Lopez Jaena, Province of Misamis Occidental

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionNorthern Mindanao (Region X)
ProvinceMisamis Occidental
Barangay count28
Postal code7208
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesIligan Bay [Bohol Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)94.70 km2 (36.56 sq mi)
Population (2015)25,055
Density (2015)265 / km2 (685 / sq mi)
Coordinates8° 33' North, 123° 46' East (8.5516, 123.7675)
Estimated elevation above sea level15.9 meters (52.3 feet)

Lopez Jaena is a coastal municipality in the province of Misamis Occidental.

The municipality has a land area of 94.70 square kilometers or 36.56 square miles which constitutes 4.61% of Misamis Occidental's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 25,055. This represented 4.16% of the total population of Misamis Occidental province, or 0.53% of the overall population of the Northern Mindanao region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 265 inhabitants per square kilometer or 685 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Lopez Jaena has 28 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)
Alegria3.18%797813-1.97%-0.38%
Bagong Silang0.99%247283-12.72%-2.56%
Biasong3.58%896910-1.54%-0.29%
Bonifacio0.99%2492403.75%0.70%
Burgos1.87%4684464.93%0.92%
Dalacon1.21%3032865.94%1.11%
Dampalan2.45%6145845.14%0.96%
Don Andres Soriano1.40%35231412.10%2.20%
Eastern Poblacion11.04%2,7672,7042.33%0.44%
Estante1.17%292296-1.35%-0.26%
Jasa‑an4.00%1,0011,007-0.60%-0.11%
Katipa5.70%1,4281,4071.49%0.28%
Luzaran2.78%6966615.30%0.99%
Mabas0.37%926639.39%6.53%
Macalibre Alto2.33%5835830.00%0.00%
Macalibre Bajo0.93%23320812.02%2.18%
Mahayahay1.14%2862763.62%0.68%
Manguehan1.81%4534256.59%1.22%
Mansabay Alto2.97%7436986.45%1.20%
Mansabay Bajo8.59%2,1521,9758.96%1.65%
Molatuhan Alto3.43%8607889.14%1.68%
Molatuhan Bajo3.32%8327796.80%1.26%
Peniel0.61%15311631.90%5.41%
Puntod11.29%2,8292,6935.05%0.94%
Rizal4.21%1,05591315.55%2.79%
Sibugon5.66%1,4181,28710.18%1.86%
Sibula5.53%1,3851,3840.07%0.01%
Western Poblacion7.47%1,8711,62515.14%2.72%
Lopez Jaena Total25,05523,7675.42%1.01%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Lopez Jaena for the fiscal year of 2016 was 75,192,352.12.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200942,747,620.56
201045,127,593.815.57%
201148,849,874.258.25%
201247,775,201.62-2.20%
201353,683,085.2512.37%
201460,212,267.2912.16%
201568,585,359.9713.91%
201675,192,352.129.63%

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 Lopez Jaena is 10 to 14, with 2,779 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 343 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1474
1 to 42,084
5 to 92,735
10 to 142,779
15 to 192,508
20 to 241,927
25 to 291,644
30 to 341,423
35 to 391,478
40 to 441,439
45 to 491,426
50 to 541,252
55 to 591,066
60 to 64875
65 to 69713
70 to 74529
75 to 79360
80 and over343
Total25,055

Historical population

The population of Lopez Jaena grew from 13,221 in 1960 to 25,055 in 2015, an increase of 11,834 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.01%, or an increase of 1,288 people, from the previous population of 23,767 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
13,221
16,4642.17%
17,6721.43%
18,9491.40%
19,9120.50%
20,4440.50%
20,9480.52%
22,1200.75%
23,7672.65%
25,0551.01%

Location

The municipal center of Lopez Jaena is situated at approximately 8° 33' North, 123° 46' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 15.9 meters or 52.3 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 Lopez Jaena are Oroquieta, Dapitan, Ozamiz, Dipolog, Tangub, and Iligan. The nearest municipalities are Plaridel, Calamba, Aloran, Baliangao, Panaon, and Sapang Dalaga. Its distance from the national capital is 733.91 kilometers (456.03 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 733.91 kilometers (456.03 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N24°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 25,055, ranked 1,053 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 36.56 square kilometers, ranked 1,038 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 265 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 744 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.01%, ranked 443 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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