Roxas City, Province of Capiz

Summary data
Typecity (component)
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
ProvinceCapiz
Barangay count47
Postal code5800
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSibuyan Sea
Area (2007)95.07 km2 (36.71 sq mi)
Population (2015)167,003
Density (2015)1,757 / km2 (4,549 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 35' North, 122° 45' East (11.5895, 122.7500)
Estimated elevation above sea level4.4 meters (14.3 feet)

Roxas, formerly known as Capiz, is a coastal component city in the province of Capiz. It serves as the provincial capital.

The city has a land area of 95.07 square kilometers or 36.71 square miles which constitutes 3.66% of Capiz's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 167,003. This represented 21.93% of the total population of Capiz province, or 2.22% of the overall population of the Western Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 1,757 inhabitants per square kilometer or 4,549 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Roxas City has 47 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)
Adlawan1.57%2,6172,29913.83%2.50%
Bago1.06%1,7651,6278.48%1.56%
Balijuagan1.16%1,9441,74011.72%2.13%
Banica5.23%8,7377,91810.34%1.89%
Barra1.76%2,9412,8154.48%0.84%
Bato1.41%2,3631,66841.67%6.86%
Baybay5.65%9,4317,87119.82%3.50%
Bolo4.48%7,4826,50914.95%2.69%
Cabugao1.35%2,2592,1296.11%1.13%
Cagay3.56%5,9435,29212.30%2.23%
Cogon1.12%1,8781,8760.11%0.02%
Culajao1.16%1,9381,73811.51%2.10%
Culasi5.05%8,4297,8826.94%1.29%
Dayao2.85%4,7654,5095.68%1.06%
Dinginan3.74%6,2535,41715.43%2.77%
Dumolog2.38%3,9743,8573.03%0.57%
Gabu‑an0.80%1,3351,3220.98%0.19%
Inzo Arnaldo Village2.96%4,9495,182-4.50%-0.87%
Jumaguicjic0.88%1,4681,13629.23%5.00%
Lanot3.76%6,2736,0533.63%0.68%
Lawa‑an5.88%9,8239,2086.68%1.24%
Libas4.67%7,7987,1259.45%1.73%
Liong0.80%1,3351,17413.71%2.48%
Loctugan1.38%2,3112,2054.81%0.90%
Lonoy1.84%3,0672,22537.84%6.30%
Milibili4.04%6,7406,4554.42%0.83%
Mongpong2.74%4,5694,1609.83%1.80%
Olotayan0.50%84073913.67%2.47%
Poblacion I0.83%1,3851,443-4.02%-0.78%
Poblacion II0.82%1,3651,3391.94%0.37%
Poblacion III0.30%502563-10.83%-2.16%
Poblacion IV0.09%152173-12.14%-2.43%
Poblacion IX1.07%1,7891,888-5.24%-1.02%
Poblacion V1.25%2,0852,0014.20%0.79%
Poblacion VI0.35%585641-8.74%-1.73%
Poblacion VII1.06%1,7622,105-16.29%-3.33%
Poblacion VIII0.59%9851,014-2.86%-0.55%
Poblacion X0.81%1,3471,19512.72%2.31%
Poblacion XI0.65%1,0861,172-7.34%-1.44%
Punta Cogon0.74%1,2321,321-6.74%-1.32%
Punta Tabuc3.34%5,5816,532-14.56%-2.95%
San Jose1.24%2,0781,9536.40%1.19%
Sibaguan2.05%3,4282,62530.59%5.21%
Talon1.33%2,2292,2110.81%0.15%
Tanque3.59%5,9985,7683.99%0.75%
Tanza1.21%2,0141,9582.86%0.54%
Tiza4.89%8,1738,1640.11%0.02%
Roxas City Total167,003156,1976.92%1.28%

Historical population

The population of Roxas City grew from 49,326 in 1960 to 167,003 in 2015, an increase of 117,677 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.28%, or an increase of 10,806 people, from the previous population of 156,197 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
49,326
67,6483.14%
71,3051.06%
81,1832.63%
103,1712.43%
118,7152.66%
126,3521.35%
147,7382.18%
156,1972.05%
167,0031.28%

Location

The city center of Roxas is situated at approximately 11° 35' North, 122° 45' East, in the island of Panay. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 4.4 meters or 14.3 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 Roxas City are Passi, Victorias, Silay, Cadiz, Talisay, and Iloilo City. The nearest municipalities are Panay, Ivisan, Panitan, Pontevedra, Sapian, and Sigma. Its distance from the national capital is 383.50 kilometers (238.30 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Panay, Capiz, 5.91 kilometers (3.67 miles) to the Southeast (S49°E)
  • Ivisan, Capiz, 9.91 kilometers (6.15 miles) to the Southwest (S41°W)
  • Panitan, Capiz, 14.13 kilometers (8.78 miles) to the South (S8°E)
  • Pontevedra, Capiz, 14.94 kilometers (9.29 miles) to the Southeast (S37°E)
  • Sapian, Capiz, 19.11 kilometers (11.88 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S56°W)
  • Sigma, Capiz, 20.77 kilometers (12.91 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S26°W)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 383.50 kilometers (238.30 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N30°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 167,003, ranked 84 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 36.71 square kilometers, ranked 1,074 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 1,757 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 91 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.28%, ranked 825 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. Postal codes are from the Philippine Postal Corporation.
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