Surigao City, Province of Surigao del Norte

Summary data
Typecity (component)
Island groupMindanao
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
ProvinceSurigao del Norte
Barangay count54
Postal code8400
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSurigao Strait, Philippine Sea
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)245.30 km2 (94.71 sq mi)
Population (2015)154,137
Density (2015)628 / km2 (1,627 / sq mi)
Coordinates9° 47' North, 125° 29' East (9.7878, 125.4916)
Estimated elevation above sea level9.0 meters (29.5 feet)

Surigao is a coastal component city in the province of Surigao del Norte. It serves as the provincial capital.

The city has a land area of 245.30 square kilometers or 94.71 square miles which constitutes 12.43% of Surigao del Norte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 154,137. This represented 31.78% of the total population of Surigao del Norte province, or 5.94% of the overall population of the Caraga region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 628 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,627 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Surigao City has 54 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)
Alang‑alang0.26%405561-27.81%-6.02%
Alegria0.37%574666-13.81%-2.79%
Anomar1.12%1,7271,36026.99%4.65%
Aurora0.44%677758-10.69%-2.13%
Balibayon1.14%1,7521,46819.35%3.42%
Baybay0.21%3303241.85%0.35%
Bilabid0.19%293313-6.39%-1.25%
Bitaugan0.41%6375829.45%1.73%
Bonifacio2.29%3,5342,89322.16%3.88%
Buenavista0.59%9161,293-29.16%-6.35%
Cabongbongan0.59%90575420.03%3.54%
Cagniog3.39%5,2254,28921.82%3.83%
Cagutsan0.22%3453391.77%0.33%
Canlanipa6.29%9,6978,03220.73%3.65%
Cantiasay0.64%98483417.99%3.20%
Capalayan1.62%2,5022,3177.98%1.47%
Catadman0.25%382385-0.78%-0.15%
Danao0.38%5935704.04%0.76%
Danawan0.37%573631-9.19%-1.82%
Day‑asan1.22%1,8831,64414.54%2.62%
Ipil2.80%4,3233,87911.45%2.08%
Libuac0.62%949991-4.24%-0.82%
Lipata1.72%2,6532,02131.27%5.32%
Lisondra0.57%8828740.92%0.17%
Luna6.76%10,4259,5788.84%1.63%
Mabini1.52%2,3371,86225.51%4.42%
Mabua1.80%2,7782,48211.93%2.17%
Manyagao0.55%85171219.52%3.45%
Mapawa0.73%1,13299314.00%2.53%
Mat‑i3.71%5,7225,12811.58%2.11%
Nabago0.74%1,1431,0617.73%1.43%
Nonoc0.85%1,3101,11417.59%3.13%
Orok0.72%1,11483433.57%5.67%
Poctoy1.10%1,6881,5767.11%1.32%
Punta Bilar0.70%1,07988422.06%3.87%
Quezon1.45%2,2292,00111.39%2.08%
Rizal4.32%6,6595,57919.36%3.43%
Sabang3.05%4,7052,59881.10%11.97%
San Isidro0.38%58651613.57%2.45%
San Jose0.82%1,2651,342-5.74%-1.12%
San Juan9.68%14,92513,6279.53%1.75%
San Pedro0.56%8658600.58%0.11%
San Roque0.94%1,4441,23017.40%3.10%
Serna0.93%1,4381,23316.63%2.97%
Sidlakan0.20%307396-22.47%-4.73%
Silop0.96%1,4851,17326.60%4.59%
Sugbay0.31%48243710.30%1.88%
Sukailang0.90%1,3861,23012.68%2.30%
Taft12.05%18,57119,946-6.89%-1.35%
Talisay0.91%1,4031,490-5.84%-1.14%
Togbongon1.37%2,1051,9338.90%1.64%
Trinidad1.68%2,5872,31911.56%2.10%
Washington12.26%18,90018,0404.77%0.89%
Zaragoza0.31%475588-19.22%-3.98%
Surigao City Total154,137140,5409.67%1.77%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Surigao City for the fiscal year of 2016 was 678,256,607.49.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009423,809,706.82
2010464,949,537.929.71%
2011500,973,894.757.75%
2012456,593,226.48-8.86%
2013489,711,707.257.25%
2014544,589,021.7211.21%
2015614,579,477.3112.85%
2016678,256,607.4910.36%

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 Surigao City is 15 to 19, with 17,482 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 1,120 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 12,989
1 to 412,985
5 to 915,667
10 to 1416,123
15 to 1917,482
20 to 2415,107
25 to 2912,563
30 to 3410,534
35 to 399,630
40 to 448,740
45 to 497,752
50 to 546,879
55 to 595,685
60 to 644,343
65 to 692,994
70 to 742,155
75 to 791,389
80 and over1,120
Total154,137

Historical population

The population of Surigao City grew from 37,439 in 1960 to 154,137 in 2015, an increase of 116,698 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.77%, or an increase of 13,597 people, from the previous population of 140,540 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
37,439
51,4963.17%
66,0275.11%
79,7453.85%
100,3792.33%
104,9090.83%
118,5342.65%
132,1511.51%
140,5402.27%
154,1371.77%

Location

The city center of Surigao is situated at approximately 9° 47' North, 125° 29' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 9.0 meters or 29.5 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 Surigao City are Cabadbaran, Maasin, Butuan, Tandag, Gingoog, and Bayugan. The nearest municipalities are San Francisco, Tagana-an, Sison, Placer, Malimono, and Dinagat. Its distance from the national capital is 723.32 kilometers (449.45 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 723.32 kilometers (449.45 miles) to the Northwest (N42°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 154,137, ranked 92 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 94.71 square kilometers, ranked 406 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 628 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 281 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.77%, ranked 1,439 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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