Buldon, Province of Maguindanao

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionAutonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
ProvinceMaguindanao
Barangay count15
Postal code9615
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)429.40 km2 (165.79 sq mi)
Population (2015)35,282
Density (2015)82 / km2 (213 / sq mi)
Coordinates7° 31' North, 124° 22' East (7.5093, 124.3714)
Estimated elevation above sea level396.7 meters (1,301.1 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 429.40 square kilometers or 165.79 square miles which constitutes 4.41% of Maguindanao's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 35,282. This represented 3.01% of the total population of Maguindanao province, or 0.93% of the overall population of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 82 inhabitants per square kilometer or 213 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Buldon has 15 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)
Ampuan3.11%1,0991,0247.32%1.35%
Aratuc3.06%1,0791,0780.09%0.02%
Cabayuan6.56%2,3142,1706.64%1.23%
Calaan11.33%3,9983,50214.16%2.55%
Dinganen11.24%3,9662,02995.47%13.61%
Edcor7.24%2,5553,150-18.89%-3.91%
Karim10.78%3,8033,7411.66%0.31%
Kulimpang6.45%2,2772,526-9.86%-1.96%
Mataya8.29%2,9252,8861.35%0.26%
Minabay6.05%2,1342,0941.91%0.36%
Nuyo6.46%2,2792,2561.02%0.19%
Oring5.16%1,8191,7941.39%0.26%
Pantawan5.05%1,7821,7332.83%0.53%
Piers3.62%1,2781,2601.43%0.27%
Rumidas5.59%1,9742,486-20.60%-4.30%
Buldon Total35,28233,7294.60%0.86%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Buldon for the fiscal year of 2016 was 120,610,006.61.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200970,587,723.97
201075,044,393.446.31%
201181,375,191.408.44%
201279,067,754.70-2.84%
201384,151,597.176.43%
201495,923,248.0813.99%
2015109,416,649.2014.07%
2016120,610,006.6110.23%

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 Buldon is 5 to 9, with 5,695 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 58 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,096
1 to 45,293
5 to 95,695
10 to 144,618
15 to 193,448
20 to 242,792
25 to 292,566
30 to 342,226
35 to 392,047
40 to 441,758
45 to 491,441
50 to 54866
55 to 59576
60 to 64350
65 to 69232
70 to 74139
75 to 7981
80 and over58
Total35,282

Historical population

The population of Buldon grew from 18,549 in 1970 to 35,282 in 2015, an increase of 16,733 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.86%, or an increase of 1,553 people, from the previous population of 33,729 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
18,549
16,383-2.46%
12,350-5.49%
22,7306.29%
24,2091.19%
26,9032.29%
36,9374.47%
33,729-3.25%
35,2820.86%

Location

The municipal center of Buldon is situated at approximately 7° 31' North, 124° 22' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 396.7 meters or 1,301.1 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 Buldon are Cotabato City, Marawi, Iligan, Valencia, Ozamiz, and Tangub. The nearest municipalities are Barira, Matanog, Parang, Alamada, Sultan Mastura, and Pigcawayan. Its distance from the national capital is 866.44 kilometers (538.38 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 866.44 kilometers (538.38 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N25°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 35,282, ranked 755 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 165.79 square kilometers, ranked 185 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 82 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,353 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.86%, ranked 499 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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