Arakan, Municipality of Matalam, Province of Cotabato

Summary data
Typebarangay
Island groupMindanao
RegionSOCCSKSARGEN (Region XII)
ProvinceCotabato
MunicipalityMatalam
Postal code9406
Population (2015)1,349
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Coordinates7.2733, 124.8861

Arakan is a barangay in the municipality of Matalam, in the province of Cotabato. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 1,349. This represented 1.70% of the total population of Matalam.

Demographics

Population by age group

According to the 2015 Census, the age group with the highest population in Arakan is 1 to 4, with 187 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 1 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 144
1 to 4187
5 to 9186
10 to 14171
15 to 19148
20 to 24113
25 to 29104
30 to 3494
35 to 3972
40 to 4468
45 to 4946
50 to 5442
55 to 5936
60 to 6421
65 to 6912
70 to 744
75 to 791
80 and over
Total1,349

Historical population

The population of Arakan grew from 384 in 1990 to 1,349 in 2015, an increase of 965 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a negative growth rate of 3.08%, or a decrease of 241 people, from the previous population of 1,590 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
384
4944.83%
1,36124.27%
1,288-0.76%
1,5907.97%
1,349-3.08%

Location

Arakan is situated at approximately 7.2733, 124.8861, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 141.1 meters or 462.9 feet above mean sea level.


Adjacent barangays

Arakan 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.