Pilar, Province of Surigao del Norte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
ProvinceSurigao del Norte
Barangay count15
Postal code8420
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Philippine major island(s)Siargao
Area (2007)77.11 km2 (29.77 sq mi)
Population (2015)9,752
Density (2015)126 / km2 (328 / sq mi)
Coordinates9° 52' North, 126° 6' East (9.8638, 126.1002)
Estimated elevation above sea level8.4 meters (27.6 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 77.11 square kilometers or 29.77 square miles which constitutes 3.91% of Surigao del Norte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 9,752. This represented 2.01% of the total population of Surigao del Norte province, or 0.38% of the overall population of the Caraga region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 126 inhabitants per square kilometer or 328 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Pilar has 15 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)
Asinan9.74%9509371.39%0.26%
Caridad13.83%1,3491,456-7.35%-1.44%
Centro3.37%329343-4.08%-0.79%
Consolacion2.29%22320011.50%2.09%
Datu5.78%564570-1.05%-0.20%
Dayaohay3.12%304350-13.14%-2.65%
Jaboy3.20%31226517.74%3.16%
Katipunan5.93%5785475.67%1.06%
Maasin11.12%1,0841,0018.29%1.53%
Mabini2.82%275286-3.85%-0.74%
Mabuhay5.23%51045512.09%2.20%
Pilaring9.53%9298519.17%1.68%
Punta4.35%42438111.29%2.06%
Salvacion8.86%86477211.92%2.17%
San Roque10.84%1,0571,0421.44%0.27%
Pilar Total9,7529,4563.13%0.59%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Pilar for the fiscal year of 2016 was 49,175,027.43.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200926,796,863.57
201028,422,028.086.06%
201131,015,557.329.13%
201229,884,386.08-3.65%
201334,449,360.2615.28%
201438,827,252.0612.71%
201544,636,936.6414.96%
201649,175,027.4310.17%

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 Pilar is 10 to 14, with 1,200 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 124 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1176
1 to 4754
5 to 91,074
10 to 141,200
15 to 191,002
20 to 24743
25 to 29720
30 to 34698
35 to 39611
40 to 44504
45 to 49509
50 to 54390
55 to 59345
60 to 64271
65 to 69259
70 to 74216
75 to 79156
80 and over124
Total9,752

Historical population

The population of Pilar grew from 5,227 in 1960 to 9,752 in 2015, an increase of 4,525 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.59%, or an increase of 296 people, from the previous population of 9,456 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
5,227
6,2911.83%
7,5043.60%
8,6462.87%
7,873-0.93%
8,2990.99%
8,4010.26%
8,023-0.63%
9,4566.16%
9,7520.59%

Location

The municipal center of Pilar is situated at approximately 9° 52' North, 126° 6' East, in the island of Siargao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 8.4 meters or 27.6 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 Pilar are Surigao City, Tandag, Cabadbaran, Butuan, Bayugan, and Maasin. The nearest municipalities are San Isidro, General Luna, Dapa, Del Carmen, San Benito, and Burgos. Its distance from the national capital is 763.95 kilometers (474.70 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 763.95 kilometers (474.70 miles) to the Northwest (N46°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 9,752, ranked 1,467 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 29.77 square kilometers, ranked 1,124 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 126 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,171 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.59%, ranked 1,585 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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