Libjo, Province of Dinagat Islands

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
ProvinceDinagat Islands
Barangay count16
Postal code8414
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSurigao Strait
Philippine major island(s)Dinagat
Area (2007)180.57 km2 (69.72 sq mi)
Population (2015)17,760
Density (2015)98 / km2 (255 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 12' North, 125° 32' East (10.1953, 125.5325)
Estimated elevation above sea level8.0 meters (26.2 feet)

Libjo, formerly known as Albor, is a coastal municipality in the island province of Dinagat Islands.

The municipality has a land area of 180.57 square kilometers or 69.72 square miles which constitutes 17.42% of Dinagat Islands's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 17,760. This represented 13.97% of the total population of Dinagat Islands province, or 0.68% of the overall population of the Caraga region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 98 inhabitants per square kilometer or 255 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Libjo has 16 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)
Albor8.51%1,5111,4335.44%1.01%
Arellano3.40%604626-3.51%-0.68%
Bayanihan5.16%9168527.51%1.39%
Doña Helen2.30%409459-10.89%-2.17%
Garcia8.43%1,4971,532-2.28%-0.44%
General Aguinaldo10.52%1,8681,67811.32%2.06%
Kanihaan0.82%145188-22.87%-4.82%
Llamera6.39%1,1341,01611.61%2.11%
Magsaysay2.78%493600-17.83%-3.67%
Osmeña1.90%338464-27.16%-5.85%
Plaridel10.67%1,8951,8552.16%0.41%
Quezon3.32%589641-8.11%-1.60%
Rosita5.90%1,0471,0440.29%0.05%
San Antonio15.49%2,7512,5428.22%1.52%
San Jose9.23%1,6391,720-4.71%-0.91%
Santo Niño5.20%9249170.76%0.14%
Libjo Total17,76017,5671.10%0.21%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Libjo for the fiscal year of 2016 was 84,225,121.68.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200943,066,191.25
201046,339,091.507.60%
201150,036,513.827.98%
201249,151,055.30-1.77%
201353,682,983.199.22%
201464,103,766.2019.41%
201578,363,813.7622.25%
201684,225,121.687.48%

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 Libjo is 5 to 9, with 2,197 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 170 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1404
1 to 41,682
5 to 92,197
10 to 142,109
15 to 191,579
20 to 241,216
25 to 291,269
30 to 341,108
35 to 391,009
40 to 441,002
45 to 49949
50 to 54845
55 to 59653
60 to 64522
65 to 69461
70 to 74349
75 to 79236
80 and over170
Total17,760

Historical population

The population of Libjo grew from 6,959 in 1970 to 17,760 in 2015, an increase of 10,801 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.21%, or an increase of 193 people, from the previous population of 17,567 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
6,959
5,801-3.59%
10,29012.14%
14,1703.25%
14,9280.98%
16,6102.32%
18,1161.20%
17,567-1.11%
17,7600.21%

Location

The municipal center of Libjo is situated at approximately 10° 12' North, 125° 32' East, in the island of Dinagat. 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 Libjo are Surigao City, Maasin, Baybay, Cabadbaran, Tacloban, and Ormoc. The nearest municipalities are Tubajon, Loreto, San Jose, Basilisa, Dinagat, and Anahawan. Its distance from the national capital is 693.81 kilometers (431.11 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 693.81 kilometers (431.11 miles) to the Northwest (N45°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 17,760, ranked 1,313 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 69.72 square kilometers, ranked 612 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 98 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,324 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.21%, ranked 846 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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