Lavezares, Province of Northern Samar

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceNorthern Samar
Barangay count26
Postal code6404
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea, San Bernardino Strait
Philippine major island(s)Samar
Area (2007)119.50 km2 (46.14 sq mi)
Population (2015)28,770
Density (2015)241 / km2 (624 / sq mi)
Coordinates12° 32' North, 124° 20' East (12.5349, 124.3302)
Estimated elevation above sea level3.5 meters (11.4 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 119.50 square kilometers or 46.14 square miles which constitutes 3.24% of Northern Samar's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 28,770. This represented 4.55% of the total population of Northern Samar province, or 0.65% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 241 inhabitants per square kilometer or 624 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Lavezares has 26 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)
Balicuatro1.19%3413264.60%0.86%
Bani3.14%902918-1.74%-0.33%
Barobaybay4.50%1,2941,08419.37%3.43%
Caburihan5.39%1,5521,5261.70%0.32%
Caragas4.63%1,3311,2665.13%0.96%
Cataogan1.82%525530-0.94%-0.18%
Chansvilla0.37%107117-8.55%-1.69%
Datag1.33%38327837.77%6.29%
Enriqueta6.91%1,9891,9243.38%0.63%
Libas9.10%2,6182,4248.00%1.48%
Libertad4.54%1,3061,2940.93%0.18%
Macarthur5.58%1,6041,5781.65%0.31%
Magsaysay3.74%1,07785525.96%4.49%
Maravilla3.41%9819493.37%0.63%
Ocad3.47%99883519.52%3.45%
Sabong‑Tabok6.27%1,8031,7294.28%0.80%
Salvacion1.76%507542-6.46%-1.26%
San Agustin1.93%554630-12.06%-2.42%
San Isidro1.49%4293958.61%1.58%
San Jose1.38%396558-29.03%-6.32%
San Juan4.38%1,2611,13111.49%2.09%
San Miguel4.64%1,3361,2943.25%0.61%
To‑og2.09%601658-8.66%-1.71%
Urdaneta8.06%2,3182,1219.29%1.71%
Villa7.15%2,0562,0420.69%0.13%
Villahermosa1.74%5014608.91%1.64%
Lavezares Total28,77027,4644.76%0.89%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Lavezares for the fiscal year of 2016 was 78,916,935.70.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200944,735,950.45
201046,895,354.364.83%
201150,461,528.807.60%
201249,520,638.19-1.86%
201355,637,089.9012.35%
201462,712,859.1812.72%
201571,477,429.1713.98%
201678,916,935.7010.41%

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 Lavezares is 5 to 9, with 3,511 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 244 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1610
1 to 42,701
5 to 93,511
10 to 143,481
15 to 193,344
20 to 242,527
25 to 291,860
30 to 341,675
35 to 391,559
40 to 441,495
45 to 491,436
50 to 541,198
55 to 59941
60 to 64769
65 to 69609
70 to 74513
75 to 79297
80 and over244
Total28,770

Historical population

The population of Lavezares grew from 15,186 in 1960 to 28,770 in 2015, an increase of 13,584 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.89%, or an increase of 1,306 people, from the previous population of 27,464 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
15,186
16,3360.72%
20,2514.41%
20,007-0.24%
19,058-0.48%
20,4921.37%
23,9913.44%
26,1311.19%
27,4641.83%
28,7700.89%

Location

The municipal center of Lavezares is situated at approximately 12° 32' North, 124° 20' East, in the island of Samar. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 3.5 meters or 11.4 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 Lavezares are Calbayog, Sorsogon City, Masbate City, Legazpi, Catbalogan, and Tabaco. The nearest municipalities are Allen, Victoria, Rosario, San Antonio, San Isidro, and Biri. Its distance from the national capital is 428.02 kilometers (265.96 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 428.02 kilometers (265.96 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N57°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 28,770, ranked 923 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 46.14 square kilometers, ranked 863 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 241 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 810 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.89%, ranked 1,095 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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