Allen, Province of Northern Samar

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceNorthern Samar
Barangay count20
Postal code6405
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSamar Sea, San Bernardino Strait
Philippine major island(s)Samar
Area (2007)47.60 km2 (18.38 sq mi)
Population (2015)25,469
Density (2015)535 / km2 (1,386 / sq mi)
Coordinates12° 30' North, 124° 17' East (12.5011, 124.2827)
Estimated elevation above sea level5.6 meters (18.3 feet)

Allen is a coastal municipality in the province of Northern Samar.

The municipality has a land area of 47.60 square kilometers or 18.38 square miles which constitutes 1.29% of Northern Samar's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 25,469. This represented 4.03% of the total population of Northern Samar province, or 0.57% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 535 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,386 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Allen has 20 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)
Alejandro Village1.19%302335-9.85%-1.96%
Bonifacio2.71%6906545.50%1.03%
Cabacungan8.54%2,1762,1292.21%0.42%
Calarayan3.17%8077902.15%0.41%
Frederic3.00%7656969.91%1.82%
Guin‑arawayan2.47%63052520.00%3.53%
Imelda1.52%388405-4.20%-0.81%
Jubasan12.67%3,2283,0027.53%1.39%
Kinabranan Zone I4.02%1,0231,048-2.39%-0.46%
Kinabranan Zone II11.36%2,8942,7365.77%1.07%
Kinaguitman4.66%1,1871,0958.40%1.55%
Lagundi5.42%1,3801,3115.26%0.98%
Lipata7.62%1,9401,8823.08%0.58%
Londres4.11%1,04792313.43%2.43%
Lo‑oc3.20%8167538.37%1.54%
Sabang Zone I3.99%1,0159793.68%0.69%
Sabang Zone II14.45%3,6803,32910.54%1.93%
Santa Rita1.55%39432521.23%3.73%
Tasvilla2.38%60741346.97%7.61%
Victoria1.96%50040822.55%3.95%
Allen Total25,46923,7387.29%1.35%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Allen for the fiscal year of 2016 was 71,109,322.93.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200938,448,740.56
2010
201147,960,773.46
201246,677,946.75-2.67%
201352,365,426.1112.18%
201457,516,643.919.84%
201571,877,124.3424.97%
201671,109,322.93-1.07%

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 Allen is 10 to 14, with 2,817 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 248 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1491
1 to 42,135
5 to 92,676
10 to 142,817
15 to 192,788
20 to 242,487
25 to 291,874
30 to 341,611
35 to 391,451
40 to 441,481
45 to 491,378
50 to 541,178
55 to 59922
60 to 64704
65 to 69522
70 to 74435
75 to 79271
80 and over248
Total25,469

Historical population

The population of Allen grew from 15,275 in 1960 to 25,469 in 2015, an increase of 10,194 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.35%, or an increase of 1,731 people, from the previous population of 23,738 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
15,275
13,474-1.22%
15,6683.07%
15,166-0.65%
15,4040.16%
17,9722.93%
20,0662.39%
22,3341.49%
23,7382.24%
25,4691.35%

Location

The municipal center of Allen is situated at approximately 12° 30' North, 124° 17' East, in the island of Samar. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 5.6 meters or 18.3 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 Allen are Calbayog, Sorsogon City, Masbate City, Legazpi, Catbalogan, and Tabaco. The nearest municipalities are Lavezares, Victoria, San Antonio, San Isidro, Capul, and Rosario. Its distance from the national capital is 425.71 kilometers (264.53 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 425.71 kilometers (264.53 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N57°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 25,469, ranked 1,029 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 18.38 square kilometers, ranked 1,367 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 535 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 333 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.35%, ranked 322 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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