Pontevedra, Province of Negros Occidental

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
ProvinceNegros Occidental
Barangay count20
Postal code6105
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPanay Gulf [Sulu Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Negros
Area (2007)112.50 km2 (43.44 sq mi)
Population (2015)51,866
Density (2015)461 / km2 (1,194 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 22' North, 122° 52' East (10.3678, 122.8703)
Estimated elevation above sea level9.0 meters (29.4 feet)

Pontevedra is a coastal municipality in the province of Negros Occidental.

The municipality has a land area of 112.50 square kilometers or 43.44 square miles which constitutes 1.44% of Negros Occidental's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 51,866. This represented 2.08% of the total population of Negros Occidental province, or 0.69% of the overall population of the Western Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 461 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,194 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Pontevedra has 20 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)
Antipolo14.96%7,7607,1678.27%1.53%
Barangay I4.00%2,0751,85311.98%2.18%
Barangay II3.79%1,9641,969-0.25%-0.05%
Barangay III5.04%2,6162,709-3.43%-0.66%
Buenavista Gibong1.69%8741,008-13.29%-2.68%
Buenavista Rizal1.70%88279610.80%1.97%
Burgos1.43%7407281.65%0.31%
Cambarus3.92%2,0351,82511.51%2.10%
Canroma6.28%3,2593,2011.81%0.34%
Don Salvador Benedicto11.21%5,8135,7061.88%0.35%
General Malvar3.75%1,9451,75610.76%1.97%
Gomez1.76%91275520.79%3.66%
M. H. del Pilar3.56%1,8471,60115.37%2.76%
Mabini1.26%6546009.00%1.65%
Miranda10.11%5,2435,0992.82%0.53%
Pandan4.41%2,2882,06810.64%1.94%
Recreo5.64%2,9272,22731.43%5.34%
San Isidro5.54%2,8712,03940.80%6.73%
San Juan7.89%4,0903,9473.62%0.68%
Zamora2.06%1,07189120.20%3.57%
Pontevedra Total51,86647,9458.18%1.51%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Pontevedra for the fiscal year of 2016 was 102,504,519.88.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200964,525,885.28
201068,349,896.285.93%
201174,604,033.399.15%
201273,129,965.33-1.98%
201382,376,128.6112.64%
201494,725,312.6614.99%
2015106,881,951.9912.83%
2016102,504,519.88-4.10%

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 Pontevedra is 5 to 9, with 5,405 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 548 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1958
1 to 44,176
5 to 95,405
10 to 145,126
15 to 194,698
20 to 244,631
25 to 294,116
30 to 343,525
35 to 393,468
40 to 443,005
45 to 492,915
50 to 542,539
55 to 592,197
60 to 641,803
65 to 691,281
70 to 74826
75 to 79649
80 and over548
Total51,866

Historical population

The population of Pontevedra grew from 22,751 in 1960 to 51,866 in 2015, an increase of 29,115 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.51%, or an increase of 3,921 people, from the previous population of 47,945 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
22,751
27,0071.69%
30,5752.52%
33,2581.70%
40,0941.89%
42,4431.07%
42,089-0.18%
46,7681.46%
47,9450.91%
51,8661.51%

Location

The municipal center of Pontevedra is situated at approximately 10° 22' North, 122° 52' East, in the island of Negros. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 9.0 meters or 29.4 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 Pontevedra are La Carlota, Bago, Himamaylan, Bacolod, Canlaon, and Kabankalan. The nearest municipalities are San Enrique, Hinigaran, Valladolid, La Castellana, Pulupandan, and Binalbagan. Its distance from the national capital is 510.33 kilometers (317.11 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 510.33 kilometers (317.11 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N23°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 51,866, ranked 465 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 43.44 square kilometers, ranked 919 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 461 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 402 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.51%, ranked 1,407 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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