Bacong, Province of Negros Oriental

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceNegros Oriental
Barangay count22
Postal code6216
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesBohol Sea
Philippine major island(s)Negros
Area (2007)40.30 km2 (15.56 sq mi)
Population (2015)36,527
Density (2015)906 / km2 (2,347 / sq mi)
Coordinates9° 15' North, 123° 18' East (9.2452, 123.2951)
Estimated elevation above sea level14.9 meters (49.0 feet)

Bacong is a coastal municipality in the province of Negros Oriental.

The municipality has a land area of 40.30 square kilometers or 15.56 square miles which constitutes 0.75% of Negros Oriental's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 36,527. This represented 2.70% of the total population of Negros Oriental province, or 0.49% of the overall population of the Central Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 906 inhabitants per square kilometer or 2,347 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Bacong has 22 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)
Balayagmanok3.78%1,3811,14920.19%3.56%
Banilad12.52%4,5733,93116.33%2.92%
Buntis8.48%3,0962,59319.40%3.43%
Buntod5.19%1,8951,68012.80%2.32%
Calangag1.89%69055524.32%4.23%
Combado7.08%2,5872,07224.86%4.32%
Doldol2.80%1,02291311.94%2.17%
Isugan4.50%1,6451,34122.67%3.97%
Liptong2.33%8527819.09%1.67%
Lutao3.23%1,1811,0878.65%1.59%
Magsuhot0.98%3593405.59%1.04%
Malabago0.90%329331-0.60%-0.12%
Mampas0.69%25317544.57%7.27%
North Poblacion3.18%1,16199516.68%2.98%
Sacsac10.37%3,7893,32314.02%2.53%
San Miguel12.29%4,4884,1019.44%1.73%
South Poblacion4.49%1,6411,5764.12%0.77%
Sulodpan4.01%1,4661,4570.62%0.12%
Timbanga3.18%1,1611,03512.17%2.21%
Timbao3.15%1,1491,0796.49%1.20%
Tubod2.98%1,08796812.29%2.23%
West Poblacion1.98%722804-10.20%-2.03%
Bacong Total36,52732,28613.14%2.38%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Bacong for the fiscal year of 2016 was 91,715,678.37.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200951,717,766.68
201055,494,614.347.30%
201164,582,700.7416.38%
201260,559,653.54-6.23%
201365,703,328.638.49%
201471,986,004.109.56%
201584,250,179.7017.04%
201691,715,678.378.86%

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 Bacong is 5 to 9, with 3,619 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 408 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1713
1 to 42,782
5 to 93,619
10 to 143,336
15 to 193,453
20 to 243,556
25 to 293,209
30 to 342,608
35 to 392,364
40 to 442,132
45 to 492,028
50 to 541,828
55 to 591,482
60 to 641,226
65 to 69789
70 to 74572
75 to 79422
80 and over408
Total36,527

Historical population

The population of Bacong grew from 10,592 in 1960 to 36,527 in 2015, an increase of 25,935 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.38%, or an increase of 4,241 people, from the previous population of 32,286 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
10,592
12,0651.28%
13,3682.08%
13,123-0.37%
16,3842.24%
19,1772.99%
23,2194.19%
28,3102.77%
32,2864.90%
36,5272.38%

Location

The municipal center of Bacong is situated at approximately 9° 15' North, 123° 18' East, in the island of Negros. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 14.9 meters or 49.0 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 Bacong are Dumaguete, Tanjay, Bais, Bayawan, Dapitan, and Dipolog. The nearest municipalities are Dauin, Valencia, Sibulan, Zamboanguita, Santander, and San Jose. Its distance from the national capital is 642.82 kilometers (399.43 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 642.82 kilometers (399.43 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N23°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 36,527, ranked 722 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 15.56 square kilometers, ranked 1,430 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 906 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 185 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.38%, ranked 510 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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