Esperanza, Province of Sultan Kudarat

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionSOCCSKSARGEN (Region XII)
ProvinceSultan Kudarat
Barangay count19
Postal code9806
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)324.29 km2 (125.21 sq mi)
Population (2015)66,095
Density (2015)204 / km2 (528 / sq mi)
Coordinates6° 43' North, 124° 31' East (6.7225, 124.5206)
Estimated elevation above sea level43.5 meters (142.6 feet)

Esperanza is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Sultan Kudarat.

The municipality has a land area of 324.29 square kilometers or 125.21 square miles which constitutes 6.12% of Sultan Kudarat's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 66,095. This represented 8.14% of the total population of Sultan Kudarat province, or 1.45% of the overall population of the SOCCSKSARGEN region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 204 inhabitants per square kilometer or 528 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Esperanza 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)
Ala4.24%2,8052,7761.04%0.20%
Daladap4.39%2,9043,129-7.19%-1.41%
Dukay4.21%2,7823,051-8.82%-1.74%
Guiamalia3.02%1,9941,9223.75%0.70%
Ilian3.67%2,4261,92326.16%4.52%
Kangkong3.52%2,3252,3110.61%0.12%
Laguinding3.05%2,0161,73516.20%2.90%
Magsaysay1.87%1,2391,482-16.40%-3.35%
Margues4.04%2,6713,078-13.22%-2.66%
New Panay5.45%3,6053,4813.56%0.67%
Numo4.42%2,9232,41321.14%3.72%
Paitan5.54%3,6593,3967.74%1.43%
Pamantingan5.90%3,9014,164-6.32%-1.23%
Poblacion11.00%7,2727,1911.13%0.21%
Sagasa6.01%3,9723,55111.86%2.16%
Salabaca5.34%3,5283,4532.17%0.41%
Saliao8.32%5,5004,94311.27%2.05%
Salumping11.46%7,5776,27420.77%3.66%
Villamor4.53%2,9962,9342.11%0.40%
Esperanza Total66,09563,2074.57%0.85%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Esperanza for the fiscal year of 2016 was 163,835,400.18.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200983,049,413.57
201087,932,985.685.88%
201196,741,650.9110.02%
201298,842,211.822.17%
2013112,789,587.7014.11%
2014128,008,858.5013.49%
2015146,948,700.7914.80%
2016163,835,400.1811.49%

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 Esperanza is 5 to 9, with 7,315 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 407 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,319
1 to 45,744
5 to 97,315
10 to 146,836
15 to 196,797
20 to 246,370
25 to 296,030
30 to 344,787
35 to 394,460
40 to 443,776
45 to 493,410
50 to 542,786
55 to 592,096
60 to 641,672
65 to 691,139
70 to 74660
75 to 79491
80 and over407
Total66,095

Historical population

The population of Esperanza grew from 18,711 in 1975 to 66,095 in 2015, an increase of 47,384 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.85%, or an increase of 2,888 people, from the previous population of 63,207 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
18,711
28,1498.51%
35,5852.37%
43,3743.78%
47,5782.00%
52,7311.43%
63,2076.82%
66,0950.85%

Location

The municipal center of Esperanza is situated at approximately 6° 43' North, 124° 31' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 43.5 meters or 142.6 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 Esperanza are Tacurong, Koronadal, Cotabato City, Kidapawan, Digos, and General Santos. The nearest municipalities are Datu Abdullah Sangki, Isulan, Ampatuan, Lambayong, Datu Hoffer Ampatuan, and Shariff Aguak. Its distance from the national capital is 952.51 kilometers (591.86 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 952.51 kilometers (591.86 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N24°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 66,095, ranked 300 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 125.21 square kilometers, ranked 265 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 204 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 903 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.85%, ranked 1,088 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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