Palo, Province of Leyte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceLeyte
Barangay count33
Postal code6501
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesLeyte Gulf [Philippine Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Leyte
Area (2007)221.27 km2 (85.43 sq mi)
Population (2015)70,052
Density (2015)317 / km2 (820 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 10' North, 124° 59' East (11.1600, 124.9901)
Estimated elevation above sea level8.9 meters (29.3 feet)

Palo is a coastal municipality in the province of Leyte.

The municipality has a land area of 221.27 square kilometers or 85.43 square miles which constitutes 3.50% of Leyte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 70,052. This represented 4.06% of the total population of Leyte province, or 1.58% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 317 inhabitants per square kilometer or 820 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Palo has 33 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)
Anahaway1.77%1,2381,1636.45%1.20%
Arado3.20%2,2442,1792.98%0.56%
Baras5.94%4,1583,53717.56%3.13%
Barayong2.63%1,8451,63113.12%2.38%
Buri2.02%1,4181,544-8.16%-1.61%
Cabarasan Daku1.14%8007358.84%1.63%
Cabarasan Guti0.66%46137323.59%4.12%
Campetik3.73%2,6141,69454.31%8.61%
Candahug1.97%1,3811,539-10.27%-2.04%
Cangumbang1.78%1,2451,01822.30%3.91%
Canhidoc1.54%1,07780334.12%5.75%
Capirawan2.86%2,0001,8697.01%1.30%
Castilla2.58%1,8051,50020.33%3.59%
Cavite East3.76%2,6342,5154.73%0.88%
Cavite West3.16%2,2132,1562.64%0.50%
Cogon4.33%3,0302,73110.95%2.00%
Gacao4.24%2,9712,50818.46%3.28%
Guindapunan9.00%6,3025,50414.50%2.61%
Libertad4.55%3,1902,84212.24%2.22%
Luntad0.63%441457-3.50%-0.68%
Naga‑naga3.48%2,4352,3304.51%0.84%
Pawing6.39%4,4754,2176.12%1.14%
Salvacion2.94%2,0582,0470.54%0.10%
San Agustin0.84%589910-35.27%-7.95%
San Antonio1.46%1,02286817.74%3.16%
San Fernando2.33%1,6321,664-1.92%-0.37%
San Isidro2.06%1,4421,23316.95%3.03%
San Joaquin3.90%2,7292,6004.96%0.93%
San Jose5.93%4,1522,45269.33%10.55%
San Miguel2.64%1,8491,7565.30%0.99%
Santa Cruz2.05%1,4351,480-3.04%-0.59%
Tacuranga2.31%1,6201,5613.78%0.71%
Teraza2.21%1,5471,31118.00%3.20%
Palo Total70,05262,72711.68%2.13%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Palo for the fiscal year of 2016 was 157,879,521.15.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200988,755,960.66
201095,029,192.607.07%
2011103,183,428.208.58%
2012100,065,755.54-3.02%
2013111,560,990.0111.49%
2014121,046,123.398.50%
2015139,179,013.1814.98%
2016157,879,521.1513.44%

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 Palo is 5 to 9, with 7,743 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 472 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,727
1 to 46,402
5 to 97,743
10 to 147,468
15 to 197,545
20 to 246,830
25 to 295,623
30 to 345,108
35 to 394,457
40 to 443,753
45 to 493,400
50 to 542,812
55 to 592,321
60 to 641,731
65 to 691,249
70 to 74880
75 to 79531
80 and over472
Total70,052

Historical population

The population of Palo grew from 25,325 in 1960 to 70,052 in 2015, an increase of 44,727 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.12%, or an increase of 7,325 people, from the previous population of 62,727 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
25,325
26,0630.28%
26,2180.12%
31,1243.49%
38,1002.04%
43,0952.33%
47,9822.33%
56,7812.35%
62,7273.69%
70,0522.12%

Location

The municipal center of Palo is situated at approximately 11° 10' North, 124° 59' East, in the island of Leyte. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 8.9 meters or 29.3 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 Palo are Tacloban, Ormoc, Baybay, Catbalogan, Borongan, and Bogo. The nearest municipalities are Tanauan, Santa Fe, Pastrana, Tolosa, Tabontabon, and Dagami. Its distance from the national capital is 577.43 kilometers (358.80 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Tanauan, Leyte, 6.51 kilometers (4.05 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S31°E)
  • Santa Fe, Leyte, 8.64 kilometers (5.37 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N71°W)
  • Pastrana, Leyte, 11.65 kilometers (7.24 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S77°W)
  • Tolosa, Leyte, 12.05 kilometers (7.49 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S25°E)
  • Tabontabon, Leyte, 13.37 kilometers (8.31 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S12°W)
  • Dagami, Leyte, 14.48 kilometers (9.00 miles) to the Southwest (S41°W)

Nearest cities

  • Tacloban, 9.39 kilometers (5.83 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N12°E)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 45.21 kilometers (28.09 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S68°W)
  • Baybay, Leyte, 57.44 kilometers (35.69 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S21°W)
  • Catbalogan, Samar, 69.06 kilometers (42.91 miles) to the North (N10°W)
  • Borongan, Eastern Samar, 69.51 kilometers (43.19 miles) to the Northeast (N44°E)
  • Bogo, Cebu, 107.62 kilometers (66.87 miles) to the West (S84°W)

Distance from Manila: 577.43 kilometers (358.80 miles) to the Northwest (N48°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 70,052, ranked 288 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 85.43 square kilometers, ranked 473 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 317 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 598 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.13%, ranked 167 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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