Dumaguete, Province of Negros Oriental

Summary data
Typecity (component)
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceNegros Oriental
Barangay count30
Postal code6200
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesBohol Sea
Philippine major island(s)Negros
Area (2007)33.62 km2 (12.98 sq mi)
Population (2015)131,377
Density (2015)3,908 / km2 (10,121 / sq mi)
Coordinates9° 18' North, 123° 18' East (9.3054, 123.3080)
Estimated elevation above sea level10.7 meters (35.0 feet)

Dumaguete is a coastal component city in the province of Negros Oriental. It serves as the provincial capital.

The city has a land area of 33.62 square kilometers or 12.98 square miles which constitutes 0.62% of Negros Oriental's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 131,377. This represented 9.70% of the total population of Negros Oriental province, or 1.78% of the overall population of the Central Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 3,908 inhabitants per square kilometer or 10,121 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Dumaguete 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)
Bagacay7.51%9,8628,26619.31%3.42%
Bajumpandan4.70%6,1784,50037.29%6.22%
Balugo2.63%3,4522,98015.84%2.84%
Banilad6.74%8,8508,2866.81%1.26%
Bantayan3.84%5,0424,9202.48%0.47%
Batinguel7.10%9,3338,14814.54%2.62%
Bunao2.12%2,7882,7272.24%0.42%
Cadawinonan4.22%5,5494,89213.43%2.43%
Calindagan5.74%7,5358,056-6.47%-1.26%
Camanjac3.35%4,3974,1426.16%1.14%
Candau‑ay5.72%7,5096,58314.07%2.54%
Cantil‑e3.25%4,2653,22932.08%5.44%
Daro5.01%6,5806,3733.25%0.61%
Junob5.25%6,9006,05413.97%2.52%
Looc3.59%4,7174,05816.24%2.91%
Mangnao‑Canal2.99%3,9323,7076.07%1.13%
Motong1.72%2,2602,1375.76%1.07%
Piapi4.61%6,0536,149-1.56%-0.30%
Poblacion No. 11.68%2,2132,1701.98%0.37%
Poblacion No. 21.02%1,3361,3052.38%0.45%
Poblacion No. 30.15%19515030.00%5.12%
Poblacion No. 40.10%135218-38.07%-8.72%
Poblacion No. 50.08%109132-17.42%-3.58%
Poblacion No. 60.18%236325-27.38%-5.91%
Poblacion No. 70.28%36520280.69%11.92%
Poblacion No. 81.69%2,2142,363-6.31%-1.23%
Pulantubig2.54%3,3333,2662.05%0.39%
Tabuctubig1.30%1,7041,6841.19%0.23%
Taclobo7.42%9,7429,6910.53%0.10%
Talay3.50%4,5934,17010.14%1.86%
Dumaguete Total131,377120,8838.68%1.60%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Dumaguete for the fiscal year of 2016 was 634,949,796.09.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009365,443,317.99
2010402,930,670.6610.26%
2011443,848,804.3110.16%
2012429,985,319.44-3.12%
2013465,385,530.078.23%
2014517,279,192.1711.15%
2015576,361,709.5711.42%
2016634,949,796.0910.17%

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 Dumaguete is 20 to 24, with 14,131 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 1,434 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 12,038
1 to 48,701
5 to 910,992
10 to 1410,863
15 to 1913,688
20 to 2414,131
25 to 2911,960
30 to 3410,090
35 to 398,832
40 to 447,959
45 to 497,281
50 to 546,621
55 to 595,643
60 to 644,735
65 to 693,080
70 to 741,892
75 to 791,437
80 and over1,434
Total131,377

Historical population

The population of Dumaguete grew from 35,282 in 1960 to 131,377 in 2015, an increase of 96,095 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.60%, or an increase of 10,494 people, from the previous population of 120,883 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
35,282
52,0003.87%
52,7650.29%
63,4113.74%
80,2622.39%
92,6372.72%
102,2652.14%
116,3921.80%
120,8831.39%
131,3771.60%

Location

The city center of Dumaguete is situated at approximately 9° 18' North, 123° 18' East, in the island of Negros. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 10.7 meters or 35.0 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 Dumaguete are Tanjay, Bais, Bayawan, Tagbilaran, Dapitan, and Dipolog. The nearest municipalities are Sibulan, Bacong, Valencia, Santander, Dauin, and San Jose. Its distance from the national capital is 637.25 kilometers (395.97 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 637.25 kilometers (395.97 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N23°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 131,377, ranked 100 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 12.98 square kilometers, ranked 1,470 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 3,908 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 39 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.60%, ranked 693 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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