Inopacan, Province of Leyte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceLeyte
Barangay count20
Postal code6522
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesCamotes Sea
Philippine major island(s)Leyte
Area (2007)94.62 km2 (36.53 sq mi)
Population (2015)20,550
Density (2015)217 / km2 (563 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 30' North, 124° 44' East (10.4993, 124.7395)
Estimated elevation above sea level8.8 meters (29.0 feet)

Inopacan is a coastal municipality in the province of Leyte.

The municipality has a land area of 94.62 square kilometers or 36.53 square miles which constitutes 1.50% of Leyte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 20,550. This represented 1.19% of the total population of Leyte province, or 0.46% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 217 inhabitants per square kilometer or 563 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Inopacan has 20 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)
Apid2.95%6065951.85%0.35%
Cabulisan2.83%5825790.52%0.10%
Caminto1.11%228237-3.80%-0.73%
Can‑angay3.22%6616432.80%0.53%
Caulisihan1.66%342376-9.04%-1.79%
Conalum10.25%2,1062,0980.38%0.07%
De los Santos0.90%184187-1.60%-0.31%
Esperanza6.87%1,4121,3127.62%1.41%
Guadalupe5.06%1,0401,057-1.61%-0.31%
Guinsanga‑an1.48%305322-5.28%-1.03%
Hinabay2.64%543556-2.34%-0.45%
Jubasan4.73%9739383.73%0.70%
Linao4.85%99682920.14%3.56%
Macagoco1.63%3353156.35%1.18%
Maljo3.89%8007713.76%0.71%
Marao5.24%1,0771,0453.06%0.58%
Poblacion10.89%2,2382,2310.31%0.06%
Tahud7.87%1,6181,5127.01%1.30%
Taotaon8.14%1,6721,5507.87%1.45%
Tinago13.78%2,8322,7512.94%0.55%
Inopacan Total20,55019,9043.25%0.61%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Inopacan for the fiscal year of 2016 was 71,083,452.69.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200940,764,912.43
201043,250,366.946.10%
201146,840,110.738.30%
201245,621,570.57-2.60%
201350,072,072.479.76%
201456,685,935.3913.21%
201563,756,981.6412.47%
201671,083,452.6911.49%

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 Inopacan is 10 to 14, with 2,332 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 296 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1423
1 to 41,688
5 to 92,273
10 to 142,332
15 to 191,947
20 to 241,374
25 to 291,297
30 to 341,140
35 to 391,245
40 to 441,205
45 to 491,161
50 to 541,025
55 to 59980
60 to 64749
65 to 69594
70 to 74504
75 to 79317
80 and over296
Total20,550

Historical population

The population of Inopacan grew from 12,218 in 1960 to 20,550 in 2015, an increase of 8,332 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.61%, or an increase of 646 people, from the previous population of 19,904 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
12,218
14,3521.59%
15,5101.57%
15,8780.47%
16,8940.62%
18,8642.09%
18,680-0.21%
19,2760.43%
19,9041.17%
20,5500.61%

Location

The municipal center of Inopacan is situated at approximately 10° 30' North, 124° 44' East, in the island of Leyte. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 8.8 meters or 29.0 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 Inopacan are Baybay, Maasin, Ormoc, Danao, Tacloban, and Lapu-Lapu. The nearest municipalities are Hindang, Hilongos, Bato, Matalom, Mahaplag, and Sogod. Its distance from the national capital is 609.69 kilometers (378.84 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Hindang, Leyte, 7.39 kilometers (4.59 miles) to the South (S11°W)
  • Hilongos, Leyte, 14.03 kilometers (8.71 miles) to the South (S4°E)
  • Bato, Leyte, 19.64 kilometers (12.20 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S16°E)
  • Matalom, Leyte, 24.49 kilometers (15.22 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S12°E)
  • Mahaplag, Leyte, 27.34 kilometers (16.99 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N65°E)
  • Sogod, Southern Leyte, 29.24 kilometers (18.17 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S64°E)

Nearest cities

  • Baybay, Leyte, 20.65 kilometers (12.83 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N18°E)
  • Maasin, Southern Leyte, 42.11 kilometers (26.17 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S16°E)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 57.71 kilometers (35.86 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N14°W)
  • Danao, Cebu, 78.03 kilometers (48.48 miles) to the West (N88°W)
  • Tacloban, 87.35 kilometers (54.28 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N20°E)
  • Lapu-Lapu, 88.99 kilometers (55.30 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S76°W)

Distance from Manila: 609.69 kilometers (378.84 miles) to the Northwest (N41°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 20,550, ranked 1,209 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 36.53 square kilometers, ranked 1,041 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 217 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 881 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.61%, ranked 116 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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