Pilar, Province of Cebu

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceCebu
Barangay count13
Postal code6048
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesCamotes Sea
Philippine major island(s)Ponson
Area (2007)32.42 km2 (12.52 sq mi)
Population (2015)11,308
Density (2015)349 / km2 (903 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 48' North, 124° 34' East (10.8063, 124.5653)
Estimated elevation above sea level11.3 meters (37.0 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 32.42 square kilometers or 12.52 square miles which constitutes 0.66% of Cebu's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 11,308. This represented 0.38% of the total population of Cebu province, or 0.15% of the overall population of the Central Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 349 inhabitants per square kilometer or 903 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Pilar has 13 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)
Biasong3.05%345360-4.17%-0.81%
Cawit17.02%1,9251,8921.74%0.33%
Dapdap4.98%563781-27.91%-6.04%
Esperanza7.21%815851-4.23%-0.82%
Imelda5.15%582616-5.52%-1.08%
Lanao9.10%1,0299903.94%0.74%
Lower Poblacion6.59%74557828.89%4.95%
Moabog9.14%1,0341,0072.68%0.51%
Montserrat10.63%1,2021,303-7.75%-1.52%
San Isidro4.26%482570-15.44%-3.14%
San Juan6.46%730799-8.64%-1.70%
Upper Poblacion7.65%86577012.34%2.24%
Villahermosa8.76%9911,047-5.35%-1.04%
Pilar Total11,30811,564-2.21%-0.43%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Pilar for the fiscal year of 2016 was 46,686,755.44.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200927,751,002.54
201029,927,498.967.84%
201131,789,680.376.22%
201231,599,699.00-0.60%
201333,551,056.456.18%
201437,523,019.0611.84%
201542,868,666.6714.25%
201646,686,755.448.91%

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 Pilar is 10 to 14, with 1,290 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is Under 1, with 191 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1191
1 to 4893
5 to 91,219
10 to 141,290
15 to 19988
20 to 24745
25 to 29657
30 to 34619
35 to 39635
40 to 44597
45 to 49633
50 to 54587
55 to 59543
60 to 64495
65 to 69422
70 to 74318
75 to 79251
80 and over225
Total11,308

Historical population

The population of Pilar grew from 8,816 in 1960 to 11,308 in 2015, an increase of 2,492 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a negative growth rate of 0.43%, or a decrease of 256 people, from the previous population of 11,564 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
8,816
9,5410.78%
10,6242.18%
11,1260.93%
11,4990.33%
11,191-0.51%
11,2260.07%
11,9410.86%
11,564-1.16%
11,308-0.43%

Location

The municipal center of Pilar is situated at approximately 10° 48' North, 124° 34' East, in the island of Ponson. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 11.3 meters or 37.0 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 Pilar are Ormoc, Baybay, Bogo, Danao, Tacloban, and Maasin. The nearest municipalities are Merida, Albuera, Isabel, Tudela, Poro, and San Francisco. Its distance from the national capital is 571.71 kilometers (355.25 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Merida, Leyte, 11.72 kilometers (7.29 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N15°W)
  • Albuera, Leyte, 18.88 kilometers (11.73 miles) to the Northeast (N49°E)
  • Isabel, Leyte, 19.11 kilometers (11.87 miles) to the Northwest (N46°W)
  • Tudela, Cebu, 21.49 kilometers (13.36 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S29°W)
  • Poro, Cebu, 26.03 kilometers (16.18 miles) to the Southwest (S41°W)
  • San Francisco, Cebu, 26.81 kilometers (16.66 miles) to the Southwest (S48°W)

Nearest cities

  • Ormoc, Leyte, 22.39 kilometers (13.91 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N12°E)
  • Baybay, Leyte, 29.10 kilometers (18.08 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S60°E)
  • Bogo, Cebu, 66.45 kilometers (41.29 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N66°W)
  • Danao, Cebu, 66.84 kilometers (41.53 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S62°W)
  • Tacloban, 68.37 kilometers (42.48 miles) to the Northeast (N45°E)
  • Maasin, Southern Leyte, 80.51 kilometers (50.03 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S22°E)

Distance from Manila: 571.71 kilometers (355.25 miles) to the Northwest (N42°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 11,308, ranked 1,488 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 12.52 square kilometers, ranked 1,509 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 349 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 561 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): -0.43%, ranked 855 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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