Marihatag, Province of Surigao del Sur

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
ProvinceSurigao del Sur
Barangay count12
Postal code8306
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)312.50 km2 (120.66 sq mi)
Population (2015)18,518
Density (2015)59 / km2 (153 / sq mi)
Coordinates8° 48' North, 126° 18' East (8.8005, 126.2985)
Estimated elevation above sea level6.6 meters (21.5 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 312.50 square kilometers or 120.66 square miles which constitutes 6.34% of Surigao del Sur's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 18,518. This represented 3.13% of the total population of Surigao del Sur province, or 0.71% of the overall population of the Caraga region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 59 inhabitants per square kilometer or 153 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Marihatag has 12 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)
Alegria4.18%774790-2.03%-0.39%
Amontay5.16%9568779.01%1.66%
Antipolo8.47%1,5681,5670.06%0.01%
Arorogan7.31%1,3541,2696.70%1.24%
Bayan11.77%2,1802,1521.30%0.25%
Mahaba7.64%1,4151,02438.18%6.35%
Mararag12.16%2,2522,1196.28%1.17%
Poblacion20.03%3,7103,814-2.73%-0.53%
San Antonio0.80%149233-36.05%-8.16%
San Isidro10.90%2,0181,9622.85%0.54%
San Pedro4.95%9168774.45%0.83%
Santa Cruz6.62%1,2261,242-1.29%-0.25%
Marihatag Total18,51817,9263.30%0.62%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Marihatag for the fiscal year of 2016 was 95,826,705.30.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200953,191,146.15
201057,370,840.207.86%
201163,992,808.9011.54%
201264,156,539.900.26%
201369,473,661.228.29%
201479,956,496.5315.09%
201588,635,918.5710.86%
201695,826,705.308.11%

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 Marihatag is 10 to 14, with 2,291 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 168 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1401
1 to 41,931
5 to 92,260
10 to 142,291
15 to 192,116
20 to 241,619
25 to 291,275
30 to 341,021
35 to 39911
40 to 44897
45 to 49900
50 to 54835
55 to 59645
60 to 64489
65 to 69328
70 to 74243
75 to 79188
80 and over168
Total18,518

Historical population

The population of Marihatag grew from 12,391 in 1960 to 18,518 in 2015, an increase of 6,127 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.62%, or an increase of 592 people, from the previous population of 17,926 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
12,391
7,254-5.10%
9,6365.86%
10,7792.27%
10,663-0.11%
13,2544.16%
16,3944.66%
17,6221.00%
17,9260.62%
18,5180.62%

Location

The municipal center of Marihatag is situated at approximately 8° 48' North, 126° 18' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 6.6 meters or 21.5 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 Marihatag are Tandag, Bayugan, Bislig, Butuan, Cabadbaran, and Gingoog. The nearest municipalities are San Agustin, Cagwait, Bayabas, Tago, Lianga, and San Miguel. Its distance from the national capital is 863.80 kilometers (536.74 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 863.80 kilometers (536.74 miles) to the Northwest (N41°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 18,518, ranked 1,232 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 120.66 square kilometers, ranked 278 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 59 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,413 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.62%, ranked 328 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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