Balingasag, Province of Misamis Oriental

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionNorthern Mindanao (Region X)
ProvinceMisamis Oriental
Barangay count30
Postal code9005
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesMacajalar Bay [Bohol Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)147.11 km2 (56.80 sq mi)
Population (2015)67,059
Density (2015)456 / km2 (1,181 / sq mi)
Coordinates8° 45' North, 124° 46' East (8.7427, 124.7744)
Estimated elevation above sea level3.9 meters (12.8 feet)

Balingasag is a coastal municipality in the province of Misamis Oriental.

The municipality has a land area of 147.11 square kilometers or 56.80 square miles which constitutes 4.70% of Misamis Oriental's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 67,059. This represented 7.55% of the total population of Misamis Oriental province, or 1.43% of the overall population of the Northern Mindanao region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 456 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,181 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Balingasag has 30 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)
Balagnan1.50%1,00782921.47%3.77%
Baliwagan5.28%3,5443,13513.05%2.36%
Barangay 13.24%2,1732,1262.21%0.42%
Barangay 21.53%1,0231,0140.89%0.17%
Barangay 33.77%2,5292,3487.71%1.42%
Barangay 41.82%1,2201,1843.04%0.57%
Barangay 51.37%916985-7.01%-1.37%
Barangay 63.01%2,0181,9971.05%0.20%
Binitinan5.13%3,4393,2854.69%0.88%
Blanco3.76%2,5242,3159.03%1.66%
Calawag1.54%1,0319528.30%1.53%
Camuayan2.39%1,6022,402-33.31%-7.42%
Cogon8.53%5,7226,000-4.63%-0.90%
Dansuli0.78%5235082.95%0.56%
Dumarait3.50%2,3491,94520.77%3.66%
Hermano3.04%2,0392,093-2.58%-0.50%
Kibanban3.01%2,0201,9205.21%0.97%
Linabu4.12%2,7612,6882.72%0.51%
Linggangao3.95%2,6512,4916.42%1.19%
Mambayaan2.40%1,6082,649-39.30%-9.07%
Mandangoa5.93%3,9753,52412.80%2.32%
Napaliran4.42%2,9612,39623.58%4.11%
Quezon1.86%1,2491,274-1.96%-0.38%
Rosario1.66%1,11699412.27%2.23%
Samay2.27%1,5212,590-41.27%-9.64%
San Francisco1.08%7277033.41%0.64%
San Isidro4.59%3,0782,48124.06%4.19%
San Juan3.06%2,0501,8968.12%1.50%
Talusan3.96%2,6562,6350.80%0.15%
Waterfall7.50%5,0274,51711.29%2.06%
Balingasag Total67,05965,8761.80%0.34%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Balingasag for the fiscal year of 2016 was 145,399,141.46.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200977,914,099.77
201080,652,740.333.51%
201188,213,673.219.37%
201285,409,940.33-3.18%
2013100,804,045.3418.02%
2014117,229,915.4016.29%
2015148,049,558.5826.29%
2016145,399,141.46-1.79%

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 Balingasag is 5 to 9, with 7,798 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 554 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,684
1 to 46,654
5 to 97,798
10 to 147,525
15 to 196,805
20 to 245,862
25 to 295,175
30 to 344,233
35 to 393,964
40 to 443,525
45 to 493,316
50 to 542,987
55 to 592,420
60 to 641,902
65 to 691,181
70 to 74852
75 to 79622
80 and over554
Total67,059

Historical population

The population of Balingasag grew from 19,715 in 1960 to 67,059 in 2015, an increase of 47,344 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.34%, or an increase of 1,183 people, from the previous population of 65,876 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
19,715
26,3892.89%
31,8113.82%
38,3643.82%
41,5060.79%
46,0181.95%
51,7822.56%
57,7651.52%
65,8764.90%
67,0590.34%

Location

The municipal center of Balingasag is situated at approximately 8° 45' North, 124° 46' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 3.9 meters or 12.8 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 Balingasag are Cagayan de Oro, El Salvador, Gingoog, Malaybalay, Iligan, and Butuan. The nearest municipalities are Lagonglong, Jasaan, Salay, Villanueva, Claveria, and Binuangan. Its distance from the national capital is 767.78 kilometers (477.07 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Cagayan de Oro, 31.83 kilometers (19.78 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S26°W)
  • El Salvador, Misamis Oriental, 34.07 kilometers (21.17 miles) to the Southwest (S54°W)
  • Gingoog, Misamis Oriental, 37.32 kilometers (23.19 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N76°E)
  • Malaybalay, Bukidnon, 75.88 kilometers (47.15 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S31°E)
  • Iligan, 81.98 kilometers (50.94 miles) to the Southwest (S46°W)
  • Butuan, 86.20 kilometers (53.56 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N74°E)

Distance from Manila: 767.78 kilometers (477.07 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N32°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 67,059, ranked 310 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 56.80 square kilometers, ranked 730 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 456 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 408 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.34%, ranked 1,562 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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