Dapitan, Province of Zamboanga del Norte

Summary data
Typecity (component)
Island groupMindanao
RegionZamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)
ProvinceZamboanga del Norte
Barangay count50
Postal code7101
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesDipolog Strait, Bohol Sea
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)390.53 km2 (150.78 sq mi)
Population (2015)82,418
Density (2015)211 / km2 (547 / sq mi)
Coordinates8° 39' North, 123° 25' East (8.6548, 123.4221)
Estimated elevation above sea level7.3 meters (23.8 feet)

Dapitan is a coastal component city in the province of Zamboanga del Norte.

The city has a land area of 390.53 square kilometers or 150.78 square miles which constitutes 5.35% of Zamboanga del Norte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 82,418. This represented 8.15% of the total population of Zamboanga del Norte province, or 2.27% of the overall population of the Zamboanga Peninsula region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 211 inhabitants per square kilometer or 547 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Dapitan has 50 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)
Aliguay0.83%6826475.41%1.01%
Antipolo1.83%1,5101,4792.10%0.40%
Aseniero2.33%1,9241,9080.84%0.16%
Ba‑ao1.03%8497946.93%1.28%
Bagting1.47%1,2151,2021.08%0.21%
Banbanan1.32%1,0921,0801.11%0.21%
Banonong5.38%4,4374,1387.23%1.34%
Barcelona2.58%2,1281,81717.12%3.05%
Baylimango1.69%1,3901,3155.70%1.06%
Burgos1.67%1,3781,400-1.57%-0.30%
Canlucani1.43%1,1761,01415.98%2.86%
Carang0.92%759761-0.26%-0.05%
Cawa‑cawa3.33%2,7462,37315.72%2.82%
Dampalan1.79%1,4741,3459.59%1.76%
Daro0.69%572635-9.92%-1.97%
Dawo3.22%2,6552,4657.71%1.42%
Diwa‑an1.31%1,0781,0057.26%1.34%
Guimputlan0.98%8117606.71%1.24%
Hilltop0.93%765906-15.56%-3.17%
Ilaya3.61%2,9752,65312.14%2.21%
Kauswagan1.48%1,2171,2170.00%0.00%
Larayan2.45%2,0181,8956.49%1.20%
Linabo1.83%1,5051,4414.44%0.83%
Liyang1.36%1,1221,01410.65%1.95%
Maria Cristina2.48%2,0452,058-0.63%-0.12%
Maria Uray1.85%1,5251,4932.14%0.40%
Masidlakon1.45%1,1981,251-4.24%-0.82%
Matagobtob Poblacion3.74%3,0842,63417.08%3.05%
Napo1.27%1,04493311.90%2.16%
Opao1.83%1,5101,4345.30%0.99%
Oro1.35%1,1131,0951.64%0.31%
Owaon2.33%1,9221,64916.56%2.96%
Oyan1.04%859942-8.81%-1.74%
Polo3.91%3,2263,1153.56%0.67%
Potol2.10%1,7291,54811.69%2.13%
Potungan1.89%1,5591,35315.23%2.74%
San Francisco0.67%555592-6.25%-1.22%
San Nicolas1.57%1,2941,333-2.93%-0.56%
San Pedro2.45%2,0171,81711.01%2.01%
San Vicente3.37%2,7812,6335.62%1.05%
Santa Cruz2.04%1,6831,5975.39%1.00%
Santo Niño2.20%1,8101,7652.55%0.48%
Sicayab Bocana3.08%2,5372,19515.58%2.80%
Sigayan1.12%9198389.67%1.77%
Silinog0.85%697712-2.11%-0.40%
Sinonoc1.91%1,5781,4925.76%1.07%
Sulangon3.82%3,1502,9158.06%1.49%
Tag‑olo0.91%75467611.54%2.10%
Taguilon4.07%3,3583,1028.25%1.52%
Tamion1.20%9931,005-1.19%-0.23%
Dapitan Total82,41877,4416.43%1.19%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Dapitan for the fiscal year of 2016 was 540,006,232.83.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009358,474,914.45
2010398,410,493.0011.14%
2011426,623,938.877.08%
2012364,661,290.33-14.52%
2013384,797,093.855.52%
2014432,806,415.8812.48%
2015492,136,952.2313.71%
2016540,006,232.839.73%

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 Dapitan is 5 to 9, with 9,263 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 991 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,624
1 to 47,073
5 to 99,263
10 to 149,039
15 to 198,677
20 to 246,872
25 to 295,415
30 to 344,865
35 to 394,875
40 to 444,787
45 to 494,524
50 to 543,982
55 to 593,285
60 to 642,716
65 to 691,946
70 to 741,490
75 to 79991
80 and over994
Total82,418

Historical population

The population of Dapitan grew from 27,517 in 1960 to 82,418 in 2015, an increase of 54,901 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.19%, or an increase of 4,977 people, from the previous population of 77,441 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
27,517
37,7813.15%
46,2614.15%
54,6943.40%
59,3720.82%
62,9971.12%
68,1781.71%
72,7920.91%
77,4412.28%
82,4181.19%

Location

The city center of Dapitan is situated at approximately 8° 39' North, 123° 25' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 7.3 meters or 23.8 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 Dapitan are Dipolog, Oroquieta, Dumaguete, Ozamiz, Tangub, and Pagadian. The nearest municipalities are Sibutad, Polanco, Piñan, Baliangao, Rizal, and Sapang Dalaga. Its distance from the national capital is 708.52 kilometers (440.26 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 708.52 kilometers (440.26 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N22°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 82,418, ranked 250 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 150.78 square kilometers, ranked 221 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 211 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 924 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.19%, ranked 982 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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