Ramon Magsaysay, Province of Zamboanga del Sur

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionZamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)
ProvinceZamboanga del Sur
Barangay count27
Postal code7024
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)113.70 km2 (43.90 sq mi)
Population (2015)26,606
Density (2015)234 / km2 (606 / sq mi)
Coordinates8° 0' North, 123° 29' East (8.0040, 123.4856)
Estimated elevation above sea level191.5 meters (628.2 feet)

Ramon Magsaysay, formerly known as Liargo, is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Zamboanga del Sur.

The municipality has a land area of 113.70 square kilometers or 43.90 square miles which constitutes 2.53% of Zamboanga del Sur's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 26,606. This represented 2.63% of the total population of Zamboanga del Sur province, or 0.73% of the overall population of the Zamboanga Peninsula region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 234 inhabitants per square kilometer or 606 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Ramon Magsaysay has 27 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 Opon2.07%550679-19.00%-3.93%
Bambong Daku2.44%649789-17.74%-3.65%
Bambong Diut2.24%59551814.86%2.67%
Bobongan4.83%1,2841,430-10.21%-2.03%
Campo IV5.83%1,5501,4328.24%1.52%
Campo V3.38%899952-5.57%-1.08%
Caniangan2.75%7316699.27%1.70%
Dipalusan2.36%6295759.39%1.72%
Eastern Bobongan3.44%915939-2.56%-0.49%
Esperanza7.66%2,0391,78614.17%2.55%
Gapasan4.39%1,1681,206-3.15%-0.61%
Katipunan5.80%1,5431,4953.21%0.60%
Kauswagan1.70%4534373.66%0.69%
Lower Sambulawan1.91%5074756.74%1.25%
Mabini1.65%43838414.06%2.54%
Magsaysay3.59%9548759.03%1.66%
Malating2.61%694716-3.07%-0.59%
Paradise4.06%1,07997810.33%1.89%
Pasingkalan4.73%1,2591,285-2.02%-0.39%
Poblacion10.80%2,8732,6677.72%1.43%
San Fernando2.09%5575422.77%0.52%
Santo Rosario2.37%63154415.99%2.86%
Sapa Anding4.93%1,3121,2991.00%0.19%
Sinaguing3.58%9521,187-19.80%-4.11%
Switch4.82%1,2831,299-1.23%-0.24%
Upper Laperian2.56%6826682.10%0.40%
Wakat1.43%3803683.26%0.61%
Ramon Magsaysay Total26,60626,1941.57%0.30%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Ramon Magsaysay for the fiscal year of 2016 was 89,733,882.09.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200947,768,360.19
201050,945,344.896.65%
201155,152,086.448.26%
201254,867,376.67-0.52%
201360,978,654.6011.14%
201469,027,994.6513.20%
201581,353,238.2017.86%
201689,733,882.0910.30%

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 Ramon Magsaysay is 5 to 9, with 3,141 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 252 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1599
1 to 42,498
5 to 93,141
10 to 142,808
15 to 192,628
20 to 242,386
25 to 291,922
30 to 341,636
35 to 391,517
40 to 441,420
45 to 491,377
50 to 541,253
55 to 591,070
60 to 64829
65 to 69610
70 to 74395
75 to 79265
80 and over252
Total26,606

Historical population

The population of Ramon Magsaysay grew from 24,282 in 1960 to 26,606 in 2015, an increase of 2,324 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.30%, or an increase of 412 people, from the previous population of 26,194 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
24,282
15,221-4.47%
18,0573.49%
17,852-0.23%
21,0651.67%
22,7951.49%
23,3230.49%
25,3211.14%
26,1941.24%
26,6060.30%

Location

The municipal center of Ramon Magsaysay is situated at approximately 8° 0' North, 123° 29' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 191.5 meters or 628.2 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 Ramon Magsaysay are Pagadian, Tangub, Ozamiz, Oroquieta, Dipolog, and Dapitan. The nearest municipalities are Tambulig, Molave, Sominot, Aurora, Mahayag, and Bonifacio. Its distance from the national capital is 778.20 kilometers (483.55 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 778.20 kilometers (483.55 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N20°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 26,606, ranked 966 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 43.90 square kilometers, ranked 880 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 234 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 815 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.30%, ranked 376 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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