Salvador Benedicto, Province of Negros Occidental

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
ProvinceNegros Occidental
Barangay count7
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Negros
Area (2007)170.50 km2 (65.83 sq mi)
Population (2015)25,662
Density (2015)151 / km2 (390 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 35' North, 123° 13' East (10.5772, 123.2206)
Estimated elevation above sea level702.2 meters (2,303.1 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 170.50 square kilometers or 65.83 square miles which constitutes 2.19% of Negros Occidental's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 25,662. This represented 1.03% of the total population of Negros Occidental province, or 0.34% of the overall population of the Western Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 151 inhabitants per square kilometer or 390 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Salvador Benedicto has 7 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)
Bago12.36%3,1712,76314.77%2.66%
Bagong Silang9.66%2,4802,20312.57%2.28%
Bunga27.10%6,9546,6774.15%0.78%
Igmaya‑an20.48%5,2565,1941.19%0.23%
Kumaliskis11.29%2,8962,57712.38%2.25%
Pandanon9.93%2,5472,3269.50%1.74%
Pinowayan9.19%2,3581,88425.16%4.37%
Salvador Benedicto Total25,66223,6248.63%1.59%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Salvador Benedicto for the fiscal year of 2016 was 78,960,238.16.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200944,822,677.81
201047,478,635.525.93%
201151,958,491.379.44%
201249,840,575.93-4.08%
201355,635,158.4511.63%
201462,748,764.8712.79%
201571,628,855.0414.15%
201678,960,238.1610.24%

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 Salvador Benedicto is 5 to 9, with 3,358 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 129 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1630
1 to 42,711
5 to 93,358
10 to 143,009
15 to 192,758
20 to 242,473
25 to 292,070
30 to 341,681
35 to 391,446
40 to 441,261
45 to 491,137
50 to 54966
55 to 59738
60 to 64569
65 to 69341
70 to 74224
75 to 79161
80 and over129
Total25,662

Historical population

The population of Salvador Benedicto grew from 13,538 in 1990 to 25,662 in 2015, an increase of 12,124 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.59%, or an increase of 2,038 people, from the previous population of 23,624 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
13,538
17,6355.08%
17,259-0.46%
22,9794.03%
23,6241.01%
25,6621.59%

Location

The municipal center of Salvador Benedicto is situated at approximately 10° 35' North, 123° 13' East, in the island of Negros. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 702.2 meters or 2,303.1 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 Salvador Benedicto are Canlaon, San Carlos, Bacolod, Talisay, Silay, and La Carlota. The nearest municipalities are Murcia, Calatrava, Vallehermoso, La Castellana, Toboso, and Moises Padilla. Its distance from the national capital is 506.34 kilometers (314.63 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 506.34 kilometers (314.63 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N28°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 25,662, ranked 1,022 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 65.83 square kilometers, ranked 630 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 151 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,113 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.59%, ranked 1,439 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
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