Gutalac, Province of Zamboanga del Norte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionZamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)
ProvinceZamboanga del Norte
Barangay count33
Postal code7118
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSulu Sea
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)492.86 km2 (190.29 sq mi)
Population (2015)34,654
Density (2015)70 / km2 (182 / sq mi)
Coordinates7° 59' North, 122° 24' East (7.9852, 122.4060)
Estimated elevation above sea level162.1 meters (531.8 feet)

Gutalac is a coastal municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Norte.

The municipality has a land area of 492.86 square kilometers or 190.29 square miles which constitutes 6.75% of Zamboanga del Norte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 34,654. This represented 3.43% of the total population of Zamboanga del Norte province, or 0.95% of the overall population of the Zamboanga Peninsula region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 70 inhabitants per square kilometer or 182 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Gutalac has 33 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)
Bacong1.56%539550-2.00%-0.38%
Bagong Silang2.83%9791,424-31.25%-6.89%
Banganon2.86%9919514.21%0.79%
Bayanihan1.49%51740926.41%4.56%
Buenavista2.47%855934-8.46%-1.67%
Canupong2.28%790840-5.95%-1.16%
Cocob3.54%1,2281,04517.51%3.12%
Datagan2.17%75351446.50%7.54%
Imelda5.48%1,9001,7766.98%1.29%
Immaculada Concepcion2.21%76560027.50%4.73%
La Libertad3.77%1,3081,2683.15%0.59%
Loay3.49%1,2101,05015.24%2.74%
Lower Lux2.14%743758-1.98%-0.38%
Lux3.28%1,13593521.39%3.76%
Malian1.41%488566-13.78%-2.78%
Mamawan3.61%1,2521,1538.59%1.58%
Map2.36%81965125.81%4.47%
Matunoy2.19%7607235.12%0.95%
New Dapitan1.13%390413-5.57%-1.09%
Panganuran3.16%1,0961,203-8.89%-1.76%
Pitawe3.44%1,1921,291-7.67%-1.51%
Pitogo2.00%69352831.25%5.31%
Poblacion4.61%1,5981,5155.48%1.02%
Salvador4.76%1,6491,5456.73%1.25%
San Isidro3.95%1,3701,10523.98%4.18%
San Juan4.21%1,4601,25016.80%3.00%
San Roque2.52%87466132.22%5.46%
San Vicente4.61%1,5961,07248.88%7.87%
Santo Niño1.76%61047428.69%4.92%
Sas3.11%1,0791,232-12.42%-2.49%
Sibalic2.54%8818810.00%0.00%
Tipan4.85%1,6821,51910.73%1.96%
Upper Gutalac4.19%1,4521,31710.25%1.88%
Gutalac Total34,65432,1537.78%1.44%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Gutalac for the fiscal year of 2016 was 130,314,858.39.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200972,475,101.20
201077,519,878.686.96%
201183,918,195.848.25%
201281,256,828.67-3.17%
201391,409,794.3012.49%
2014105,387,684.4115.29%
2015118,065,358.2712.03%
2016130,314,858.3910.38%

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 Gutalac is 5 to 9, with 4,771 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 264 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1843
1 to 43,833
5 to 94,771
10 to 144,181
15 to 193,515
20 to 242,748
25 to 292,427
30 to 342,188
35 to 391,977
40 to 441,772
45 to 491,649
50 to 541,373
55 to 591,061
60 to 64819
65 to 69545
70 to 74417
75 to 79271
80 and over264
Total34,654

Historical population

The population of Gutalac grew from 10,405 in 1980 to 34,654 in 2015, an increase of 24,249 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.44%, or an increase of 2,501 people, from the previous population of 32,153 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
10,405
17,5895.39%
25,0226.83%
28,2152.61%
29,8830.80%
32,1532.70%
34,6541.44%

Location

The municipal center of Gutalac is situated at approximately 7° 59' North, 122° 24' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 162.1 meters or 531.8 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 Gutalac are Pagadian, Dipolog, Zamboanga City, Dapitan, Tangub, and Isabela City. The nearest municipalities are Labason, Kalawit, Titay, Tampilisan, Ipil, and Liloy. Its distance from the national capital is 747.06 kilometers (464.20 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 747.06 kilometers (464.20 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N12°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 34,654, ranked 738 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 190.29 square kilometers, ranked 144 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 70 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,377 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.44%, ranked 380 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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