Bago, Province of Negros Occidental

Summary data
Typecity (component)
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
ProvinceNegros Occidental
Barangay count24
Postal code6101
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesGuimaras Strait [Sulu Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Negros
Area (2007)401.20 km2 (154.90 sq mi)
Population (2015)170,981
Density (2015)426 / km2 (1,104 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 32' North, 122° 50' East (10.5389, 122.8366)
Estimated elevation above sea level8.0 meters (26.2 feet)

Bago is a coastal component city in the province of Negros Occidental.

The city has a land area of 401.20 square kilometers or 154.90 square miles which constitutes 5.14% of Negros Occidental's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 170,981. This represented 6.85% of the total population of Negros Occidental province, or 2.27% of the overall population of the Western Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 426 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,104 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Bago 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)
Abuanan3.33%5,7005,4414.76%0.89%
Alianza1.88%3,2112,84712.79%2.32%
Atipuluan2.50%4,2694,2400.68%0.13%
Bacong‑Montilla4.59%7,8447,5084.48%0.84%
Bagroy0.99%1,6941,49413.39%2.42%
Balingasag2.63%4,4984,1368.75%1.61%
Binubuhan3.26%5,5815,2815.68%1.06%
Busay3.98%6,8066,2898.22%1.52%
Calumangan4.64%7,9297,8051.59%0.30%
Caridad2.34%4,0013,8513.90%0.73%
Dulao5.91%10,1118,81914.65%2.64%
Ilijan1.76%3,0093,0050.13%0.03%
Jorge L. Araneta5.53%9,45710,358-8.70%-1.72%
Lag‑Asan6.89%11,78410,62910.87%1.98%
Ma‑ao Barrio9.19%15,71315,5251.21%0.23%
Mailum5.17%8,8448,5723.17%0.60%
Malingin3.89%6,6496,3674.43%0.83%
Napoles3.84%6,5646,1626.52%1.21%
Pacol2.32%3,9603,6438.70%1.60%
Poblacion6.56%11,22410,8323.62%0.68%
Sagasa2.56%4,3854,530-3.20%-0.62%
Sampinit4.00%6,8326,04712.98%2.35%
Tabunan3.64%6,2245,6889.42%1.73%
Taloc8.59%14,69213,9765.12%0.96%
Bago Total170,981163,0454.87%0.91%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Bago for the fiscal year of 2016 was 708,730,573.12.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009525,565,876.60
2010546,004,408.063.89%
2011581,974,808.226.59%
2012517,573,051.80-11.07%
2013543,762,517.205.06%
2014592,733,910.729.01%
2015686,107,463.4915.75%
2016708,730,573.123.30%

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 Bago is 5 to 9, with 18,120 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 1,657 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 13,296
1 to 413,814
5 to 918,120
10 to 1417,845
15 to 1916,876
20 to 2415,683
25 to 2913,312
30 to 3411,721
35 to 3910,774
40 to 4410,121
45 to 499,469
50 to 548,249
55 to 596,929
60 to 645,176
65 to 693,628
70 to 742,524
75 to 791,787
80 and over1,657
Total170,981

Historical population

The population of Bago grew from 58,834 in 1960 to 170,981 in 2015, an increase of 112,147 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.91%, or an increase of 7,936 people, from the previous population of 163,045 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
58,834
71,6531.95%
89,2134.50%
99,6312.23%
122,8632.12%
132,3381.40%
141,7211.48%
159,9331.68%
163,0450.70%
170,9810.91%

Location

The city center of Bago is situated at approximately 10° 32' North, 122° 50' East, in the island of Negros. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 8.0 meters or 26.2 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 Bago are La Carlota, Bacolod, Talisay, Silay, Iloilo City, and Canlaon. The nearest municipalities are Pulupandan, Valladolid, San Enrique, San Lorenzo, Pontevedra, and Sibunag. Its distance from the national capital is 491.53 kilometers (305.42 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 491.53 kilometers (305.42 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N24°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 170,981, ranked 65 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 154.90 square kilometers, ranked 202 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 426 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 440 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.91%, ranked 1,331 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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