Jaro, Province of Leyte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceLeyte
Barangay count46
Postal code6527
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Leyte
Area (2007)207.19 km2 (80.00 sq mi)
Population (2015)43,199
Density (2015)208 / km2 (540 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 11' North, 124° 47' East (11.1886, 124.7822)
Estimated elevation above sea level104.0 meters (341.0 feet)

Jaro is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Leyte.

The municipality has a land area of 207.19 square kilometers or 80.00 square miles which constitutes 3.28% of Leyte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 43,199. This represented 2.50% of the total population of Leyte province, or 0.97% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 208 inhabitants per square kilometer or 540 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Jaro has 46 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)
Alahag0.40%1711606.88%1.27%
Anibongan1.24%5355114.70%0.88%
Atipolo0.60%261382-31.68%-7.00%
Badiang1.13%4874469.19%1.69%
Batug0.94%40530831.49%5.35%
Bias Zabala1.04%449465-3.44%-0.66%
Buenavista4.17%1,8011,44924.29%4.23%
Bukid1.25%5385066.32%1.17%
Burabod2.34%1,0119279.06%1.67%
Buri1.15%496554-10.47%-2.08%
Canapuan1.46%63250924.17%4.21%
Canhandugan5.37%2,3202,1677.06%1.31%
Crossing Rubas3.00%1,2951,1928.64%1.59%
Daro1.85%79970613.17%2.38%
District I5.59%2,4152,3711.86%0.35%
District II3.54%1,5301,4138.28%1.53%
District III5.24%2,2652,02811.69%2.13%
District IV3.28%1,4161,3911.80%0.34%
Hiagsam4.26%1,8411,8141.49%0.28%
Hibucawan2.38%1,02682724.06%4.19%
Hibunawon1.20%5175101.37%0.26%
Kaglawaan3.34%1,4411,08432.93%5.57%
Kalinawan2.46%1,06284725.38%4.40%
La Paz0.79%3423342.40%0.45%
Likod0.91%395408-3.19%-0.61%
Macanip4.05%1,7491,755-0.34%-0.07%
Macopa3.13%1,3541,11521.43%3.77%
Mag‑aso1.75%756760-0.53%-0.10%
Malobago1.79%77464420.19%3.56%
Olotan3.28%1,4191,18919.34%3.42%
Palanog0.76%32824136.10%6.04%
Pange1.32%57249116.50%2.95%
Parasan1.09%4694426.11%1.14%
Pitogo2.78%1,2021,06013.40%2.42%
Sagkahan1.17%50442418.87%3.35%
San Agustin2.33%1,00782422.21%3.89%
San Pedro1.02%442496-10.89%-2.17%
San Roque1.94%83974612.47%2.26%
Santa Cruz3.85%1,6651,5835.18%0.97%
Santo Niño1.63%70660317.08%3.05%
Sari‑sari0.78%33629513.90%2.51%
Tinambacan2.35%1,0171,108-8.21%-1.62%
Tuba1.81%780794-1.76%-0.34%
Uguiao2.88%1,2451,10812.36%2.24%
Villa Paz0.52%225254-11.42%-2.28%
Villagonzoilo0.83%3603367.14%1.32%
Jaro Total43,19939,5779.15%1.68%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Jaro for the fiscal year of 2016 was 116,029,552.07.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200963,515,045.89
201066,851,149.025.25%
201172,766,269.008.85%
201270,350,291.74-3.32%
201377,973,579.6210.84%
201487,704,446.2112.48%
2015104,709,408.8019.39%
2016116,029,552.0710.81%

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 Jaro is 10 to 14, with 5,131 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 380 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1982
1 to 44,083
5 to 95,061
10 to 145,131
15 to 194,769
20 to 243,889
25 to 293,043
30 to 342,585
35 to 392,324
40 to 442,216
45 to 492,009
50 to 541,866
55 to 591,630
60 to 641,240
65 to 69933
70 to 74649
75 to 79409
80 and over380
Total43,199

Historical population

The population of Jaro grew from 32,243 in 1960 to 43,199 in 2015, an increase of 10,956 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.68%, or an increase of 3,622 people, from the previous population of 39,577 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
32,243
29,599-0.83%
30,9870.92%
29,739-0.82%
31,7270.65%
32,7260.58%
37,4372.93%
38,7970.49%
39,5770.73%
43,1991.68%

Location

The municipal center of Jaro is situated at approximately 11° 11' North, 124° 47' East, in the island of Leyte. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 104.0 meters or 341.0 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 Jaro are Tacloban, Ormoc, Baybay, Catbalogan, Borongan, and Bogo. The nearest municipalities are Alangalang, Tunga, San Miguel, Pastrana, Santa Fe, and Barugo. Its distance from the national capital is 558.47 kilometers (347.02 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Alangalang, Leyte, 7.22 kilometers (4.48 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N74°E)
  • Tunga, Leyte, 7.36 kilometers (4.57 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N26°W)
  • San Miguel, Leyte, 12.80 kilometers (7.95 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N25°E)
  • Pastrana, Leyte, 12.72 kilometers (7.90 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S63°E)
  • Santa Fe, Leyte, 14.55 kilometers (9.04 miles) to the East (S89°E)
  • Barugo, Leyte, 15.86 kilometers (9.86 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N18°W)

Nearest cities

  • Tacloban, 25.39 kilometers (15.78 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N76°E)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 27.92 kilometers (17.35 miles) to the Southwest (S43°W)
  • Baybay, Leyte, 56.60 kilometers (35.17 miles) to the South (S2°E)
  • Catbalogan, Samar, 65.82 kilometers (40.90 miles) to the North (N10°E)
  • Borongan, Eastern Samar, 85.06 kilometers (52.85 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N56°E)
  • Bogo, Cebu, 85.57 kilometers (53.17 miles) to the West (S80°W)

Distance from Manila: 558.47 kilometers (347.02 miles) to the Northwest (N47°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 43,199, ranked 587 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 80.00 square kilometers, ranked 508 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 208 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 908 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.68%, ranked 1,382 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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