La Libertad, Province of Negros Oriental

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceNegros Oriental
Barangay count29
Postal code6213
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesTañon Strait
Philippine major island(s)Negros
Area (2007)139.60 km2 (53.90 sq mi)
Population (2015)38,602
Density (2015)277 / km2 (716 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 2' North, 123° 14' East (10.0264, 123.2338)
Estimated elevation above sea level6.6 meters (21.5 feet)

La Libertad is a coastal municipality in the province of Negros Oriental.

The municipality has a land area of 139.60 square kilometers or 53.90 square miles which constitutes 2.59% of Negros Oriental's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 38,602. This represented 2.85% of the total population of Negros Oriental province, or 0.52% of the overall population of the Central Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 277 inhabitants per square kilometer or 716 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

La Libertad has 29 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)
Aniniaw2.80%1,0821,106-2.17%-0.42%
Aya2.52%9749532.20%0.42%
Bagtic3.53%1,3611,3441.26%0.24%
Biga‑a2.75%1,0611,101-3.63%-0.70%
Busilak3.12%1,2061,1762.55%0.48%
Cangabo3.02%1,1661,245-6.35%-1.24%
Cantupa3.26%1,2601,04820.23%3.57%
Elecia4.11%1,5851,5611.54%0.29%
Eli3.31%1,2761,2730.24%0.04%
Guihob4.87%1,8782,048-8.30%-1.64%
Kansumandig3.16%1,2181,242-1.93%-0.37%
Mambulod1.57%606632-4.11%-0.80%
Mandapaton4.71%1,8171,927-5.71%-1.11%
Manghulyawon3.45%1,3331,398-4.65%-0.90%
Manluminsag1.99%770776-0.77%-0.15%
Mapalasan1.38%531557-4.67%-0.91%
Maragondong1.98%765930-17.74%-3.65%
Martilo5.23%2,0192,038-0.93%-0.18%
Nasungan3.85%1,4871,558-4.56%-0.88%
Pacuan6.78%2,6162,4785.57%1.04%
Pangca1.31%505652-22.55%-4.75%
Pisong3.37%1,2991,325-1.96%-0.38%
Pitogo3.30%1,2731,2164.69%0.88%
Poblacion North6.12%2,3642,3191.94%0.37%
Poblacion South3.79%1,4641,3389.42%1.73%
San Jose4.30%1,6601,703-2.52%-0.49%
Solongon5.97%2,3062,2353.18%0.60%
Tala‑on2.15%8318063.10%0.58%
Talayong2.30%889919-3.26%-0.63%
La Libertad Total38,60238,904-0.78%-0.15%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of La Libertad for the fiscal year of 2016 was 103,504,377.30.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200962,018,304.68
201064,879,959.954.61%
201170,245,223.528.27%
201268,418,474.76-2.60%
201376,112,781.2911.25%
201483,957,992.2310.31%
201594,335,943.1612.36%
2016103,504,377.309.72%

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 La Libertad is 5 to 9, with 4,378 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 435 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1868
1 to 43,702
5 to 94,378
10 to 144,182
15 to 193,421
20 to 243,056
25 to 292,732
30 to 342,563
35 to 392,249
40 to 442,142
45 to 492,033
50 to 541,860
55 to 591,585
60 to 641,321
65 to 69901
70 to 74683
75 to 79491
80 and over435
Total38,602

Historical population

The population of La Libertad grew from 25,335 in 1960 to 38,602 in 2015, an increase of 13,267 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a negative growth rate of 0.15%, or a decrease of 302 people, from the previous population of 38,904 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
25,335
29,6931.56%
31,4601.17%
30,730-0.47%
29,958-0.25%
32,4561.51%
35,1221.71%
37,0070.72%
38,9041.84%
38,602-0.15%

Location

The municipal center of La Libertad is situated at approximately 10° 2' North, 123° 14' East, in the island of Negros. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 6.6 meters or 21.5 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 La Libertad are Guihulngan, Canlaon, Himamaylan, Carcar, Kabankalan, and Bais. The nearest municipalities are Jimalalud, Tayasan, Ronda, Moalboal, Alcantara, and Ayungon. Its distance from the national capital is 561.26 kilometers (348.75 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 561.26 kilometers (348.75 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N26°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 38,602, ranked 678 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 53.90 square kilometers, ranked 764 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 277 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 710 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): -0.15%, ranked 685 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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