Maria, Province of Siquijor

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceSiquijor
Barangay count22
Postal code6229
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesBohol Sea
Philippine major island(s)Siquijor
Area (2007)53.37 km2 (20.61 sq mi)
Population (2015)13,828
Density (2015)259 / km2 (671 / sq mi)
Coordinates9° 12' North, 123° 39' East (9.1974, 123.6542)
Estimated elevation above sea level23.8 meters (78.2 feet)

Maria is a coastal municipality in the island province of Siquijor.

The municipality has a land area of 53.37 square kilometers or 20.61 square miles which constitutes 15.81% of Siquijor's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 13,828. This represented 14.41% of the total population of Siquijor province, or 0.19% of the overall population of the Central Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 259 inhabitants per square kilometer or 671 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Maria 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)
Bogo6.09%84273913.94%2.52%
Bonga3.66%50645910.24%1.87%
Cabal‑asan2.80%3873578.40%1.55%
Calunasan4.58%634641-1.09%-0.21%
Candaping A4.06%56244825.45%4.41%
Candaping B4.50%6225915.25%0.98%
Cantaroc A3.24%44838516.36%2.93%
Cantaroc B3.50%48441117.76%3.16%
Cantugbas2.79%386400-3.50%-0.68%
Lico‑an3.57%494529-6.62%-1.29%
Lilo‑an10.23%1,4141,470-3.81%-0.74%
Logucan4.45%61555710.41%1.90%
Looc3.37%466528-11.74%-2.35%
Minalulan5.76%79770313.37%2.42%
Nabutay6.67%92271828.41%4.88%
Olang4.77%65959211.32%2.06%
Pisong A2.38%32929212.67%2.30%
Pisong B1.98%274293-6.48%-1.27%
Poblacion Norte7.88%1,0891,170-6.92%-1.36%
Poblacion Sur5.18%7166756.07%1.13%
Saguing5.76%797946-15.75%-3.21%
Sawang2.78%385479-19.62%-4.07%
Maria Total13,82813,3833.33%0.62%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Maria for the fiscal year of 2016 was 55,237,035.66.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200931,004,629.81
201032,535,449.684.94%
201135,206,325.468.21%
201234,534,164.42-1.91%
201338,026,042.8310.11%
201442,923,629.6012.88%
201550,054,675.7816.61%
201655,237,035.6610.35%

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 Maria is 15 to 19, with 1,411 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is Under 1, with 182 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1182
1 to 4997
5 to 91,327
10 to 141,266
15 to 191,411
20 to 241,003
25 to 29981
30 to 34937
35 to 39876
40 to 44802
45 to 49750
50 to 54701
55 to 59644
60 to 64536
65 to 69452
70 to 74401
75 to 79283
80 and over279
Total13,828

Historical population

The population of Maria grew from 9,335 in 1960 to 13,828 in 2015, an increase of 4,493 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.62%, or an increase of 445 people, from the previous population of 13,383 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
9,335
9,9420.62%
10,7781.63%
10,9510.32%
11,1400.17%
11,106-0.06%
12,2752.17%
12,9740.77%
13,3831.14%
13,8280.62%

Location

The municipal center of Maria is situated at approximately 9° 12' North, 123° 39' East, in the island of Siquijor. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 23.8 meters or 78.2 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 Maria are Dumaguete, Tagbilaran, Dapitan, Tanjay, Bais, and Dipolog. The nearest municipalities are Lazi, Enrique Villanueva, Larena, Siquijor, San Juan, and Bacong. Its distance from the national capital is 663.89 kilometers (412.52 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 663.89 kilometers (412.52 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N26°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 13,828, ranked 1,385 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 20.61 square kilometers, ranked 1,301 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 259 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 748 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.62%, ranked 1,271 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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