Gitagum, Province of Misamis Oriental

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionNorthern Mindanao (Region X)
ProvinceMisamis Oriental
Barangay count11
Postal code9020
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesBohol Sea
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)43.40 km2 (16.76 sq mi)
Population (2015)16,373
Density (2015)377 / km2 (977 / sq mi)
Coordinates8° 36' North, 124° 24' East (8.5944, 124.4057)
Estimated elevation above sea level12.9 meters (42.4 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 43.40 square kilometers or 16.76 square miles which constitutes 1.39% of Misamis Oriental's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 16,373. This represented 1.84% of the total population of Misamis Oriental province, or 0.35% of the overall population of the Northern Mindanao region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 377 inhabitants per square kilometer or 977 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Gitagum has 11 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)
Burnay8.03%1,3151,850-28.92%-6.29%
Carlos P. Garcia4.67%76469210.40%1.90%
Cogon8.98%1,4701,4471.59%0.30%
Gregorio Pelaez6.64%1,0871,0087.84%1.45%
Kilangit3.43%562576-2.43%-0.47%
Matangad20.68%3,3863,05410.87%1.98%
Pangayawan7.32%1,1991,07111.95%2.17%
Poblacion20.12%3,2943,1125.85%1.09%
Quezon7.12%1,1661,283-9.12%-1.80%
Tala‑o7.31%1,1971,05913.03%2.36%
Ulab5.70%933946-1.37%-0.26%
Gitagum Total16,37316,0981.71%0.32%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Gitagum for the fiscal year of 2016 was 61,975,032.00.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200929,887,388.36
201064,118,659.44114.53%
201137,908,724.19-40.88%
201235,171,497.04-7.22%
201340,065,483.2013.91%
201445,094,184.6212.55%
201552,601,535.7416.65%
201661,975,032.0017.82%

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 Gitagum is 5 to 9, with 1,716 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 196 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1321
1 to 41,453
5 to 91,716
10 to 141,709
15 to 191,499
20 to 241,319
25 to 291,226
30 to 34990
35 to 391,068
40 to 441,053
45 to 49943
50 to 54852
55 to 59651
60 to 64519
65 to 69393
70 to 74268
75 to 79196
80 and over197
Total16,373

Historical population

The population of Gitagum grew from 8,000 in 1970 to 16,373 in 2015, an increase of 8,373 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.32%, or an increase of 275 people, from the previous population of 16,098 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
8,000
9,2883.04%
9,6390.74%
10,9941.32%
11,3270.56%
13,5223.87%
14,3910.86%
16,0984.16%
16,3730.32%

Location

The municipal center of Gitagum is situated at approximately 8° 36' North, 124° 24' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 12.9 meters or 42.4 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 Gitagum are El Salvador, Cagayan de Oro, Iligan, Marawi, Oroquieta, and Ozamiz. The nearest municipalities are Laguindingan, Libertad, Alubijid, Initao, Opol, and Naawan. Its distance from the national capital is 761.20 kilometers (472.99 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 761.20 kilometers (472.99 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N29°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 16,373, ranked 1,328 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 16.76 square kilometers, ranked 1,405 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 377 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 511 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.32%, ranked 1,432 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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