Tulunan, Province of Cotabato

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionSOCCSKSARGEN (Region XII)
ProvinceCotabato
Barangay count29
Postal code9403
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)343.08 km2 (132.46 sq mi)
Population (2015)56,513
Density (2015)165 / km2 (427 / sq mi)
Coordinates6° 50' North, 124° 52' East (6.8305, 124.8728)
Estimated elevation above sea level20.9 meters (68.7 feet)

Tulunan is a municipality in the landlocked province of Cotabato.

The municipality has a land area of 343.08 square kilometers or 132.46 square miles which constitutes 3.81% of Cotabato's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 56,513. This represented 4.10% of the total population of Cotabato province, or 1.24% of the overall population of the SOCCSKSARGEN region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 165 inhabitants per square kilometer or 427 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Tulunan has 29 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)
Bacong4.94%2,7942,50111.72%2.13%
Bagumbayan4.23%2,3912,2267.41%1.37%
Banayal3.16%1,7861,6677.14%1.32%
Batang0.75%42222389.24%12.91%
Bituan1.32%7487213.74%0.70%
Bual9.85%5,5645,05510.07%1.84%
Bunawan1.05%594662-10.27%-2.04%
Daig2.53%1,4301,596-10.40%-2.07%
Damawato4.56%2,5772,5212.22%0.42%
Dungos4.28%2,4182,508-3.59%-0.69%
F. Cajelo2.63%1,4851,4542.13%0.40%
Galidan2.97%1,6801,6064.61%0.86%
Genoveva Baynosa0.45%256373-31.37%-6.92%
Kanibong2.75%1,5561,569-0.83%-0.16%
La Esperanza6.96%3,9343,6856.76%1.25%
Lampagang1.87%1,05774841.31%6.81%
Magbok1.27%71762115.46%2.77%
Maybula2.85%1,6112,130-24.37%-5.18%
Minapan5.25%2,9653,019-1.79%-0.34%
Nabundasan1.67%94484711.45%2.09%
New Caridad1.95%1,10287126.52%4.58%
New Culasi2.76%1,5591,784-12.61%-2.53%
New Panay2.61%1,4751,598-7.70%-1.51%
Paraiso1.35%76162920.99%3.69%
Poblacion12.53%7,0836,7335.20%0.97%
Popoyon2.24%1,2651,319-4.09%-0.79%
Sibsib7.31%4,1314,153-0.53%-0.10%
Tambac2.17%1,2241,1139.97%1.83%
Tuburan1.74%9849523.36%0.63%
Tulunan Total56,51354,8842.97%0.56%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Tulunan for the fiscal year of 2016 was 150,386,965.68.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200978,524,609.07
201083,145,116.815.88%
201192,739,532.7611.54%
201289,191,415.07-3.83%
2013104,326,360.6716.97%
2014119,101,832.4314.16%
2015135,570,631.2313.83%
2016150,386,965.6810.93%

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 Tulunan is 5 to 9, with 6,507 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 465 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,276
1 to 45,292
5 to 96,507
10 to 146,044
15 to 195,787
20 to 245,160
25 to 294,662
30 to 343,839
35 to 393,443
40 to 443,137
45 to 493,014
50 to 542,448
55 to 591,981
60 to 641,407
65 to 69912
70 to 74657
75 to 79465
80 and over482
Total56,513

Historical population

The population of Tulunan grew from 24,538 in 1970 to 56,513 in 2015, an increase of 31,975 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.56%, or an increase of 1,629 people, from the previous population of 54,884 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
24,538
12,367-12.85%
19,94110.02%
31,4124.65%
34,5841.82%
41,7564.12%
47,1591.69%
54,8845.68%
56,5130.56%

Location

The municipal center of Tulunan is situated at approximately 6° 50' North, 124° 52' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 20.9 meters or 68.7 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 Tulunan are Tacurong, Kidapawan, Koronadal, Digos, Cotabato City, and Davao City. The nearest municipalities are Datu Paglas, Paglat, M'lang, General Salipada K. Pendatun, Pandag, and Buluan. Its distance from the national capital is 958.05 kilometers (595.30 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 958.05 kilometers (595.30 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N26°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 56,513, ranked 432 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 132.46 square kilometers, ranked 257 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 165 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,089 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.56%, ranked 413 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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