Capoocan, Province of Leyte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceLeyte
Barangay count21
Postal code6530
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSamar Sea
Philippine major island(s)Leyte
Area (2007)185.40 km2 (71.58 sq mi)
Population (2015)33,617
Density (2015)181 / km2 (470 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 18' North, 124° 39' East (11.2935, 124.6429)
Estimated elevation above sea level7.4 meters (24.3 feet)

Capoocan is a coastal municipality in the province of Leyte.

The municipality has a land area of 185.40 square kilometers or 71.58 square miles which constitutes 2.94% of Leyte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 33,617. This represented 1.95% of the total population of Leyte province, or 0.76% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 181 inhabitants per square kilometer or 470 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Capoocan has 21 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)
Balucanad4.82%1,6211,45111.72%2.13%
Balud8.43%2,8352,54811.26%2.05%
Balugo1.10%36924351.85%8.28%
Cabul‑an5.82%1,9551,75311.52%2.10%
Culasian8.80%2,9572,60413.56%2.45%
Gayad2.27%7636999.16%1.68%
Guinadiongan1.93%64951526.02%4.50%
Lemon8.28%2,7832,12331.09%5.29%
Libertad3.38%1,13699913.71%2.48%
Manloy2.06%69349540.00%6.62%
Nauguisan1.07%359394-8.88%-1.76%
Pinamopoan8.95%3,0102,9013.76%0.70%
Poblacion Zone I6.98%2,3482,2156.00%1.12%
Poblacion Zone II14.07%4,7314,20712.46%2.26%
Potot2.54%85376811.07%2.02%
San Joaquin4.36%1,4661,4034.49%0.84%
Santo Niño3.83%1,2891,04223.70%4.13%
Talairan2.81%9438866.43%1.19%
Talisay1.91%64256912.83%2.32%
Tolibao2.11%70862114.01%2.53%
Visares4.48%1,5071,3987.80%1.44%
Capoocan Total33,61729,83412.68%2.30%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Capoocan for the fiscal year of 2016 was 89,189,404.31.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200951,837,757.65
201053,586,426.353.37%
201157,865,629.637.99%
201256,391,376.02-2.55%
201362,980,480.9511.68%
201471,519,007.6013.56%
201581,486,973.5213.94%
201689,189,404.319.45%

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 Capoocan is 5 to 9, with 4,103 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 312 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1784
1 to 43,342
5 to 94,103
10 to 144,078
15 to 193,813
20 to 242,929
25 to 292,239
30 to 341,918
35 to 391,829
40 to 441,723
45 to 491,573
50 to 541,333
55 to 591,218
60 to 64950
65 to 69691
70 to 74463
75 to 79319
80 and over312
Total33,617

Historical population

The population of Capoocan grew from 14,948 in 1960 to 33,617 in 2015, an increase of 18,669 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.30%, or an increase of 3,783 people, from the previous population of 29,834 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
14,948
17,0771.31%
20,7834.02%
20,726-0.05%
23,6871.34%
26,3842.04%
27,5930.97%
28,3880.39%
29,8341.82%
33,6172.30%

Location

The municipal center of Capoocan is situated at approximately 11° 18' North, 124° 39' East, in the island of Leyte. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 7.4 meters or 24.3 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 Capoocan are Ormoc, Tacloban, Catbalogan, Baybay, Bogo, and Calbayog. The nearest municipalities are Carigara, Barugo, Tunga, Kananga, Leyte, and Jaro. Its distance from the national capital is 539.43 kilometers (335.18 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Carigara, Leyte, 5.07 kilometers (3.15 miles) to the East (N82°E)
  • Barugo, Leyte, 10.84 kilometers (6.74 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N71°E)
  • Tunga, Leyte, 12.96 kilometers (8.05 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S67°E)
  • Kananga, Leyte, 14.98 kilometers (9.31 miles) to the Southwest (S37°W)
  • Leyte, Leyte, 19.03 kilometers (11.83 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N63°W)
  • Jaro, Leyte, 19.13 kilometers (11.89 miles) to the Southeast (S52°E)

Nearest cities

  • Ormoc, Leyte, 32.21 kilometers (20.02 miles) to the South (S7°W)
  • Tacloban, 40.26 kilometers (25.02 miles) to the East (S82°E)
  • Catbalogan, Samar, 59.38 kilometers (36.90 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N26°E)
  • Baybay, Leyte, 70.23 kilometers (43.64 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S14°E)
  • Bogo, Cebu, 73.97 kilometers (45.96 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S69°W)
  • Calbayog, Samar, 85.72 kilometers (53.26 miles) to the North (N3°W)

Distance from Manila: 539.43 kilometers (335.18 miles) to the Northwest (N47°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 33,617, ranked 793 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 71.58 square kilometers, ranked 580 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 181 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,011 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.30%, ranked 35 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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