Pilar, Province of Bohol

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceBohol
Barangay count21
Postal code6321
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Bohol
Area (2007)120.39 km2 (46.48 sq mi)
Population (2015)27,256
Density (2015)226 / km2 (586 / sq mi)
Coordinates9° 50' North, 124° 20' East (9.8373, 124.3333)
Estimated elevation above sea level171.1 meters (561.3 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 120.39 square kilometers or 46.48 square miles which constitutes 2.50% of Bohol's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 27,256. This represented 2.07% 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 226 inhabitants per square kilometer or 586 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Pilar has 21 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)
Aurora1.58%4314105.12%0.96%
Bagacay3.16%862890-3.15%-0.61%
Bagumbayan7.00%1,9081,72510.61%1.94%
Bayong5.25%1,4321,493-4.09%-0.79%
Buenasuerte6.95%1,8941,918-1.25%-0.24%
Cagawasan3.96%1,0791,086-0.64%-0.12%
Cansungay3.01%8207696.63%1.23%
Catagda‑an5.47%1,4921,546-3.49%-0.67%
Del Pilar3.29%8988900.90%0.17%
Estaca10.73%2,9242,57513.55%2.45%
Ilaud2.80%764929-17.76%-3.65%
Inaghuban3.90%1,0621,235-14.01%-2.83%
La Suerte2.66%726752-3.46%-0.67%
Lumbay4.45%1,2121,1614.39%0.82%
Lundag2.89%7897357.35%1.36%
Pamacsalan2.41%656666-1.50%-0.29%
Poblacion10.60%2,8902,8062.99%0.56%
Rizal5.23%1,4251,28211.15%2.03%
San Carlos2.49%679744-8.74%-1.73%
San Isidro9.19%2,5062,4113.94%0.74%
San Vicente2.96%807864-6.60%-1.29%
Pilar Total27,25626,8871.37%0.26%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Pilar for the fiscal year of 2016 was 82,903,072.27.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200947,912,016.25
201050,639,560.725.69%
201155,082,077.688.77%
201253,653,304.61-2.59%
201357,694,724.697.53%
201465,100,311.7212.84%
201574,387,956.3614.27%
201682,903,072.2711.45%

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 Pilar is 10 to 14, with 3,490 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 339 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1613
1 to 42,452
5 to 93,374
10 to 143,490
15 to 192,558
20 to 241,873
25 to 291,885
30 to 341,639
35 to 391,569
40 to 441,430
45 to 491,390
50 to 541,264
55 to 591,012
60 to 64833
65 to 69625
70 to 74560
75 to 79339
80 and over350
Total27,256

Historical population

The population of Pilar grew from 10,888 in 1970 to 27,256 in 2015, an increase of 16,368 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.26%, or an increase of 369 people, from the previous population of 26,887 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
10,888
13,9285.07%
14,9021.36%
19,9302.95%
21,1411.11%
25,0953.74%
27,2761.16%
26,887-0.52%
27,2560.26%

Location

The municipal center of Pilar is situated at approximately 9° 50' North, 124° 20' East, in the island of Bohol. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 171.1 meters or 561.3 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 Pilar are Tagbilaran, Maasin, Lapu-Lapu, Mandaue, Talisay, and Cebu City. The nearest municipalities are Sierra Bullones, Dagohoy, Alicia, Carmen, San Miguel, and Duero. Its distance from the national capital is 639.97 kilometers (397.66 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Sierra Bullones, Bohol, 5.63 kilometers (3.50 miles) to the Southwest (S54°W)
  • Dagohoy, Bohol, 11.13 kilometers (6.91 miles) to the North (N10°W)
  • Alicia, Bohol, 13.59 kilometers (8.44 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N60°E)
  • Carmen, Bohol, 14.97 kilometers (9.30 miles) to the West (S85°W)
  • San Miguel, Bohol, 16.49 kilometers (10.25 miles) to the North (N2°E)
  • Duero, Bohol, 16.52 kilometers (10.26 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S28°E)

Nearest cities

  • Tagbilaran, Bohol, 56.66 kilometers (35.21 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S67°W)
  • Maasin, Southern Leyte, 65.06 kilometers (40.43 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N60°E)
  • Lapu-Lapu, 67.19 kilometers (41.75 miles) to the Northwest (N39°W)
  • Mandaue, 68.82 kilometers (42.76 miles) to the Northwest (N38°W)
  • Talisay, Cebu, 69.77 kilometers (43.35 miles) to the Northwest (N50°W)
  • Cebu City, 71.07 kilometers (44.16 miles) to the Northwest (N43°W)

Distance from Manila: 639.97 kilometers (397.66 miles) to the Northwest (N34°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 27,256, ranked 1,010 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 46.48 square kilometers, ranked 896 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 226 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 886 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.26%, ranked 613 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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