Meocan, Municipality of Arakan, Province of Cotabato

Summary data
Typebarangay
Island groupMindanao
RegionSOCCSKSARGEN (Region XII)
ProvinceCotabato
MunicipalityArakan
Postal code9417
Population (2015)3,317
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Coordinates7.2904, 125.1695

Meocan is a barangay in the municipality of Arakan, in the province of Cotabato. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 3,317. This represented 6.88% of the total population of Arakan.

Demographics

Population by age group

According to the 2015 Census, the age group with the highest population in Meocan is 5 to 9, with 471 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 17 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 169
1 to 4327
5 to 9471
10 to 14440
15 to 19331
20 to 24296
25 to 29243
30 to 34257
35 to 39216
40 to 44170
45 to 49147
50 to 54105
55 to 5972
60 to 6462
65 to 6939
70 to 7436
75 to 7919
80 and over17
Total3,317

Historical population

The population of Meocan grew from 1,508 in 1990 to 3,317 in 2015, an increase of 1,809 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a negative growth rate of 0.11%, or a decrease of 19 people, from the previous population of 3,336 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1,508
1,7713.06%
1,9732.34%
2,8675.29%
3,3365.67%
3,317-0.11%

Location

Meocan is situated at approximately 7.2904, 125.1695, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 348.4 meters or 1,143.0 feet above mean sea level.


Adjacent barangays

Meocan shares a common border with the following barangay(s):

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Notes

  1. Data on population is from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Postal code information is from the Philippine Postal Corporation.