Buluan, Province of Maguindanao

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionAutonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
ProvinceMaguindanao
Barangay count7
Postal code9616
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)699.50 km2 (270.08 sq mi)
Population (2015)50,008
Density (2015)71 / km2 (185 / sq mi)
Coordinates6° 43' North, 124° 48' East (6.7193, 124.7921)
Estimated elevation above sea level15.2 meters (50.0 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 699.50 square kilometers or 270.08 square miles which constitutes 7.19% of Maguindanao's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 50,008. This represented 4.26% of the total population of Maguindanao province, or 1.32% of the overall population of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 71 inhabitants per square kilometer or 185 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Buluan has 7 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)
Digal15.38%7,6906,31221.83%3.83%
Lower Siling2.98%1,4881,633-8.88%-1.75%
Maslabeng17.88%8,9406,56936.09%6.04%
Poblacion50.73%25,37018,16139.69%6.57%
Popol3.81%1,9041,54423.32%4.07%
Talitay4.82%2,4082,3721.52%0.29%
Upper Siling4.42%2,2081,51545.74%7.44%
Buluan Total50,00838,10631.23%5.31%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Buluan for the fiscal year of 2016 was 129,388,653.60.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009
201069,446,513.88
201178,707,405.6513.34%
201285,357,633.138.45%
201397,253,758.5013.94%
2014106,485,416.919.49%
2015121,014,249.9613.64%
2016129,388,653.606.92%

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 Buluan is 5 to 9, with 7,603 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 93 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,018
1 to 45,778
5 to 97,603
10 to 147,139
15 to 195,770
20 to 244,461
25 to 293,553
30 to 342,963
35 to 393,540
40 to 442,887
45 to 492,257
50 to 541,218
55 to 59749
60 to 64473
65 to 69249
70 to 74163
75 to 7993
80 and over94
Total50,008

Historical population

The population of Buluan fell from 73,201 in 1960 to 50,008 in 2015, a decrease of 23,193 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 5.31%, or an increase of 11,902 people, from the previous population of 38,106 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
73,201
49,158-3.82%
41,357-3.41%
38,313-1.52%
53,1433.33%
38,695-5.77%
51,0986.14%
32,310-6.13%
38,1066.19%
50,0085.31%

Location

The municipal center of Buluan is situated at approximately 6° 43' North, 124° 48' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 15.2 meters or 50.0 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 Buluan are Tacurong, Koronadal, Kidapawan, Digos, General Santos, and Cotabato City. The nearest municipalities are Pandag, Mangudadatu, President Quirino, Datu Paglas, Paglat, and General Salipada K. Pendatun. Its distance from the national capital is 965.27 kilometers (599.79 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 965.27 kilometers (599.79 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N25°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 50,008, ranked 493 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 270.08 square kilometers, ranked 64 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 71 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,403 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 5.31%, ranked 1,403 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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