Oroquieta, Province of Misamis Occidental

Summary data
Typecity (component)
Island groupMindanao
RegionNorthern Mindanao (Region X)
ProvinceMisamis Occidental
Barangay count47
Postal code7207
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesIligan Bay [Bohol Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)237.88 km2 (91.85 sq mi)
Population (2015)70,757
Density (2015)297 / km2 (770 / sq mi)
Coordinates8° 29' North, 123° 48' East (8.4852, 123.8059)
Estimated elevation above sea level7.8 meters (25.5 feet)

Oroquieta is a coastal component city in the province of Misamis Occidental. It serves as the provincial capital.

The city has a land area of 237.88 square kilometers or 91.85 square miles which constitutes 11.57% of Misamis Occidental's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 70,757. This represented 11.75% of the total population of Misamis Occidental province, or 1.51% of the overall population of the Northern Mindanao region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 297 inhabitants per square kilometer or 770 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Oroquieta has 47 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)
Apil1.02%72362116.43%2.94%
Binuangan1.56%1,1031,115-1.08%-0.21%
Bolibol1.15%81774110.26%1.88%
Buenavista1.50%1,06090417.26%3.08%
Bunga1.79%1,2661,14310.76%1.97%
Buntawan0.65%4624453.82%0.72%
Burgos0.94%66348935.58%5.97%
Canubay4.68%3,3133,0727.85%1.45%
Ciriaco C. Pastrano0.58%40831629.11%4.99%
Clarin Settlement0.85%6005813.27%0.61%
Dolipos Alto0.95%66958913.58%2.45%
Dolipos Bajo1.50%1,0599916.86%1.27%
Dulapo1.01%712799-10.89%-2.17%
Dullan Norte0.86%60553513.08%2.37%
Dullan Sur0.57%4033883.87%0.72%
Lamac Lower4.76%3,3663,599-6.47%-1.27%
Lamac Upper2.29%1,6231,39516.34%2.92%
Langcangan Lower2.15%1,5191,829-16.95%-3.47%
Langcangan Proper2.66%1,8841,64114.81%2.66%
Langcangan Upper3.66%2,5902,688-3.65%-0.70%
Layawan1.10%777936-16.99%-3.48%
Loboc Lower3.06%2,1672,1222.12%0.40%
Loboc Upper2.66%1,8791,8770.11%0.02%
Malindang0.46%32327318.32%3.25%
Mialen0.36%253308-17.86%-3.68%
Mobod8.63%6,1085,5909.27%1.70%
Paypayan0.45%320334-4.19%-0.81%
Pines4.22%2,9882,9650.78%0.15%
Poblacion I3.73%2,6402,650-0.38%-0.07%
Poblacion II1.37%9671,139-15.10%-3.07%
Rizal Lower0.63%44732338.39%6.38%
Rizal Upper0.59%4204151.20%0.23%
San Vicente Alto2.71%1,9141,8254.88%0.91%
San Vicente Bajo2.47%1,7461,6684.68%0.87%
Sebucal0.31%219231-5.19%-1.01%
Senote1.25%8888810.79%0.15%
Taboc Norte3.63%2,5653,200-19.84%-4.12%
Taboc Sur3.72%2,6332,781-5.32%-1.04%
Talairon5.86%4,1473,9275.60%1.04%
Talic4.99%3,5313,16511.56%2.11%
Tipan1.72%1,2161,10510.05%1.84%
Toliyok1.19%842849-0.82%-0.16%
Tuyabang Alto0.83%5865496.74%1.25%
Tuyabang Bajo0.53%372477-22.01%-4.62%
Tuyabang Proper0.50%3543287.93%1.46%
Victoria0.45%32028512.28%2.23%
Villaflor7.48%5,2904,8618.83%1.62%
Oroquieta Total70,75768,9452.63%0.50%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Oroquieta for the fiscal year of 2016 was 462,067,940.34.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009296,205,593.03
2010323,028,558.939.06%
2011356,752,765.7810.44%
2012311,679,813.70-12.63%
2013326,204,639.714.66%
2014369,691,375.5713.33%
2015414,545,824.6112.13%
2016462,067,940.3411.46%

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 Oroquieta is 10 to 14, with 7,020 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 852 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,080
1 to 45,113
5 to 96,865
10 to 147,020
15 to 196,838
20 to 245,976
25 to 295,106
30 to 344,805
35 to 394,818
40 to 444,424
45 to 494,177
50 to 543,902
55 to 593,184
60 to 642,570
65 to 691,843
70 to 741,316
75 to 79852
80 and over868
Total70,757

Historical population

The population of Oroquieta grew from 29,477 in 1960 to 70,757 in 2015, an increase of 41,280 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.50%, or an increase of 1,812 people, from the previous population of 68,945 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
29,477
38,5752.67%
42,4971.96%
47,3282.18%
52,5001.04%
56,0121.22%
59,8431.43%
65,3491.22%
68,9451.97%
70,7570.50%

Location

The city center of Oroquieta is situated at approximately 8° 29' North, 123° 48' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 7.8 meters or 25.5 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 Oroquieta are Ozamiz, Dapitan, Tangub, Dipolog, Iligan, and Marawi. The nearest municipalities are Aloran, Lopez Jaena, Panaon, Jimenez, Plaridel, and Calamba. Its distance from the national capital is 742.34 kilometers (461.27 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 742.34 kilometers (461.27 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N24°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 70,757, ranked 286 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 91.85 square kilometers, ranked 443 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 297 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 647 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.50%, ranked 1,322 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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