Poro, Province of Cebu

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceCebu
Barangay count17
Postal code6049
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesCamotes Sea
Philippine major island(s)Poro
Area (2007)63.59 km2 (24.55 sq mi)
Population (2015)25,212
Density (2015)396 / km2 (1,027 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 38' North, 124° 25' East (10.6291, 124.4087)
Estimated elevation above sea level24.8 meters (81.4 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 63.59 square kilometers or 24.55 square miles which constitutes 1.29% of Cebu's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 25,212. This represented 0.86% of the total population of Cebu province, or 0.34% of the overall population of the Central Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 396 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,027 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Poro has 17 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)
Adela6.89%1,7371,33929.72%5.08%
Altavista3.80%9581,142-16.11%-3.29%
Cagcagan12.35%3,1143,238-3.83%-0.74%
Cansabusab2.29%5775259.90%1.81%
Daan Paz3.66%9228883.83%0.72%
Eastern Poblacion4.59%1,15888630.70%5.23%
Esperanza13.18%3,3243,1316.16%1.15%
Libertad5.21%1,3131,2762.90%0.55%
Mabini4.99%1,2591,2540.40%0.08%
Mercedes10.25%2,5852,29412.69%2.30%
Pagsa4.69%1,18367276.04%11.37%
Paz4.97%1,2521,2063.81%0.72%
Rizal3.45%8718176.61%1.23%
San Jose4.98%1,2551,13610.48%1.91%
Santa Rita2.80%705860-18.02%-3.71%
Teguis5.54%1,3971,3235.59%1.04%
Western Poblacion6.35%1,6021,5116.02%1.12%
Poro Total25,21223,4987.29%1.35%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Poro for the fiscal year of 2016 was 74,621,570.91.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200944,964,064.58
201042,877,137.78-4.64%
201148,687,411.6013.55%
201248,138,677.50-1.13%
201354,050,305.9012.28%
201460,712,257.3512.33%
201569,330,508.1114.20%
201674,621,570.917.63%

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 Poro is 5 to 9, with 2,724 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 401 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1496
1 to 42,109
5 to 92,724
10 to 142,605
15 to 192,347
20 to 242,141
25 to 291,882
30 to 341,517
35 to 391,443
40 to 441,330
45 to 491,313
50 to 541,170
55 to 591,128
60 to 64937
65 to 69723
70 to 74544
75 to 79402
80 and over401
Total25,212

Historical population

The population of Poro grew from 13,736 in 1960 to 25,212 in 2015, an increase of 11,476 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.35%, or an increase of 1,714 people, from the previous population of 23,498 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
13,736
14,8580.77%
16,5352.17%
17,7171.39%
19,1500.78%
21,5172.21%
21,397-0.12%
21,5290.08%
23,4983.24%
25,2121.35%

Location

The municipal center of Poro is situated at approximately 10° 38' North, 124° 25' East, in the island of Poro. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 24.8 meters or 81.4 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 Poro are Baybay, Danao, Ormoc, Mandaue, Lapu-Lapu, and Bogo. The nearest municipalities are San Francisco, Tudela, Pilar, Isabel, Merida, and Inopacan. Its distance from the national capital is 575.14 kilometers (357.38 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • San Francisco, Cebu, 3.51 kilometers (2.18 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N58°W)
  • Tudela, Cebu, 6.69 kilometers (4.16 miles) to the East (N83°E)
  • Pilar, Cebu, 26.03 kilometers (16.18 miles) to the Northeast (N41°E)
  • Isabel, Leyte, 32.89 kilometers (20.44 miles) to the North (N6°E)
  • Merida, Leyte, 34.02 kilometers (21.14 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N24°E)
  • Inopacan, Leyte, 38.95 kilometers (24.20 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S68°E)

Nearest cities

  • Baybay, Leyte, 42.82 kilometers (26.60 miles) to the East (N83°E)
  • Danao, Cebu, 43.47 kilometers (27.01 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S74°W)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 46.86 kilometers (29.12 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N27°E)
  • Mandaue, 61.13 kilometers (37.98 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S56°W)
  • Lapu-Lapu, 61.38 kilometers (38.14 miles) to the Southwest (S55°W)
  • Bogo, Cebu, 63.95 kilometers (39.74 miles) to the Northwest (N43°W)

Distance from Manila: 575.14 kilometers (357.38 miles) to the Northwest (N40°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 25,212, ranked 1,072 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 24.55 square kilometers, ranked 1,275 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 396 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 491 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.35%, ranked 336 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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