Boljoon, Province of Cebu

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceCebu
Barangay count11
Postal code6024
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesCebu Strait
Philippine major island(s)Cebu
Area (2007)117.00 km2 (45.17 sq mi)
Population (2015)16,344
Density (2015)140 / km2 (362 / sq mi)
Coordinates9° 38' North, 123° 29' East (9.6268, 123.4786)
Estimated elevation above sea level9.5 meters (31.3 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 117.00 square kilometers or 45.17 square miles which constitutes 2.37% of Cebu's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 16,344. This represented 0.56% of the total population of Cebu province, or 0.22% of the overall population of the Central Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 140 inhabitants per square kilometer or 362 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Boljoon has 11 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)
Arbor6.58%1,0761,0353.96%0.74%
Baclayan2.86%4684386.85%1.27%
El Pardo19.97%3,2642,95310.53%1.92%
Granada7.67%1,2531,04619.79%3.50%
Lower Becerril7.94%1,2971,15312.49%2.27%
Lunop5.60%9168744.81%0.90%
Nangka4.15%67959015.08%2.71%
Poblacion24.98%4,0823,70910.06%1.84%
San Antonio6.82%1,1141,125-0.98%-0.19%
South Granada5.13%8398133.20%0.60%
Upper Becerril8.30%1,3561,2915.03%0.94%
Boljoon Total16,34415,0278.76%1.61%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Boljoon for the fiscal year of 2016 was 64,105,986.59.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200936,646,811.60
201038,893,610.736.13%
201142,213,848.238.54%
201241,469,778.47-1.76%
201345,869,313.1710.61%
201451,959,960.2813.28%
201558,145,944.7811.91%
201664,105,986.5910.25%

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 Boljoon is 10 to 14, with 1,845 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 225 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1258
1 to 41,267
5 to 91,790
10 to 141,845
15 to 191,728
20 to 241,504
25 to 291,213
30 to 341,022
35 to 39957
40 to 44827
45 to 49803
50 to 54809
55 to 59585
60 to 64556
65 to 69411
70 to 74303
75 to 79225
80 and over241
Total16,344

Historical population

The population of Boljoon grew from 9,151 in 1960 to 16,344 in 2015, an increase of 7,193 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.61%, or an increase of 1,317 people, from the previous population of 15,027 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
9,151
11,0491.86%
11,3590.56%
10,735-1.12%
11,6460.82%
12,3181.06%
13,3801.79%
14,8771.47%
15,0270.37%
16,3441.61%

Location

The municipal center of Boljoon is situated at approximately 9° 38' North, 123° 29' East, in the island of Cebu. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 9.5 meters or 31.3 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 Boljoon are Tanjay, Bais, Dumaguete, Tagbilaran, Carcar, and Guihulngan. The nearest municipalities are Alcoy, Oslob, Dalaguete, Malabuyoc, Alegria, and Ginatilan. Its distance from the national capital is 612.75 kilometers (380.74 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Alcoy, Cebu, 9.61 kilometers (5.97 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N19°E)
  • Oslob, Cebu, 12.70 kilometers (7.89 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S23°W)
  • Dalaguete, Cebu, 16.19 kilometers (10.06 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N21°E)
  • Malabuyoc, Cebu, 17.18 kilometers (10.68 miles) to the West (N81°W)
  • Alegria, Cebu, 18.67 kilometers (11.60 miles) to the Northwest (N54°W)
  • Ginatilan, Cebu, 19.07 kilometers (11.85 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S70°W)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 612.75 kilometers (380.74 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N26°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 16,344, ranked 1,362 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 45.17 square kilometers, ranked 914 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 140 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,179 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.61%, ranked 1,112 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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