Maasin, Province of Iloilo

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
ProvinceIloilo
Barangay count50
Postal code5030
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Panay
Area (2007)128.59 km2 (49.65 sq mi)
Population (2015)36,922
Density (2015)287 / km2 (744 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 53' North, 122° 26' East (10.8908, 122.4332)
Estimated elevation above sea level87.7 meters (287.6 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 128.59 square kilometers or 49.65 square miles which constitutes 2.57% of Iloilo's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 36,922. This represented 1.91% of the total population of Iloilo province, or 0.49% of the overall population of the Western Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 287 inhabitants per square kilometer or 744 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Maasin has 50 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)
Abay1.78%65857314.83%2.67%
Abilay2.37%8748295.43%1.01%
AGROCEL Poblacion1.83%676684-1.17%-0.22%
Amerang1.15%4253899.25%1.70%
Bagacay East1.52%56346720.56%3.62%
Bagacay West2.55%9419044.09%0.77%
Bolo2.40%8868188.31%1.53%
Bug‑ot0.71%263281-6.41%-1.25%
Bulay0.92%341354-3.67%-0.71%
Buntalan2.20%81473510.75%1.96%
Burak1.33%491498-1.41%-0.27%
Cabangcalan2.27%837845-0.95%-0.18%
Cabatac1.91%7066941.73%0.33%
Caigon1.92%70961415.47%2.78%
Cananghan1.30%4804721.69%0.32%
Canawili0.60%220263-16.35%-3.34%
Dagami5.54%2,0441,72418.56%3.29%
Daja3.15%1,1631,0768.09%1.49%
Dalusan1.60%5925586.09%1.13%
DELCAR Poblacion2.10%7767355.58%1.04%
Inabasan2.72%1,0059951.01%0.19%
Layog3.84%1,4191,423-0.28%-0.05%
Linab1.31%4834526.86%1.27%
Liñagan Calsada0.90%332336-1.19%-0.23%
Liñagan Tacas1.12%414419-1.19%-0.23%
Magsaysay2.17%801803-0.25%-0.05%
Mandog3.25%1,2011,07511.72%2.13%
MARI Poblacion2.62%9661,035-6.67%-1.31%
Miapa0.63%2312176.45%1.20%
Nagba3.69%1,3621,3292.48%0.47%
Nasaka2.15%7947930.13%0.02%
Naslo‑Bucao3.62%1,3351,347-0.89%-0.17%
Nasuli1.30%4814477.61%1.41%
Panalian1.68%620661-6.20%-1.21%
Piandaan East0.60%223228-2.19%-0.42%
Piandaan West0.92%338389-13.11%-2.64%
Pispis2.08%7697049.23%1.70%
Punong0.68%25222014.55%2.62%
Santa Rita0.76%279283-1.41%-0.27%
Sinubsuban1.46%54041629.81%5.09%
Siwalo2.47%911913-0.22%-0.04%
Subog1.70%62949028.37%4.87%
THTP Poblacion3.08%1,1361,1003.27%0.62%
Tigbauan2.55%9419271.51%0.29%
Trangka2.93%1,08191717.88%3.18%
Tubang3.89%1,4381,18421.45%3.77%
Tulahong0.83%307348-11.78%-2.36%
Tuy‑an East1.76%6516224.66%0.87%
Tuy‑an West1.70%6276142.12%0.40%
Ubian2.43%8978693.22%0.61%
Maasin Total36,92235,0695.28%0.99%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Maasin for the fiscal year of 2016 was 94,529,817.15.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200951,988,773.79
201055,081,233.025.95%
201160,481,550.929.80%
201258,805,594.09-2.77%
201366,223,172.1412.61%
201475,619,315.2914.19%
201585,076,634.4812.51%
201694,529,817.1511.11%

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 Maasin is 5 to 9, with 3,737 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 584 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1702
1 to 43,014
5 to 93,737
10 to 143,645
15 to 193,612
20 to 243,444
25 to 292,999
30 to 342,446
35 to 392,233
40 to 441,867
45 to 491,916
50 to 541,678
55 to 591,564
60 to 641,208
65 to 69939
70 to 74703
75 to 79584
80 and over631
Total36,922

Historical population

The population of Maasin grew from 21,510 in 1960 to 36,922 in 2015, an increase of 15,412 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.99%, or an increase of 1,853 people, from the previous population of 35,069 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
21,510
20,768-0.34%
24,4123.30%
26,9622.01%
29,0620.75%
29,3640.19%
30,8281.05%
32,5550.75%
35,0692.74%
36,9220.99%

Location

The municipal center of Maasin is situated at approximately 10° 53' North, 122° 26' East, in the island of Panay. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 87.7 meters or 287.6 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 Maasin are Iloilo City, Passi, Bago, Silay, Talisay, and Bacolod. The nearest municipalities are Cabatuan, Alimodian, Janiuay, San Miguel, Santa Barbara, and Leon. Its distance from the national capital is 438.67 kilometers (272.57 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 438.67 kilometers (272.57 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N21°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 36,922, ranked 732 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 49.65 square kilometers, ranked 840 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 287 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 692 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.99%, ranked 835 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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