Carmen, Province of Surigao del Sur

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
ProvinceSurigao del Sur
Barangay count8
Postal code8315
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)160.01 km2 (61.78 sq mi)
Population (2015)10,347
Density (2015)65 / km2 (167 / sq mi)
Coordinates9° 14' North, 126° 1' East (9.2286, 126.0168)
Estimated elevation above sea level13.1 meters (43.1 feet)

Carmen is a coastal municipality in the province of Surigao del Sur.

The municipality has a land area of 160.01 square kilometers or 61.78 square miles which constitutes 3.24% of Surigao del Sur's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 10,347. This represented 1.75% of the total population of Surigao del Sur province, or 0.40% of the overall population of the Caraga region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 65 inhabitants per square kilometer or 167 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Carmen has 8 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)
Antao10.64%1,1011,140-3.42%-0.66%
Cancavan4.36%451473-4.65%-0.90%
Carmen28.15%2,9132,7754.97%0.93%
Esperanza7.07%732814-10.07%-2.00%
Hinapoyan21.03%2,1761,89614.77%2.66%
Puyat12.74%1,3181,587-16.95%-3.47%
San Vicente6.48%6706640.90%0.17%
Santa Cruz9.53%9869385.12%0.95%
Carmen Total10,34710,2870.58%0.11%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Carmen for the fiscal year of 2016 was 60,661,413.86.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200935,436,507.14
201037,693,350.196.37%
201140,310,263.616.94%
201241,447,398.382.82%
201344,128,765.496.47%
201448,704,107.4610.37%
201555,124,772.9813.18%
201660,661,413.8610.04%

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 Carmen is 5 to 9, with 1,212 individuals. Conversely, the age groups with the lowest population are in the ranges 75 to 79, and 80 and over, with 131 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1231
1 to 4916
5 to 91,212
10 to 141,107
15 to 19999
20 to 24787
25 to 29728
30 to 34658
35 to 39591
40 to 44583
45 to 49585
50 to 54508
55 to 59419
60 to 64322
65 to 69248
70 to 74191
75 to 79131
80 and over131
Total10,347

Historical population

The population of Carmen grew from 5,602 in 1975 to 10,347 in 2015, an increase of 4,745 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.11%, or an increase of 60 people, from the previous population of 10,287 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
5,602
7,8276.92%
8,7871.16%
8,248-1.18%
9,5513.19%
10,0780.74%
10,2870.75%
10,3470.11%

Location

The municipal center of Carmen is situated at approximately 9° 14' North, 126° 1' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 13.1 meters or 43.1 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 Carmen are Tandag, Cabadbaran, Butuan, Bayugan, Surigao City, and Gingoog. The nearest municipalities are Lanuza, Madrid, Cantilan, Carrascal, Cortes, and San Miguel. Its distance from the national capital is 807.88 kilometers (501.99 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 807.88 kilometers (501.99 miles) to the Northwest (N42°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 10,347, ranked 1,454 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 61.78 square kilometers, ranked 655 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 65 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,398 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.11%, ranked 1,401 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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