Leon, Province of Iloilo

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
ProvinceIloilo
Barangay count85
Postal code5026
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Panay
Area (2007)140.20 km2 (54.13 sq mi)
Population (2015)49,875
Density (2015)356 / km2 (921 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 47' North, 122° 23' East (10.7805, 122.3882)
Estimated elevation above sea level70.2 meters (230.4 feet)

Leon is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Iloilo.

The municipality has a land area of 140.20 square kilometers or 54.13 square miles which constitutes 2.80% of Iloilo's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 49,875. This represented 2.58% of the total population of Iloilo province, or 0.66% of the overall population of the Western Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 356 inhabitants per square kilometer or 921 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Leon has 85 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)
Agboy Norte2.00%9979673.10%0.58%
Agboy Sur1.68%83875710.70%1.95%
Agta0.97%48242613.15%2.38%
Ambulong0.50%25120721.26%3.74%
Anonang1.89%9438915.84%1.09%
Apian0.37%1861718.77%1.61%
Avanzada0.54%26823315.02%2.70%
Awis0.63%3132907.93%1.46%
Ayabang0.86%4313949.39%1.72%
Ayubo0.24%119141-15.60%-3.18%
Bacolod0.59%295299-1.34%-0.26%
Baje0.86%428444-3.60%-0.70%
Banagan0.76%3793682.99%0.56%
Barangbang0.48%239249-4.02%-0.78%
Barasan0.99%492496-0.81%-0.15%
Bayag Norte0.80%401415-3.37%-0.65%
Bayag Sur0.82%4104002.50%0.47%
Binolbog0.34%17015211.84%2.15%
Biri Norte0.78%3883841.04%0.20%
Biri Sur1.05%52435647.19%7.64%
Bobon1.09%5445420.37%0.07%
Bucari2.90%1,4481,3854.55%0.85%
Buenavista0.66%32928615.03%2.70%
Buga6.31%3,1492,9606.39%1.19%
Bulad0.49%242247-2.02%-0.39%
Bulwang0.68%338345-2.03%-0.39%
Cabolo‑an0.27%1351313.05%0.57%
Cabunga‑an0.85%425437-2.75%-0.53%
Cabutongan0.37%1831830.00%0.00%
Cagay0.62%310320-3.13%-0.60%
Camandag1.48%7407242.21%0.42%
Camando1.02%507516-1.74%-0.33%
Cananaman0.50%2502365.93%1.10%
Capt. Fernando1.49%7456937.50%1.39%
Carara‑an1.46%730784-6.89%-1.35%
Carolina0.95%47538025.00%4.34%
Cawilihan0.57%286303-5.61%-1.09%
Coyugan Norte0.24%122125-2.40%-0.46%
Coyugan Sur0.59%2962748.03%1.48%
Danao0.64%3202977.74%1.43%
Dorog1.61%8047467.77%1.44%
Dusacan0.71%3523422.92%0.55%
Gines0.67%3343165.70%1.06%
Gumboc0.59%2942882.08%0.39%
Igcadios0.61%30626814.18%2.56%
Ingay0.63%3162995.69%1.06%
Isian Norte2.46%1,2281,1457.25%1.34%
Isian Victoria0.99%49544910.24%1.87%
Jamog Gines0.61%3062857.37%1.36%
Lampaya0.54%270283-4.59%-0.89%
Lanag2.46%1,2251,1585.79%1.08%
Lang‑og1.02%5094806.04%1.12%
Ligtos1.51%7517224.02%0.75%
Lonoc0.52%257307-16.29%-3.33%
Magcapay0.46%2272155.58%1.04%
Maliao1.13%5635453.30%0.62%
Malublub2.22%1,1091,120-0.98%-0.19%
Manampunay0.97%4824487.59%1.40%
Marirong0.80%39734714.41%2.60%
Mina0.36%18214723.81%4.15%
Mocol0.63%3133062.29%0.43%
Nagbangi1.31%6536274.15%0.78%
Nalbang0.51%254268-5.22%-1.02%
Odong‑odong0.46%22919815.66%2.81%
Oluangan1.57%782790-1.01%-0.19%
Omambong2.59%1,2931,2027.57%1.40%
Paga0.65%324358-9.50%-1.88%
Pandan1.13%5635443.49%0.66%
Panginman0.98%4874557.03%1.30%
Paoy0.45%2242087.69%1.42%
Pepe0.73%36224150.21%8.05%
Poblacion11.05%5,5115,3572.87%0.54%
Salngan0.56%281298-5.70%-1.11%
Samlague0.90%44739413.45%2.43%
Siol Norte0.60%298315-5.40%-1.05%
Siol Sur0.64%32124232.64%5.53%
Tacuyong Norte0.80%400424-5.66%-1.10%
Tacuyong Sur0.80%3983853.38%0.63%
Tagsing1.53%762785-2.93%-0.56%
Talacuan5.10%2,5442,22614.29%2.58%
Ticuan1.17%5835447.17%1.33%
Tina‑an Norte2.30%1,1451,1103.15%0.59%
Tina‑an Sur0.58%287301-4.65%-0.90%
Tunguan0.57%282290-2.76%-0.53%
Tu‑og1.20%59753611.38%2.07%
Leon Total49,87547,5224.95%0.92%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Leon for the fiscal year of 2016 was 123,485,719.93.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200967,898,518.06
201072,182,569.916.31%
201178,736,251.169.08%
201277,491,977.30-1.58%
201389,459,508.0815.44%
2014100,759,333.9612.63%
2015112,282,977.6411.44%
2016123,485,719.939.98%

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 Leon is 10 to 14, with 4,725 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 859 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1866
1 to 43,635
5 to 94,658
10 to 144,725
15 to 194,641
20 to 244,266
25 to 293,954
30 to 343,569
35 to 393,225
40 to 442,868
45 to 492,727
50 to 542,574
55 to 592,208
60 to 641,839
65 to 691,373
70 to 741,024
75 to 79864
80 and over859
Total49,875

Historical population

The population of Leon grew from 25,099 in 1960 to 49,875 in 2015, an increase of 24,776 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.92%, or an increase of 2,353 people, from the previous population of 47,522 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
25,099
27,0180.72%
30,1852.25%
31,5520.89%
36,9481.59%
41,0431.99%
43,7291.37%
45,6470.59%
47,5221.48%
49,8750.92%

Location

The municipal center of Leon is situated at approximately 10° 47' North, 122° 23' East, in the island of Panay. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 70.2 meters or 230.4 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 Leon are Iloilo City, Passi, Bago, Bacolod, Talisay, and Silay. The nearest municipalities are Alimodian, Tubungan, San Miguel, Tigbauan, Maasin, and Oton. Its distance from the national capital is 448.39 kilometers (278.62 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 448.39 kilometers (278.62 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N20°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 49,875, ranked 288 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 54.13 square kilometers, ranked 407 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 356 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 241 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.92%, ranked 1,338 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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