Dinagat, Province of Dinagat Islands

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
ProvinceDinagat Islands
Barangay count12
Postal code8412
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSurigao Strait
Philippine major island(s)Dinagat
Area (2007)139.94 km2 (54.03 sq mi)
Population (2015)10,632
Density (2015)76 / km2 (197 / sq mi)
Coordinates9° 58' North, 125° 35' East (9.9609, 125.5911)
Estimated elevation above sea level11.6 meters (38.2 feet)

Dinagat is a coastal municipality in the island province of Dinagat Islands.

The municipality has a land area of 139.94 square kilometers or 54.03 square miles which constitutes 13.50% of Dinagat Islands's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 10,632. This represented 8.36% of the total population of Dinagat Islands province, or 0.41% of the overall population of the Caraga region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 76 inhabitants per square kilometer or 197 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Dinagat 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)
Bagumbayan10.24%1,0891,408-22.66%-4.77%
Cabayawan4.92%523604-13.41%-2.70%
Cab‑ilan11.19%1,1901,195-0.42%-0.08%
Cayetano5.28%561639-12.21%-2.45%
Escolta9.40%9991,150-13.13%-2.64%
Gomez7.92%842923-8.78%-1.73%
Justiniana Edera6.43%684898-23.83%-5.05%
Magsaysay7.53%801869-7.83%-1.54%
Mauswagon3.45%367442-16.97%-3.48%
New Mabuhay14.64%1,5572,061-24.45%-5.20%
Wadas9.96%1,0591,496-29.21%-6.37%
White Beach9.03%9601,101-12.81%-2.58%
Dinagat Total10,63212,786-16.85%-3.45%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Dinagat for the fiscal year of 2016 was 60,621,325.90.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200933,970,368.31
201036,110,499.896.30%
201138,915,981.927.77%
201237,784,140.91-2.91%
201342,603,246.6512.75%
201448,135,682.0712.99%
201555,090,692.7714.45%
201660,621,325.9010.04%

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 Dinagat is 10 to 14, with 1,258 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 154 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1196
1 to 4894
5 to 91,143
10 to 141,258
15 to 191,087
20 to 24954
25 to 29726
30 to 34602
35 to 39558
40 to 44573
45 to 49561
50 to 54496
55 to 59390
60 to 64341
65 to 69294
70 to 74250
75 to 79154
80 and over155
Total10,632

Historical population

The population of Dinagat grew from 10,095 in 1960 to 10,632 in 2015, an increase of 537 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a negative growth rate of 3.45%, or a decrease of 2,154 people, from the previous population of 12,786 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
10,095
6,714-3.91%
22,28427.22%
36,72610.50%
8,659-13.46%
8,609-0.11%
9,8833.00%
11,9612.67%
12,7862.46%
10,632-3.45%

Location

The municipal center of Dinagat is situated at approximately 9° 58' North, 125° 35' East, in the island of Dinagat. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 11.6 meters or 38.2 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 Dinagat are Surigao City, Maasin, Cabadbaran, Butuan, Baybay, and Tandag. The nearest municipalities are San Jose, Basilisa, Cagdianao, Libjo, San Francisco, and Tagana-an. Its distance from the national capital is 716.80 kilometers (445.40 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 716.80 kilometers (445.40 miles) to the Northwest (N44°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 10,632, ranked 1,502 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 54.03 square kilometers, ranked 788 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 76 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,407 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): -3.45%, ranked 1,112 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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