Compostela, Province of Compostela Valley

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionDavao Region (Region XI)
ProvinceCompostela Valley
Barangay count16
Postal code8803
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)287.00 km2 (110.81 sq mi)
Population (2015)87,474
Density (2015)305 / km2 (789 / sq mi)
Coordinates7° 40' North, 126° 5' East (7.6684, 126.0841)
Estimated elevation above sea level75.6 meters (247.9 feet)

Compostela is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Compostela Valley.

The municipality has a land area of 287.00 square kilometers or 110.81 square miles which constitutes 6.41% of Compostela Valley's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 87,474. This represented 11.88% of the total population of Compostela Valley province, or 1.79% of the overall population of the Davao Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 305 inhabitants per square kilometer or 789 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Compostela has 16 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)
Aurora2.22%1,9401,7948.14%1.50%
Bagongon2.31%2,0251,9464.06%0.76%
Gabi5.40%4,7253,89121.43%3.77%
Lagab3.32%2,9042,58612.30%2.23%
Mangayon5.35%4,6784,4036.25%1.16%
Mapaca2.55%2,2282,0827.01%1.30%
Maparat5.67%4,9643,44544.09%7.20%
New Alegria4.22%3,6953,26213.27%2.40%
Ngan9.54%8,3487,7387.88%1.46%
Osmeña6.40%5,6024,75317.86%3.18%
Panansalan1.11%9729067.28%1.35%
Poblacion31.16%27,26126,7731.82%0.34%
San Jose5.10%4,4575,114-12.85%-2.58%
San Miguel8.33%7,2867,354-0.92%-0.18%
Siocon4.02%3,5173,2667.69%1.42%
Tamia3.28%2,8722,6219.58%1.76%
Compostela Total87,47481,9346.76%1.25%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Compostela for the fiscal year of 2016 was 203,024,740.92.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009110,556,633.46
2010114,834,880.783.87%
2011125,830,499.209.58%
2012123,249,151.78-2.05%
2013140,501,203.1314.00%
2014160,875,013.5814.50%
2015184,088,103.7414.43%
2016203,024,740.9210.29%

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 Compostela is 10 to 14, with 10,159 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 507 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,866
1 to 48,068
5 to 910,100
10 to 1410,159
15 to 198,903
20 to 248,395
25 to 297,487
30 to 346,202
35 to 395,349
40 to 444,937
45 to 494,407
50 to 543,488
55 to 592,816
60 to 642,031
65 to 691,288
70 to 74865
75 to 79606
80 and over507
Total87,474

Historical population

The population of Compostela grew from 20,444 in 1960 to 87,474 in 2015, an increase of 67,030 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.25%, or an increase of 5,540 people, from the previous population of 81,934 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
20,444
17,159-1.70%
23,0846.13%
30,5385.75%
53,5465.78%
55,0300.51%
61,6672.47%
69,8491.73%
81,9345.98%
87,4741.25%

Location

The municipal center of Compostela is situated at approximately 7° 40' North, 126° 5' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 75.6 meters or 247.9 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 Compostela are Tagum, Panabo, Bislig, Samal, Mati, and Davao City. The nearest municipalities are Montevista, New Bataan, Nabunturan, Monkayo, Mawab, and New Corella. Its distance from the national capital is 946.99 kilometers (588.43 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 946.99 kilometers (588.43 miles) to the Northwest (N35°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 87,474, ranked 216 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 110.81 square kilometers, ranked 341 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 305 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 647 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.25%, ranked 328 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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