Bacuag, Province of Surigao del Norte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
ProvinceSurigao del Norte
Barangay count9
Postal code8408
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)95.85 km2 (37.01 sq mi)
Population (2015)14,486
Density (2015)151 / km2 (391 / sq mi)
Coordinates9° 37' North, 125° 38' East (9.6084, 125.6382)
Estimated elevation above sea level9.9 meters (32.4 feet)

Bacuag is a coastal municipality in the province of Surigao del Norte.

The municipality has a land area of 95.85 square kilometers or 37.01 square miles which constitutes 4.86% of Surigao del Norte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 14,486. This represented 2.99% of the total population of Surigao del Norte province, or 0.56% of the overall population of the Caraga region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 151 inhabitants per square kilometer or 391 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Bacuag has 9 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)
Cabugao8.80%1,2751,2442.49%0.47%
Cambuayon4.75%688716-3.91%-0.76%
Campo14.49%2,0991,9318.70%1.60%
Dugsangon8.77%1,2711,1787.89%1.46%
Pautao8.28%1,20083943.03%7.05%
Payapag10.67%1,5451,39111.07%2.02%
Poblacion37.80%5,4755,0089.33%1.71%
Pungtod3.31%4804702.13%0.40%
Santo Rosario3.13%4534344.38%0.82%
Bacuag Total14,48613,2119.65%1.77%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Bacuag for the fiscal year of 2016 was 57,884,993.92.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200933,232,353.76
201035,560,789.457.01%
201138,103,171.267.15%
201237,191,842.54-2.39%
201340,921,918.1010.03%
201445,823,694.8611.98%
201552,305,749.1114.15%
201657,884,993.9210.67%

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 Bacuag is 10 to 14, with 1,672 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 157 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1240
1 to 41,071
5 to 91,508
10 to 141,672
15 to 191,590
20 to 241,392
25 to 291,027
30 to 34889
35 to 39851
40 to 44852
45 to 49805
50 to 54695
55 to 59556
60 to 64427
65 to 69328
70 to 74240
75 to 79186
80 and over157
Total14,486

Historical population

The population of Bacuag grew from 8,579 in 1960 to 14,486 in 2015, an increase of 5,907 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.77%, or an increase of 1,275 people, from the previous population of 13,211 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
8,579
9,0210.49%
10,3182.73%
12,1353.30%
11,055-0.93%
12,3092.03%
12,206-0.18%
13,0660.94%
13,2110.40%
14,4861.77%

Location

The municipal center of Bacuag is situated at approximately 9° 37' North, 125° 38' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 9.9 meters or 32.4 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 Bacuag are Surigao City, Cabadbaran, Butuan, Tandag, Bayugan, and Gingoog. The nearest municipalities are Placer, Gigaquit, Tubod, Claver, Tagana-an, and Sison. Its distance from the national capital is 748.83 kilometers (465.30 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 748.83 kilometers (465.30 miles) to the Northwest (N42°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 14,486, ranked 1,365 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 37.01 square kilometers, ranked 1,001 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 151 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,091 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.77%, ranked 1,136 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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