Lapinig, Province of Northern Samar

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceNorthern Samar
Barangay count15
Postal code6423
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Philippine major island(s)Samar
Area (2007)57.30 km2 (22.12 sq mi)
Population (2015)13,020
Density (2015)227 / km2 (589 / sq mi)
Coordinates12° 19' North, 125° 18' East (12.3168, 125.3023)
Estimated elevation above sea level4.0 meters (13.0 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 57.30 square kilometers or 22.12 square miles which constitutes 1.55% of Northern Samar's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 13,020. This represented 2.06% of the total population of Northern Samar province, or 0.29% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 227 inhabitants per square kilometer or 589 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Lapinig has 15 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)
Alang‑alang4.10%53445417.62%3.14%
Bagacay3.82%49838230.37%5.18%
Cahagwayan5.29%68950237.25%6.21%
Can Maria5.36%69852532.95%5.57%
Can Omanio3.02%39332222.05%3.87%
Imelda5.16%6726355.83%1.08%
Lapinig del Norte19.87%2,5872,33011.03%2.01%
Lapinig del Sur12.42%1,6171,46410.45%1.91%
Lo‑ok6.77%8828513.64%0.68%
Mabini5.73%7466858.91%1.64%
May‑igot2.74%35730815.91%2.85%
Palanas1.94%253266-4.89%-0.95%
Pio del Pilar3.86%5024579.85%1.80%
Potong9.41%1,2251,2220.25%0.05%
Potong del Sur10.50%1,3671,3411.94%0.37%
Lapinig Total13,02011,74410.87%1.98%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Lapinig for the fiscal year of 2016 was 48,704,141.86.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200927,801,735.70
201029,403,921.155.76%
201131,949,914.908.66%
201230,922,695.68-3.22%
201334,829,091.6912.63%
201438,821,150.5211.46%
201544,119,669.1413.65%
201648,704,141.8610.39%

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 Lapinig is 10 to 14, with 1,605 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 138 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1244
1 to 41,223
5 to 91,479
10 to 141,605
15 to 191,585
20 to 241,255
25 to 291,045
30 to 34802
35 to 39737
40 to 44676
45 to 49481
50 to 54457
55 to 59384
60 to 64313
65 to 69245
70 to 74205
75 to 79146
80 and over138
Total13,020

Historical population

The population of Lapinig grew from 7,610 in 1960 to 13,020 in 2015, an increase of 5,410 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.98%, or an increase of 1,276 people, from the previous population of 11,744 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
7,610
6,598-1.39%
7,4262.40%
7,4810.15%
8,2320.96%
9,8133.35%
10,7982.07%
11,1980.50%
11,7441.75%
13,0201.98%

Location

The municipal center of Lapinig is situated at approximately 12° 19' North, 125° 18' East, in the island of Samar. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 4.0 meters or 13.0 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 Lapinig are Catbalogan, Borongan, Calbayog, Tacloban, Sorsogon City, and Ormoc. The nearest municipalities are Gamay, Jipapad, Arteche, Mapanas, Maslog, and Oras. Its distance from the national capital is 531.33 kilometers (330.15 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Catbalogan, Samar, 75.32 kilometers (46.80 miles) to the Southwest (S37°W)
  • Borongan, Eastern Samar, 79.31 kilometers (49.28 miles) to the South (S10°E)
  • Calbayog, Samar, 81.83 kilometers (50.84 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S70°W)
  • Tacloban, 123.04 kilometers (76.45 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S15°W)
  • Sorsogon City, Sorsogon, 158.40 kilometers (98.42 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N63°W)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 163.75 kilometers (101.75 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S27°W)

Distance from Manila: 531.33 kilometers (330.15 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N61°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 13,020, ranked 1,418 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 22.12 square kilometers, ranked 1,287 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 227 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 851 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.98%, ranked 465 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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