Magsaysay, Province of Davao del Sur

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionDavao Region (Region XI)
ProvinceDavao del Sur
Barangay count22
Postal code8004
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)268.09 km2 (103.51 sq mi)
Population (2015)53,876
Density (2015)201 / km2 (520 / sq mi)
Coordinates6° 45' North, 125° 9' East (6.7559, 125.1499)
Estimated elevation above sea level103.5 meters (339.6 feet)

Magsaysay is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Davao del Sur.

The municipality has a land area of 268.09 square kilometers or 103.51 square miles which constitutes 6.20% of Davao del Sur's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 53,876. This represented 8.52% of the total population of Davao del Sur province, or 1.10% of the overall population of the Davao Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 201 inhabitants per square kilometer or 520 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Magsaysay has 22 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)
Bacungan4.59%2,4752,3286.31%1.17%
Balnate2.64%1,4221,11727.31%4.70%
Barayong10.62%5,7245,2379.30%1.71%
Blocon3.19%1,7171,6394.76%0.89%
Dalawinon4.84%2,6082,4715.54%1.03%
Dalumay1.75%94582814.13%2.55%
Glamang2.81%1,5141,4742.71%0.51%
Kanapulo3.27%1,7641,50217.44%3.11%
Kasuga3.92%2,1101,72822.11%3.88%
Lower Bala6.55%3,5313,05115.73%2.82%
Mabini2.97%1,5981,862-14.18%-2.87%
Maibo2.67%1,4371,02839.79%6.59%
Malawanit3.20%1,7241,55510.87%1.98%
Malongon1.51%8147833.96%0.74%
New Ilocos2.83%1,5221,24522.25%3.90%
New Opon3.04%1,6391,5436.22%1.16%
Poblacion14.28%7,6956,97510.32%1.89%
San Isidro7.60%4,0963,7728.59%1.58%
San Miguel3.04%1,6381,38818.01%3.20%
Tacul6.89%3,7113,4258.35%1.54%
Tagaytay2.70%1,4521,22418.63%3.31%
Upper Bala5.09%2,7402,966-7.62%-1.50%
Magsaysay Total53,87649,1419.64%1.77%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Magsaysay for the fiscal year of 2016 was 131,735,422.20.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200973,291,588.91
201077,058,873.175.14%
201183,991,931.409.00%
201281,222,658.61-3.30%
201392,117,204.6313.41%
2014105,463,174.1714.49%
201593,149,114.99-11.68%
2016131,735,422.2041.42%

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 Magsaysay is 5 to 9, with 5,832 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 503 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,145
1 to 45,098
5 to 95,832
10 to 145,310
15 to 195,105
20 to 244,816
25 to 294,596
30 to 343,706
35 to 393,200
40 to 443,038
45 to 492,911
50 to 542,610
55 to 592,184
60 to 641,565
65 to 691,047
70 to 74704
75 to 79503
80 and over506
Total53,876

Historical population

The population of Magsaysay grew from 30,920 in 1970 to 53,876 in 2015, an increase of 22,956 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.77%, or an increase of 4,735 people, from the previous population of 49,141 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
30,920
28,531-1.60%
31,5382.02%
38,5312.02%
41,9791.62%
43,1720.60%
45,0050.58%
49,1413.25%
53,8761.77%

Location

The municipal center of Magsaysay is situated at approximately 6° 45' North, 125° 9' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 103.5 meters or 339.6 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 Magsaysay are Digos, Kidapawan, Koronadal, Tacurong, Davao City, and General Santos. The nearest municipalities are Bansalan, Matanao, Hagonoy, Kiblawan, Columbio, and Makilala. Its distance from the national capital is 979.19 kilometers (608.44 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 979.19 kilometers (608.44 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N27°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 53,876, ranked 468 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 103.51 square kilometers, ranked 375 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 201 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 962 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.77%, ranked 322 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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