Lapu-Lapu

Summary data
Typecity (highly urbanized)
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceCebu
Barangay count30
Postal code6015
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesCamotes Sea, Cebu Strait
Philippine major island(s)Mactan
Area (2007)58.10 km2 (22.43 sq mi)
Population (2015)408,112
Density (2015)7,024 / km2 (18,195 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 19' North, 123° 57' East (10.3109, 123.9494)
Estimated elevation above sea level5.4 meters (17.7 feet)

Lapu-Lapu, formerly known as Opon, is a coastal highly urbanized city in the Central Visayas region. Although administratively independent due to its distinction as highly urbanized city, Lapu-Lapu is commonly grouped with the island province of Cebu.

The city has a land area of 58.10 square kilometers or 22.43 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 408,112. This represented 5.52% of the total population of the Central Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 7,024 inhabitants per square kilometer or 18,195 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Lapu-Lapu has 30 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)
Agus3.86%15,7678,18592.63%13.30%
Babag5.58%22,75617,72128.41%4.88%
Bankal5.11%20,87213,80251.22%8.19%
Baring0.82%3,3533,01411.25%2.05%
Basak14.67%59,87345,92730.37%5.18%
Buaya3.94%16,07212,12332.57%5.52%
Calawisan2.81%11,4548,43335.82%6.00%
Canjulao3.25%13,24511,47115.47%2.78%
Caubian0.56%2,2722,02812.03%2.19%
Cawhagan0.16%63855914.13%2.55%
Caw‑oy0.45%1,8371,62912.77%2.31%
Gun‑ob7.65%31,21934,662-9.93%-1.97%
Ibo1.99%8,1267,05515.18%2.73%
Looc3.92%16,01614,07313.81%2.49%
Mactan8.20%33,46529,26214.36%2.59%
Maribago4.07%16,59112,06437.52%6.25%
Marigondon4.83%19,71317,54212.38%2.25%
Pajac4.26%17,40216,0848.19%1.51%
Pajo5.15%20,99923,107-9.12%-1.80%
Pangan‑an0.51%2,0701,76717.15%3.06%
Poblacion1.37%5,5818,243-32.29%-7.16%
Punta Engaño2.14%8,7537,10623.18%4.05%
Pusok7.06%28,81026,5688.44%1.55%
Sabang1.49%6,0915,6038.71%1.60%
San Vicente0.94%3,8543,41312.92%2.34%
Santa Rosa1.05%4,3023,9349.35%1.72%
Subabasbas1.54%6,2885,45715.23%2.74%
Talima1.41%5,7344,85518.11%3.22%
Tingo0.76%3,0882,8309.12%1.68%
Tungasan0.46%1,8711,950-4.05%-0.78%
Lapu-Lapu Total408,112350,46716.45%2.94%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Lapu-Lapu for the fiscal year of 2016 was 1,709,494,781.42.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009826,682,886.71
2010900,426,131.928.92%
20111,042,585,619.8715.79%
20121,096,597,647.405.18%
20131,164,745,262.096.21%
20141,449,618,982.0224.46%
20151,627,970,398.9712.30%
20161,709,494,781.425.01%

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 Lapu-Lapu is 5 to 9, with 43,803 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 1,416 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 110,581
1 to 439,688
5 to 943,803
10 to 1438,460
15 to 1938,496
20 to 2443,384
25 to 2940,361
30 to 3435,151
35 to 3930,595
40 to 4423,912
45 to 4918,755
50 to 5414,143
55 to 5910,963
60 to 648,299
65 to 695,404
70 to 742,911
75 to 791,790
80 and over1,416
Total408,112

Historical population

The population of Lapu-Lapu grew from 69,268 in 1970 to 408,112 in 2015, an increase of 338,844 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.94%, or an increase of 57,645 people, from the previous population of 350,467 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
69,268
79,4842.80%
98,7234.43%
146,1944.01%
173,7443.29%
217,0194.88%
292,5304.20%
350,4676.80%
408,1122.94%

Location

The city center of Lapu-Lapu is situated at approximately 10° 19' North, 123° 57' East, in the island of Mactan. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 5.4 meters or 17.7 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 Lapu-Lapu are Mandaue, Cebu City, Talisay, Naga, Danao, and Toledo. The nearest municipalities are Cordova, Consolacion, Liloan, Compostela, Minglanilla, and Getafe. Its distance from the national capital is 572.99 kilometers (356.04 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Cordova, Cebu, 6.57 kilometers (4.08 miles) to the South (S0°E)
  • Consolacion, Cebu, 7.31 kilometers (4.54 miles) to the North (N7°E)
  • Liloan, Cebu, 11.29 kilometers (7.01 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N29°E)
  • Compostela, Cebu, 17.50 kilometers (10.87 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N22°E)
  • Minglanilla, Cebu, 18.28 kilometers (11.36 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S66°W)
  • Getafe, Bohol, 28.60 kilometers (17.77 miles) to the Southeast (S51°E)

Nearest cities

  • Mandaue, 1.67 kilometers (1.04 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N26°W)
  • Cebu City, 6.18 kilometers (3.84 miles) to the West (S88°W)
  • Talisay, Cebu, 13.37 kilometers (8.31 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S57°W)
  • Naga, Cebu, 23.92 kilometers (14.86 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S62°W)
  • Danao, Cebu, 24.69 kilometers (15.34 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N20°E)
  • Toledo, Cebu, 35.06 kilometers (21.79 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N78°W)

Distance from Manila: 572.99 kilometers (356.04 miles) to the Northwest (N34°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 408,112, ranked 24 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 22.43 square kilometers, ranked 1,306 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 7,024 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 24 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.94%, ranked 314 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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