Ampatuan, Province of Maguindanao

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionAutonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
ProvinceMaguindanao
Barangay count11
Postal code9609
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)255.40 km2 (98.61 sq mi)
Population (2015)24,801
Density (2015)97 / km2 (252 / sq mi)
Coordinates6° 50' North, 124° 28' East (6.8327, 124.4594)
Estimated elevation above sea level26.9 meters (88.2 feet)

Ampatuan is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Maguindanao.

The municipality has a land area of 255.40 square kilometers or 98.61 square miles which constitutes 2.63% of Maguindanao's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 24,801. This represented 2.11% of the total population of Maguindanao province, or 0.66% of the overall population of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 97 inhabitants per square kilometer or 252 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Ampatuan has 11 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)
Dicalongan17.11%4,2433,59617.99%3.20%
Kakal6.20%1,5371,05345.96%7.47%
Kamasi11.04%2,7381,82550.03%8.03%
Kapinpilan7.72%1,9151,51926.07%4.51%
Kauran20.16%5,0013,50742.60%6.99%
Malatimon5.49%1,3611,06627.67%4.76%
Matagabong3.55%88169426.95%4.65%
Salman16.08%3,9891,771125.24%16.72%
Saniag4.67%1,1581,00814.88%2.68%
Tomicor4.34%1,0761,0502.48%0.47%
Tubak3.64%90271126.86%4.63%
Ampatuan Total24,80117,80039.33%6.52%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Ampatuan for the fiscal year of 2016 was 79,313,461.41.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200958,674,628.94
201060,430,005.692.99%
201165,248,789.967.97%
201263,940,701.38-2.00%
201354,988,656.99-14.00%
201462,580,238.1213.81%
201571,791,638.9414.72%
201679,313,461.4110.48%

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 Ampatuan is 5 to 9, with 3,073 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 78 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1458
1 to 42,297
5 to 93,073
10 to 143,069
15 to 192,829
20 to 242,591
25 to 292,138
30 to 341,738
35 to 391,598
40 to 441,401
45 to 491,180
50 to 54890
55 to 59632
60 to 64365
65 to 69225
70 to 74149
75 to 7990
80 and over78
Total24,801

Historical population

The population of Ampatuan grew from 21,214 in 1960 to 24,801 in 2015, an increase of 3,587 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 6.52%, or an increase of 7,001 people, from the previous population of 17,800 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
21,214
33,8674.68%
25,778-5.33%
27,3621.20%
25,542-0.69%
27,2001.19%
32,9074.17%
33,7020.33%
17,800-20.73%
24,8016.52%

Location

The municipal center of Ampatuan is situated at approximately 6° 50' North, 124° 28' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 26.9 meters or 88.2 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 Ampatuan are Tacurong, Cotabato City, Koronadal, Kidapawan, Digos, and General Santos. The nearest municipalities are Shariff Aguak, Datu Hoffer Ampatuan, Datu Abdullah Sangki, Datu Unsay, Mamasapano, and Datu Saudi-Ampatuan. Its distance from the national capital is 938.63 kilometers (583.24 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 938.63 kilometers (583.24 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N23°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 24,801, ranked 1,063 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 98.61 square kilometers, ranked 391 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 97 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,302 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 6.52%, ranked 812 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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