Kalawit, Province of Zamboanga del Norte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionZamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)
ProvinceZamboanga del Norte
Barangay count14
Postal code7124
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)217.89 km2 (84.13 sq mi)
Population (2015)23,633
Density (2015)108 / km2 (281 / sq mi)
Coordinates7° 54' North, 122° 32' East (7.9048, 122.5265)
Estimated elevation above sea level118.3 meters (388.1 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 217.89 square kilometers or 84.13 square miles which constitutes 2.98% of Zamboanga del Norte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 23,633. This represented 2.34% of the total population of Zamboanga del Norte province, or 0.65% of the overall population of the Zamboanga Peninsula region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 108 inhabitants per square kilometer or 281 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Kalawit has 14 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)
Batayan12.21%2,8852,7216.03%1.12%
Botong5.97%1,4101,3196.90%1.28%
Concepcion3.09%7307290.14%0.03%
Daniel Maing10.61%2,5072,26910.49%1.92%
Fatima5.14%1,2151,1158.97%1.65%
Gatas5.48%1,2961,2831.01%0.19%
Kalawit19.42%4,5904,3096.52%1.21%
Marcelo4.51%1,0671,0630.38%0.07%
New Calamba4.92%1,1631,1293.01%0.57%
Palalian5.49%1,2981,2880.78%0.15%
Paraiso3.29%77764720.09%3.55%
Pianon9.23%2,1821,97810.31%1.89%
San Jose6.30%1,4881,3569.73%1.78%
Tugop4.34%1,0259517.78%1.44%
Kalawit Total23,63322,1576.66%1.24%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Kalawit for the fiscal year of 2016 was 81,848,181.53.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200946,676,140.32
201049,207,345.925.42%
201153,562,505.968.85%
201252,121,665.83-2.69%
201357,829,050.3310.95%
201465,879,495.6913.92%
201575,069,165.9313.95%
201681,848,181.539.03%

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 Kalawit is 5 to 9, with 3,227 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 149 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1732
1 to 43,137
5 to 93,227
10 to 142,804
15 to 192,199
20 to 241,965
25 to 291,617
30 to 341,415
35 to 391,228
40 to 441,159
45 to 491,071
50 to 54846
55 to 59775
60 to 64565
65 to 69336
70 to 74251
75 to 79157
80 and over149
Total23,633

Historical population

The population of Kalawit grew from 12,340 in 1990 to 23,633 in 2015, an increase of 11,293 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.24%, or an increase of 1,476 people, from the previous population of 22,157 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
12,340
17,3526.59%
21,3724.57%
21,7580.25%
22,1570.66%
23,6331.24%

Location

The municipal center of Kalawit is situated at approximately 7° 54' North, 122° 32' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 118.3 meters or 388.1 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 Kalawit are Pagadian, Dipolog, Zamboanga City, Dapitan, Tangub, and Lamitan. The nearest municipalities are Titay, Ipil, Gutalac, Tampilisan, Labason, and Naga. Its distance from the national capital is 758.58 kilometers (471.36 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 758.58 kilometers (471.36 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N13°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 23,633, ranked 1,076 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 84.13 square kilometers, ranked 459 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 108 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,235 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.24%, ranked 914 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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