Zarraga, Province of Iloilo

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
ProvinceIloilo
Barangay count24
Postal code5004
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesIloilo Strait [Sulu Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Panay
Area (2007)54.48 km2 (21.03 sq mi)
Population (2015)25,605
Density (2015)470 / km2 (1,218 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 49' North, 122° 37' East (10.8236, 122.6099)
Estimated elevation above sea level10.6 meters (34.8 feet)

Zarraga is a coastal municipality in the province of Iloilo.

The municipality has a land area of 54.48 square kilometers or 21.03 square miles which constitutes 1.09% of Iloilo's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 25,605. This represented 1.32% of the total population of Iloilo province, or 0.34% of the overall population of the Western Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 470 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,218 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Zarraga has 24 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)
Balud I3.83%98183916.92%3.02%
Balud II3.35%8577997.26%1.34%
Balud Lilo‑an2.49%6386104.59%0.86%
Dawis Centro0.85%217252-13.89%-2.81%
Dawis Norte1.30%33227022.96%4.01%
Dawis Sur2.83%72562615.81%2.83%
Gines3.90%99884717.83%3.17%
Ilawod Poblacion9.75%2,4972,3486.35%1.18%
Ilaya Poblacion8.17%2,0921,84113.63%2.46%
Inagdangan Centro2.81%7206963.45%0.65%
Inagdangan Norte4.14%1,0599827.84%1.45%
Inagdangan Sur2.97%7607511.20%0.23%
Jalaud Norte8.04%2,0582,0162.08%0.39%
Jalaud Sur3.82%9799443.71%0.70%
Libongcogon3.98%1,0189309.46%1.74%
Malunang5.15%1,3191,2674.10%0.77%
Pajo4.42%1,13399314.10%2.54%
Sambag9.16%2,3452,1698.11%1.50%
Sigangao4.04%1,0341,0211.27%0.24%
Talauguis2.77%7087050.43%0.08%
Talibong4.05%1,0379519.04%1.66%
Tubigan3.03%77569811.03%2.01%
Tuburan1.61%41135615.45%2.77%
Tuburan Sulbod3.56%91278216.62%2.97%
Zarraga Total25,60523,6938.07%1.49%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Zarraga for the fiscal year of 2016 was 73,992,735.07.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200939,677,626.49
201042,543,482.487.22%
201145,979,626.078.08%
201245,014,437.57-2.10%
201351,745,454.9414.95%
201458,983,887.9113.99%
201566,247,165.2212.31%
201673,992,735.0711.69%

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 Zarraga is 5 to 9, with 2,600 individuals. Conversely, the age groups with the lowest population are in the ranges 75 to 79, and 80 and over, with 313 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1478
1 to 41,985
5 to 92,600
10 to 142,472
15 to 192,453
20 to 242,249
25 to 292,049
30 to 341,837
35 to 391,776
40 to 441,596
45 to 491,461
50 to 541,230
55 to 591,029
60 to 64789
65 to 69577
70 to 74398
75 to 79313
80 and over313
Total25,605

Historical population

The population of Zarraga grew from 8,666 in 1960 to 25,605 in 2015, an increase of 16,939 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.49%, or an increase of 1,912 people, from the previous population of 23,693 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
8,666
10,4101.81%
11,4491.93%
12,6732.05%
15,4832.02%
17,5192.34%
18,2520.88%
21,4582.26%
23,6933.67%
25,6051.49%

Location

The municipal center of Zarraga is situated at approximately 10° 49' North, 122° 37' East, in the island of Panay. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 10.6 meters or 34.8 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 Zarraga are Iloilo City, Passi, Bago, Silay, Talisay, and Bacolod. The nearest municipalities are Leganes, New Lucena, Santa Barbara, Pavia, Dumangas, and Mina. Its distance from the national capital is 452.77 kilometers (281.34 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 452.77 kilometers (281.34 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N23°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 25,605, ranked 1,043 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 21.03 square kilometers, ranked 1,329 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 470 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 400 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.49%, ranked 395 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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