Alegria, Province of Cebu

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceCebu
Barangay count9
Postal code6030
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesTañon Strait
Philippine major island(s)Cebu
Area (2007)89.49 km2 (34.55 sq mi)
Population (2015)23,300
Density (2015)260 / km2 (674 / sq mi)
Coordinates9° 43' North, 123° 20' East (9.7244, 123.3398)
Estimated elevation above sea level8.3 meters (27.3 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 89.49 square kilometers or 34.55 square miles which constitutes 1.81% of Cebu's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 23,300. This represented 0.79% of the total population of Cebu province, or 0.31% of the overall population of the Central Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 260 inhabitants per square kilometer or 674 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Alegria has 9 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)
Compostela6.48%1,5101,557-3.02%-0.58%
Guadalupe11.18%2,6062,5980.31%0.06%
Legaspi7.27%1,6941,6522.54%0.48%
Lepanto9.02%2,1022,143-1.91%-0.37%
Madridejos22.06%5,1414,45915.29%2.75%
Montpeller6.04%1,4081,3157.07%1.31%
Poblacion10.52%2,4502,2558.65%1.59%
Santa Filomena13.71%3,1943,1391.75%0.33%
Valencia13.71%3,1952,9548.16%1.50%
Alegria Total23,30022,0725.56%1.04%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Alegria for the fiscal year of 2016 was 74,029,156.11.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200940,714,964.07
201043,047,117.035.73%
201148,450,775.9312.55%
201247,732,336.92-1.48%
201352,479,923.079.95%
201459,437,445.6013.26%
201567,895,357.8514.23%
201674,029,156.119.03%

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 Alegria is 5 to 9, with 2,697 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 343 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1478
1 to 42,014
5 to 92,697
10 to 142,564
15 to 192,413
20 to 241,938
25 to 291,521
30 to 341,398
35 to 391,287
40 to 441,221
45 to 491,247
50 to 541,092
55 to 59889
60 to 64697
65 to 69584
70 to 74537
75 to 79380
80 and over343
Total23,300

Historical population

The population of Alegria grew from 12,817 in 1960 to 23,300 in 2015, an increase of 10,483 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.04%, or an increase of 1,228 people, from the previous population of 22,072 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
12,817
15,2321.70%
14,928-0.40%
16,3511.84%
18,2531.11%
18,4030.15%
20,6772.53%
21,6990.67%
22,0720.62%
23,3001.04%

Location

The municipal center of Alegria is situated at approximately 9° 43' North, 123° 20' East, in the island of Cebu. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 8.3 meters or 27.3 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 Alegria are Bais, Tanjay, Guihulngan, Dumaguete, Carcar, and Tagbilaran. The nearest municipalities are Malabuyoc, Badian, Ginatilan, Alcoy, Boljoon, and Manjuyod. Its distance from the national capital is 596.42 kilometers (370.60 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Malabuyoc, Cebu, 8.20 kilometers (5.10 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S12°W)
  • Badian, Cebu, 17.28 kilometers (10.74 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N22°E)
  • Ginatilan, Cebu, 17.44 kilometers (10.83 miles) to the South (S9°W)
  • Alcoy, Cebu, 18.45 kilometers (11.46 miles) to the East (S85°E)
  • Boljoon, Cebu, 18.67 kilometers (11.60 miles) to the Southeast (S55°E)
  • Manjuyod, Negros Oriental, 21.50 kilometers (13.36 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S77°W)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 596.42 kilometers (370.60 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N25°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 23,300, ranked 1,145 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 34.55 square kilometers, ranked 1,094 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 260 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 779 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.04%, ranked 89 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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