Alabel, Province of Sarangani

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionSOCCSKSARGEN (Region XII)
ProvinceSarangani
Barangay count13
Postal code9501
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSarangani Bay [Celebes Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)510.98 km2 (197.29 sq mi)
Population (2015)80,359
Density (2015)157 / km2 (407 / sq mi)
Coordinates6° 6' North, 125° 18' East (6.1027, 125.2920)
Estimated elevation above sea level42.0 meters (137.7 feet)

Alabel is a coastal municipality in the province of Sarangani. It serves as the provincial capital.

The municipality has a land area of 510.98 square kilometers or 197.29 square miles which constitutes 14.19% of Sarangani's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 80,359. This represented 14.76% of the total population of Sarangani province, or 1.77% of the overall population of the SOCCSKSARGEN region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 157 inhabitants per square kilometer or 407 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Alabel has 13 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)
Alegria9.77%7,8487,7561.19%0.22%
Bagacay4.12%3,3103,0369.03%1.66%
Baluntay5.41%4,3463,76315.49%2.78%
Datal Anggas9.55%7,6728,982-14.58%-2.96%
Domolok5.44%4,3714,0218.70%1.60%
Kawas7.89%6,3375,7799.66%1.77%
Ladol5.10%4,0990NULLNULL
Maribulan8.12%6,5266,1945.36%1.00%
Pag‑asa9.44%7,5877,5310.74%0.14%
Paraiso2.87%2,3071,58645.46%7.40%
Poblacion22.53%18,10419,689-8.05%-1.59%
Spring5.51%4,4303,73418.64%3.31%
Tokawal4.26%3,4223,4060.47%0.09%
Alabel Total80,35975,4776.47%1.20%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Alabel for the fiscal year of 2016 was 219,384,734.41.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009124,866,430.35
2010133,025,614.886.53%
2011145,425,297.309.32%
2012143,527,734.93-1.30%
2013158,066,327.4810.13%
2014176,155,197.3411.44%
2015199,086,381.2913.02%
2016219,384,734.4110.20%

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 Alabel is 5 to 9, with 9,887 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 433 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,781
1 to 48,030
5 to 99,887
10 to 149,163
15 to 198,386
20 to 247,833
25 to 296,746
30 to 345,712
35 to 395,008
40 to 444,479
45 to 493,889
50 to 542,901
55 to 592,160
60 to 641,656
65 to 691,062
70 to 74743
75 to 79490
80 and over433
Total80,359

Historical population

The population of Alabel grew from 18,186 in 1975 to 80,359 in 2015, an increase of 62,173 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.20%, or an increase of 4,882 people, from the previous population of 75,477 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
18,186
25,6207.09%
40,7304.75%
46,5272.52%
60,7795.90%
71,8722.34%
75,4771.80%
80,3591.20%

Location

The municipal center of Alabel is situated at approximately 6° 6' North, 125° 18' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 42.0 meters or 137.7 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 Alabel are General Santos, Koronadal, Digos, Tacurong, Kidapawan, and Davao City. The nearest municipalities are Malapatan, Polomolok, Malungon, Glan, Maasim, and Jose Abad Santos. Its distance from the national capital is 1,050.74 kilometers (652.90 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 1,050.74 kilometers (652.90 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N26°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 80,359, ranked 223 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 197.29 square kilometers, ranked 133 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 157 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,071 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.20%, ranked 558 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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