Maripipi, Province of Biliran

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceBiliran
Barangay count15
Postal code6546
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSamar Sea
Philippine major island(s)Maripipi
Area (2007)27.83 km2 (10.75 sq mi)
Population (2015)7,159
Density (2015)257 / km2 (666 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 47' North, 124° 21' East (11.7787, 124.3494)
Estimated elevation above sea level13.3 meters (43.6 feet)

Maripipi is a coastal municipality in the island province of Biliran.

The municipality has a land area of 27.83 square kilometers or 10.75 square miles which constitutes 5.13% of Biliran's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 7,159. This represented 4.17% of the total population of Biliran province, or 0.16% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 257 inhabitants per square kilometer or 666 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Maripipi has 15 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)
Agutay7.31%5235112.35%0.44%
Banlas3.28%235249-5.62%-1.10%
Bato8.05%57650713.61%2.46%
Binalayan East6.69%4794760.63%0.12%
Binalayan West7.11%5094776.71%1.24%
Binongto‑an9.12%65357812.98%2.35%
Burabod3.10%2222124.72%0.88%
Calbani5.32%381404-5.69%-1.11%
Canduhao4.97%3563298.21%1.51%
Casibang6.02%43137913.72%2.48%
Danao4.27%306345-11.30%-2.26%
Ermita13.80%98883118.89%3.35%
Ol‑og5.06%36232710.70%1.95%
Trabugan2.47%177185-4.32%-0.84%
Viga13.42%9618898.10%1.49%
Maripipi Total7,1596,6996.87%1.27%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Maripipi for the fiscal year of 2016 was 38,551,713.36.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200922,542,473.05
201024,062,332.196.74%
201126,003,381.488.07%
201225,004,117.36-3.84%
201327,268,806.489.06%
201430,697,672.1412.57%
201534,965,688.0813.90%
201638,551,713.3610.26%

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 Maripipi is 5 to 9, with 757 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is Under 1, with 125 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1125
1 to 4528
5 to 9757
10 to 14744
15 to 19674
20 to 24558
25 to 29433
30 to 34422
35 to 39430
40 to 44364
45 to 49373
50 to 54347
55 to 59352
60 to 64256
65 to 69289
70 to 74178
75 to 79163
80 and over166
Total7,159

Historical population

The population of Maripipi grew from 7,155 in 1960 to 7,159 in 2015, an increase of 4 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.27%, or an increase of 460 people, from the previous population of 6,699 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
7,155
6,978-0.24%
7,9492.65%
7,379-1.48%
6,943-0.61%
7,8532.33%
8,3191.24%
6,946-2.46%
6,699-1.31%
7,1591.27%

Location

The municipal center of Maripipi is situated at approximately 11° 47' North, 124° 21' East, in the island of Maripipi. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 13.3 meters or 43.6 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 Maripipi are Calbayog, Catbalogan, Bogo, Ormoc, Tacloban, and Masbate City. The nearest municipalities are Kawayan, Almagro, Almeria, Santo Niño, Naval, and Culaba. Its distance from the national capital is 479.75 kilometers (298.10 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Kawayan, Biliran, 10.96 kilometers (6.81 miles) to the South (S4°E)
  • Almagro, Samar, 16.18 kilometers (10.06 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N26°W)
  • Almeria, Biliran, 17.88 kilometers (11.11 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S11°E)
  • Santo Niño, Samar, 19.53 kilometers (12.13 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N34°E)
  • Naval, Biliran, 24.43 kilometers (15.18 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S12°E)
  • Culaba, Biliran, 24.90 kilometers (15.47 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S57°E)

Nearest cities

  • Calbayog, Samar, 41.59 kilometers (25.84 miles) to the Northeast (N40°E)
  • Catbalogan, Samar, 58.15 kilometers (36.13 miles) to the East (S90°E)
  • Bogo, Cebu, 88.36 kilometers (54.91 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S25°W)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 90.16 kilometers (56.03 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S18°E)
  • Tacloban, 93.14 kilometers (57.88 miles) to the Southeast (S50°E)
  • Masbate City, Masbate, 102.76 kilometers (63.85 miles) to the Northwest (N50°W)

Distance from Manila: 479.75 kilometers (298.10 miles) to the Northwest (N49°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 7,159, ranked 1,577 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 10.75 square kilometers, ranked 1,551 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 257 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 799 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.27%, ranked 1,220 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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