Palompon, Province of Leyte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceLeyte
Barangay count50
Postal code6538
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesCamotes Sea
Philippine major island(s)Leyte
Area (2007)126.07 km2 (48.68 sq mi)
Population (2015)58,108
Density (2015)461 / km2 (1,194 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 3' North, 124° 23' East (11.0501, 124.3869)
Estimated elevation above sea level4.9 meters (16.0 feet)

Palompon is a coastal municipality in the province of Leyte.

The municipality has a land area of 126.07 square kilometers or 48.68 square miles which constitutes 2.00% of Leyte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 58,108. This represented 3.37% of the total population of Leyte province, or 1.31% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 461 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,194 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Palompon has 50 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)
Baguinbin1.55%9029020.00%0.00%
Belen0.51%29621338.97%6.47%
Bitaog Poblacion3.18%1,8471,879-1.70%-0.33%
Buenavista2.29%1,3331,3300.23%0.04%
Caduhaan1.05%613683-10.25%-2.04%
Cambakbak1.67%9729008.00%1.48%
Cambinoy1.45%8457739.31%1.71%
Cangcosme1.48%86172418.92%3.35%
Cangmuya1.05%610623-2.09%-0.40%
Canipaan2.09%1,2151,05015.71%2.82%
Cantandoy2.35%1,3671,12821.19%3.73%
Cantuhaon2.74%1,5921,678-5.13%-1.00%
Catigahan0.59%34527923.66%4.13%
Central 11.13%655672-2.53%-0.49%
Central 21.67%9709610.94%0.18%
Cruz1.74%1,0139585.74%1.07%
Duljugan1.49%864988-12.55%-2.52%
Guiwan 12.99%1,7381,6614.64%0.87%
Guiwan 21.61%9378994.23%0.79%
Himarco1.79%1,03986120.67%3.64%
Hinablayan Poblacion0.81%4694611.74%0.33%
Hinagbuan0.84%4894635.62%1.05%
Lat‑osan2.50%1,4511,3586.85%1.27%
Liberty1.43%829886-6.43%-1.26%
Lomonon2.61%1,5171,4732.99%0.56%
Mabini1.60%9318944.14%0.78%
Magsaysay1.63%94779219.57%3.46%
Masaba0.74%4314124.61%0.86%
Mazawalo Poblacion7.71%4,4803,77518.68%3.31%
Parilla1.47%85375413.13%2.38%
Pinagdait Poblacion2.90%1,6841,5498.72%1.60%
Pinaghi‑usa Poblacion2.68%1,5571,567-0.64%-0.12%
Plaridel1.00%58048120.58%3.63%
Rizal1.60%9291,093-15.00%-3.05%
Sabang3.57%2,0732,0252.37%0.45%
San Guillermo1.47%8538421.31%0.25%
San Isidro5.77%3,3502,89315.80%2.83%
San Joaquin1.36%78965320.83%3.67%
San Juan5.09%2,9582,17136.25%6.07%
San Miguel4.34%2,5222,23312.94%2.34%
San Pablo0.31%179202-11.39%-2.28%
San Pedro0.90%5214876.98%1.29%
San Roque0.52%30021837.61%6.27%
Santiago1.52%881902-2.33%-0.45%
Taberna2.39%1,3891,3790.73%0.14%
Tabunok2.97%1,7271,7150.70%0.13%
Tambis1.37%796872-8.72%-1.72%
Tinabilan1.56%90681810.76%1.96%
Tinago1.58%919922-0.33%-0.06%
Tinubdan1.35%78471110.27%1.88%
Palompon Total58,10854,1637.28%1.35%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Palompon for the fiscal year of 2016 was 162,385,209.58.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200978,570,038.02
201083,765,896.176.61%
201195,386,646.2013.87%
201295,827,470.410.46%
2013105,400,271.939.99%
2014122,018,032.8915.77%
2015140,897,069.7015.47%
2016162,385,209.5815.25%

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 Palompon is 5 to 9, with 6,211 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 753 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,055
1 to 44,825
5 to 96,211
10 to 145,981
15 to 195,752
20 to 244,843
25 to 294,215
30 to 343,851
35 to 393,583
40 to 443,198
45 to 492,972
50 to 542,796
55 to 592,502
60 to 642,126
65 to 691,545
70 to 741,081
75 to 79819
80 and over753
Total58,108

Historical population

The population of Palompon grew from 31,291 in 1960 to 58,108 in 2015, an increase of 26,817 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.35%, or an increase of 3,945 people, from the previous population of 54,163 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
31,291
34,5130.96%
36,5401.15%
40,2421.95%
45,7451.29%
50,3191.80%
50,7540.18%
52,5300.48%
54,1631.12%
58,1081.35%

Location

The municipal center of Palompon is situated at approximately 11° 3' North, 124° 23' East, in the island of Leyte. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 4.9 meters or 16.0 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 Palompon are Ormoc, Bogo, Baybay, Danao, Tacloban, and Mandaue. The nearest municipalities are Matag-ob, Isabel, Villaba, Merida, Kananga, and Tabango. Its distance from the national capital is 538.67 kilometers (334.72 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Matag-ob, Leyte, 14.21 kilometers (8.83 miles) to the Northeast (N41°E)
  • Isabel, Leyte, 14.93 kilometers (9.28 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S22°E)
  • Villaba, Leyte, 18.03 kilometers (11.20 miles) to the North (N2°E)
  • Merida, Leyte, 22.74 kilometers (14.13 miles) to the Southeast (S46°E)
  • Kananga, Leyte, 24.15 kilometers (15.01 miles) to the Northeast (N52°E)
  • Tabango, Leyte, 28.40 kilometers (17.65 miles) to the North (N3°W)

Nearest cities

  • Ormoc, Leyte, 24.63 kilometers (15.30 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S78°E)
  • Bogo, Cebu, 41.08 kilometers (25.52 miles) to the West (N90°W)
  • Baybay, Leyte, 60.93 kilometers (37.86 miles) to the Southeast (S47°E)
  • Danao, Cebu, 70.58 kilometers (43.85 miles) to the Southwest (S34°W)
  • Tacloban, 71.13 kilometers (44.20 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N72°E)
  • Mandaue, 93.82 kilometers (58.30 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S31°W)

Distance from Manila: 538.67 kilometers (334.72 miles) to the Northwest (N43°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 58,108, ranked 393 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 48.68 square kilometers, ranked 838 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 461 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 404 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.35%, ranked 1,403 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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