Luuk, Province of Sulu

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionAutonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
ProvinceSulu
Barangay count12
Postal code7404
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesCelebes Sea, Sulu Sea
Area (2007)313.04 km2 (120.87 sq mi)
Population (2015)32,162
Density (2015)103 / km2 (266 / sq mi)
Coordinates5° 58' North, 121° 19' East (5.9677, 121.3130)
Estimated elevation above sea level39.5 meters (129.5 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 313.04 square kilometers or 120.87 square miles which constitutes 9.11% of Sulu's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 32,162. This represented 3.90% of the total population of Sulu province, or 0.85% of the overall population of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 103 inhabitants per square kilometer or 266 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Luuk has 12 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)
Bual6.94%2,2332,2300.13%0.03%
Guimbaun4.80%1,5441,37911.97%2.18%
Kan‑Bulak5.83%1,8751,8710.21%0.04%
Kan‑Mindus5.88%1,8921,7955.40%1.01%
Lambago3.64%1,1721,1700.17%0.03%
Lianutan7.42%2,3872,2396.61%1.23%
Lingah3.88%1,2491,1716.66%1.24%
Mananti7.03%2,2612,1216.60%1.22%
Niog‑niog8.07%2,5942,09224.00%4.18%
Tandu‑Bato7.39%2,3761,90324.86%4.32%
Tubig‑Puti33.07%10,63510,1025.28%0.98%
Tulayan Island6.04%1,9441,8246.58%1.22%
Luuk Total32,16229,8977.58%1.40%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Luuk for the fiscal year of 2016 was 79,036,741.06.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200944,451,183.67
201047,170,019.816.12%
201151,196,350.338.54%
201249,606,464.70-3.11%
201351,570,117.083.96%
201458,250,873.6012.95%
201566,622,330.0014.37%
201679,036,741.0618.63%

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 Luuk is 5 to 9, with 4,455 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 45 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1816
1 to 44,072
5 to 94,455
10 to 144,377
15 to 193,630
20 to 242,389
25 to 292,037
30 to 341,890
35 to 392,570
40 to 442,169
45 to 491,586
50 to 54855
55 to 59590
60 to 64297
65 to 69209
70 to 74111
75 to 7964
80 and over45
Total32,162

Historical population

The population of Luuk grew from 18,852 in 1960 to 32,162 in 2015, an increase of 13,310 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.40%, or an increase of 2,265 people, from the previous population of 29,897 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
18,852
26,8603.52%
21,354-4.50%
19,669-1.63%
29,3784.09%
31,7051.44%
38,8194.44%
33,508-2.01%
29,897-4.07%
32,1621.40%

Location

The municipal center of Luuk is situated at approximately 5° 58' North, 121° 19' East, in the island of Jolo. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 39.5 meters or 129.5 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 Luuk are Isabela City, Lamitan, Zamboanga City, Pagadian, Cotabato City, and Tangub. The nearest municipalities are Omar, Kalingalan Caluang, Old Panamao, Panglima Estino, Talipao, and Pata. Its distance from the national capital is 954.49 kilometers (593.09 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 954.49 kilometers (593.09 miles) to the North (N2°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 32,162, ranked 808 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 120.87 square kilometers, ranked 277 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 103 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,256 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.40%, ranked 758 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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