Palapag, Province of Northern Samar

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceNorthern Samar
Barangay count32
Postal code6421
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Philippine major island(s)Samar
Area (2007)179.60 km2 (69.34 sq mi)
Population (2015)34,286
Density (2015)191 / km2 (494 / sq mi)
Coordinates12° 33' North, 125° 7' East (12.5460, 125.1122)
Estimated elevation above sea level13.7 meters (44.8 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 179.60 square kilometers or 69.34 square miles which constitutes 4.86% of Northern Samar's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 34,286. This represented 5.42% of the total population of Northern Samar province, or 0.77% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 191 inhabitants per square kilometer or 494 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Palapag has 32 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)
Asum3.62%1,2401,2300.81%0.15%
Bagacay4.56%1,5641,25025.12%4.36%
Bangon1.41%48435237.50%6.25%
Benigno S. Aquino, Jr.6.06%2,0781,9516.51%1.21%
Binay1.61%5515451.10%0.21%
Cabariwan1.90%6536067.76%1.43%
Cabatuan7.45%2,5562,4942.49%0.47%
Campedico1.32%454456-0.44%-0.08%
Capacujan4.28%1,4671,499-2.13%-0.41%
Jangtud1.76%603716-15.78%-3.22%
Laniwan4.98%1,7061,6612.71%0.51%
Mabaras0.73%25017245.35%7.38%
Magsaysay2.03%69762810.99%2.00%
Manajao2.79%9571,048-8.68%-1.71%
Mapno4.16%1,4251,3297.22%1.34%
Maragano1.00%3433197.52%1.39%
Matambag1.19%409466-12.23%-2.45%
Monbon3.61%1,2381,246-0.64%-0.12%
Nagbobtac1.73%5945940.00%0.00%
Napo1.44%49343214.12%2.55%
Natawo1.81%622636-2.20%-0.42%
Nipa3.58%1,2291,2200.74%0.14%
Osmeña3.69%1,2651,2342.51%0.47%
Pangpang6.40%2,1932,1511.95%0.37%
Paysud2.14%7347034.41%0.83%
Sangay2.38%8157784.76%0.89%
Simora1.98%6786376.44%1.19%
Sinalaran2.02%691728-5.08%-0.99%
Sumoroy2.74%9391,361-31.01%-6.82%
Talolora3.97%1,3621,3471.11%0.21%
Tambangan3.82%1,31099731.39%5.34%
Tinampo7.83%2,6862,6670.71%0.14%
Palapag Total34,28633,4532.49%0.47%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Palapag for the fiscal year of 2016 was 93,904,654.20.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200953,304,946.60
201056,509,732.886.01%
201161,496,660.558.82%
201259,925,205.68-2.56%
201366,807,078.8511.48%
201476,306,594.3014.22%
201585,601,263.4712.18%
201693,904,654.209.70%

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 Palapag is 10 to 14, with 4,685 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 312 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1719
1 to 43,411
5 to 94,357
10 to 144,685
15 to 193,728
20 to 242,727
25 to 292,197
30 to 341,983
35 to 391,821
40 to 441,661
45 to 491,642
50 to 541,332
55 to 591,154
60 to 64859
65 to 69750
70 to 74567
75 to 79381
80 and over312
Total34,286

Historical population

The population of Palapag grew from 16,055 in 1960 to 34,286 in 2015, an increase of 18,231 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.47%, or an increase of 833 people, from the previous population of 33,453 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
16,055
19,4381.89%
21,2661.82%
23,1151.68%
20,114-1.38%
24,9474.12%
30,5204.42%
31,3980.39%
33,4532.33%
34,2860.47%

Location

The municipal center of Palapag is situated at approximately 12° 33' North, 125° 7' East, in the island of Samar. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 13.7 meters or 44.8 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 Palapag are Calbayog, Catbalogan, Borongan, Sorsogon City, Tacloban, and Legazpi. The nearest municipalities are Laoang, Catubig, Mapanas, Pambujan, Las Navas, and San Roque. Its distance from the national capital is 501.17 kilometers (311.41 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Calbayog, Samar, 77.32 kilometers (48.05 miles) to the Southwest (S47°W)
  • Catbalogan, Samar, 88.84 kilometers (55.20 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S16°W)
  • Borongan, Eastern Samar, 109.12 kilometers (67.80 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S19°E)
  • Sorsogon City, Sorsogon, 129.06 kilometers (80.20 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N68°W)
  • Tacloban, 144.59 kilometers (89.84 miles) to the South (S4°W)
  • Legazpi, Albay, 163.32 kilometers (101.48 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N66°W)

Distance from Manila: 501.17 kilometers (311.41 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N63°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 34,286, ranked 770 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 69.34 square kilometers, ranked 594 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 191 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 968 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.47%, ranked 304 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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