Pagadian, Province of Zamboanga del Sur

Summary data
Typecity (component)
Island groupMindanao
RegionZamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)
ProvinceZamboanga del Sur
Barangay count54
Postal code7016
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesIllana Bay [Moro Gulf, Celebes Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)378.80 km2 (146.26 sq mi)
Population (2015)199,060
Density (2015)526 / km2 (1,361 / sq mi)
Coordinates7° 49' North, 123° 26' East (7.8249, 123.4365)
Estimated elevation above sea level28.8 meters (94.5 feet)

Pagadian is a coastal component city in the province of Zamboanga del Sur. It serves as the provincial capital as well as the regional center of Zamboanga Peninsula.

The city has a land area of 378.80 square kilometers or 146.26 square miles which constitutes 8.42% of Zamboanga del Sur's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 199,060. This represented 19.70% of the total population of Zamboanga del Sur province, or 5.48% of the overall population of the Zamboanga Peninsula region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 526 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,361 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Pagadian has 54 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)
Alegria0.56%1,11697714.23%2.57%
Balangasan7.23%14,38413,4277.13%1.32%
Balintawak1.31%2,6172,5333.32%0.62%
Baloyboan0.46%9211,275-27.76%-6.00%
Banale4.07%8,0997,28711.14%2.03%
Bogo0.68%1,3621,15018.43%3.27%
Bomba1.97%3,9273,21722.07%3.87%
Buenavista3.31%6,5895,14028.19%4.84%
Bulatok1.91%3,8032,89031.59%5.37%
Bulawan0.60%1,1921,1018.27%1.52%
Dampalan0.53%1,05095310.18%1.86%
Danlugan2.01%4,0043,14627.27%4.70%
Dao2.92%5,8185,27210.36%1.89%
Datagan0.73%1,4561,18922.46%3.93%
Deborok0.63%1,2491,11711.82%2.15%
Ditoray0.55%1,0871,0602.55%0.48%
Dumagoc3.81%7,5857,5300.73%0.14%
Gatas1.13%2,2452,2012.00%0.38%
Gubac0.57%1,1351,1003.18%0.60%
Gubang0.92%1,8391,8051.88%0.36%
Kagawasan1.22%2,4221,82732.57%5.51%
Kahayagan0.75%1,4951,33212.24%2.22%
Kalasan0.80%1,5871,40612.87%2.33%
Kawit4.21%8,3817,6309.84%1.80%
La Suerte0.59%1,1761,0987.10%1.32%
Lala1.01%2,0112,033-1.08%-0.21%
Lapidian0.82%1,6361,39117.61%3.14%
Lenienza1.84%3,6643,15016.32%2.92%
Lizon Valley1.51%3,0022,8186.53%1.21%
Lourdes0.73%1,4491,4331.12%0.21%
Lower Sibatang0.58%1,1611,0965.93%1.10%
Lumad0.65%1,2901,2800.78%0.15%
Lumbia2.51%4,9884,7435.17%0.96%
Macasing0.89%1,7721,6259.05%1.66%
Manga1.49%2,9621,76467.91%10.37%
Muricay1.59%3,1722,81112.84%2.33%
Napolan4.08%8,1287,4219.53%1.75%
Palpalan0.38%750905-17.13%-3.51%
Pedulonan0.31%610903-32.45%-7.20%
Poloyagan1.56%3,1072,66816.45%2.94%
San Francisco1.63%3,2434,217-23.10%-4.88%
San Jose3.74%7,4437,0235.98%1.11%
San Pedro3.88%7,7179,591-19.54%-4.05%
Santa Lucia4.30%8,5538,4830.83%0.16%
Santa Maria2.59%5,1584,52114.09%2.54%
Santiago1.65%3,2923,466-5.02%-0.98%
Santo Niño4.25%8,4708,2063.22%0.60%
Tawagan Sur1.19%2,3772,605-8.75%-1.73%
Tiguma6.23%12,40111,6796.18%1.15%
Tuburan4.75%9,4508,9195.95%1.11%
Tulangan0.42%8381,088-22.98%-4.85%
Tulawas0.63%1,2601,490-15.44%-3.14%
Upper Sibatang0.49%9829364.91%0.92%
White Beach0.82%1,63592476.95%11.48%
Pagadian Total199,060186,8526.53%1.21%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Pagadian for the fiscal year of 2016 was 869,862,005.55.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009509,837,010.87
2010566,921,770.3911.20%
2011607,778,513.367.21%
2012538,202,671.15-11.45%
2013691,384,852.1328.46%
2014714,817,532.123.39%
2015801,284,494.1112.10%
2016869,862,005.558.56%

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 Pagadian is 15 to 19, with 21,948 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 1,149 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 14,504
1 to 417,508
5 to 921,926
10 to 1420,996
15 to 1921,948
20 to 2420,911
25 to 2916,599
30 to 3413,673
35 to 3912,921
40 to 4411,049
45 to 499,562
50 to 548,195
55 to 596,572
60 to 645,031
65 to 693,162
70 to 742,000
75 to 791,354
80 and over1,149
Total199,060

Historical population

The population of Pagadian grew from 41,810 in 1960 to 199,060 in 2015, an increase of 157,250 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.21%, or an increase of 12,208 people, from the previous population of 186,852 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
41,810
57,6153.19%
66,0622.78%
80,8614.12%
106,3072.77%
125,1823.11%
142,5852.83%
161,3121.72%
186,8525.50%
199,0601.21%

Location

The city center of Pagadian is situated at approximately 7° 49' North, 123° 26' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 28.8 meters or 94.5 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 Pagadian are Tangub, Ozamiz, Oroquieta, Dipolog, Dapitan, and Marawi. The nearest municipalities are Dumalinao, Labangan, Tukuran, Guipos, San Pablo, and Ramon Magsaysay. Its distance from the national capital is 794.98 kilometers (493.98 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 794.98 kilometers (493.98 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N19°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 199,060, ranked 64 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 146.26 square kilometers, ranked 233 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 526 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 355 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.21%, ranked 700 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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