Sorsogon City, Province of Sorsogon

Summary data
Typecity (component)
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceSorsogon
Barangay count64
Postal code4700
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSorsogon Bay, Albay Gulf [Philippine Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)276.11 km2 (106.61 sq mi)
Population (2015)168,110
Density (2015)609 / km2 (1,577 / sq mi)
Coordinates12° 58' North, 124° 0' East (12.9707, 124.0052)
Estimated elevation above sea level5.1 meters (16.6 feet)

Sorsogon is a coastal component city in the province of Sorsogon. It serves as the provincial capital.

The city has a land area of 276.11 square kilometers or 106.61 square miles which constitutes 13.03% of Sorsogon's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 168,110. This represented 21.20% of the total population of Sorsogon province, or 2.90% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 609 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,577 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Sorsogon City has 64 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)
Abuyog2.59%4,3593,89811.83%2.15%
Almendras‑Cogon0.70%1,1691,1620.60%0.11%
Balete1.60%2,6842,42910.50%1.92%
Balogo4.12%6,9326,21411.55%2.10%
Balogo0.30%51143916.40%2.93%
Barayong0.60%1,0081,200-16.00%-3.27%
Basud1.67%2,8112,6157.50%1.39%
Bato1.04%1,7561,6824.40%0.82%
Bibincahan9.36%15,73814,28510.17%1.86%
Bitan‑o/Dalipay1.93%3,2403,0536.13%1.14%
Bogña0.84%1,4131,3673.37%0.63%
Bon‑Ot0.37%6235738.73%1.61%
Bucalbucalan1.51%2,5332,3099.70%1.78%
Buenavista1.03%1,7361,33812.87%2.33%
Buenavista0.87%1,4691,5389.79%1.79%
Buhatan2.02%3,3953,1637.33%1.36%
Bulabog1.45%2,4432,3006.22%1.16%
Burabod1.71%2,8672,46416.36%2.93%
Cabarbuhan0.51%8588105.93%1.10%
Cabid‑An4.32%7,2555,43833.41%5.64%
Cambulaga2.63%4,4184,0578.90%1.64%
Capuy1.52%2,5612,3907.15%1.32%
Caricaran1.41%2,3711,87126.72%4.61%
Del Rosario0.57%9508817.83%1.45%
Gatbo1.48%2,4942,3675.37%1.00%
Gimaloto0.62%1,0509559.95%1.82%
Guinlajon2.74%4,6094,2707.94%1.47%
Jamislagan0.34%565946-40.27%-9.35%
Macabog2.17%3,6433,29010.73%1.96%
Maricrum0.81%1,3651,2588.51%1.57%
Marinas0.45%76165915.48%2.78%
Osiao1.89%3,1742,82112.51%2.27%
Pamurayan1.17%1,9661,8894.08%0.76%
Pangpang5.49%9,2308,22412.23%2.22%
Panlayaan0.91%1,5241,4157.70%1.42%
Peñafrancia1.05%1,7631,6089.64%1.77%
Piot1.57%2,6472,5075.58%1.04%
Poblacion2.49%4,1874,602-9.02%-1.78%
Polvorista0.36%60252913.80%2.49%
Rawis0.81%1,3541,2538.06%1.49%
Rizal2.17%3,6453,3419.10%1.67%
Salog1.74%2,9202,7884.73%0.88%
Salvacion0.47%787817-3.67%-0.71%
Salvacion0.78%1,3081,17910.94%2.00%
Sampaloc2.81%4,7194,720-0.02%0.00%
San Isidro0.93%1,5631,4785.75%1.07%
San Isidro1.57%2,6402,5692.76%0.52%
San Juan3.09%5,1914,48515.74%2.82%
San Juan1.21%2,0401,9504.62%0.86%
San Pascual0.94%1,5791,25026.32%4.55%
San Ramon0.64%1,0759958.04%1.48%
San Roque1.82%3,0593,165-3.35%-0.65%
San Vicente0.89%1,4901,23121.04%3.70%
Santa Cruz0.69%1,1571,1104.23%0.79%
Santa Lucia0.29%48139721.16%3.72%
Santo Domingo0.77%1,3001,314-1.07%-0.20%
Santo Niño1.46%2,4552,12815.37%2.76%
Sawanga0.91%1,5331,547-0.90%-0.17%
Sirangan1.54%2,5952,4854.43%0.83%
Sugod1.28%2,1482,0544.58%0.86%
Sulucan0.31%523638-18.03%-3.71%
Talisay1.55%2,6002,714-4.20%-0.81%
Ticol1.26%2,1141,82016.15%2.89%
Tugos1.88%3,1542,9008.76%1.61%
Sorsogon City Total168,110155,1448.36%1.54%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Sorsogon City for the fiscal year of 2016 was 635,602,765.08.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009403,495,856.96
2010459,809,506.7413.96%
2011493,322,595.497.29%
2012432,979,238.99-12.23%
2013465,347,107.207.48%
2014515,921,192.9010.87%
2015575,695,270.7311.59%
2016635,602,765.0810.41%

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 Sorsogon City is 10 to 14, with 19,374 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 1,575 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 13,497
1 to 414,840
5 to 918,538
10 to 1419,374
15 to 1918,979
20 to 2414,755
25 to 2911,817
30 to 3410,604
35 to 3910,439
40 to 449,032
45 to 498,777
50 to 547,582
55 to 596,020
60 to 644,643
65 to 693,464
70 to 742,516
75 to 791,658
80 and over1,575
Total168,110

Historical population

The population of Sorsogon City grew from 35,542 in 1960 to 168,110 in 2015, an increase of 132,568 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.54%, or an increase of 12,966 people, from the previous population of 155,144 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
35,542
47,7342.93%
53,7002.39%
60,5742.44%
72,8711.87%
83,0122.47%
92,5122.35%
151,4547.03%
155,1440.88%
168,1101.54%

Location

The city center of Sorsogon is situated at approximately 12° 58' North, 124° 0' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 5.1 meters or 16.6 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 Sorsogon City are Legazpi, Tabaco, Ligao, Masbate City, Iriga, and Naga. The nearest municipalities are Casiguran, Juban, Castilla, Gubat, Barcelona, and Prieto Diaz. Its distance from the national capital is 373.01 kilometers (231.77 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 373.01 kilometers (231.77 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N61°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 168,110, ranked 83 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 106.61 square kilometers, ranked 331 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 609 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 281 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.54%, ranked 1,575 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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