Catarman, Province of Northern Samar

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceNorthern Samar
Barangay count55
Postal code6400
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Philippine major island(s)Samar
Area (2007)464.43 km2 (179.32 sq mi)
Population (2015)94,037
Density (2015)202 / km2 (524 / sq mi)
Coordinates12° 30' North, 124° 38' East (12.4996, 124.6365)
Estimated elevation above sea level8.1 meters (26.7 feet)

Catarman is a coastal municipality in the province of Northern Samar. It serves as the provincial capital.

The municipality has a land area of 464.43 square kilometers or 179.32 square miles which constitutes 12.58% of Northern Samar's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 94,037. This represented 14.87% of the total population of Northern Samar province, or 2.12% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 202 inhabitants per square kilometer or 524 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Catarman has 55 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)
Acacia0.28%25919930.15%5.15%
Aguinaldo0.54%50433052.73%8.40%
Airport Village2.37%2,2242,1384.02%0.75%
Bangkerohan2.41%2,2621,95115.94%2.86%
Baybay6.44%6,0555,47310.63%1.94%
Bocsol0.66%62038760.21%9.39%
Cabayhan0.25%239278-14.03%-2.84%
Cag‑abaca2.12%1,9981,9174.23%0.79%
Calachuchi1.91%1,7971,7741.30%0.25%
Cal‑igang1.11%1,04784424.05%4.19%
Cawayan4.59%4,3174,1643.67%0.69%
Cervantes3.46%3,2552,95510.15%1.86%
Cularima0.37%344387-11.11%-2.22%
Daganas2.50%2,3511,89823.87%4.16%
Dalakit12.72%11,96210,49114.02%2.53%
Doña Pulqueria1.39%1,3101,11217.81%3.17%
Galutan1.91%1,7971,53816.84%3.01%
Gebalagnan0.34%32327119.19%3.40%
Gebulwangan0.74%69959018.47%3.28%
General Malvar0.98%9199091.10%0.21%
Guba0.45%42338011.32%2.06%
Hinatad1.29%1,2171,09611.04%2.01%
Imelda0.92%86674216.71%2.99%
Ipil‑ipil2.37%2,2251,76725.92%4.49%
Jose Abad Santos2.36%2,2212,1095.31%0.99%
Jose P. Rizal0.48%4514431.81%0.34%
Kasoy1.14%1,07493414.99%2.69%
Lapu‑lapu0.43%402406-0.99%-0.19%
Liberty0.85%80150957.37%9.02%
Libjo2.30%2,1661,91912.87%2.33%
Mabini1.31%1,2321,1645.84%1.09%
Mabolo0.41%381467-18.42%-3.80%
Macagtas3.28%3,0872,60618.46%3.28%
Mckinley2.60%2,4432,3016.17%1.15%
Molave1.93%1,8111,831-1.09%-0.21%
Narra3.39%3,1903,191-0.03%-0.01%
New Rizal1.32%1,2411,1309.82%1.80%
Old Rizal2.07%1,9471,7829.26%1.70%
Paticua1.40%1,3191,05924.55%4.27%
Polangi4.15%3,9053,23820.60%3.63%
Quezon0.81%76257632.29%5.47%
Salvacion0.44%411473-13.11%-2.64%
Sampaguita0.64%6005813.27%0.61%
San Julian0.33%31327713.00%2.35%
San Pascual0.43%4033738.04%1.48%
Santol0.43%4043932.80%0.53%
Somoge1.49%1,4021,17619.22%3.40%
Talisay1.62%1,5221,589-4.22%-0.82%
Tinowaran0.59%5545147.78%1.44%
Trangue0.65%60954611.54%2.10%
UEP I1.76%1,6531,6162.29%0.43%
UEP II1.50%1,4121,4010.79%0.15%
UEP III2.89%2,7172,39713.35%2.41%
Washington1.99%1,8721,7049.86%1.81%
Yakal2.89%2,7192,5377.17%1.33%
Catarman Total94,03784,83310.85%1.98%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Catarman for the fiscal year of 2016 was 261,995,840.02.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009142,200,712.74
2010149,985,778.845.47%
2011167,744,472.5011.84%
2012166,943,113.84-0.48%
2013183,269,391.819.78%
2014210,968,453.5315.11%
2015241,501,140.0014.47%
2016261,995,840.028.49%

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 Catarman is 15 to 19, with 11,849 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 566 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 12,123
1 to 49,034
5 to 911,112
10 to 1411,822
15 to 1911,849
20 to 249,158
25 to 296,484
30 to 345,484
35 to 395,419
40 to 444,956
45 to 494,232
50 to 543,555
55 to 592,889
60 to 642,119
65 to 691,412
70 to 741,159
75 to 79664
80 and over566
Total94,037

Historical population

The population of Catarman grew from 39,434 in 1960 to 94,037 in 2015, an increase of 54,603 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.98%, or an increase of 9,204 people, from the previous population of 84,833 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
39,434
44,4381.18%
53,2673.70%
59,0212.07%
50,965-1.46%
61,7053.65%
67,6712.00%
81,0672.52%
84,8331.67%
94,0371.98%

Location

The municipal center of Catarman is situated at approximately 12° 30' North, 124° 38' East, in the island of Samar. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 8.1 meters or 26.7 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 Catarman are Calbayog, Catbalogan, Sorsogon City, Masbate City, Legazpi, and Borongan. The nearest municipalities are Bobon, Mondragon, San Jose, Lope de Vega, Rosario, and San Roque. Its distance from the national capital is 458.42 kilometers (284.85 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 458.42 kilometers (284.85 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N59°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 94,037, ranked 152 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 179.32 square kilometers, ranked 132 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 202 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 680 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.98%, ranked 1,536 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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