Tacurong, Province of Sultan Kudarat

Summary data
Typecity (component)
Island groupMindanao
RegionSOCCSKSARGEN (Region XII)
ProvinceSultan Kudarat
Barangay count20
Postal code9800
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)153.40 km2 (59.23 sq mi)
Population (2015)98,316
Density (2015)641 / km2 (1,660 / sq mi)
Coordinates6° 41' North, 124° 41' East (6.6884, 124.6786)
Estimated elevation above sea level51.7 meters (169.6 feet)

Tacurong is a landlocked component city in the coastal province of Sultan Kudarat.

The city has a land area of 153.40 square kilometers or 59.23 square miles which constitutes 2.90% of Sultan Kudarat's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 98,316. This represented 12.11% of the total population of Sultan Kudarat province, or 2.16% of the overall population of the SOCCSKSARGEN region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 641 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,660 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Tacurong has 20 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)
Baras3.19%3,1353,1140.67%0.13%
Buenaflor6.11%6,0065,6815.72%1.06%
Calean2.54%2,4981,89132.10%5.44%
Carmen3.43%3,3773,2783.02%0.57%
D'Ledesma1.38%1,3561,3490.52%0.10%
Gansing6.65%6,5376,1835.73%1.07%
Kalandagan2.48%2,4392,3364.41%0.82%
Lancheta1.26%1,2431,05517.82%3.17%
Lower Katungal6.37%6,2645,63311.20%2.04%
New Isabela11.91%11,71111,0665.83%1.08%
New Lagao2.84%2,7952,23225.22%4.38%
New Passi3.01%2,9632,62013.09%2.37%
Poblacion16.48%16,19915,8512.20%0.41%
Rajah Nuda3.93%3,8683,8011.76%0.33%
San Antonio1.33%1,3061,2653.24%0.61%
San Emmanuel6.58%6,4725,00829.23%5.00%
San Pablo12.94%12,72210,79517.85%3.18%
San Rafael1.13%1,11392720.06%3.54%
Tina2.62%2,5761,99529.12%4.99%
Upper Katungal3.80%3,7363,10820.21%3.57%
Tacurong Total98,31689,18810.23%1.87%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Tacurong for the fiscal year of 2016 was 478,123,470.16.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009297,242,576.65
2010326,622,491.379.88%
2011
2012318,154,578.11
2013349,056,194.259.71%
2014389,268,997.1611.52%
2015438,178,966.8112.56%
2016478,123,470.169.12%

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 Tacurong is 5 to 9, with 10,283 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 641 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,889
1 to 47,765
5 to 910,283
10 to 1410,012
15 to 1910,140
20 to 249,330
25 to 298,383
30 to 347,353
35 to 396,829
40 to 446,023
45 to 495,273
50 to 544,443
55 to 593,629
60 to 642,628
65 to 691,839
70 to 741,134
75 to 79722
80 and over641
Total98,316

Historical population

The population of Tacurong grew from 15,051 in 1960 to 98,316 in 2015, an increase of 83,265 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.87%, or an increase of 9,128 people, from the previous population of 89,188 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
15,051
29,7966.91%
37,2554.59%
45,9084.26%
58,7852.50%
69,8223.28%
76,3541.94%
82,5461.08%
89,1882.86%
98,3161.87%

Location

The city center of Tacurong is situated at approximately 6° 41' North, 124° 41' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 51.7 meters or 169.6 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 Tacurong are Koronadal, Kidapawan, Digos, Cotabato City, General Santos, and Davao City. The nearest municipalities are President Quirino, Isulan, Pandag, Buluan, Lambayong, and Mangudadatu. Its distance from the national capital is 963.09 kilometers (598.43 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 963.09 kilometers (598.43 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N24°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 98,316, ranked 154 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 59.23 square kilometers, ranked 682 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 641 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 266 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.87%, ranked 1,136 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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