Carmen, Province of Bohol

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceBohol
Barangay count29
Postal code6319
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Bohol
Area (2007)239.45 km2 (92.45 sq mi)
Population (2015)46,306
Density (2015)193 / km2 (501 / sq mi)
Coordinates9° 49' North, 124° 12' East (9.8246, 124.1974)
Estimated elevation above sea level217.0 meters (711.7 feet)

Carmen is a landlocked municipality in the island province of Bohol.

The municipality has a land area of 239.45 square kilometers or 92.45 square miles which constitutes 4.97% of Bohol's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 46,306. This represented 3.53% of the total population of Bohol province, or 0.63% of the overall population of the Central Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 193 inhabitants per square kilometer or 501 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Carmen has 29 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)
Alegria2.71%1,2531,1994.50%0.84%
Bicao5.50%2,5462,29510.94%2.00%
Buenavista5.63%2,6052,5462.32%0.44%
Buenos Aires3.04%1,4071,3375.24%0.98%
Calatrava4.26%1,9741,8019.61%1.76%
El Progreso1.92%8908208.54%1.57%
El Salvador1.22%5665434.24%0.79%
Guadalupe4.49%2,0801,9914.47%0.84%
Katipunan6.54%3,0272,71211.62%2.11%
La Libertad1.74%804840-4.29%-0.83%
La Paz3.20%1,4801,4303.50%0.66%
La Salvacion2.27%1,0531,061-0.75%-0.14%
La Victoria2.60%1,2021,1009.27%1.70%
Matin‑ao1.90%88280010.25%1.88%
Montehermoso1.89%874952-8.19%-1.61%
Montesuerte5.77%2,6702,4678.23%1.52%
Montesunting1.98%9158705.17%0.96%
Montevideo2.80%1,2951,2741.65%0.31%
Nueva Fuerza5.25%2,4332,2816.66%1.24%
Nueva Vida Este1.91%884918-3.70%-0.72%
Nueva Vida Norte2.09%967981-1.43%-0.27%
Nueva Vida Sur1.96%909915-0.66%-0.13%
Poblacion Norte6.96%3,2242,9379.77%1.79%
Poblacion Sur7.08%3,2792,96110.74%1.96%
Tambo‑an2.81%1,3011,17510.72%1.96%
Vallehermoso3.80%1,7611,7093.04%0.57%
Villaflor1.95%9048634.75%0.89%
Villafuerte2.66%1,2311,01221.64%3.80%
Villarcayo4.08%1,8901,7895.65%1.05%
Carmen Total46,30643,5796.26%1.16%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Carmen for the fiscal year of 2016 was 170,653,601.98.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009111,218,158.62
2010104,757,768.11-5.81%
2011108,661,951.293.73%
2012107,582,757.69-0.99%
2013110,935,602.013.12%
2014114,076,038.752.83%
2015147,506,683.9629.31%
2016170,653,601.9815.69%

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 Carmen is 10 to 14, with 5,355 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 527 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1941
1 to 43,977
5 to 95,152
10 to 145,355
15 to 194,472
20 to 243,727
25 to 293,408
30 to 343,046
35 to 392,775
40 to 442,516
45 to 492,368
50 to 542,177
55 to 591,889
60 to 641,321
65 to 691,076
70 to 74928
75 to 79651
80 and over527
Total46,306

Historical population

The population of Carmen grew from 18,669 in 1960 to 46,306 in 2015, an increase of 27,637 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.16%, or an increase of 2,727 people, from the previous population of 43,579 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
18,669
19,5710.46%
23,5803.81%
26,3592.25%
34,5732.75%
36,7971.17%
40,7132.19%
43,1530.81%
43,5790.36%
46,3061.16%

Location

The municipal center of Carmen is situated at approximately 9° 49' North, 124° 12' East, in the island of Bohol. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 217.0 meters or 711.7 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 Carmen are Tagbilaran, Lapu-Lapu, Talisay, Mandaue, Cebu City, and Naga. The nearest municipalities are Batuan, Sierra Bullones, Danao, Pilar, Sagbayan, and Bilar. Its distance from the national capital is 632.84 kilometers (393.23 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Batuan, Bohol, 6.95 kilometers (4.32 miles) to the Southwest (S50°W)
  • Sierra Bullones, Bohol, 10.49 kilometers (6.52 miles) to the East (S80°E)
  • Danao, Bohol, 13.57 kilometers (8.43 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N11°E)
  • Pilar, Bohol, 14.97 kilometers (9.30 miles) to the East (N85°E)
  • Sagbayan, Bohol, 15.05 kilometers (9.35 miles) to the Northwest (N49°W)
  • Bilar, Bohol, 16.54 kilometers (10.28 miles) to the Southwest (S38°W)

Nearest cities

  • Tagbilaran, Bohol, 42.59 kilometers (26.46 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S61°W)
  • Lapu-Lapu, 60.27 kilometers (37.45 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N27°W)
  • Talisay, Cebu, 60.26 kilometers (37.44 miles) to the Northwest (N39°W)
  • Mandaue, 61.94 kilometers (38.49 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N27°W)
  • Cebu City, 63.12 kilometers (39.22 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N32°W)
  • Naga, Cebu, 64.38 kilometers (40.00 miles) to the Northwest (N48°W)

Distance from Manila: 632.84 kilometers (393.23 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N33°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 46,306, ranked 577 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 92.45 square kilometers, ranked 457 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 193 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 999 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.16%, ranked 142 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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