Buenavista, Province of Bohol

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceBohol
Barangay count35
Postal code6333
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesTañon Strait
Philippine major island(s)Bohol
Area (2007)96.00 km2 (37.07 sq mi)
Population (2015)27,261
Density (2015)284 / km2 (735 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 5' North, 124° 7' East (10.0812, 124.1128)
Estimated elevation above sea level3.8 meters (12.3 feet)

Buenavista is a coastal municipality in the island province of Bohol.

The municipality has a land area of 96.00 square kilometers or 37.07 square miles which constitutes 1.99% of Bohol's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 27,261. This represented 2.08% of the total population of Bohol province, or 0.37% of the overall population of the Central Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 284 inhabitants per square kilometer or 735 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Buenavista has 35 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)
Anonang1.03%280405-30.86%-6.79%
Asinan2.69%733800-8.38%-1.65%
Bago2.04%557575-3.13%-0.60%
Baluarte1.38%376437-13.96%-2.82%
Bantuan2.32%632659-4.10%-0.79%
Bato2.44%6646640.00%0.00%
Bonotbonot2.86%779801-2.75%-0.53%
Bugaong1.65%449489-8.18%-1.61%
Cambuhat4.13%1,1251,0457.66%1.41%
Cambus‑oc2.63%7187160.28%0.05%
Cangawa4.26%1,1601,0916.32%1.17%
Cantomugcad1.07%293296-1.01%-0.19%
Cantores2.29%6245709.47%1.74%
Cantuba3.64%9939237.58%1.40%
Catigbian2.52%68862410.26%1.88%
Cawag2.29%623668-6.74%-1.32%
Cruz3.28%893897-0.45%-0.09%
Dait3.60%9811,044-6.03%-1.18%
Eastern Cabul‑an7.70%2,1001,9249.15%1.68%
Hunan2.99%816882-7.48%-1.47%
Lapacan Norte1.42%388398-2.51%-0.48%
Lapacan Sur1.94%53047910.65%1.95%
Lubang3.83%1,0441,052-0.76%-0.15%
Lusong2.91%79462626.84%4.63%
Magkaya2.57%701828-15.34%-3.12%
Merryland0.96%2622418.71%1.60%
Nueva Granada2.55%69454926.41%4.56%
Nueva Montana2.40%65355018.73%3.32%
Overland3.28%894944-5.30%-1.03%
Panghagban3.95%1,0771,134-5.03%-0.98%
Poblacion3.39%9238597.45%1.38%
Puting Bato1.98%540556-2.88%-0.55%
Rufo Hill2.88%786866-9.24%-1.83%
Sweetland2.66%7257141.54%0.29%
Western Cabul‑an6.48%1,7661,7252.38%0.45%
Buenavista Total27,26127,0310.85%0.16%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Buenavista for the fiscal year of 2016 was 93,742,754.33.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200948,853,918.94
201050,932,128.104.25%
201156,080,937.3710.11%
201256,548,197.940.83%
201364,070,221.6413.30%
201472,382,077.4712.97%
201585,015,330.1917.45%
201693,742,754.3310.27%

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 Buenavista is 5 to 9, with 3,446 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 291 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1673
1 to 42,708
5 to 93,446
10 to 143,405
15 to 192,815
20 to 242,096
25 to 291,793
30 to 341,613
35 to 391,421
40 to 441,337
45 to 491,237
50 to 541,098
55 to 591,018
60 to 64861
65 to 69643
70 to 74472
75 to 79334
80 and over291
Total27,261

Historical population

The population of Buenavista grew from 10,992 in 1960 to 27,261 in 2015, an increase of 16,269 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.16%, or an increase of 230 people, from the previous population of 27,031 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
10,992
13,5232.05%
15,8023.17%
18,0882.74%
21,6651.82%
24,2152.11%
25,9601.50%
26,4430.25%
27,0310.80%
27,2610.16%

Location

The municipal center of Buenavista is situated at approximately 10° 5' North, 124° 7' East, in the island of Bohol. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 3.8 meters or 12.3 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 Buenavista are Lapu-Lapu, Mandaue, Talisay, Cebu City, Naga, and Danao. The nearest municipalities are Inabanga, Getafe, Clarin, Sagbayan, Danao, and Tubigon. Its distance from the national capital is 604.07 kilometers (375.35 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Inabanga, Bohol, 7.43 kilometers (4.62 miles) to the Southwest (S43°W)
  • Getafe, Bohol, 8.78 kilometers (5.45 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N30°E)
  • Clarin, Bohol, 16.31 kilometers (10.13 miles) to the Southwest (S36°W)
  • Sagbayan, Bohol, 18.72 kilometers (11.63 miles) to the South (S7°W)
  • Danao, Bohol, 19.26 kilometers (11.97 miles) to the Southeast (S38°E)
  • Tubigon, Bohol, 21.91 kilometers (13.61 miles) to the Southwest (S49°W)

Nearest cities

  • Lapu-Lapu, 31.08 kilometers (19.31 miles) to the Northwest (N35°W)
  • Mandaue, 32.73 kilometers (20.34 miles) to the Northwest (N35°W)
  • Talisay, Cebu, 34.25 kilometers (21.28 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N58°W)
  • Cebu City, 34.86 kilometers (21.66 miles) to the Northwest (N44°W)
  • Naga, Cebu, 41.52 kilometers (25.80 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N70°W)
  • Danao, Cebu, 49.49 kilometers (30.75 miles) to the North (N11°W)

Distance from Manila: 604.07 kilometers (375.35 miles) to the Northwest (N34°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 27,261, ranked 1,010 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 37.07 square kilometers, ranked 1,060 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 284 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 714 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.16%, ranked 380 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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