Josefina, Province of Zamboanga del Sur

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionZamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)
ProvinceZamboanga del Sur
Barangay count14
Postal code7027
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)56.35 km2 (21.76 sq mi)
Population (2015)11,799
Density (2015)209 / km2 (542 / sq mi)
Coordinates8° 13' North, 123° 33' East (8.2158, 123.5447)
Estimated elevation above sea level607.6 meters (1,992.8 feet)

Josefina is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Zamboanga del Sur.

The municipality has a land area of 56.35 square kilometers or 21.76 square miles which constitutes 1.25% of Zamboanga del Sur's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 11,799. This represented 1.17% of the total population of Zamboanga del Sur province, or 0.33% of the overall population of the Zamboanga Peninsula region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 209 inhabitants per square kilometer or 542 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Josefina 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)
Bogo Calabat9.92%1,1701,1075.69%1.06%
Dawa8.59%1,0141,015-0.10%-0.02%
Ebarle4.30%50739727.71%4.77%
Gumahan15.42%1,8191,61912.35%2.24%
Leonardo6.99%82562432.21%5.46%
Litapan6.77%79951854.25%8.60%
Lower Bagong Tudela2.54%300316-5.06%-0.98%
Mansanas7.88%9301,010-7.92%-1.56%
Moradji4.41%5204994.21%0.79%
Nemeño4.30%50741821.29%3.74%
Nopulan8.64%1,0209487.59%1.40%
Sebukang3.79%447513-12.87%-2.59%
Tagaytay Hill2.04%241262-8.02%-1.58%
Upper Bagong Tudela14.41%1,7001,5807.59%1.40%
Josefina Total11,79910,8268.99%1.65%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Josefina for the fiscal year of 2016 was 52,639,866.66.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200928,755,320.23
201030,791,604.977.08%
201134,231,149.2711.17%
201233,566,464.28-1.94%
201338,112,708.9713.54%
201442,749,255.1012.17%
201548,362,516.2413.13%
201652,639,866.668.84%

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 Josefina is 15 to 19, with 1,293 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 94 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1198
1 to 4936
5 to 91,134
10 to 141,257
15 to 191,293
20 to 241,262
25 to 291,009
30 to 34834
35 to 39707
40 to 44628
45 to 49633
50 to 54487
55 to 59422
60 to 64348
65 to 69277
70 to 74153
75 to 79127
80 and over94
Total11,799

Historical population

The population of Josefina grew from 6,755 in 1980 to 11,799 in 2015, an increase of 5,044 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.65%, or an increase of 973 people, from the previous population of 10,826 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
6,755
7,5911.17%
9,0243.29%
8,758-0.64%
10,7962.93%
10,8260.10%
11,7991.65%

Location

The municipal center of Josefina is situated at approximately 8° 13' North, 123° 33' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 607.6 meters or 1,992.8 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 Josefina are Tangub, Ozamiz, Oroquieta, Pagadian, Dipolog, and Dapitan. The nearest municipalities are Don Victoriano Chiongbian, Sergio Osmeña Sr., Molave, Mahayag, Tambulig, and Bonifacio. Its distance from the national capital is 758.64 kilometers (471.39 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 758.64 kilometers (471.39 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N21°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 11,799, ranked 1,420 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 21.76 square kilometers, ranked 1,269 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 209 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 875 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.65%, ranked 623 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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