Moalboal, Province of Cebu

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceCebu
Barangay count15
Postal code6032
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesTañon Strait
Philippine major island(s)Cebu
Area (2007)124.86 km2 (48.21 sq mi)
Population (2015)31,130
Density (2015)249 / km2 (646 / sq mi)
Coordinates9° 56' North, 123° 24' East (9.9376, 123.3928)
Estimated elevation above sea level7.3 meters (23.8 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 124.86 square kilometers or 48.21 square miles which constitutes 2.53% of Cebu's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 31,130. This represented 1.06% of the total population of Cebu province, or 0.42% of the overall population of the Central Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 249 inhabitants per square kilometer or 646 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Moalboal 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)
Agbalanga3.02%9409162.62%0.49%
Bala2.25%7006970.43%0.08%
Balabagon5.86%1,8251,57216.09%2.88%
Basdiot19.11%5,9495,29112.44%2.26%
Batadbatad4.23%1,3181,2485.61%1.04%
Bugho5.86%1,8241,43027.55%4.74%
Buguil2.43%7567106.48%1.20%
Busay4.20%1,3091,16712.17%2.21%
Lanao4.57%1,4241,3525.33%0.99%
Poblacion East8.10%2,5212,22313.41%2.42%
Poblacion West10.41%3,2402,74218.16%3.23%
Saavedra9.25%2,8812,61810.05%1.84%
Tomonoy6.48%2,0181,8747.68%1.42%
Tuble6.46%2,0121,59126.46%4.57%
Tunga7.75%2,4132,2457.48%1.38%
Moalboal Total31,13027,67612.48%2.26%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Moalboal for the fiscal year of 2016 was 110,298,289.45.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200956,765,747.30
201054,338,172.00-4.28%
201160,716,745.5911.74%
201274,743,458.7423.10%
201383,789,609.5012.10%
201492,000,765.989.80%
2015103,527,923.0812.53%
2016110,298,289.456.54%

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 Moalboal is 5 to 9, with 3,581 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 470 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1678
1 to 42,743
5 to 93,581
10 to 143,244
15 to 192,944
20 to 242,561
25 to 292,331
30 to 342,045
35 to 391,841
40 to 441,660
45 to 491,522
50 to 541,435
55 to 591,158
60 to 641,013
65 to 69763
70 to 74659
75 to 79470
80 and over482
Total31,130

Historical population

The population of Moalboal grew from 13,745 in 1960 to 31,130 in 2015, an increase of 17,385 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.26%, or an increase of 3,454 people, from the previous population of 27,676 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
13,745
15,6791.30%
16,1820.64%
16,4200.29%
20,0412.01%
22,0211.78%
23,4021.31%
27,3982.20%
27,6760.37%
31,1302.26%

Location

The municipal center of Moalboal is situated at approximately 9° 56' North, 123° 24' East, in the island of Cebu. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 7.3 meters or 23.8 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 Moalboal are Guihulngan, Carcar, Bais, Naga, Canlaon, and Tanjay. The nearest municipalities are Alcantara, Ronda, Badian, Dumanjug, La Libertad, and Jimalalud. Its distance from the national capital is 577.78 kilometers (359.01 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 577.78 kilometers (359.01 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N27°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 31,130, ranked 892 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 48.21 square kilometers, ranked 866 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 249 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 809 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.26%, ranked 224 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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