93%2,1811,65132.10%5.44%
Pilar Total74,56468,2459.26%1.70%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Pilar for the fiscal year of 2016 was 163,044,259.00.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200990,407,549.81
201095,276,300.225.39%
2011103,002,321.718.11%
2012100,939,311.90-2.00%
2013116,971,542.7715.88%
2014129,349,994.7510.58%
2015145,777,345.3812.70%
2016163,044,259.0011.84%

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 Pilar is 10 to 14, with 9,547 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 581 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,640
1 to 47,090
5 to 99,001
10 to 149,547
15 to 198,584
20 to 246,604
25 to 295,109
30 to 344,649
35 to 394,345
40 to 443,963
45 to 493,484
50 to 542,861
55 to 592,424
60 to 641,744
65 to 691,374
70 to 74942
75 to 79622
80 and over581
Total74,564

Historical population

The population of Pilar grew from 29,756 in 1960 to 74,564 in 2015, an increase of 44,808 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.70%, or an increase of 6,319 people, from the previous population of 68,245 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
29,756
37,4612.28%
42,3202.48%
45,5791.49%
46,2680.15%
51,3181.96%
57,8982.62%
63,5391.29%
68,2452.63%
74,5641.70%

Location

The municipal center of Pilar is situated at approximately 12° 55' North, 123° 40' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 5.6 meters or 18.4 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 Pilar are Legazpi, Sorsogon City, Ligao, Tabaco, Masbate City, and Iriga. The nearest municipalities are Donsol, Jovellar, Magallanes, Castilla, Daraga, and Pio Duran. Its distance from the national capital is 344.85 kilometers (214.28 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 344.85 kilometers (214.28 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N57°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 74,564, ranked 251 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 95.75 square kilometers, ranked 390 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 301 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 622 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.70%, ranked 332 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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