Buenavista, Province of Agusan del Norte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
ProvinceAgusan del Norte
Barangay count25
Postal code8601
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesButuan Bay [Bohol Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)475.61 km2 (183.63 sq mi)
Population (2015)61,614
Density (2015)130 / km2 (336 / sq mi)
Coordinates8° 58' North, 125° 25' East (8.9744, 125.4090)
Estimated elevation above sea level8.0 meters (26.2 feet)

Buenavista is a coastal municipality in the province of Agusan del Norte.

The municipality has a land area of 475.61 square kilometers or 183.63 square miles which constitutes 17.42% of Agusan del Norte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 61,614. This represented 17.38% of the total population of Agusan del Norte province, or 2.37% of the overall population of the Caraga region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 130 inhabitants per square kilometer or 336 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Buenavista has 25 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)
Abilan4.49%2,7692,11830.74%5.24%
Agong‑ong2.48%1,5311,36012.57%2.28%
Alubijid5.29%3,2592,9709.73%1.78%
Guinabsan6.22%3,8333,45610.91%1.99%
Lower Olave2.74%1,6881,50612.08%2.20%
Macalang3.31%2,0371,72817.88%3.18%
Malapong2.70%1,6611,6510.61%0.12%
Malpoc2.54%1,5671,602-2.18%-0.42%
Manapa8.24%5,0744,28018.55%3.29%
Matabao6.93%4,2683,72714.52%2.61%
Poblacion 13.60%2,2161,93914.29%2.58%
Poblacion 104.03%2,4812,502-0.84%-0.16%
Poblacion 22.33%1,4351,3903.24%0.61%
Poblacion 35.44%3,3513,402-1.50%-0.29%
Poblacion 42.89%1,7801,6398.60%1.58%
Poblacion 51.78%1,0991,0524.47%0.84%
Poblacion 62.89%1,7831,60910.81%1.97%
Poblacion 71.72%1,0601,099-3.55%-0.69%
Poblacion 81.69%1,0431,208-13.66%-2.76%
Poblacion 92.41%1,4841,505-1.40%-0.27%
Rizal5.40%3,3292,80818.55%3.29%
Sacol4.93%3,0382,8416.93%1.28%
Sangay6.19%3,8153,25317.28%3.08%
Simbalan6.80%4,1883,8538.69%1.60%
Talo‑ao2.96%1,8251,64111.21%2.04%
Buenavista Total61,61456,1399.75%1.79%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Buenavista for the fiscal year of 2016 was 180,552,390.25.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200997,307,723.16
2010102,363,298.605.20%
2011110,646,434.958.09%
2012108,875,733.51-1.60%
2013123,730,358.2013.64%
2014142,699,608.7715.33%
2015164,693,403.6015.41%
2016180,552,390.259.63%

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 Buenavista is 5 to 9, with 7,142 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 504 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,353
1 to 45,943
5 to 97,142
10 to 146,791
15 to 196,240
20 to 245,384
25 to 294,708
30 to 343,980
35 to 393,678
40 to 443,195
45 to 493,147
50 to 542,834
55 to 592,355
60 to 641,787
65 to 691,248
70 to 74739
75 to 79586
80 and over504
Total61,614

Historical population

The population of Buenavista grew from 17,927 in 1960 to 61,614 in 2015, an increase of 43,687 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.79%, or an increase of 5,475 people, from the previous population of 56,139 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
17,927
24,7533.21%
28,6823.00%
31,5311.91%
39,3312.24%
45,0112.56%
50,6122.55%
53,0590.65%
56,1392.08%
61,6141.79%

Location

The municipal center of Buenavista is situated at approximately 8° 58' North, 125° 25' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 8.0 meters or 26.2 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 Buenavista are Butuan, Cabadbaran, Gingoog, Bayugan, Tandag, and Surigao City. The nearest municipalities are Nasipit, Magallanes, Carmen, Remedios T. Romualdez, Tubay, and Magsaysay. Its distance from the national capital is 786.63 kilometers (488.79 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 786.63 kilometers (488.79 miles) to the Northwest (N37°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 61,614, ranked 397 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 183.63 square kilometers, ranked 161 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 130 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,226 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.79%, ranked 1,088 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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