Murcia, Province of Negros Occidental

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
ProvinceNegros Occidental
Barangay count23
Postal code6129
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Negros
Area (2007)279.14 km2 (107.78 sq mi)
Population (2015)81,286
Density (2015)291 / km2 (754 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 36' North, 123° 2' East (10.6066, 123.0404)
Estimated elevation above sea level153.0 meters (502.0 feet)

Murcia is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Negros Occidental.

The municipality has a land area of 279.14 square kilometers or 107.78 square miles which constitutes 3.58% of Negros Occidental's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 81,286. This represented 3.26% of the total population of Negros Occidental province, or 1.08% of the overall population of the Western Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 291 inhabitants per square kilometer or 754 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Murcia has 23 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)
Abo‑abo3.14%2,5502,3986.34%1.18%
Alegria4.41%3,5843,4473.97%0.74%
Amayco2.56%2,0781,9526.45%1.20%
Blumentritt14.94%12,14111,3966.54%1.21%
Buenavista3.07%2,4992,4731.05%0.20%
Caliban3.29%2,6712,5355.36%1.00%
Canlandog4.63%3,7663,6602.90%0.55%
Cansilayan5.56%4,5174,1279.45%1.73%
Damsite3.46%2,8112,47613.53%2.45%
Iglau‑an2.56%2,0811,75718.44%3.27%
Lopez Jaena5.22%4,2474,0514.84%0.90%
Minoyan13.65%11,0929,22520.24%3.57%
Pandanon3.38%2,7452,6174.89%0.91%
Salvacion7.06%5,7385,5094.16%0.78%
San Miguel4.02%3,2712,95310.77%1.97%
Santa Cruz4.52%3,6723,5633.06%0.58%
Santa Rosa6.20%5,0424,22919.22%3.40%
Talotog2.03%1,6481,6291.17%0.22%
Zone I1.78%1,4461,545-6.41%-1.25%
Zone II0.83%67759713.40%2.42%
Zone III0.99%80669515.97%2.86%
Zone IV1.40%1,1381,177-3.31%-0.64%
Zone V1.31%1,0661,196-10.87%-2.17%
Murcia Total81,28675,2078.08%1.49%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Murcia for the fiscal year of 2016 was 183,416,218.50.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009109,499,314.16
2010114,552,330.854.61%
2011123,631,982.017.93%
2012123,522,867.74-0.09%
2013133,583,486.318.14%
2014149,595,344.5111.99%
2015169,955,214.3313.61%
2016183,416,218.507.92%

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 Murcia is 5 to 9, with 9,396 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 631 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,819
1 to 47,476
5 to 99,396
10 to 149,093
15 to 198,136
20 to 247,207
25 to 296,466
30 to 345,487
35 to 394,944
40 to 444,339
45 to 494,169
50 to 543,599
55 to 593,009
60 to 642,264
65 to 691,469
70 to 741,000
75 to 79782
80 and over631
Total81,286

Historical population

The population of Murcia grew from 23,482 in 1960 to 81,286 in 2015, an increase of 57,804 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.49%, or an increase of 6,079 people, from the previous population of 75,207 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
23,482
32,1763.13%
38,6683.76%
45,1623.15%
50,9961.22%
55,1281.47%
59,3581.60%
71,2892.56%
75,2071.97%
81,2861.49%

Location

The municipal center of Murcia is situated at approximately 10° 36' North, 123° 2' East, in the island of Negros. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 153.0 meters or 502.0 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 Murcia are Bacolod, Talisay, Silay, Bago, La Carlota, and Canlaon. The nearest municipalities are Salvador Benedicto, Pulupandan, Valladolid, San Enrique, Enrique B. Magalona, and La Castellana. Its distance from the national capital is 494.32 kilometers (307.16 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 494.32 kilometers (307.16 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N27°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 81,286, ranked 227 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 107.78 square kilometers, ranked 345 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 291 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 664 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.49%, ranked 492 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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