Dapa, Province of Surigao del Norte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
ProvinceSurigao del Norte
Barangay count29
Postal code8417
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Philippine major island(s)Siargao
Area (2007)91.90 km2 (35.48 sq mi)
Population (2015)23,787
Density (2015)259 / km2 (670 / sq mi)
Coordinates9° 45' North, 126° 3' East (9.7569, 126.0515)
Estimated elevation above sea level8.5 meters (27.9 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 91.90 square kilometers or 35.48 square miles which constitutes 4.66% of Surigao del Norte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 23,787. This represented 4.90% of the total population of Surigao del Norte province, or 0.92% of the overall population of the Caraga region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 259 inhabitants per square kilometer or 670 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Dapa has 29 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)
Bagakay2.00%475494-3.85%-0.74%
Barangay 110.97%2,6102,29013.97%2.52%
Barangay 102.04%486512-5.08%-0.99%
Barangay 111.85%439504-12.90%-2.59%
Barangay 1210.37%2,4672,18412.96%2.35%
Barangay 137.91%1,8811,7954.79%0.90%
Barangay 23.14%7477253.03%0.57%
Barangay 32.30%5475097.47%1.38%
Barangay 41.88%448454-1.32%-0.25%
Barangay 51.08%257310-17.10%-3.51%
Barangay 62.37%5635394.45%0.83%
Barangay 70.60%143233-38.63%-8.88%
Barangay 80.91%216222-2.70%-0.52%
Barangay 91.49%355513-30.80%-6.77%
Buenavista1.69%401422-4.98%-0.97%
Cabawa1.68%400449-10.91%-2.18%
Cambas‑ac2.96%704814-13.51%-2.73%
Consolacion7.50%1,7831,898-6.06%-1.18%
Corregidor1.98%4714670.86%0.16%
Dagohoy1.18%2812684.85%0.91%
Don Paulino3.20%7627038.39%1.55%
Jubang1.66%396487-18.69%-3.86%
Montserrat1.77%422489-13.70%-2.77%
Osmeña7.37%1,7521,49816.96%3.03%
San Carlos2.07%492525-6.29%-1.23%
San Miguel3.50%833918-9.26%-1.83%
Santa Fe3.08%7336945.62%1.05%
Santa Felomina1.27%303337-10.09%-2.00%
Union10.17%2,4202,2398.08%1.49%
Dapa Total23,78723,4921.26%0.24%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Dapa for the fiscal year of 2016 was 79,093,206.94.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200948,302,170.59
201045,553,344.28-5.69%
201149,495,432.508.65%
201250,423,213.571.87%
201356,814,874.5312.68%
201463,068,844.6611.01%
201566,507,045.435.45%
201679,093,206.9418.92%

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 Dapa is 10 to 14, with 3,141 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 234 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1512
1 to 42,148
5 to 92,742
10 to 143,141
15 to 192,447
20 to 241,814
25 to 291,537
30 to 341,410
35 to 391,405
40 to 441,346
45 to 491,236
50 to 541,027
55 to 59879
60 to 64643
65 to 69564
70 to 74409
75 to 79293
80 and over234
Total23,787

Historical population

The population of Dapa grew from 13,878 in 1960 to 23,787 in 2015, an increase of 9,909 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.24%, or an increase of 295 people, from the previous population of 23,492 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
13,878
13,309-0.41%
14,6281.91%
16,4812.41%
17,3960.54%
16,435-1.06%
19,5083.74%
22,1841.79%
23,4922.11%
23,7870.24%

Location

The municipal center of Dapa is situated at approximately 9° 45' North, 126° 3' East, in the island of Siargao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 8.5 meters or 27.9 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 Dapa are Surigao City, Tandag, Cabadbaran, Butuan, Bayugan, and Maasin. The nearest municipalities are General Luna, Pilar, Del Carmen, Socorro, San Isidro, and San Benito. Its distance from the national capital is 768.36 kilometers (477.43 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 768.36 kilometers (477.43 miles) to the Northwest (N45°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 23,787, ranked 1,069 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 35.48 square kilometers, ranked 1,028 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 259 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 745 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.24%, ranked 1,044 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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