Pigcawayan, Province of Cotabato

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionSOCCSKSARGEN (Region XII)
ProvinceCotabato
Barangay count40
Postal code9412
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)340.11 km2 (131.32 sq mi)
Population (2015)66,796
Density (2015)196 / km2 (509 / sq mi)
Coordinates7° 17' North, 124° 25' East (7.2791, 124.4242)
Estimated elevation above sea level16.4 meters (53.8 feet)

Pigcawayan is a municipality in the landlocked province of Cotabato.

The municipality has a land area of 340.11 square kilometers or 131.32 square miles which constitutes 3.78% of Cotabato's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 66,796. This represented 4.84% of the total population of Cotabato province, or 1.47% of the overall population of the SOCCSKSARGEN region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 196 inhabitants per square kilometer or 509 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Pigcawayan has 40 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)
Anick1.69%1,13094819.20%3.40%
Balacayon1.60%1,06796710.34%1.89%
Balogo3.80%2,5412,09521.29%3.74%
Banucagon2.11%1,4101,22814.82%2.67%
Buluan1.73%1,1531,0519.71%1.78%
Bulucaon4.41%2,9493,157-6.59%-1.29%
Buricain3.05%2,0352,072-1.79%-0.34%
Cabpangi2.22%1,4821,584-6.44%-1.26%
Capayuran4.37%2,9182,8133.73%0.70%
Central Panatan1.59%1,05982029.15%4.99%
Datu Binasing2.15%1,4371,646-12.70%-2.55%
Datu Mantil1.59%1,06373644.43%7.25%
Kadingilan2.00%1,3371,357-1.47%-0.28%
Kimarayang3.79%2,5312,4075.15%0.96%
Libungan Torreta3.28%2,1891,37559.20%9.26%
Lower Baguer1.43%9579124.93%0.92%
Lower Pangangkalan1.66%1,11162178.90%11.71%
Malagakit0.90%598696-14.08%-2.85%
Maluao2.32%1,5511,4219.15%1.68%
Matilac2.36%1,5791,29821.65%3.80%
Midpapan I3.04%2,0321,74316.58%2.96%
Midpapan II2.26%1,5111,4524.06%0.76%
Mulok0.92%61554712.43%2.26%
New Culasi1.33%8868583.26%0.61%
New Igbaras1.28%85677111.02%2.01%
New Panay1.71%1,13990725.58%4.43%
North Manuangan3.69%2,4622,481-0.77%-0.15%
Patot2.88%1,9271,68014.70%2.65%
Payong‑payong1.65%1,10488424.89%4.32%
Poblacion I3.27%2,1841,89315.37%2.76%
Poblacion II4.07%2,7192,6871.19%0.23%
Poblacion III4.83%3,2233,1123.57%0.67%
Presbitero1.99%1,3291,2605.48%1.02%
Renibon1.71%1,1441,03011.07%2.02%
Simsiman3.25%2,1731,51143.81%7.16%
South Manuangan3.44%2,2971,70834.48%5.80%
Tigbawan1.58%1,0531,0173.54%0.66%
Tubon3.54%2,3652,00717.84%3.17%
Upper Baguer4.00%2,6702,4827.57%1.40%
Upper Pangangkalan1.51%1,01074136.30%6.07%
Pigcawayan Total66,79659,97511.37%2.07%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Pigcawayan for the fiscal year of 2016 was 159,829,607.94.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200989,933,140.54
201096,039,410.946.79%
2011104,405,480.548.71%
2012100,654,087.12-3.59%
2013112,052,743.1411.32%
2014126,799,583.6413.16%
2015143,157,904.9412.90%
2016159,829,607.9411.65%

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 Pigcawayan is 5 to 9, with 7,728 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 483 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,519
1 to 46,111
5 to 97,728
10 to 147,032
15 to 196,640
20 to 245,989
25 to 295,744
30 to 344,735
35 to 394,351
40 to 443,739
45 to 493,354
50 to 542,815
55 to 592,321
60 to 641,698
65 to 691,198
70 to 74804
75 to 79535
80 and over483
Total66,796

Historical population

The population of Pigcawayan grew from 22,412 in 1960 to 66,796 in 2015, an increase of 44,384 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.07%, or an increase of 6,821 people, from the previous population of 59,975 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
22,412
26,8451.78%
24,273-2.00%
26,4751.75%
42,4754.84%
46,7881.83%
51,0081.87%
59,3952.12%
59,9750.35%
66,7962.07%

Location

The municipal center of Pigcawayan is situated at approximately 7° 17' North, 124° 25' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 16.4 meters or 53.8 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 Pigcawayan are Cotabato City, Tacurong, Kidapawan, Marawi, Koronadal, and Valencia. The nearest municipalities are Libungan, Sultan Kudarat, Midsayap, Sultan Mastura, Northern Kabuntalan, and Kabuntalan. Its distance from the national capital is 891.99 kilometers (554.26 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 891.99 kilometers (554.26 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N25°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 66,796, ranked 336 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 131.32 square kilometers, ranked 262 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 196 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 977 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.07%, ranked 499 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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