Davao del Norte

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Davao del Norte
Typeprovince
Island groupMindanao
RegionDavao Region (Region XI)
Cities3
Municipalities8
Barangays223
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Area (2007)3,426.97 km2 (1,323.16 sq mi)
Population (2015)1,016,332
Density (2015)297 / km2 (768 / sq mi)

Davao del Norte is a province in the Philippines situated in the Davao Region occupying the southeastern section of Mindanao. Its capital is the City of Tagum.

The province has a land area of 3,426.97 square kilometers or 1,323.16 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 1,016,332. This represented 20.77% of the total population of the Davao Region, 4.21% of the overall population of the Mindanao island group, or 1.01% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 297 inhabitants per square kilometer or 768 inhabitants per square mile.

Map

Davao del Norte is bordered, clockwise from the North, by Agusan del Sur, Compostela Valley, Davao Gulf, and Davao del Sur, Bukidnon.

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Map of the Philippines with Davao del Norte highlighted in redMap of Davao del Norte showing its component cities and municipalitiesAsuncionBraulio E. DujaliCarmenKapalongNew CorellaPanaboSamalSan IsidroSanto TomasTagumTalaingod

Local government units

Davao del Norte has 8 municipalities and 3 cities. The total number of barangays in the province is 223.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007), in km2Density (2015), per km2Brgy count
Asuncionmunicipality59,32255,8441.16%297.3919920
Braulio E. Dujalimunicipality30,10428,3391.16%91.003315
Carmenmunicipality74,67969,1991.46%166.0045020
Kapalongmunicipality76,33468,2612.15%830.019214
New Corellamunicipality54,84450,6991.51%263.1220820
Panabocity (CC)184,599174,3641.09%251.2373540
Samalcity (CC)104,12395,8741.58%301.3034646
San Isidromunicipality26,65125,5480.81%152.4917513
Santo Tomasmunicipality118,750109,2691.60%221.8053519
Tagumcity (CC), capital259,444242,8011.27%195.801,32523
Talaingodmunicipality27,48225,5661.39%656.83423
Davao del Norte Total1,016,332945,7641.38%3,426.97297223

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Davao del Norte for the fiscal year of 2016 was 1,383,006,922.35.

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Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009727,197,313.53
2010775,193,756.046.60%
2011838,162,551.308.12%
2012834,117,215.96-0.48%
2013954,992,825.6814.49%
20141,093,747,204.1714.53%
20151,274,562,632.9816.53%
20161,383,006,922.358.51%

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 Davao del Norte is 5 to 9, with 110,248 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 6,548 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 121,905
1 to 490,001
5 to 9110,248
10 to 14102,265
15 to 1998,334
20 to 2496,210
25 to 2989,050
30 to 3475,943
35 to 3967,486
40 to 4458,320
45 to 4951,558
50 to 5444,358
55 to 5937,433
60 to 6429,122
65 to 6918,491
70 to 7411,281
75 to 797,779
80 and over6,548
Total1,016,332

Historical population

The population of Davao del Norte grew from 160,059 in 1960 to 1,016,332 in 2015, an increase of 856,273 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.38%, or an increase of 70,568 people, from the previous population of 945,764 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
9,554
10,6410.68%
39,3016.75%
64,4845.21%
160,0598.32%
257,7124.77%
354,4046.60%
405,6632.74%
590,0153.82%
671,3332.45%
743,8112.22%
847,4401.82%
945,7644.08%
1,016,3321.38%

National roads

As of December 2016, the National Roads in Davao del Norte as classified by the Department of Public Works and Highways are:

Primary Roads

  • Daang Maharlika (MN)
  • Surigao-Davao Coastal Road

Secondary Roads

  • Asuncion-San Isidro-Laak-Veruela Road
  • Babak-Samal-Kaputian Road
  • Carmen-DAPECOL Compound Road
  • Davao-Agusan Road-DAPECOL Compound Road (Channelization)
  • Kapalong-Talaingod-Valencia (Bukidnon) Road
  • Tagum City Diversion Road
  • Tagum-Panabo Circumerential Road

Tertiary Roads

  • Tagum-Panabo Cir. Road-DAPECOL Compound Road (Channelization)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 1,016,332, ranked 25 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 1,323.16 square kilometers, ranked 41 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 297 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 21 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.38%, ranked 32 out of 81

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Maps utilize OpenStreetMap data available under the Open Data Commons Open Database License.
  3. Data on annual regular income is from the Bureau of Local Government Finance, Department of Finance
  4. Data on National Roads is from the Department of Public Works and Highways.
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