MacArthur, Province of Leyte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceLeyte
Barangay count31
Postal code6509
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesLeyte Gulf [Philippine Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Leyte
Area (2007)57.57 km2 (22.23 sq mi)
Population (2015)21,211
Density (2015)368 / km2 (954 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 50' North, 124° 60' East (10.8347, 124.9963)
Estimated elevation above sea level6.0 meters (19.7 feet)

MacArthur is a coastal municipality in the province of Leyte.

The municipality has a land area of 57.57 square kilometers or 22.23 square miles which constitutes 0.91% of Leyte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 21,211. This represented 1.23% of the total population of Leyte province, or 0.48% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 368 inhabitants per square kilometer or 954 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

MacArthur has 31 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)
Batug2.56%542552-1.81%-0.35%
Burabod1.59%33824637.40%6.24%
Capudlosan2.46%522528-1.14%-0.22%
Casuntingan5.99%1,2701,06019.81%3.50%
Causwagan2.56%54345419.60%3.47%
Danao6.06%1,2861,1927.89%1.46%
Doña Josefa1.41%300306-1.96%-0.38%
General Luna3.49%74161919.71%3.48%
Kiling1.12%23818727.27%4.70%
Lanawan1.48%31424229.75%5.08%
Liwayway5.98%1,2681,10814.44%2.60%
Maya2.98%6336241.44%0.27%
Oguisan0.74%15613912.23%2.22%
Osmeña3.36%71364510.54%1.93%
Palale 13.63%7697049.23%1.70%
Palale 24.97%1,0541,0015.29%0.99%
Poblacion District 13.98%845876-3.54%-0.68%
Poblacion District 25.92%1,2551,13510.57%1.93%
Poblacion District 33.99%84776111.30%2.06%
Pongon3.00%63750725.64%4.44%
Quezon1.54%3263124.49%0.84%
Romualdez3.26%69257420.56%3.62%
Salvacion0.91%19415624.36%4.24%
San Antonio2.51%5324918.35%1.54%
San Isidro4.00%84870520.28%3.58%
San Pedro2.95%62648928.02%4.81%
San Vicente0.62%13111019.09%3.38%
Santa Isabel3.34%7087080.00%0.00%
Tinawan4.40%93481314.88%2.68%
Tuyo6.81%1,4451,01242.79%7.02%
Villa Imelda2.38%5044687.69%1.42%
MacArthur Total21,21118,72413.28%2.40%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of MacArthur for the fiscal year of 2016 was 64,651,768.02.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200937,273,664.68
201035,541,319.35-4.65%
201140,930,242.8015.16%
201241,161,351.660.56%
201345,120,596.099.62%
201451,736,096.5414.66%
201560,627,601.1717.19%
201664,651,768.026.64%

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 MacArthur is 5 to 9, with 2,684 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 182 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1493
1 to 42,167
5 to 92,684
10 to 142,343
15 to 192,193
20 to 241,912
25 to 291,530
30 to 341,300
35 to 391,208
40 to 441,100
45 to 491,055
50 to 54853
55 to 59703
60 to 64546
65 to 69446
70 to 74313
75 to 79183
80 and over182
Total21,211

Historical population

The population of MacArthur grew from 10,647 in 1960 to 21,211 in 2015, an increase of 10,564 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.40%, or an increase of 2,487 people, from the previous population of 18,724 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
10,647
11,4860.74%
12,4331.60%
12,7800.55%
13,1590.29%
16,6454.50%
16,8440.26%
17,6080.61%
18,7242.26%
21,2112.40%

Location

The municipal center of MacArthur is situated at approximately 10° 50' North, 124° 60' East, in the island of Leyte. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 6.0 meters or 19.7 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 MacArthur are Baybay, Tacloban, Ormoc, Maasin, Borongan, and Catbalogan. The nearest municipalities are La Paz, Mayorga, Javier, Abuyog, Dulag, and Julita. Its distance from the national capital is 602.37 kilometers (374.29 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • La Paz, Leyte, 7.52 kilometers (4.67 miles) to the Northwest (N34°W)
  • Mayorga, Leyte, 7.61 kilometers (4.73 miles) to the North (N8°E)
  • Javier, Leyte, 7.97 kilometers (4.95 miles) to the Southwest (S56°W)
  • Abuyog, Leyte, 9.83 kilometers (6.11 miles) to the South (S10°E)
  • Dulag, Leyte, 13.64 kilometers (8.47 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N17°E)
  • Julita, Leyte, 15.74 kilometers (9.78 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N14°W)

Nearest cities

  • Baybay, Leyte, 27.91 kilometers (17.34 miles) to the Southwest (S51°W)
  • Tacloban, 45.18 kilometers (28.08 miles) to the North (N2°E)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 46.46 kilometers (28.87 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N66°W)
  • Maasin, Southern Leyte, 79.29 kilometers (49.27 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S12°W)
  • Borongan, Eastern Samar, 98.28 kilometers (61.07 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N29°E)
  • Catbalogan, Samar, 104.78 kilometers (65.11 miles) to the North (N7°W)

Distance from Manila: 602.37 kilometers (374.29 miles) to the Northwest (N46°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 21,211, ranked 1,188 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 22.23 square kilometers, ranked 1,286 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 368 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 520 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.40%, ranked 17 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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