Polomolok, Province of South Cotabato

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionSOCCSKSARGEN (Region XII)
ProvinceSouth Cotabato
Barangay count23
Postal code9504
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)339.97 km2 (131.26 sq mi)
Population (2015)152,589
Density (2015)449 / km2 (1,162 / sq mi)
Coordinates6° 13' North, 125° 4' East (6.2142, 125.0644)
Estimated elevation above sea level277.7 meters (911.0 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 339.97 square kilometers or 131.26 square miles which constitutes 8.64% of South Cotabato's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 152,589. This represented 16.67% of the total population of South Cotabato province, or 3.36% of the overall population of the SOCCSKSARGEN region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 449 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,162 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Polomolok has 23 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)
Bentung0.90%1,3741,08826.29%4.54%
Cannery Site15.28%23,31021,02110.89%1.99%
Crossing Palkan1.29%1,9671,76911.19%2.04%
Glamang4.63%7,0615,57126.75%4.62%
Kinilis1.13%1,7171,5788.81%1.62%
Klinan 62.36%3,5943,4563.99%0.75%
Koronadal Proper2.61%3,9763,9510.63%0.12%
Lam‑Caliaf0.91%1,3881,20215.47%2.78%
Landan3.93%6,0045,7135.09%0.95%
Lapu1.47%2,2421,83122.45%3.93%
Lumakil2.23%3,4103,2863.77%0.71%
Magsaysay7.97%12,15611,02310.28%1.88%
Maligo2.07%3,1652,9387.73%1.43%
Pagalungan1.91%2,9152,51316.00%2.87%
Palkan2.47%3,7663,6004.61%0.86%
Poblacion29.69%45,29842,3576.94%1.29%
Polo1.62%2,4682,605-5.26%-1.02%
Rubber2.06%3,1492,59321.44%3.77%
Silway 71.59%2,4331,62949.36%7.94%
Silway 86.85%10,4478,49522.98%4.02%
Sulit3.33%5,0834,8065.76%1.07%
Sumbakil1.18%1,7941,6985.65%1.05%
Upper Klinan2.54%3,8723,5509.07%1.67%
Polomolok Total152,589138,27310.35%1.89%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Polomolok for the fiscal year of 2016 was 414,171,343.13.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009221,457,743.84
2010224,038,884.811.17%
2011254,829,210.2713.74%
2012257,076,237.690.88%
2013286,357,147.5911.39%
2014327,111,995.8614.23%
2015368,873,134.4912.77%
2016414,171,343.1312.28%

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 Polomolok is 5 to 9, with 16,763 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 808 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 13,398
1 to 413,475
5 to 916,763
10 to 1415,433
15 to 1914,703
20 to 2414,492
25 to 2913,228
30 to 3411,992
35 to 3910,870
40 to 449,025
45 to 497,470
50 to 545,914
55 to 595,258
60 to 644,211
65 to 692,819
70 to 741,690
75 to 791,040
80 and over808
Total152,589

Historical population

The population of Polomolok grew from 15,536 in 1960 to 152,589 in 2015, an increase of 137,053 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.89%, or an increase of 14,316 people, from the previous population of 138,273 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
15,536
32,5707.51%
40,5444.49%
59,3127.90%
89,3724.19%
96,2741.40%
110,7093.04%
131,4362.40%
138,2731.86%
152,5891.89%

Location

The municipal center of Polomolok is situated at approximately 6° 13' North, 125° 4' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 277.7 meters or 911.0 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 Polomolok are General Santos, Koronadal, Digos, Tacurong, Kidapawan, and Davao City. The nearest municipalities are Tupi, T'Boli, Alabel, Malungon, Tampakan, and Malapatan. Its distance from the national capital is 1,028.65 kilometers (639.17 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 1,028.65 kilometers (639.17 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N25°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 152,589, ranked 73 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 131.26 square kilometers, ranked 249 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 449 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 405 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.89%, ranked 1,503 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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