Hilongos, Province of Leyte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceLeyte
Barangay count51
Postal code6524
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesCamotes Sea
Philippine major island(s)Leyte
Area (2007)192.92 km2 (74.49 sq mi)
Population (2015)63,431
Density (2015)329 / km2 (852 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 22' North, 124° 45' East (10.3728, 124.7483)
Estimated elevation above sea level7.4 meters (24.4 feet)

Hilongos is a coastal municipality in the province of Leyte.

The municipality has a land area of 192.92 square kilometers or 74.49 square miles which constitutes 3.06% of Leyte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 63,431. This represented 3.68% of the total population of Leyte province, or 1.43% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 329 inhabitants per square kilometer or 852 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Hilongos has 51 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)
Agutayan0.88%55750011.40%2.08%
Atabay5.25%3,3292,96112.43%2.26%
Baas1.61%1,02085119.86%3.51%
Bagong Lipunan0.96%6086080.00%0.00%
Bagumbayan1.49%9449123.51%0.66%
Baliw1.11%70363610.53%1.93%
Bantigue1.27%80651157.73%9.06%
Bon‑ot0.29%18116311.04%2.01%
Bung‑aw2.46%1,5621,5282.23%0.42%
Cacao1.20%76057532.17%5.45%
Campina1.11%7036577.00%1.30%
Catandog 11.12%71058920.54%3.62%
Catandog 20.61%38632817.68%3.15%
Central Barangay4.33%2,7452,5786.48%1.20%
Concepcion3.66%2,3242,10010.67%1.95%
Eastern Barangay4.15%2,6302,6021.08%0.20%
Hampangan1.45%918961-4.47%-0.87%
Himo‑aw2.65%1,6791,693-0.83%-0.16%
Hitudpan1.28%81269916.17%2.89%
Imelda Marcos0.91%580582-0.34%-0.07%
Kangha‑as0.60%3823790.79%0.15%
Kang‑iras1.47%93082113.28%2.40%
Lamak4.82%3,0582,29333.36%5.63%
Libertad1.03%65648535.26%5.92%
Liberty4.23%2,6832,27417.99%3.20%
Lunang2.65%1,6831,6740.54%0.10%
Magnangoy1.42%89872424.03%4.19%
Manaul1.02%64645641.67%6.86%
Marangog2.18%1,3841,16918.39%3.27%
Matapay4.25%2,6962,29617.42%3.11%
Naval1.60%1,01386716.84%3.01%
Owak1.79%1,1361,0953.74%0.70%
Pa‑a1.73%1,0951,099-0.36%-0.07%
Pontod2.36%1,4971,4245.13%0.96%
Proteccion1.21%7667581.06%0.20%
San Agustin0.48%3073050.66%0.12%
San Antonio0.76%48540021.25%3.74%
San Isidro1.06%6706670.45%0.09%
San Juan2.53%1,6031,30323.02%4.02%
San Roque2.29%1,4531,509-3.71%-0.72%
Santa Cruz1.44%9119021.00%0.19%
Santa Margarita2.24%1,4191,17620.66%3.64%
Santo Niño0.61%38533913.57%2.45%
Tabunok2.53%1,6031,42112.81%2.32%
Tagnate1.21%7687275.64%1.05%
Talisay2.66%1,6891,30729.23%5.00%
Tambis1.65%1,04592712.73%2.31%
Tejero2.33%1,4791,31612.39%2.25%
Tuguipa1.63%1,03191213.05%2.36%
Utanan1.74%1,10295415.51%2.78%
Western Barangay4.73%3,0012,7907.56%1.40%
Hilongos Total63,43156,80311.67%2.12%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Hilongos for the fiscal year of 2016 was 143,210,244.38.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200980,421,513.91
201086,361,897.227.39%
201194,804,476.099.78%
201291,531,010.32-3.45%
2013102,126,253.4011.58%
2014116,124,721.9713.71%
2015124,539,811.427.25%
2016143,210,244.3814.99%

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 Hilongos is 10 to 14, with 6,825 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 731 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,094
1 to 45,040
5 to 96,469
10 to 146,825
15 to 196,452
20 to 245,623
25 to 294,721
30 to 343,989
35 to 393,980
40 to 443,561
45 to 493,323
50 to 543,002
55 to 592,683
60 to 642,191
65 to 691,716
70 to 741,256
75 to 79775
80 and over731
Total63,431

Historical population

The population of Hilongos grew from 27,472 in 1960 to 63,431 in 2015, an increase of 35,959 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.12%, or an increase of 6,628 people, from the previous population of 56,803 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
27,472
34,6252.29%
38,5302.17%
43,7442.57%
48,6171.06%
50,7440.81%
51,4620.30%
53,9110.64%
56,8031.92%
63,4312.12%

Location

The municipal center of Hilongos is situated at approximately 10° 22' North, 124° 45' East, in the island of Leyte. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 7.4 meters or 24.4 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 Hilongos are Maasin, Baybay, Ormoc, Danao, Lapu-Lapu, and Mandaue. The nearest municipalities are Bato, Hindang, Matalom, Inopacan, Bontoc, and Sogod. Its distance from the national capital is 620.84 kilometers (385.77 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Maasin, Southern Leyte, 28.55 kilometers (17.74 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S22°E)
  • Baybay, Leyte, 34.08 kilometers (21.18 miles) to the North (N9°E)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 71.54 kilometers (44.45 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N12°W)
  • Danao, Cebu, 80.64 kilometers (50.11 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N78°W)
  • Lapu-Lapu, 87.77 kilometers (54.53 miles) to the West (S86°W)
  • Mandaue, 88.38 kilometers (54.92 miles) to the West (S87°W)

Distance from Manila: 620.84 kilometers (385.77 miles) to the Northwest (N41°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 63,431, ranked 348 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 74.49 square kilometers, ranked 548 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 329 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 580 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.12%, 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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