Dolores, Province of Eastern Samar

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceEastern Samar
Barangay count46
Postal code6817
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Philippine major island(s)Samar
Area (2007)308.58 km2 (119.14 sq mi)
Population (2015)42,866
Density (2015)139 / km2 (360 / sq mi)
Coordinates12° 2' North, 125° 29' East (12.0374, 125.4825)
Estimated elevation above sea level7.1 meters (23.3 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 308.58 square kilometers or 119.14 square miles which constitutes 6.62% of Eastern Samar's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 42,866. This represented 9.18% of the total population of Eastern Samar province, or 0.97% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 139 inhabitants per square kilometer or 360 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Dolores has 46 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)
Aroganga2.74%1,1761,1531.99%0.38%
Barangay 12.24%9608848.60%1.58%
Barangay 101.55%6646354.57%0.85%
Barangay 111.13%484494-2.02%-0.39%
Barangay 124.04%1,7321,34129.16%4.99%
Barangay 134.62%1,9821,54828.04%4.82%
Barangay 142.99%1,28098529.95%5.11%
Barangay 155.25%2,2491,79425.36%4.40%
Barangay 27.47%3,2032,36235.61%5.97%
Barangay 30.61%260295-11.86%-2.38%
Barangay 40.73%31127811.87%2.16%
Barangay 50.60%257262-1.91%-0.37%
Barangay 60.32%1361350.74%0.14%
Barangay 70.38%165173-4.62%-0.90%
Barangay 80.52%22115740.76%6.73%
Barangay 90.91%3903792.90%0.55%
Bonghon1.86%7967614.60%0.86%
Buenavista2.48%1,0631,079-1.48%-0.28%
Cabago‑an1.49%64052821.21%3.73%
Caglao‑an2.38%1,0229814.18%0.78%
Cagtabon1.13%484528-8.33%-1.64%
Dampigan3.08%1,3221,05525.31%4.39%
Dapdap6.42%2,7502,44012.70%2.30%
Del Pilar0.90%3873559.01%1.66%
Denigpian2.40%1,02786818.32%3.25%
Gap‑ang1.94%8338290.48%0.09%
Hilabaan5.41%2,3192,06112.52%2.27%
Hinolaso3.24%1,3901,3770.94%0.18%
Japitan1.65%70961515.28%2.75%
Jicontol3.19%1,3681,05629.55%5.05%
Libertad1.65%70964410.09%1.85%
Magongbong1.99%85274015.14%2.72%
Magsaysay1.43%61254113.12%2.38%
Malaintos2.09%8958337.44%1.38%
Malobago2.72%1,1651,1362.55%0.48%
Osmeña1.37%5895605.18%0.97%
Rizal2.08%89076716.04%2.87%
San Isidro1.01%43333728.49%4.89%
San Pascual1.53%6566461.55%0.29%
San Roque1.07%46039017.95%3.19%
San Vicente1.17%5024657.96%1.47%
Santa Cruz1.36%5835761.22%0.23%
Santo Niño2.32%99387114.01%2.53%
Tanauan1.29%553697-20.66%-4.31%
Tikling1.20%51344615.02%2.70%
Villahermosa2.06%8818553.04%0.57%
Dolores Total42,86637,91213.07%2.37%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Dolores for the fiscal year of 2016 was 120,903,388.44.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200966,859,176.86
201070,041,636.624.76%
201176,185,292.608.77%
201273,896,896.55-3.00%
201384,029,119.4713.71%
201494,765,650.4412.78%
201583,114,483.77-12.29%
2016120,903,388.4445.47%

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 Dolores is 10 to 14, with 5,379 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 404 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1912
1 to 44,015
5 to 95,081
10 to 145,379
15 to 195,183
20 to 244,039
25 to 292,953
30 to 342,473
35 to 392,284
40 to 442,146
45 to 491,919
50 to 541,656
55 to 591,404
60 to 641,069
65 to 69864
70 to 74670
75 to 79415
80 and over404
Total42,866

Historical population

The population of Dolores grew from 16,055 in 1960 to 42,866 in 2015, an increase of 26,811 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.37%, or an increase of 4,954 people, from the previous population of 37,912 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
16,055
22,7303.46%
21,119-1.46%
26,9494.99%
30,5701.27%
34,2722.16%
32,812-0.93%
34,5220.70%
37,9123.47%
42,8662.37%

Location

The municipal center of Dolores is situated at approximately 12° 2' North, 125° 29' East, in the island of Samar. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 7.1 meters or 23.3 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 Dolores are Borongan, Catbalogan, Calbayog, Tacloban, Ormoc, and Baybay. The nearest municipalities are Can-avid, Oras, San Policarpo, Taft, Sulat, and Arteche. Its distance from the national capital is 563.67 kilometers (350.25 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Borongan, Eastern Samar, 47.42 kilometers (29.47 miles) to the South (S6°W)
  • Catbalogan, Samar, 71.47 kilometers (44.41 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S66°W)
  • Calbayog, Samar, 96.73 kilometers (60.11 miles) to the West (N88°W)
  • Tacloban, 101.97 kilometers (63.36 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S30°W)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 148.89 kilometers (92.52 miles) to the Southwest (S40°W)
  • Baybay, Leyte, 168.05 kilometers (104.42 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S26°W)

Distance from Manila: 563.67 kilometers (350.25 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N59°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 42,866, ranked 617 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 119.14 square kilometers, ranked 302 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 139 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,181 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.37%, ranked 596 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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