Zamboanguita, Province of Negros Oriental

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceNegros Oriental
Barangay count10
Postal code6218
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesDipolog Strait, Bohol Sea
Philippine major island(s)Negros
Area (2007)85.86 km2 (33.15 sq mi)
Population (2015)27,552
Density (2015)321 / km2 (831 / sq mi)
Coordinates9° 6' North, 123° 12' East (9.1019, 123.1987)
Estimated elevation above sea level12.9 meters (42.3 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 85.86 square kilometers or 33.15 square miles which constitutes 1.59% of Negros Oriental's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 27,552. This represented 2.03% of the total population of Negros Oriental province, or 0.37% of the overall population of the Central Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 321 inhabitants per square kilometer or 831 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Zamboanguita has 10 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)
Basac7.79%2,1451,89413.25%2.40%
Calango5.74%1,5821,4697.69%1.42%
Lotuban7.45%2,0531,72818.81%3.34%
Malongcay Diot4.08%1,12394019.47%3.44%
Maluay13.25%3,6502,95423.56%4.11%
Mayabon24.98%6,8836,22410.59%1.93%
Nabago4.04%1,1131,00111.19%2.04%
Najandig5.51%1,5181,4832.36%0.45%
Nasig‑id5.04%1,3891,17718.01%3.20%
Poblacion22.13%6,0966,126-0.49%-0.09%
Zamboanguita Total27,55224,99610.23%1.87%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Zamboanguita for the fiscal year of 2016 was 82,913,715.53.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200946,745,544.54
201049,704,694.446.33%
201155,671,896.8012.01%
201255,702,285.710.05%
201361,186,171.579.84%
201467,378,185.1710.12%
201576,736,895.3813.89%
201682,913,715.538.05%

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 Zamboanguita is 10 to 14, with 2,734 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 499 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1527
1 to 42,171
5 to 92,619
10 to 142,734
15 to 192,715
20 to 242,396
25 to 291,983
30 to 341,678
35 to 391,623
40 to 441,609
45 to 491,558
50 to 541,362
55 to 591,160
60 to 641,022
65 to 69780
70 to 74616
75 to 79500
80 and over499
Total27,552

Historical population

The population of Zamboanguita grew from 11,692 in 1960 to 27,552 in 2015, an increase of 15,860 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.87%, or an increase of 2,556 people, from the previous population of 24,996 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
11,692
11,385-0.26%
12,8222.41%
14,0831.89%
17,1101.97%
18,9051.89%
23,3384.62%
24,9140.91%
24,9960.12%
27,5521.87%

Location

The municipal center of Zamboanguita is situated at approximately 9° 6' North, 123° 12' East, in the island of Negros. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 12.9 meters or 42.3 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 Zamboanguita are Dumaguete, Tanjay, Bayawan, Bais, Dapitan, and Dipolog. The nearest municipalities are Dauin, Siaton, Bacong, Valencia, Sibulan, and San Juan. Its distance from the national capital is 653.50 kilometers (406.06 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 653.50 kilometers (406.06 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N21°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 27,552, ranked 961 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 33.15 square kilometers, ranked 1,082 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 321 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 587 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.87%, ranked 214 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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