Arteche, Province of Eastern Samar

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceEastern Samar
Barangay count20
Postal code6822
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Philippine major island(s)Samar
Area (2007)169.82 km2 (65.57 sq mi)
Population (2015)16,026
Density (2015)94 / km2 (244 / sq mi)
Coordinates12° 16' North, 125° 22' East (12.2693, 125.3712)
Estimated elevation above sea level5.4 meters (17.8 feet)

Arteche is a coastal municipality in the province of Eastern Samar.

The municipality has a land area of 169.82 square kilometers or 65.57 square miles which constitutes 3.64% of Eastern Samar's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 16,026. This represented 3.43% of the total population of Eastern Samar province, or 0.36% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 94 inhabitants per square kilometer or 244 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Arteche has 20 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)
Aguinaldo1.08%173246-29.67%-6.48%
Balud8.50%1,3631,2727.15%1.32%
Bato1.45%2332301.30%0.25%
Beri4.42%7096814.11%0.77%
Bigo2.09%3353137.03%1.30%
Buenavista2.89%46337623.14%4.04%
Cagsalay2.32%3723496.59%1.22%
Campacion1.35%21717524.00%4.18%
Carapdapan12.03%1,9281,8345.13%0.96%
Casidman1.39%2232049.31%1.71%
Catumsan7.87%1,2621,12911.78%2.14%
Central2.59%415482-13.90%-2.81%
Concepcion10.58%1,6961,48114.52%2.61%
Garden15.05%2,4122,3681.86%0.35%
Inayawan1.36%21813462.69%9.71%
Macarthur2.61%41936116.07%2.88%
Rawis8.68%1,3911,3900.07%0.01%
Tangbo8.69%1,3931,3671.90%0.36%
Tawagan4.11%6586550.46%0.09%
Tebalawon0.91%14611724.79%4.31%
Arteche Total16,02615,1645.68%1.06%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Arteche for the fiscal year of 2016 was 66,772,516.52.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200937,736,961.84
201040,044,052.896.11%
201143,157,812.117.78%
201241,704,698.98-3.37%
201346,959,839.1912.60%
201453,075,307.1613.02%
201560,471,585.5713.94%
201666,772,516.5210.42%

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 Arteche is 10 to 14, with 2,109 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 159 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1307
1 to 41,494
5 to 91,893
10 to 142,109
15 to 191,838
20 to 241,309
25 to 291,095
30 to 341,000
35 to 39932
40 to 44859
45 to 49742
50 to 54604
55 to 59513
60 to 64392
65 to 69347
70 to 74254
75 to 79179
80 and over159
Total16,026

Historical population

The population of Arteche grew from 8,647 in 1960 to 16,026 in 2015, an increase of 7,379 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.06%, or an increase of 862 people, from the previous population of 15,164 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
8,647
9,3300.75%
10,2461.90%
11,6862.66%
11,245-0.38%
12,5382.06%
13,0240.82%
14,3541.35%
15,1642.02%
16,0261.06%

Location

The municipal center of Arteche is situated at approximately 12° 16' North, 125° 22' East, in the island of Samar. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 5.4 meters or 17.8 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 Arteche are Borongan, Catbalogan, Calbayog, Tacloban, Ormoc, and Sorsogon City. The nearest municipalities are Lapinig, Gamay, Jipapad, Oras, San Policarpo, and Maslog. Its distance from the national capital is 540.43 kilometers (335.81 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Borongan, Eastern Samar, 73.08 kilometers (45.41 miles) to the South (S5°E)
  • Catbalogan, Samar, 76.25 kilometers (47.38 miles) to the Southwest (S44°W)
  • Calbayog, Samar, 87.44 kilometers (54.33 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S75°W)
  • Tacloban, 120.23 kilometers (74.71 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S19°W)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 162.83 kilometers (101.18 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S31°W)
  • Sorsogon City, Sorsogon, 167.47 kilometers (104.06 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N62°W)

Distance from Manila: 540.43 kilometers (335.81 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N61°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 16,026, ranked 1,367 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 65.57 square kilometers, ranked 654 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 94 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,338 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.06%, ranked 1,491 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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