Digos, Province of Davao del Sur

Summary data
Typecity (component)
Island groupMindanao
RegionDavao Region (Region XI)
ProvinceDavao del Sur
Barangay count26
Postal code8002
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesDavao Gulf [Philippine Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)287.10 km2 (110.85 sq mi)
Population (2015)169,393
Density (2015)590 / km2 (1,528 / sq mi)
Coordinates6° 45' North, 125° 21' East (6.7443, 125.3565)
Estimated elevation above sea level19.2 meters (63.0 feet)

Digos is a coastal component city in the province of Davao del Sur. It serves as the provincial capital.

The city has a land area of 287.10 square kilometers or 110.85 square miles which constitutes 6.63% of Davao del Sur's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 169,393. This represented 26.78% of the total population of Davao del Sur province, or 3.46% of the overall population of the Davao Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 590 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,528 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Digos has 26 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)
Aplaya10.91%18,48515,40919.96%3.53%
Balabag0.81%1,3771,22612.32%2.24%
Binaton1.53%2,5992,03427.78%4.78%
Cogon4.72%7,9985,99333.46%5.65%
Colorado1.61%2,7322,32317.61%3.14%
Dawis2.93%4,9594,5848.18%1.51%
Dulangan1.01%1,7141,32928.97%4.96%
Goma2.42%4,0933,67611.34%2.07%
Igpit2.07%3,5023,4710.89%0.17%
Kapatagan7.07%11,98210,16217.91%3.19%
Kiagot3.13%5,3094,67913.46%2.43%
Lungag0.38%65256714.99%2.70%
Mahayahay0.53%89877216.32%2.92%
Matti3.55%6,0165,32812.91%2.34%
Ruparan2.16%3,6622,87327.46%4.73%
San Agustin1.64%2,7842,14329.91%5.11%
San Jose3.88%6,5646,0728.10%1.49%
San Miguel9.10%15,42213,81311.65%2.12%
San Roque0.69%1,17295123.24%4.06%
Sinawilan3.42%5,7924,53927.61%4.75%
Soong0.81%1,3781,2777.91%1.46%
Tiguman1.42%2,3981,62547.57%7.69%
Tres de Mayo9.80%16,59515,4757.24%1.34%
Zone 18.87%15,02313,7549.23%1.69%
Zone 24.96%8,4028,0714.10%0.77%
Zone 310.56%17,88517,7450.79%0.15%
Digos Total169,393149,89113.01%2.36%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Digos for the fiscal year of 2016 was 728,768,279.59.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009459,195,526.84
2010495,873,870.007.99%
2011545,420,231.309.99%
2012508,033,795.39-6.85%
2013532,566,276.904.83%
2014597,470,021.6612.19%
2015671,932,273.5612.46%
2016728,768,279.598.46%

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 Digos is 5 to 9, with 17,384 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 1,136 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 13,687
1 to 414,677
5 to 917,384
10 to 1415,880
15 to 1916,847
20 to 2416,049
25 to 2914,594
30 to 3412,702
35 to 3911,446
40 to 4410,222
45 to 498,837
50 to 547,601
55 to 596,504
60 to 645,123
65 to 693,350
70 to 742,024
75 to 791,330
80 and over1,136
Total169,393

Historical population

The population of Digos grew from 31,174 in 1960 to 169,393 in 2015, an increase of 138,219 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.36%, or an increase of 19,502 people, from the previous population of 149,891 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
31,174
47,5884.22%
59,5334.60%
70,0653.31%
96,8063.29%
106,5651.82%
125,1713.51%
145,5142.10%
149,8911.08%
169,3932.36%

Location

The city center of Digos is situated at approximately 6° 45' North, 125° 21' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 19.2 meters or 63.0 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 Digos are Kidapawan, Davao City, Samal, Koronadal, Panabo, and General Santos. The nearest municipalities are Hagonoy, Padada, Santa Cruz, Matanao, Sulop, and Bansalan. Its distance from the national capital is 991.04 kilometers (615.80 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 991.04 kilometers (615.80 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N28°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 169,393, ranked 75 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 110.85 square kilometers, ranked 339 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 590 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 309 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.36%, ranked 518 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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