Lake Sebu, Province of South Cotabato

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionSOCCSKSARGEN (Region XII)
ProvinceSouth Cotabato
Barangay count19
Postal code9514
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)702.00 km2 (271.04 sq mi)
Population (2015)87,442
Density (2015)125 / km2 (323 / sq mi)
Coordinates6° 13' North, 124° 43' East (6.2248, 124.7118)
Estimated elevation above sea level730.3 meters (2,395.5 feet)

Lake Sebu is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of South Cotabato.

The municipality has a land area of 702.00 square kilometers or 271.04 square miles which constitutes 17.84% of South Cotabato's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 87,442. This represented 9.55% of the total population of South Cotabato province, or 1.92% of the overall population of the SOCCSKSARGEN region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 125 inhabitants per square kilometer or 323 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Lake Sebu has 19 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)
Bacdulong2.42%2,1122,0622.42%0.46%
Denlag3.27%2,8612,7852.73%0.51%
Halilan2.75%2,4061,86529.01%4.97%
Hanoon1.64%1,4351,464-1.98%-0.38%
Klubi4.37%3,8232,87832.84%5.56%
Lake Lahit2.67%2,3311,84826.14%4.52%
Lamcade3.15%2,7582,24023.13%4.04%
Lamdalag5.55%4,8494,4179.78%1.79%
Lamfugon7.27%6,3583,88663.61%9.83%
Lamlahak4.70%4,1103,46118.75%3.33%
Lower Maculan2.04%1,7811,55114.83%2.67%
Luhib2.70%2,3572,09612.45%2.26%
Ned32.58%28,49026,0889.21%1.69%
Poblacion9.12%7,9747,02413.53%2.44%
Siluton3.06%2,6772,730-1.94%-0.37%
Takunel2.93%2,5622,25113.82%2.49%
Talisay3.13%2,7362,6901.71%0.32%
Tasiman3.35%2,9272,28827.93%4.80%
Upper Maculan3.31%2,8952,54613.71%2.48%
Lake Sebu Total87,44276,17014.80%2.66%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Lake Sebu for the fiscal year of 2016 was 224,578,056.21.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009112,180,861.91
2010117,959,340.915.15%
2011128,159,714.548.65%
2012125,900,307.44-1.76%
2013153,375,616.6821.82%
2014181,976,163.0918.65%
2015202,132,690.9611.08%
2016224,578,056.2111.10%

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 Lake Sebu is 5 to 9, with 12,500 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 232 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 12,384
1 to 410,205
5 to 912,500
10 to 1411,466
15 to 199,630
20 to 248,154
25 to 296,687
30 to 345,537
35 to 395,181
40 to 444,127
45 to 493,669
50 to 542,667
55 to 591,876
60 to 641,212
65 to 69934
70 to 74623
75 to 79358
80 and over232
Total87,442

Historical population

The population of Lake Sebu grew from 34,350 in 1990 to 87,442 in 2015, an increase of 53,092 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.66%, or an increase of 11,272 people, from the previous population of 76,170 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
34,350
47,6176.31%
54,1422.79%
60,4011.52%
76,1708.81%
87,4422.66%

Location

The municipal center of Lake Sebu is situated at approximately 6° 13' North, 124° 43' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 730.3 meters or 2,395.5 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 Lake Sebu are Koronadal, Tacurong, General Santos, Digos, Kidapawan, and Cotabato City. The nearest municipalities are T'Boli, Surallah, Banga, Santo Niño, Kiamba, and Tupi. Its distance from the national capital is 1,011.41 kilometers (628.46 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 1,011.41 kilometers (628.46 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N23°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 87,442, ranked 188 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 271.04 square kilometers, ranked 60 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 125 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,176 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.66%, ranked 547 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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