Pototan, Province of Iloilo

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
ProvinceIloilo
Barangay count50
Postal code5008
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Panay
Area (2007)97.10 km2 (37.49 sq mi)
Population (2015)75,070
Density (2015)773 / km2 (2,002 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 57' North, 122° 38' East (10.9421, 122.6358)
Estimated elevation above sea level27.1 meters (89.0 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 97.10 square kilometers or 37.49 square miles which constitutes 1.94% of Iloilo's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 75,070. This represented 3.88% of the total population of Iloilo province, or 1.00% of the overall population of the Western Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 773 inhabitants per square kilometer or 2,002 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Pototan 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)
Abangay1.15%8658353.59%0.67%
Amamaros2.32%1,7391,5998.76%1.61%
Bagacay2.32%1,7401,6425.97%1.11%
Barasan2.85%2,1372,0225.69%1.06%
Batuan2.02%1,5171,5080.60%0.11%
Bongco2.06%1,5461,37412.52%2.27%
Cahaguichican2.52%1,8951,67013.47%2.44%
Callan0.78%5825702.11%0.40%
Cansilayan1.88%1,4131,3415.37%1.00%
Casalsagan1.58%1,1861,1275.24%0.98%
Cato‑ogan2.82%2,1182,0135.22%0.97%
Cau‑ayan3.91%2,9342,50217.27%3.08%
Culob0.73%5465048.33%1.54%
Danao1.38%1,03488916.31%2.92%
Dapitan2.74%2,0582,0380.98%0.19%
Dawis1.41%1,0609986.21%1.15%
Dongsol1.85%1,3921,3453.49%0.66%
Fernando Parcon Ward2.37%1,7791,852-3.94%-0.76%
Fundacion0.31%2342330.43%0.08%
Guibuangan1.04%7797720.91%0.17%
Guinacas2.10%1,5771,5640.83%0.16%
Igang4.97%3,7323,6841.30%0.25%
Intaluan0.77%5775671.76%0.33%
Iwa Ilaud1.19%891894-0.34%-0.06%
Iwa Ilaya1.35%1,0179388.42%1.55%
Jamabalud3.86%2,8972,7664.74%0.88%
Jebioc0.98%7326965.17%0.96%
Lay‑Ahan1.73%1,2961,2840.93%0.18%
Lopez Jaena Ward2.00%1,5031,4920.74%0.14%
Lumbo1.95%1,4631,4232.81%0.53%
Macatol1.50%1,1241,0249.77%1.79%
Malusgod3.59%2,6942,14025.89%4.48%
Nabitasan1.14%8548381.91%0.36%
Naga2.07%1,5571,35215.16%2.72%
Nanga2.90%2,1802,221-1.85%-0.35%
Naslo2.03%1,5251,4664.02%0.75%
Pajo0.77%5765445.88%1.09%
Palanguia2.34%1,7561,6516.36%1.18%
Pitogo0.89%665666-0.15%-0.03%
Polot‑an1.80%1,3481,3212.04%0.39%
Primitivo Ledesma Ward2.92%2,1902,1541.67%0.32%
Purog2.11%1,5811,4479.26%1.70%
Rumbang3.45%2,5912,18818.42%3.27%
San Jose Ward2.44%1,8311,7385.35%1.00%
Sinuagan1.52%1,1401,0736.24%1.16%
Tuburan2.76%2,0722,089-0.81%-0.16%
Tumcon Ilaud3.17%2,3792,2037.99%1.47%
Tumcon Ilaya1.14%8568411.78%0.34%
Ubang1.05%7887761.55%0.29%
Zarrague1.50%1,1241,0813.98%0.75%
Pototan Total75,07070,9555.80%1.08%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Pototan for the fiscal year of 2016 was 157,882,222.82.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200987,925,692.47
201094,451,345.757.42%
2011102,341,557.808.35%
201299,483,473.41-2.79%
2013112,816,928.2613.40%
2014123,841,678.879.77%
2015144,339,166.0316.55%
2016157,882,222.829.38%

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 Pototan is 5 to 9, with 7,441 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 1,094 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,336
1 to 45,971
5 to 97,441
10 to 147,291
15 to 197,053
20 to 246,673
25 to 296,029
30 to 345,353
35 to 394,755
40 to 444,321
45 to 494,055
50 to 543,671
55 to 593,137
60 to 642,429
65 to 691,914
70 to 741,417
75 to 791,094
80 and over1,130
Total75,070

Historical population

The population of Pototan grew from 37,231 in 1960 to 75,070 in 2015, an increase of 37,839 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.08%, or an increase of 4,115 people, from the previous population of 70,955 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
37,231
37,2500.00%
41,3632.12%
44,6241.53%
54,0351.93%
56,3400.79%
61,2061.79%
67,6261.39%
70,9551.76%
75,0701.08%

Location

The municipal center of Pototan is situated at approximately 10° 57' North, 122° 38' East, in the island of Panay. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 27.1 meters or 89.0 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 Pototan are Passi, Iloilo City, Silay, Talisay, Bacolod, and Victorias. The nearest municipalities are Mina, Dingle, New Lucena, Barotac Nuevo, Badiangan, and Anilao. Its distance from the national capital is 441.85 kilometers (274.55 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Mina, Iloilo, 6.87 kilometers (4.27 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S79°W)
  • Dingle, Iloilo, 7.51 kilometers (4.67 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N31°E)
  • New Lucena, Iloilo, 8.32 kilometers (5.17 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S31°W)
  • Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo, 9.10 kilometers (5.65 miles) to the Southeast (S55°E)
  • Badiangan, Iloilo, 11.88 kilometers (7.38 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N66°W)
  • Anilao, Iloilo, 13.24 kilometers (8.23 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N72°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 441.85 kilometers (274.55 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N24°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 75,070, ranked 270 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 37.49 square kilometers, ranked 1,033 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 773 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 229 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.08%, ranked 1,010 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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