Carmen, Province of Cebu

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceCebu
Barangay count21
Postal code6005
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesCamotes Sea
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%

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 516 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 32.73 square kilometers, ranked 1,141 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 605 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 305 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.69%, ranked 168 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. Postal codes are from the Philippine Postal Corporation.
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