Escalante, Province of Negros Occidental

Summary data
Typecity (component)
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
ProvinceNegros Occidental
Barangay count21
Postal code6124
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesTañon Strait
Philippine major island(s)Negros
Area (2007)192.76 km2 (74.43 sq mi)
Population (2015)94,070
Density (2015)488 / km2 (1,264 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 50' North, 123° 30' East (10.8412, 123.4992)
Estimated elevation above sea level28.2 meters (92.6 feet)

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

The city has a land area of 192.76 square kilometers or 74.43 square miles which constitutes 2.47% of Negros Occidental's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 94,070. This represented 3.77% of the total population of Negros Occidental province, or 1.25% of the overall population of the Western Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 488 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,264 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Escalante has 21 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)
Alimango5.50%5,1734,68610.39%1.90%
Balintawak16.89%15,89315,4772.69%0.51%
Binaguiohan2.61%2,4552,3952.51%0.47%
Buenavista4.09%3,8443,867-0.59%-0.11%
Cervantes2.84%2,6682,6122.14%0.40%
Dian‑ay5.15%4,8444,905-1.24%-0.24%
Hacienda Fe2.70%2,5422,25012.98%2.35%
Japitan2.86%2,6892,731-1.54%-0.29%
Jonobjonob8.46%7,9577,982-0.31%-0.06%
Langub3.26%3,0653,0022.10%0.40%
Libertad2.77%2,6042,773-6.09%-1.19%
Mabini8.11%7,6257,5850.53%0.10%
Magsaysay1.60%1,5021,690-11.12%-2.22%
Malasibog3.03%2,8502,8161.21%0.23%
Old Poblacion12.02%11,30411,2330.63%0.12%
Paitan1.74%1,6381,5982.50%0.47%
Pinapugasan3.00%2,8242,6227.70%1.42%
Rizal2.35%2,2062,299-4.05%-0.78%
Tamlang2.57%2,4172,437-0.82%-0.16%
Udtongan2.31%2,1742,340-7.09%-1.39%
Washington6.16%5,7965,7051.60%0.30%
Escalante Total94,07093,0051.15%0.22%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Escalante for the fiscal year of 2016 was 448,765,941.65.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009295,823,539.88
2010324,570,987.229.72%
2011351,243,092.968.22%
2012307,191,527.12-12.54%
2013322,588,549.565.01%
2014360,532,838.0411.76%
2015415,378,503.5015.21%
2016448,765,941.658.04%

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 Escalante is 10 to 14, with 10,743 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 871 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,966
1 to 48,129
5 to 910,440
10 to 1410,743
15 to 199,588
20 to 248,093
25 to 296,783
30 to 346,042
35 to 395,574
40 to 445,156
45 to 494,786
50 to 544,242
55 to 593,757
60 to 642,967
65 to 692,194
70 to 741,637
75 to 791,102
80 and over871
Total94,070

Historical population

The population of Escalante grew from 59,768 in 1960 to 94,070 in 2015, an increase of 34,302 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.22%, or an increase of 1,065 people, from the previous population of 93,005 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
59,768
52,060-1.34%
63,9694.22%
71,2932.19%
72,6850.19%
79,9281.80%
79,098-0.22%
92,0352.11%
93,0050.38%
94,0700.22%

Location

The city center of Escalante is situated at approximately 10° 50' North, 123° 30' East, in the island of Negros. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 28.2 meters or 92.6 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 Escalante are Sagay, Cadiz, San Carlos, Victorias, Toledo, and Silay. The nearest municipalities are Toboso, Calatrava, Tuburan, Asturias, Tabuelan, and Salvador Benedicto. Its distance from the national capital is 496.87 kilometers (308.74 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 496.87 kilometers (308.74 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N33°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 94,070, ranked 180 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 74.43 square kilometers, ranked 546 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 488 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 370 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.22%, ranked 434 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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