Boston, Province of Davao Oriental

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionDavao Region (Region XI)
ProvinceDavao Oriental
Barangay count8
Postal code8206
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)357.03 km2 (137.85 sq mi)
Population (2015)13,535
Density (2015)38 / km2 (98 / sq mi)
Coordinates7° 52' North, 126° 22' East (7.8689, 126.3733)
Estimated elevation above sea level10.0 meters (32.7 feet)

Boston is a coastal municipality in the province of Davao Oriental.

The municipality has a land area of 357.03 square kilometers or 137.85 square miles which constitutes 6.29% of Davao Oriental's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 13,535. This represented 2.42% of the total population of Davao Oriental province, or 0.28% of the overall population of the Davao Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 38 inhabitants per square kilometer or 98 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Boston has 8 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)
Caatihan8.82%1,1941,352-11.69%-2.34%
Cabasagan12.51%1,6931,708-0.88%-0.17%
Carmen12.06%1,6321,34321.52%3.78%
Cawayanan6.76%9158566.89%1.28%
Poblacion26.40%3,5733,3107.95%1.47%
San Jose14.26%1,9301,8792.71%0.51%
Sibajay11.59%1,5691,29421.25%3.74%
Simulao7.60%1,02992810.88%1.99%
Boston Total13,53512,6706.83%1.27%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Boston for the fiscal year of 2016 was 87,671,646.42.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200948,921,707.93
201051,569,678.395.41%
201157,010,872.1610.55%
201254,826,524.74-3.83%
201360,581,730.5910.50%
201468,841,578.6113.63%
201578,370,697.8713.84%
201687,671,646.4211.87%

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 Boston is 10 to 14, with 1,593 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 100 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1292
1 to 41,268
5 to 91,576
10 to 141,593
15 to 191,448
20 to 241,126
25 to 291,128
30 to 34886
35 to 39784
40 to 44749
45 to 49705
50 to 54585
55 to 59429
60 to 64315
65 to 69277
70 to 74160
75 to 79114
80 and over100
Total13,535

Historical population

The population of Boston grew from 5,321 in 1970 to 13,535 in 2015, an increase of 8,214 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.27%, or an increase of 865 people, from the previous population of 12,670 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
5,321
6,1112.82%
9,6609.59%
9,9170.26%
10,4240.94%
10,266-0.33%
11,1761.18%
12,6704.67%
13,5351.27%

Location

The municipal center of Boston is situated at approximately 7° 52' North, 126° 22' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 10.0 meters or 32.7 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 Boston are Bislig, Tagum, Panabo, Mati, Samal, and Bayugan. The nearest municipalities are Cateel, Lingig, Monkayo, Baganga, Compostela, and Trento. Its distance from the national capital is 948.31 kilometers (589.25 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 948.31 kilometers (589.25 miles) to the Northwest (N38°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 13,535, ranked 1,442 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 137.85 square kilometers, ranked 246 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 38 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,547 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.27%, ranked 948 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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