Lugus, Province of Sulu

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionAutonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
ProvinceSulu
Barangay count17
Postal code7411
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesCelebes Sea
Philippine major island(s)Lugus
Area (2007)133.04 km2 (51.37 sq mi)
Population (2015)21,897
Density (2015)165 / km2 (426 / sq mi)
Coordinates5° 42' North, 120° 49' East (5.7029, 120.8193)
Estimated elevation above sea level7.3 meters (23.9 feet)

Lugus is a coastal municipality in the island province of Sulu.

The municipality has a land area of 133.04 square kilometers or 51.37 square miles which constitutes 3.87% of Sulu's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 21,897. This represented 2.66% of the total population of Sulu province, or 0.58% of the overall population of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 165 inhabitants per square kilometer or 426 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Lugus has 17 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)
Alu Bus‑Bus13.45%2,9462,48518.55%3.29%
Alu‑Duyong16.82%3,6833,3968.45%1.56%
Bas Lugus3.79%82965127.34%4.71%
Gapas Rugasan4.84%1,0601,0580.19%0.04%
Gapas Tubig Tuwak4.08%8948347.19%1.33%
Huwit‑huwit Bas Nonok2.96%6486057.11%1.32%
Huwit‑huwit Proper2.42%5314976.84%1.27%
Kutah Parang4.02%8808602.33%0.44%
Laha5.22%1,14495619.67%3.48%
Larap2.48%5444989.24%1.70%
Lugus Proper2.76%6045922.03%0.38%
Mangkallay7.09%1,5521,4378.00%1.48%
Mantan4.23%92783810.62%1.94%
Pait7.68%1,6811,6034.87%0.91%
Parian Kayawan7.23%1,5841,5810.19%0.04%
Sibul5.96%1,30690045.11%7.35%
Tingkangan4.95%1,0841,0483.44%0.65%
Lugus Total21,89719,83910.37%1.90%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Lugus for the fiscal year of 2016 was 55,726,384.00.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200925,019,402.80
201035,397,721.0141.48%
201138,074,996.547.56%
201237,345,706.93-1.92%
201339,126,957.234.77%
201444,497,894.3613.73%
201550,529,418.2613.55%
201655,726,384.0010.29%

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 Lugus is 5 to 9, with 3,130 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 33 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1557
1 to 43,040
5 to 93,130
10 to 142,618
15 to 192,310
20 to 241,789
25 to 291,648
30 to 341,524
35 to 391,647
40 to 441,189
45 to 49951
50 to 54636
55 to 59351
60 to 64201
65 to 69131
70 to 7487
75 to 7955
80 and over33
Total21,897

Historical population

The population of Lugus grew from 14,907 in 1990 to 21,897 in 2015, an increase of 6,990 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.90%, or an increase of 2,058 people, from the previous population of 19,839 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
14,907
16,3301.72%
18,8393.11%
21,6501.94%
19,839-3.13%
21,8971.90%

Location

The municipal center of Lugus is situated at approximately 5° 42' North, 120° 49' East, in the island of Lugus. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 7.3 meters or 23.9 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 Lugus are Isabela City, Lamitan, Zamboanga City, Pagadian, Cotabato City, and Tangub. The nearest municipalities are Tapul, Siasi, Pandami, Parang, Maimbung, and Indanan. Its distance from the national capital is 983.23 kilometers (610.95 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Tapul, Sulu, 6.87 kilometers (4.27 miles) to the East (N88°E)
  • Siasi, Sulu, 17.66 kilometers (10.97 miles) to the South (S2°W)
  • Pandami, Sulu, 17.87 kilometers (11.11 miles) to the South (S6°W)
  • Parang, Sulu, 25.10 kilometers (15.59 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N22°E)
  • Maimbung, Sulu, 34.12 kilometers (21.20 miles) to the Northeast (N42°E)
  • Indanan, Sulu, 34.28 kilometers (21.30 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N29°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 983.23 kilometers (610.95 miles) to the North (N1°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 21,897, ranked 1,141 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 51.37 square kilometers, ranked 771 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 165 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,041 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.90%, ranked 200 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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