Lakewood, Province of Zamboanga del Sur

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionZamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)
ProvinceZamboanga del Sur
Barangay count14
Postal code7014
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)201.30 km2 (77.72 sq mi)
Population (2015)20,374
Density (2015)101 / km2 (262 / sq mi)
Coordinates7° 51' North, 123° 9' East (7.8528, 123.1510)
Estimated elevation above sea level390.2 meters (1,279.7 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 201.30 square kilometers or 77.72 square miles which constitutes 4.47% of Zamboanga del Sur's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 20,374. This represented 2.02% of the total population of Zamboanga del Sur province, or 0.56% of the overall population of the Zamboanga Peninsula region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 101 inhabitants per square kilometer or 262 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Lakewood 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)
Bagong Kahayag9.25%1,8841,8740.53%0.10%
Baking7.33%1,4931,4651.91%0.36%
Biswangan8.41%1,7131,49814.35%2.59%
Bululawan6.21%1,2651,2461.52%0.29%
Dagum2.06%419528-20.64%-4.31%
Gasa2.67%545640-14.84%-3.01%
Gatub5.91%1,2041,205-0.08%-0.02%
Lukuan2.22%45339016.15%2.89%
Matalang3.33%6786396.10%1.13%
Poblacion25.20%5,1354,8914.99%0.93%
Sapang Pinoles3.40%693721-3.88%-0.75%
Sebuguey3.38%68955623.92%4.17%
Tiwales2.87%584588-0.68%-0.13%
Tubod17.76%3,6193,4046.32%1.17%
Lakewood Total20,37419,6453.71%0.70%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Lakewood for the fiscal year of 2016 was 81,273,761.71.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200944,926,542.97
201047,447,260.625.61%
201151,422,507.788.38%
201249,904,484.61-2.95%
201356,147,529.2612.51%
201464,711,256.1215.25%
201571,894,644.7911.10%
201681,273,761.7113.05%

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 Lakewood is 5 to 9, with 2,686 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 129 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1457
1 to 42,065
5 to 92,686
10 to 142,518
15 to 192,212
20 to 241,872
25 to 291,423
30 to 341,153
35 to 391,095
40 to 441,090
45 to 49940
50 to 54826
55 to 59624
60 to 64511
65 to 69346
70 to 74242
75 to 79185
80 and over129
Total20,374

Historical population

The population of Lakewood grew from 12,896 in 1980 to 20,374 in 2015, an increase of 7,478 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.70%, or an increase of 729 people, from the previous population of 19,645 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
12,896
13,3760.37%
14,6011.66%
16,3172.41%
18,5621.79%
19,6452.09%
20,3740.70%

Location

The municipal center of Lakewood is situated at approximately 7° 51' North, 123° 9' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 390.2 meters or 1,279.7 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 Lakewood are Pagadian, Tangub, Ozamiz, Dipolog, Dapitan, and Oroquieta. The nearest municipalities are Tigbao, Kumalarang, Bayog, Buug, Guipos, and Dumalinao. Its distance from the national capital is 782.08 kilometers (485.96 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 782.08 kilometers (485.96 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N17°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 20,374, ranked 1,182 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 77.72 square kilometers, ranked 499 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 101 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,259 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.70%, ranked 156 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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