Mayorga, Province of Leyte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceLeyte
Barangay count16
Postal code6507
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesLeyte Gulf [Philippine Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Leyte
Area (2007)42.17 km2 (16.28 sq mi)
Population (2015)17,161
Density (2015)407 / km2 (1,054 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 54' North, 125° 0' East (10.9028, 125.0059)
Estimated elevation above sea level6.3 meters (20.7 feet)

Mayorga is a coastal municipality in the province of Leyte.

The municipality has a land area of 42.17 square kilometers or 16.28 square miles which constitutes 0.67% of Leyte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 17,161. This represented 1.00% of the total population of Leyte province, or 0.39% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 407 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,054 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Mayorga has 16 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)
A. Bonifacio6.59%1,1311,1022.63%0.50%
Burgos3.88%66545645.83%7.45%
Calipayan4.06%69662910.65%1.95%
Camansi3.03%52039631.31%5.32%
General Antonio Luna6.04%1,03779031.27%5.32%
Liberty6.67%1,1441,0479.26%1.70%
Mabini5.94%1,0209448.05%1.49%
Ormocay5.25%9018930.90%0.17%
Poblacion Zone 17.31%1,25499825.65%4.44%
Poblacion Zone 27.50%1,2871,13513.39%2.42%
Poblacion Zone 35.61%96384513.96%2.52%
San Roque12.77%2,1921,80521.44%3.77%
Santa Cruz3.87%66460010.67%1.95%
Talisay5.17%88779611.43%2.08%
Union12.22%2,0971,69523.72%4.14%
Wilson4.10%70356324.87%4.32%
Mayorga Total17,16114,69416.79%3.00%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Mayorga for the fiscal year of 2016 was 51,597,025.49.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200929,334,666.83
201030,735,596.664.78%
201133,318,374.658.40%
2012
201336,089,422.70
201441,769,811.1115.74%
201547,747,714.7314.31%
201651,597,025.498.06%

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 Mayorga is 5 to 9, with 2,203 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 115 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1412
1 to 41,747
5 to 92,203
10 to 142,070
15 to 191,797
20 to 241,467
25 to 291,248
30 to 341,056
35 to 391,000
40 to 44833
45 to 49785
50 to 54693
55 to 59540
60 to 64415
65 to 69378
70 to 74245
75 to 79157
80 and over115
Total17,161

Historical population

The population of Mayorga grew from 8,386 in 1960 to 17,161 in 2015, an increase of 8,775 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 3.00%, or an increase of 2,467 people, from the previous population of 14,694 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
8,386
8,7290.39%
8,378-0.82%
9,7503.08%
10,5300.77%
11,0730.95%
12,6502.90%
13,8071.21%
14,6942.29%
17,1613.00%

Location

The municipal center of Mayorga is situated at approximately 10° 54' North, 125° 0' East, in the island of Leyte. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 6.3 meters or 20.7 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 Mayorga are Baybay, Tacloban, Ormoc, Maasin, Borongan, and Catbalogan. The nearest municipalities are La Paz, Dulag, MacArthur, Julita, Javier, and Burauen. Its distance from the national capital is 597.92 kilometers (371.53 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • La Paz, Leyte, 5.44 kilometers (3.38 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S76°W)
  • Dulag, Leyte, 6.23 kilometers (3.87 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N27°E)
  • MacArthur, Leyte, 7.61 kilometers (4.73 miles) to the South (S8°W)
  • Julita, Leyte, 9.11 kilometers (5.66 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N32°W)
  • Javier, Leyte, 14.24 kilometers (8.85 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S32°W)
  • Burauen, Leyte, 14.64 kilometers (9.09 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N57°W)

Nearest cities

  • Baybay, Leyte, 33.84 kilometers (21.03 miles) to the Southwest (S42°W)
  • Tacloban, 37.63 kilometers (23.38 miles) to the North (N0°E)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 44.97 kilometers (27.95 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N75°W)
  • Maasin, Southern Leyte, 86.87 kilometers (53.98 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S12°W)
  • Borongan, Eastern Samar, 91.22 kilometers (56.68 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N31°E)
  • Catbalogan, Samar, 97.44 kilometers (60.55 miles) to the North (N8°W)

Distance from Manila: 597.92 kilometers (371.53 miles) to the Northwest (N46°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 17,161, ranked 1,306 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 16.28 square kilometers, ranked 1,423 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 407 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 466 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 3.00%, ranked 1,617 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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