Alcoy, Province of Cebu

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceCebu
Barangay count8
Postal code6023
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesCebu Strait
Philippine major island(s)Cebu
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%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Alcoy for the fiscal year of 2016 was 62,914,416.84.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200937,246,688.92
201039,240,843.165.35%
201143,823,750.4511.68%
201242,801,373.94-2.33%
201348,125,367.0212.44%
201453,230,847.2910.61%
201559,538,189.0111.85%
201662,914,416.845.67%

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 Alcoy is 10 to 14, with 1,927 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 166 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1349
1 to 41,476
5 to 91,843
10 to 141,927
15 to 191,861
20 to 241,702
25 to 291,333
30 to 341,140
35 to 39959
40 to 44811
45 to 49752
50 to 54704
55 to 59598
60 to 64522
65 to 69357
70 to 74272
75 to 79166
80 and over207
Total16,979

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 1,339 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 23.80 square kilometers, ranked 1,288 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 275 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 739 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.71%, ranked 53 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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