Isabel, Province of Leyte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceLeyte
Barangay count24
Postal code6539
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesCamotes Sea
Philippine major island(s)Leyte
Area (2007)64.01 km2 (24.71 sq mi)
Population (2015)46,915
Density (2015)733 / km2 (1,899 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 56' North, 124° 26' East (10.9250, 124.4383)
Estimated elevation above sea level4.1 meters (13.4 feet)

Isabel is a coastal municipality in the province of Leyte.

The municipality has a land area of 64.01 square kilometers or 24.71 square miles which constitutes 1.01% of Leyte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 46,915. This represented 2.72% of the total population of Leyte province, or 1.06% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 733 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,899 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Isabel has 24 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)
Anislag1.57%73856231.32%5.32%
Antipolo1.30%61155011.09%2.02%
Apale3.91%1,8361,6978.19%1.51%
Bantigue4.99%2,3392,08512.18%2.21%
Benog1.42%6646079.39%1.72%
Bilwang6.53%3,0622,8786.39%1.19%
Can‑andan0.87%4103739.92%1.82%
Cangag1.44%67460112.15%2.21%
Consolacion1.21%56644327.77%4.78%
Honan2.34%1,0961,0534.08%0.76%
Libertad11.37%5,3324,8709.49%1.74%
Mahayag4.84%2,2691,95915.82%2.84%
Marvel8.72%4,0933,64812.20%2.22%
Matlang12.73%5,9725,8412.24%0.42%
Monte Alegre1.70%79964923.11%4.04%
Puting Bato1.66%77965918.21%3.24%
San Francisco2.07%97385913.27%2.40%
San Roque3.46%1,6251,6140.68%0.13%
Santa Cruz3.60%1,6871,6800.42%0.08%
Santo Niño11.28%5,2935,1512.76%0.52%
Santo Rosario2.05%96283914.66%2.64%
Tabunok4.02%1,8851,912-1.41%-0.27%
Tolingon3.90%1,8291,7236.15%1.14%
Tubod3.03%1,4211,3406.04%1.12%
Isabel Total46,91543,5937.62%1.41%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Isabel for the fiscal year of 2016 was 148,389,294.69.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009121,807,844.20
201084,797,154.83-30.38%
2011106,203,796.1325.24%
2012115,686,187.598.93%
2013111,799,361.14-3.36%
2014117,272,452.484.90%
2015129,240,979.1910.21%
2016148,389,294.6914.82%

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 Isabel is 5 to 9, with 4,968 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 368 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1994
1 to 44,021
5 to 94,968
10 to 144,583
15 to 194,328
20 to 244,326
25 to 293,915
30 to 343,322
35 to 392,964
40 to 442,632
45 to 492,449
50 to 542,407
55 to 592,142
60 to 641,460
65 to 69991
70 to 74608
75 to 79437
80 and over368
Total46,915

Historical population

The population of Isabel grew from 14,633 in 1960 to 46,915 in 2015, an increase of 32,282 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.41%, or an increase of 3,322 people, from the previous population of 43,593 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
14,633
15,9740.86%
15,327-0.83%
15,9800.84%
33,3897.65%
36,1341.49%
38,4861.36%
40,2140.61%
43,5932.98%
46,9151.41%

Location

The municipal center of Isabel is situated at approximately 10° 56' North, 124° 26' East, in the island of Leyte. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 4.1 meters or 13.4 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 Isabel are Ormoc, Baybay, Bogo, Danao, Tacloban, and Mandaue. The nearest municipalities are Merida, Palompon, Pilar, Matag-ob, Albuera, and San Francisco. Its distance from the national capital is 552.65 kilometers (343.40 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Merida, Leyte, 11.05 kilometers (6.86 miles) to the East (S81°E)
  • Palompon, Leyte, 14.93 kilometers (9.28 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N22°W)
  • Pilar, Cebu, 19.11 kilometers (11.87 miles) to the Southeast (S46°E)
  • Matag-ob, Leyte, 24.79 kilometers (15.40 miles) to the North (N9°E)
  • Albuera, Leyte, 28.17 kilometers (17.50 miles) to the East (S88°E)
  • San Francisco, Cebu, 31.48 kilometers (19.56 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S11°W)

Nearest cities

  • Ormoc, Leyte, 20.47 kilometers (12.72 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N64°E)
  • Baybay, Leyte, 47.86 kilometers (29.74 miles) to the Southeast (S55°E)
  • Bogo, Cebu, 48.80 kilometers (30.32 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N73°W)
  • Danao, Cebu, 63.45 kilometers (39.43 miles) to the Southwest (S45°W)
  • Tacloban, 71.50 kilometers (44.43 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N60°E)
  • Mandaue, 85.74 kilometers (53.28 miles) to the Southwest (S39°W)

Distance from Manila: 552.65 kilometers (343.40 miles) to the Northwest (N42°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 46,915, ranked 534 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 24.71 square kilometers, ranked 1,247 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 733 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 239 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.41%, ranked 52 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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