Alcoy, Province of Cebu

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceCebu
Barangay count8
Postal code6023
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesCebu Strait
Area (2007)61.63 km2 (23.80 sq mi)
Population (2015)16,979
Density (2015)275 / km2 (713 / sq mi)
Coordinates9° 43' North, 123° 30' East (9.7089, 123.5072)
Estimated elevation above sea level35.2 meters (115.5 feet)

Alcoy is a coastal municipality in the island province of Cebu.

The municipality has a land area of 61.63 square kilometers or 23.80 square miles which constitutes 1.25% of Cebu's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 16,979. This represented 0.58% of the total population of Cebu province, or 0.23% of the overall population of the Central Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 275 inhabitants per square kilometer or 713 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Alcoy has 8 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)
Atabay10.33%1,7541,53514.27%2.57%
Daan‑Lungsod10.97%1,8631,56918.74%3.32%
Guiwang9.21%1,5641,4904.97%0.93%
Nug‑as19.37%3,2892,92312.52%2.27%
Pasol10.54%1,7891,7402.82%0.53%
Poblacion21.26%3,6102,99120.70%3.65%
Pugalo15.35%2,6062,04327.56%4.74%
San Agustin2.97%5044668.15%1.50%
Alcoy Total16,97914,75715.06%2.71%

Historical population

The population of Alcoy grew from 7,364 in 1960 to 16,979 in 2015, an increase of 9,615 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.71%, or an increase of 2,222 people, from the previous population of 14,757 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
7,364
6,965-0.54%
8,6924.55%
8,129-1.33%
10,4852.58%
11,5391.81%
13,4973.42%
14,5711.06%
14,7570.46%
16,9792.71%

Location

The municipal center of Alcoy is situated at approximately 9° 43' North, 123° 30' East, in the island of Cebu. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 35.2 meters or 115.5 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 Alcoy are Tagbilaran, Tanjay, Bais, Carcar, Dumaguete, and Guihulngan. The nearest municipalities are Dalaguete, Boljoon, Alegria, Malabuyoc, Badian, and Argao. Its distance from the national capital is 606.01 kilometers (376.56 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Dalaguete, Cebu, 6.61 kilometers (4.11 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N25°E)
  • Boljoon, Cebu, 9.61 kilometers (5.97 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S19°W)
  • Alegria, Cebu, 18.45 kilometers (11.46 miles) to the West (N85°W)
  • Malabuyoc, Cebu, 21.06 kilometers (13.09 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S72°W)
  • Badian, Cebu, 21.32 kilometers (13.24 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N34°W)
  • Argao, Cebu, 22.14 kilometers (13.76 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N30°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 606.01 kilometers (376.56 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N27°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 16,979, ranked 1,353 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 23.80 square kilometers, ranked 1,301 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 275 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 748 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.71%, ranked 166 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. Postal codes are from the Philippine Postal Corporation.
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