Norala, Province of South Cotabato

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionSOCCSKSARGEN (Region XII)
ProvinceSouth Cotabato
Barangay count14
Postal code9508
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)123.20 km2 (47.57 sq mi)
Population (2015)46,642
Density (2015)379 / km2 (980 / sq mi)
Coordinates6° 31' North, 124° 39' East (6.5188, 124.6567)
Estimated elevation above sea level101.0 meters (331.2 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 123.20 square kilometers or 47.57 square miles which constitutes 3.13% of South Cotabato's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 46,642. This represented 5.10% of the total population of South Cotabato province, or 1.03% of the overall population of the SOCCSKSARGEN region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 379 inhabitants per square kilometer or 980 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Norala has 14 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)
Benigno Aquino, Jr.3.51%1,6391,5446.15%1.14%
Dumaguil4.65%2,1692,1471.02%0.19%
Esperanza4.86%2,2692,289-0.87%-0.17%
Kibid3.78%1,7631,6636.01%1.12%
Lapuz6.73%3,1412,8739.33%1.71%
Liberty5.61%2,6162,6010.58%0.11%
Lopez Jaena6.90%3,2193,0475.64%1.05%
Matapol3.80%1,7741,6964.60%0.86%
Poblacion27.00%12,59212,2223.03%0.57%
Puti5.21%2,4322,20810.14%1.86%
San Jose5.62%2,6212,35411.34%2.07%
San Miguel10.29%4,7994,6553.09%0.58%
Simsiman7.73%3,6043,5142.56%0.48%
Tinago4.30%2,0041,8229.99%1.83%
Norala Total46,64244,6354.50%0.84%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Norala for the fiscal year of 2016 was 109,101,858.42.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200964,026,040.15
201051,020,428.79-20.31%
201174,200,478.1845.43%
201274,048,811.50-0.20%
201379,116,944.626.84%
201487,857,887.0611.05%
201599,396,159.3413.13%
2016109,101,858.429.76%

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 Norala is 5 to 9, with 5,054 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 460 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1829
1 to 43,880
5 to 95,054
10 to 144,811
15 to 194,643
20 to 244,381
25 to 293,846
30 to 343,191
35 to 393,030
40 to 442,618
45 to 492,614
50 to 542,210
55 to 591,705
60 to 641,348
65 to 69896
70 to 74640
75 to 79486
80 and over460
Total46,642

Historical population

The population of Norala grew from 19,579 in 1960 to 46,642 in 2015, an increase of 27,063 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.84%, or an increase of 2,007 people, from the previous population of 44,635 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
19,579
34,1315.59%
41,5704.04%
47,3972.66%
35,566-2.83%
39,6882.08%
40,7440.56%
44,0701.09%
44,6350.46%
46,6420.84%

Location

The municipal center of Norala is situated at approximately 6° 31' North, 124° 39' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 101.0 meters or 331.2 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 Norala are Tacurong, Koronadal, Kidapawan, General Santos, Digos, and Cotabato City. The nearest municipalities are Santo Niño, Bagumbayan, Tantangan, Isulan, Banga, and Surallah. Its distance from the national capital is 979.20 kilometers (608.44 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 979.20 kilometers (608.44 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N24°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 46,642, ranked 514 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 47.57 square kilometers, ranked 824 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 379 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 491 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.84%, ranked 1,131 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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