General MacArthur, Province of Eastern Samar

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceEastern Samar
Barangay count30
Postal code6805
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Philippine major island(s)Samar
Area (2007)117.29 km2 (45.29 sq mi)
Population (2015)14,550
Density (2015)124 / km2 (321 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 15' North, 125° 32' East (11.2450, 125.5393)
Estimated elevation above sea level3.9 meters (12.7 feet)

General MacArthur is a coastal municipality in the province of Eastern Samar.

The municipality has a land area of 117.29 square kilometers or 45.29 square miles which constitutes 2.52% of Eastern Samar's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 14,550. This represented 3.11% of the total population of Eastern Samar province, or 0.33% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 124 inhabitants per square kilometer or 321 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

General MacArthur has 30 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)
Aguinaldo6.08%88567431.31%5.32%
Alang‑alang0.95%13810926.61%4.59%
Binalay6.90%1,00480724.41%4.25%
Calutan4.19%61049223.98%4.18%
Camcuevas1.92%27923419.23%3.41%
Domrog8.52%1,24096228.90%4.95%
Laurel1.06%15410645.28%7.37%
Limbujan0.86%12511112.61%2.29%
Macapagal0.80%116123-5.69%-1.11%
Magsaysay1.03%150222-32.43%-7.19%
Osmeña1.55%225245-8.16%-1.61%
Pingan4.65%67744153.51%8.50%
Poblacion Barangay 16.41%93377819.92%3.52%
Poblacion Barangay 26.10%88879611.56%2.10%
Poblacion Barangay 33.04%44236321.76%3.82%
Poblacion Barangay 42.28%33226923.42%4.09%
Poblacion Barangay 52.82%410461-11.06%-2.21%
Poblacion Barangay 64.71%68660613.20%2.39%
Poblacion Barangay 77.79%1,13397516.21%2.90%
Poblacion Barangay 81.58%2302290.44%0.08%
Quezon1.15%1681567.69%1.42%
Quirino0.85%123130-5.38%-1.05%
Roxas1.78%2592455.71%1.06%
San Isidro4.68%68158416.61%2.97%
San Roque1.01%1471460.68%0.13%
Santa Cruz3.27%4764574.16%0.78%
Santa Fe1.29%1871832.19%0.41%
Tandang Sora0.74%107128-16.41%-3.35%
Tugop1.51%2192113.79%0.71%
Vigan10.49%1,52697157.16%8.99%
General MacArthur Total14,55012,21419.13%3.39%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of General MacArthur for the fiscal year of 2016 was 57,546,277.33.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200931,467,319.48
201036,881,578.6517.21%
201138,653,638.324.80%
201236,926,263.21-4.47%
201340,932,365.2110.85%
201446,290,667.5113.09%
201552,432,481.7713.27%
201657,546,277.339.75%

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 General MacArthur is 5 to 9, with 1,787 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 131 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1360
1 to 41,494
5 to 91,787
10 to 141,776
15 to 191,593
20 to 241,365
25 to 291,074
30 to 34828
35 to 39748
40 to 44681
45 to 49635
50 to 54575
55 to 59475
60 to 64358
65 to 69288
70 to 74225
75 to 79131
80 and over157
Total14,550

Historical population

The population of General MacArthur grew from 7,662 in 1960 to 14,550 in 2015, an increase of 6,888 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 3.39%, or an increase of 2,336 people, from the previous population of 12,214 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
7,662
8,0260.46%
9,0402.42%
7,937-2.57%
9,6271.95%
10,0410.79%
10,4520.86%
11,6251.48%
12,2141.82%
14,5503.39%

Location

The municipal center of General MacArthur is situated at approximately 11° 15' North, 125° 32' East, in the island of Samar. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 3.9 meters or 12.7 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 General MacArthur are Borongan, Tacloban, Catbalogan, Baybay, Ormoc, and Calbayog. The nearest municipalities are Quinapondan, Hernani, Giporlos, Salcedo, Llorente, and Balangiga. Its distance from the national capital is 617.83 kilometers (383.90 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Borongan, Eastern Samar, 42.17 kilometers (26.20 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N16°W)
  • Tacloban, 58.01 kilometers (36.04 miles) to the West (S90°W)
  • Catbalogan, Samar, 92.57 kilometers (57.52 miles) to the Northwest (N50°W)
  • Baybay, Leyte, 102.61 kilometers (63.76 miles) to the Southwest (S52°W)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 105.21 kilometers (65.38 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S75°W)
  • Calbayog, Samar, 137.39 kilometers (85.37 miles) to the Northwest (N48°W)

Distance from Manila: 617.83 kilometers (383.90 miles) to the Northwest (N53°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 14,550, ranked 1,415 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 45.29 square kilometers, ranked 909 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 124 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,230 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 3.39%, ranked 229 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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