Libertad, Province of Misamis Oriental

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionNorthern Mindanao (Region X)
ProvinceMisamis Oriental
Barangay count9
Postal code9021
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesIligan Bay [Bohol Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)22.47 km2 (8.68 sq mi)
Population (2015)12,354
Density (2015)550 / km2 (1,423 / sq mi)
Coordinates8° 33' North, 124° 21' East (8.5577, 124.3532)
Estimated elevation above sea level19.0 meters (62.2 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 22.47 square kilometers or 8.68 square miles which constitutes 0.72% of Misamis Oriental's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 12,354. This represented 1.39% of the total population of Misamis Oriental province, or 0.26% of the overall population of the Northern Mindanao region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 550 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,423 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Libertad has 9 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)
Dulong13.58%1,6781,5329.53%1.75%
Gimaylan16.85%2,0821,9218.38%1.54%
Kimalok3.40%42036814.13%2.55%
Lubluban6.94%85775813.06%2.36%
Poblacion42.06%5,1965,1161.56%0.30%
Retablo3.92%484513-5.65%-1.10%
Santo Niño2.26%279280-0.36%-0.07%
Tangcub6.90%8537789.64%1.77%
Taytayan4.09%50532057.81%9.08%
Libertad Total12,35411,5866.63%1.23%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Libertad for the fiscal year of 2016 was 46,909,063.30.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200926,775,639.57
201028,771,017.257.45%
201131,473,038.329.39%
201230,285,167.46-3.77%
201333,521,027.8910.68%
201437,413,649.8311.61%
201542,625,689.3613.93%
201646,909,063.3010.05%

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 Libertad is 5 to 9, with 1,405 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 134 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1266
1 to 41,151
5 to 91,405
10 to 141,336
15 to 191,256
20 to 24951
25 to 29917
30 to 34735
35 to 39756
40 to 44664
45 to 49656
50 to 54626
55 to 59467
60 to 64397
65 to 69277
70 to 74218
75 to 79142
80 and over134
Total12,354

Historical population

The population of Libertad grew from 6,523 in 1970 to 12,354 in 2015, an increase of 5,831 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.23%, or an increase of 768 people, from the previous population of 11,586 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
6,523
7,3092.31%
7,7701.23%
8,4870.89%
9,2581.64%
10,2312.17%
11,0381.05%
11,5861.78%
12,3541.23%

Location

The municipal center of Libertad is situated at approximately 8° 33' North, 124° 21' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 19.0 meters or 62.2 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 Libertad are El Salvador, Cagayan de Oro, Iligan, Oroquieta, Marawi, and Ozamiz. The nearest municipalities are Gitagum, Initao, Laguindingan, Alubijid, Naawan, and Manticao. Its distance from the national capital is 761.97 kilometers (473.47 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 761.97 kilometers (473.47 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N28°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 12,354, ranked 1,438 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 8.68 square kilometers, ranked 1,544 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 550 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 323 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.23%, ranked 1,291 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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