Caraga, Province of Davao Oriental

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionDavao Region (Region XI)
ProvinceDavao Oriental
Barangay count17
Postal code8203
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)642.70 km2 (248.15 sq mi)
Population (2015)40,379
Density (2015)63 / km2 (163 / sq mi)
Coordinates7° 20' North, 126° 34' East (7.3314, 126.5645)
Estimated elevation above sea level42.6 meters (139.8 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 642.70 square kilometers or 248.15 square miles which constitutes 11.32% of Davao Oriental's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 40,379. This represented 7.22% of the total population of Davao Oriental province, or 0.83% of the overall population of the Davao Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 63 inhabitants per square kilometer or 163 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Caraga has 17 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)
Alvar1.92%77662723.76%4.14%
Caningag2.84%1,1451,00014.50%2.61%
Don Leon Balante2.29%92583410.91%1.99%
Lamiawan4.02%1,6251,5484.97%0.93%
Manorigao4.55%1,8371,6849.09%1.67%
Mercedes3.08%1,24396728.54%4.90%
Palma Gil4.72%1,9041,937-1.70%-0.33%
Pichon15.09%6,0955,18817.48%3.12%
Poblacion13.98%5,6474,71019.89%3.51%
San Antonio5.56%2,2471,94815.35%2.76%
San Jose3.85%1,5541,679-7.44%-1.46%
San Luis6.08%2,4572,23210.08%1.85%
San Miguel2.49%1,00483320.53%3.62%
San Pedro6.91%2,7913,067-9.00%-1.78%
Santa Fe4.26%1,7221,6305.64%1.05%
Santiago6.96%2,8122,48413.20%2.39%
Sobrecarey11.38%4,5954,5441.12%0.21%
Caraga Total40,37936,9129.39%1.72%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Caraga for the fiscal year of 2016 was 154,630,425.89.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200986,242,215.28
201091,947,557.196.62%
201199,057,967.777.73%
201296,395,084.18-2.69%
2013108,446,467.9412.50%
2014122,860,526.2713.29%
2015140,206,503.7714.12%
2016154,630,425.8910.29%

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 Caraga is 5 to 9, with 4,907 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 274 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1773
1 to 43,632
5 to 94,907
10 to 144,609
15 to 194,304
20 to 243,483
25 to 293,035
30 to 342,562
35 to 392,499
40 to 442,262
45 to 492,134
50 to 541,770
55 to 591,433
60 to 641,042
65 to 69825
70 to 74512
75 to 79323
80 and over274
Total40,379

Historical population

The population of Caraga grew from 12,922 in 1960 to 40,379 in 2015, an increase of 27,457 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.72%, or an increase of 3,467 people, from the previous population of 36,912 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
12,922
16,6182.49%
19,6723.44%
22,8313.02%
29,3682.55%
31,6171.39%
33,4811.24%
34,2780.32%
36,9122.73%
40,3791.72%

Location

The municipal center of Caraga is situated at approximately 7° 20' North, 126° 34' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 42.6 meters or 139.8 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 Caraga are Mati, Tagum, Panabo, Samal, Bislig, and Davao City. The nearest municipalities are Manay, Baganga, Tarragona, Maragusan, Cateel, and New Bataan. Its distance from the national capital is 1,008.37 kilometers (626.57 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 1,008.37 kilometers (626.57 miles) to the Northwest (N37°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 40,379, ranked 662 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 248.15 square kilometers, ranked 80 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 63 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,457 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.72%, ranked 242 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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