Carmen, Province of Cebu

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceCebu
Barangay count21
Postal code6005
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesCamotes Sea
Philippine major island(s)Cebu
Area (2007)84.78 km2 (32.73 sq mi)
Population (2015)51,325
Density (2015)605 / km2 (1,568 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 35' North, 124° 1' East (10.5870, 124.0166)
Estimated elevation above sea level9.1 meters (29.8 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 84.78 square kilometers or 32.73 square miles which constitutes 1.71% of Cebu's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 51,325. This represented 1.75% of the total population of Cebu province, or 0.69% of the overall population of the Central Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 605 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,568 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Carmen has 21 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)
Baring9.46%4,8543,97422.14%3.88%
Cantipay3.52%1,8051,60812.25%2.22%
Cantukong2.82%1,4451,17123.40%4.08%
Cantumog3.69%1,8951,55521.86%3.84%
Caurasan2.16%1,1091,0317.57%1.40%
Cogon East6.41%3,2923,1823.46%0.65%
Cogon West5.61%2,8812,6488.80%1.62%
Corte5.00%2,5672,4116.47%1.20%
Dawis Norte8.10%4,1553,58116.03%2.87%
Dawis Sur3.90%2,0011,9283.79%0.71%
Hagnaya3.93%2,0191,75614.98%2.69%
Ipil4.02%2,0611,9306.79%1.26%
Lanipga1.99%1,02169546.91%7.60%
Liboron1.17%6035509.64%1.77%
Lower Natimao‑an2.42%1,2411,2191.80%0.34%
Luyang11.43%5,8693,98047.46%7.68%
Poblacion9.44%4,8454,5167.29%1.35%
Puente4.63%2,3742,1759.15%1.68%
Sac‑on1.59%81774010.41%1.90%
Triumfo3.64%1,8671,57018.92%3.35%
Upper Natimao‑an5.07%2,6042,4287.25%1.34%
Carmen Total51,32544,64814.95%2.69%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Carmen for the fiscal year of 2016 was 117,895,753.46.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200961,523,323.98
201065,538,361.866.53%
201172,564,547.8910.72%
201272,898,348.630.46%
201380,902,514.1210.98%
201490,509,074.9411.87%
2015105,294,482.8316.34%
2016117,895,753.4611.97%

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 Carmen is 5 to 9, with 5,748 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 413 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,102
1 to 44,564
5 to 95,748
10 to 145,284
15 to 195,240
20 to 244,965
25 to 294,238
30 to 343,887
35 to 393,215
40 to 442,848
45 to 492,514
50 to 542,129
55 to 591,838
60 to 641,432
65 to 69934
70 to 74542
75 to 79432
80 and over413
Total51,325

Historical population

The population of Carmen grew from 13,541 in 1960 to 51,325 in 2015, an increase of 37,784 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.69%, or an increase of 6,677 people, from the previous population of 44,648 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
13,541
19,9543.87%
22,1832.15%
24,1971.75%
29,2651.92%
32,3571.90%
37,3513.13%
41,2791.39%
44,6482.90%
51,3252.69%

Location

The municipal center of Carmen is situated at approximately 10° 35' North, 124° 1' East, in the island of Cebu. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 9.1 meters or 29.8 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 Carmen are Danao, Mandaue, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu City, Talisay, and Toledo. The nearest municipalities are Compostela, Catmon, Sogod, Liloan, Consolacion, and Tuburan. Its distance from the national capital is 552.26 kilometers (343.16 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Compostela, Cebu, 14.38 kilometers (8.94 miles) to the South (S3°W)
  • Catmon, Cebu, 14.89 kilometers (9.25 miles) to the North (N1°W)
  • Sogod, Cebu, 18.03 kilometers (11.20 miles) to the North (N4°W)
  • Liloan, Cebu, 20.75 kilometers (12.89 miles) to the South (S5°W)
  • Consolacion, Cebu, 24.17 kilometers (15.02 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S16°W)
  • Tuburan, Cebu, 26.32 kilometers (16.35 miles) to the Northwest (N53°W)

Nearest cities

  • Danao, Cebu, 7.44 kilometers (4.63 miles) to the South (S9°E)
  • Mandaue, 30.14 kilometers (18.73 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S15°W)
  • Lapu-Lapu, 31.41 kilometers (19.52 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S13°W)
  • Cebu City, 33.60 kilometers (20.88 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S24°W)
  • Talisay, Cebu, 42.17 kilometers (26.20 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S26°W)
  • Toledo, Cebu, 47.78 kilometers (29.69 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S61°W)

Distance from Manila: 552.26 kilometers (343.16 miles) to the Northwest (N36°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 51,325, ranked 504 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 32.73 square kilometers, ranked 1,128 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 605 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 299 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.69%, ranked 121 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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