Salcedo, Province of Eastern Samar

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceEastern Samar
Barangay count41
Postal code6807
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesLeyte Gulf [Philippine Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Samar
Area (2007)113.80 km2 (43.94 sq mi)
Population (2015)22,532
Density (2015)198 / km2 (513 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 9' North, 125° 40' East (11.1488, 125.6626)
Estimated elevation above sea level6.8 meters (22.2 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 113.80 square kilometers or 43.94 square miles which constitutes 2.44% of Eastern Samar's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 22,532. This represented 4.82% of the total population of Eastern Samar province, or 0.51% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 198 inhabitants per square kilometer or 513 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Salcedo has 41 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)
Abejao2.69%60754710.97%2.00%
Alog1.40%3152985.70%1.06%
Asgad2.03%4574238.04%1.48%
Bagtong8.06%1,8151,55616.65%2.97%
Balud1.35%3043011.00%0.19%
Barangay 12.47%55744026.59%4.59%
Barangay 100.58%131133-1.50%-0.29%
Barangay 111.40%3153082.27%0.43%
Barangay 121.16%26223411.97%2.18%
Barangay 131.92%43234425.58%4.43%
Barangay 22.80%63249427.94%4.80%
Barangay 31.20%2712690.74%0.14%
Barangay 40.70%1571551.29%0.24%
Barangay 50.20%44417.32%1.35%
Barangay 60.71%1601562.56%0.48%
Barangay 73.43%7737651.05%0.20%
Barangay 80.75%1701662.41%0.45%
Barangay 91.38%31126616.92%3.02%
Buabua3.59%80872311.76%2.14%
Burak4.28%96487410.30%1.88%
Butig1.75%39432521.23%3.73%
Cagaut3.18%71661616.23%2.91%
Camanga2.69%60653413.48%2.44%
Cantomoja1.84%41435416.95%3.03%
Carapdapan1.73%38932121.18%3.73%
Caridad2.03%4574218.55%1.57%
Casili‑on3.35%75559327.32%4.71%
Iberan1.20%27024410.66%1.95%
Jagnaya1.24%2792732.20%0.41%
Lusod1.15%2602600.00%0.00%
Malbog1.37%308313-1.60%-0.31%
Maliwaliw1.82%4113885.93%1.10%
Matarinao8.71%1,9631,8088.57%1.58%
Naparaan8.97%2,0201,67020.96%3.69%
Palanas3.71%83674412.37%2.24%
San Roque1.71%38534312.24%2.22%
Santa Cruz1.14%25722315.25%2.74%
Seguinon1.98%44739912.03%2.19%
Tacla‑on1.56%35226632.33%5.48%
Tagbacan3.39%76468910.89%1.99%
Talangdawan3.39%76469310.25%1.87%
Salcedo Total22,53219,97012.83%2.32%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Salcedo for the fiscal year of 2016 was 70,917,913.40.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200938,273,216.78
201040,623,905.756.14%
201146,065,600.4513.40%
201245,325,607.54-1.61%
201351,081,399.4012.70%
201462,607,440.0822.56%
201565,178,798.204.11%
201670,917,913.408.81%

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 Salcedo is 15 to 19, with 2,569 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 332 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1459
1 to 41,865
5 to 92,512
10 to 142,520
15 to 192,569
20 to 242,131
25 to 291,649
30 to 341,272
35 to 391,143
40 to 441,146
45 to 491,006
50 to 541,033
55 to 59877
60 to 64655
65 to 69604
70 to 74413
75 to 79346
80 and over332
Total22,532

Historical population

The population of Salcedo grew from 16,766 in 1960 to 22,532 in 2015, an increase of 5,766 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.32%, or an increase of 2,562 people, from the previous population of 19,970 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
16,766
15,077-1.03%
14,877-0.27%
16,3551.91%
16,5970.15%
16,026-0.65%
16,9711.24%
18,6801.33%
19,9702.46%
22,5322.32%

Location

The municipal center of Salcedo is situated at approximately 11° 9' North, 125° 40' East, in the island of Samar. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 6.8 meters or 22.2 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 Salcedo are Borongan, Tacloban, Baybay, Catbalogan, Ormoc, and Maasin. The nearest municipalities are Mercedes, Guiuan, Quinapondan, General MacArthur, Hernani, and Giporlos. Its distance from the national capital is 635.00 kilometers (394.57 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Borongan, Eastern Samar, 56.98 kilometers (35.41 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N26°W)
  • Tacloban, 72.24 kilometers (44.89 miles) to the West (N82°W)
  • Baybay, Leyte, 108.06 kilometers (67.14 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S61°W)
  • Catbalogan, Samar, 109.73 kilometers (68.18 miles) to the Northwest (N51°W)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 116.38 kilometers (72.32 miles) to the West (S82°W)
  • Maasin, Southern Leyte, 143.51 kilometers (89.17 miles) to the Southwest (S38°W)

Distance from Manila: 635.00 kilometers (394.57 miles) to the Northwest (N52°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 22,532, ranked 1,170 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 43.94 square kilometers, ranked 931 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 198 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 971 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.32%, ranked 1,534 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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