Tanjay, Province of Negros Oriental

Summary data
Typecity (component)
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceNegros Oriental
Barangay count24
Postal code6204
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesTañon Strait
Philippine major island(s)Negros
Area (2007)276.05 km2 (106.58 sq mi)
Population (2015)80,532
Density (2015)292 / km2 (756 / sq mi)
Coordinates9° 31' North, 123° 9' East (9.5162, 123.1573)
Estimated elevation above sea level10.1 meters (33.2 feet)

Tanjay is a coastal component city in the province of Negros Oriental.

The city has a land area of 276.05 square kilometers or 106.58 square miles which constitutes 5.13% of Negros Oriental's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 80,532. This represented 5.94% of the total population of Negros Oriental province, or 1.09% of the overall population of the Central Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 292 inhabitants per square kilometer or 756 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Tanjay has 24 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)
Azagra6.45%5,1915,0343.12%0.59%
Bahi‑an2.49%2,0032,023-0.99%-0.19%
Luca3.70%2,9782,67211.45%2.09%
Manipis2.79%2,2452,2002.05%0.39%
Novallas6.47%5,2075,334-2.38%-0.46%
Obogon4.29%3,4583,2107.73%1.43%
Pal‑ew6.18%4,9775,498-9.48%-1.88%
Poblacion I2.53%2,0342,043-0.44%-0.08%
Poblacion II1.94%1,5601,5004.00%0.75%
Poblacion III2.45%1,9741,9531.08%0.20%
Poblacion IV3.58%2,8832,6628.30%1.53%
Poblacion IX1.97%1,5901,872-15.06%-3.06%
Poblacion V1.33%1,0691,261-15.23%-3.10%
Poblacion VI3.94%3,1723,0264.82%0.90%
Poblacion VII1.78%1,4331,499-4.40%-0.85%
Poblacion VIII3.15%2,5362,4164.97%0.93%
Polo4.56%3,6693,6420.74%0.14%
San Isidro5.04%4,0583,41019.00%3.37%
San Jose5.11%4,1153,72910.35%1.89%
San Miguel3.20%2,5742,4096.85%1.27%
Santa Cruz Nuevo5.59%4,5004,1677.99%1.47%
Santa Cruz Viejo6.44%5,1865,397-3.91%-0.76%
Santo Niño8.17%6,5777,461-11.85%-2.37%
Tugas6.88%5,5434,68018.44%3.27%
Tanjay Total80,53279,0981.81%0.34%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Tanjay for the fiscal year of 2016 was 480,946,201.04.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009315,016,454.64
2010347,093,940.6210.18%
2011374,730,043.597.96%
2012322,511,631.64-13.93%
2013340,969,377.315.72%
2014381,712,665.8011.95%
2015434,451,993.9913.82%
2016480,946,201.0410.70%

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 Tanjay is 10 to 14, with 8,194 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 1,101 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,442
1 to 46,179
5 to 97,779
10 to 148,194
15 to 197,790
20 to 246,913
25 to 295,784
30 to 344,711
35 to 394,888
40 to 444,802
45 to 494,693
50 to 544,323
55 to 593,695
60 to 643,248
65 to 692,181
70 to 741,487
75 to 791,322
80 and over1,101
Total80,532

Historical population

The population of Tanjay grew from 39,547 in 1960 to 80,532 in 2015, an increase of 40,985 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.34%, or an increase of 1,434 people, from the previous population of 79,098 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
39,547
51,4582.61%
52,5580.43%
57,2991.74%
62,6560.90%
65,6340.87%
70,1691.44%
78,5391.57%
79,0980.26%
80,5320.34%

Location

The city center of Tanjay is situated at approximately 9° 31' North, 123° 9' East, in the island of Negros. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 10.1 meters or 33.2 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 Tanjay are Bais, Dumaguete, Bayawan, Kabankalan, Guihulngan, and Himamaylan. The nearest municipalities are Pamplona, Amlan, San Jose, Samboan, Manjuyod, and Ginatilan. Its distance from the national capital is 609.32 kilometers (378.62 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 609.32 kilometers (378.62 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N23°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 80,532, ranked 233 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 106.58 square kilometers, ranked 351 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 292 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 663 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.34%, 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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