Carcar, Province of Cebu

Summary data
Typecity (component)
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceCebu
Barangay count15
Postal code6019
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesCebu Strait
Philippine major island(s)Cebu
Area (2007)116.78 km2 (45.09 sq mi)
Population (2015)119,664
Density (2015)1,025 / km2 (2,654 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 6' North, 123° 38' East (10.1033, 123.6405)
Estimated elevation above sea level7.0 meters (23.0 feet)

Carcar is a coastal component city in the island province of Cebu.

The city has a land area of 116.78 square kilometers or 45.09 square miles which constitutes 2.36% of Cebu's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 119,664. This represented 4.07% of the total population of Cebu province, or 1.62% of the overall population of the Central Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 1,025 inhabitants per square kilometer or 2,654 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Carcar has 15 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)
Bolinawan9.09%10,88110,8520.27%0.05%
Buenavista2.22%2,6622,29416.04%2.87%
Calidngan2.72%3,2582,95310.33%1.89%
Can‑asujan7.62%9,1147,84516.18%2.90%
Guadalupe10.56%12,64110,63318.88%3.35%
Liburon6.36%7,6066,74912.70%2.30%
Napo5.37%6,4276,3441.31%0.25%
Ocana7.82%9,3618,50710.04%1.84%
Perrelos11.81%14,12912,9019.52%1.75%
Poblacion I9.12%10,9198,99621.38%3.76%
Poblacion II2.24%2,6802,43210.20%1.87%
Poblacion III5.76%6,8985,76319.69%3.48%
Tuyom5.08%6,0805,5639.29%1.71%
Valencia4.58%5,4854,88512.28%2.23%
Valladolid9.63%11,52310,6068.65%1.59%
Carcar Total119,664107,32311.50%2.09%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Carcar for the fiscal year of 2016 was 459,824,796.59.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009191,180,047.37
2010134,115,329.61-29.85%
2011155,679,433.0016.08%
2012296,828,633.3990.67%
2013323,685,009.139.05%
2014364,114,187.4312.49%
2015412,067,429.9313.17%
2016459,824,796.5911.59%

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 Carcar is 5 to 9, with 13,415 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 975 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 12,740
1 to 410,850
5 to 913,415
10 to 1412,888
15 to 1911,938
20 to 2411,328
25 to 299,608
30 to 348,483
35 to 397,508
40 to 446,638
45 to 496,033
50 to 544,980
55 to 594,035
60 to 643,230
65 to 692,309
70 to 741,635
75 to 791,071
80 and over975
Total119,664

Historical population

The population of Carcar grew from 36,304 in 1960 to 119,664 in 2015, an increase of 83,360 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.09%, or an increase of 12,341 people, from the previous population of 107,323 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
36,304
45,8062.30%
47,1740.59%
57,8224.15%
70,8412.05%
78,7262.00%
89,1992.71%
100,6321.68%
107,3232.37%
119,6642.09%

Location

The city center of Carcar is situated at approximately 10° 6' North, 123° 38' East, in the island of Cebu. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 7.0 meters or 23.0 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 Carcar are Naga, Talisay, Toledo, Cebu City, Guihulngan, and Lapu-Lapu. The nearest municipalities are San Fernando, Sibonga, Barili, Aloguinsan, Pinamungajan, and Dumanjug. Its distance from the national capital is 574.55 kilometers (357.01 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • San Fernando, Cebu, 9.84 kilometers (6.11 miles) to the Northeast (N46°E)
  • Sibonga, Cebu, 10.02 kilometers (6.23 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S14°W)
  • Barili, Cebu, 14.31 kilometers (8.89 miles) to the West (N85°W)
  • Aloguinsan, Cebu, 16.58 kilometers (10.30 miles) to the Northwest (N37°W)
  • Pinamungajan, Cebu, 19.58 kilometers (12.17 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N18°W)
  • Dumanjug, Cebu, 22.75 kilometers (14.14 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S77°W)

Nearest cities

  • Naga, Cebu, 17.31 kilometers (10.76 miles) to the Northeast (N47°E)
  • Talisay, Cebu, 27.53 kilometers (17.11 miles) to the Northeast (N55°E)
  • Toledo, Cebu, 30.11 kilometers (18.71 miles) to the North (N1°W)
  • Cebu City, 35.82 kilometers (22.26 miles) to the Northeast (N50°E)
  • Guihulngan, Negros Oriental, 40.34 kilometers (25.07 miles) to the West (N87°W)
  • Lapu-Lapu, 40.90 kilometers (25.41 miles) to the Northeast (N56°E)

Distance from Manila: 574.55 kilometers (357.01 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N30°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 119,664, ranked 127 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 45.09 square kilometers, ranked 916 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 1,025 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 160 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.09%, ranked 402 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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