Dipolog, Province of Zamboanga del Norte

Summary data
Typecity (component)
Island groupMindanao
RegionZamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)
ProvinceZamboanga del Norte
Barangay count21
Postal code7100
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesDipolog Strait
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)241.13 km2 (93.10 sq mi)
Population (2015)130,759
Density (2015)542 / km2 (1,405 / sq mi)
Coordinates8° 35' North, 123° 20' East (8.5861, 123.3410)
Estimated elevation above sea level10.8 meters (35.4 feet)

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

The city has a land area of 241.13 square kilometers or 93.10 square miles which constitutes 3.30% of Zamboanga del Norte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 130,759. This represented 12.93% of the total population of Zamboanga del Norte province, or 3.60% of the overall population of the Zamboanga Peninsula region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 542 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,405 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Dipolog has 21 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)
Barra2.65%3,4663,3972.03%0.38%
Biasong2.67%3,4963,855-9.31%-1.84%
Central1.55%2,0292,242-9.50%-1.88%
Cogon1.27%1,6651,43016.43%2.94%
Dicayas7.36%9,6186,63944.87%7.31%
Diwan2.87%3,7473,7230.64%0.12%
Estaca5.80%7,5906,9978.48%1.56%
Galas13.41%17,54014,71319.21%3.40%
Gulayon5.63%7,3598,050-8.58%-1.69%
Lugdungan1.74%2,2692,05110.63%1.94%
Minaog6.04%7,9047,4556.02%1.12%
Miputak6.12%7,9979,006-11.20%-2.24%
Olingan10.13%13,25011,85711.75%2.14%
Punta2.24%2,9232,63710.85%1.98%
San Jose0.82%1,0681,0125.53%1.03%
Sangkol1.60%2,0921,56433.76%5.69%
Santa Filomena6.70%8,7628,0498.86%1.63%
Santa Isabel5.86%7,6656,96510.05%1.84%
Sicayab6.10%7,9797,23410.30%1.88%
Sinaman1.55%2,0331,9285.45%1.01%
Turno7.88%10,3079,6566.74%1.25%
Dipolog Total130,759120,4608.55%1.57%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Dipolog for the fiscal year of 2016 was 707,511,223.76.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009459,774,508.91
2010511,857,238.3311.33%
2011522,838,204.062.15%
2012476,026,063.29-8.95%
2013551,088,193.6515.77%
2014561,442,163.601.88%
2015596,308,045.286.21%
2016707,511,223.7618.65%

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 Dipolog is 15 to 19, with 14,033 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 1,115 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 12,632
1 to 410,523
5 to 913,277
10 to 1413,009
15 to 1914,033
20 to 2412,592
25 to 2910,427
30 to 348,782
35 to 398,479
40 to 447,824
45 to 497,184
50 to 546,200
55 to 595,018
60 to 643,977
65 to 692,644
70 to 741,925
75 to 791,115
80 and over1,118
Total130,759

Historical population

The population of Dipolog grew from 32,236 in 1960 to 130,759 in 2015, an increase of 98,523 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.57%, or an increase of 10,299 people, from the previous population of 120,460 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
32,236
46,3683.62%
48,4030.87%
61,9195.05%
79,8872.58%
90,7772.42%
99,8622.07%
113,1181.73%
120,4602.32%
130,7591.57%

Location

The city center of Dipolog is situated at approximately 8° 35' North, 123° 20' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 10.8 meters or 35.4 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 Dipolog are Dapitan, Oroquieta, Tangub, Ozamiz, Dumaguete, and Pagadian. The nearest municipalities are Polanco, Katipunan, President Manuel A. Roxas, Sibutad, Piñan, and Mutia. Its distance from the national capital is 712.34 kilometers (442.63 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 712.34 kilometers (442.63 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N21°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 130,759, ranked 92 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 93.10 square kilometers, ranked 416 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 542 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 320 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.57%, ranked 630 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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