Placer, Province of Surigao del Norte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
ProvinceSurigao del Norte
Barangay count20
Postal code8405
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)61.29 km2 (23.66 sq mi)
Population (2015)27,094
Density (2015)442 / km2 (1,145 / sq mi)
Coordinates9° 39' North, 125° 36' East (9.6573, 125.6015)
Estimated elevation above sea level8.6 meters (28.1 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 61.29 square kilometers or 23.66 square miles which constitutes 3.11% of Surigao del Norte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 27,094. This represented 5.59% of the total population of Surigao del Norte province, or 1.04% of the overall population of the Caraga region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 442 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,145 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Placer has 20 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)
Amoslog5.50%1,4911,4810.68%0.13%
Anislagan6.95%1,8821,7487.67%1.42%
Bad‑as7.97%2,1602,0515.31%0.99%
Boyongan2.45%66556018.75%3.33%
Bugas‑bugas3.01%81669617.24%3.07%
Central10.27%2,7832,39616.15%2.89%
Ellaperal4.59%1,2441,00224.15%4.21%
Ipil3.77%1,0211,033-1.16%-0.22%
Lakandula3.38%9169150.11%0.02%
Mabini4.39%1,1901,02016.67%2.98%
Macalaya4.21%1,14187330.70%5.23%
Magsaysay19.38%5,2524,51816.25%2.91%
Magupange1.08%292318-8.18%-1.61%
Pananay‑an2.75%7466878.59%1.58%
Panhutongan2.24%6075961.85%0.35%
San Isidro2.04%55245321.85%3.84%
Sani‑sani1.62%438442-0.90%-0.17%
Santa Cruz9.66%2,6162,5432.87%0.54%
Suyoc2.34%63357510.09%1.85%
Tagbongabong2.40%649693-6.35%-1.24%
Placer Total27,09424,60010.14%1.86%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Placer for the fiscal year of 2016 was 85,864,073.03.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200951,486,370.51
201055,413,959.477.63%
201159,191,718.276.82%
201259,244,271.220.09%
201366,612,330.7612.44%
201470,334,903.235.59%
201575,257,974.837.00%
201685,864,073.0314.09%

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 Placer is 5 to 9, with 2,989 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 272 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1591
1 to 42,511
5 to 92,989
10 to 142,960
15 to 192,555
20 to 242,213
25 to 292,110
30 to 341,760
35 to 391,628
40 to 441,480
45 to 491,497
50 to 541,313
55 to 591,109
60 to 64802
65 to 69549
70 to 74464
75 to 79291
80 and over272
Total27,094

Historical population

The population of Placer grew from 10,849 in 1960 to 27,094 in 2015, an increase of 16,245 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.86%, or an increase of 2,494 people, from the previous population of 24,600 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
10,849
11,6730.72%
12,9312.07%
14,4702.27%
18,4782.48%
20,7122.16%
21,5420.85%
22,7430.75%
24,6002.90%
27,0941.86%

Location

The municipal center of Placer is situated at approximately 9° 39' North, 125° 36' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 8.6 meters or 28.1 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 Placer are Surigao City, Cabadbaran, Butuan, Tandag, Maasin, and Bayugan. The nearest municipalities are Tagana-an, Bacuag, Sison, Tubod, Gigaquit, and Mainit. Its distance from the national capital is 742.11 kilometers (461.13 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 742.11 kilometers (461.13 miles) to the Northwest (N42°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 27,094, ranked 953 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 23.66 square kilometers, ranked 1,237 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 442 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 413 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.86%, ranked 708 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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