Almagro, Province of Samar

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceSamar
Barangay count23
Postal code6724
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSamar Sea
Philippine major island(s)Almagro
Area (2007)51.36 km2 (19.83 sq mi)
Population (2015)8,942
Density (2015)174 / km2 (451 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 55' North, 124° 17' East (11.9104, 124.2847)
Estimated elevation above sea level12.8 meters (41.9 feet)

Almagro is a coastal municipality in the province of Samar.

The municipality has a land area of 51.36 square kilometers or 19.83 square miles which constitutes 0.85% of Samar's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 8,942. This represented 1.15% of the total population of Samar province, or 0.20% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 174 inhabitants per square kilometer or 451 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Almagro has 23 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)
Bacjao11.23%1,0041,190-15.63%-3.18%
Biasong I5.14%460486-5.35%-1.04%
Biasong II3.68%329444-25.90%-5.55%
Costa Rica4.56%40835714.29%2.58%
Costa Rica II3.37%3012952.03%0.38%
Guin‑ansan3.22%288440-34.55%-7.75%
Imelda4.13%369424-12.97%-2.61%
Kerikite6.46%578922-37.31%-8.51%
Lunang I5.47%489552-11.41%-2.28%
Lunang II5.60%501572-12.41%-2.49%
Mabuhay4.85%434735-40.95%-9.54%
Magsaysay3.99%357461-22.56%-4.75%
Malobago3.80%340367-7.36%-1.44%
Marasbaras2.70%241524-54.01%-13.75%
Panjobjoban I3.79%339360-5.83%-1.14%
Panjobjoban II5.47%489537-8.94%-1.77%
Poblacion2.74%2452450.00%0.00%
Roño2.10%188214-12.15%-2.44%
San Isidro3.70%331487-32.03%-7.09%
San Jose2.35%210276-23.91%-5.07%
Talahid5.52%494586-15.70%-3.20%
Tonga‑tonga2.74%24519923.12%4.04%
Veloso3.38%302351-13.96%-2.82%
Almagro Total8,94211,024-18.89%-3.91%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Almagro for the fiscal year of 2016 was 46,240,897.29.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200924,729,468.95
201026,355,899.386.58%
201128,526,763.628.24%
201227,544,999.56-3.44%
201332,486,794.8017.94%
201436,778,600.0013.21%
201541,891,625.9413.90%
201646,240,897.2910.38%

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 Almagro is 5 to 9, with 1,046 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 91 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1131
1 to 4762
5 to 91,046
10 to 141,011
15 to 19877
20 to 24717
25 to 29524
30 to 34499
35 to 39493
40 to 44510
45 to 49527
50 to 54465
55 to 59408
60 to 64289
65 to 69261
70 to 74210
75 to 79121
80 and over91
Total8,942

Historical population

The population of Almagro fell from 11,276 in 1960 to 8,942 in 2015, a decrease of 2,334 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a negative growth rate of 3.91%, or a decrease of 2,082 people, from the previous population of 11,024 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
11,276
13,9772.12%
16,0102.76%
10,097-8.80%
8,578-1.62%
10,2703.43%
10,6190.72%
8,650-2.79%
11,0249.23%
8,942-3.91%

Location

The municipal center of Almagro is situated at approximately 11° 55' North, 124° 17' East, in the island of Almagro. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 12.8 meters or 41.9 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 Almagro are Calbayog, Catbalogan, Masbate City, Bogo, Ormoc, and Tacloban. The nearest municipalities are Maripipi, Santo Niño, Tagapul-an, Pio V. Corpuz, Kawayan, and Esperanza. Its distance from the national capital is 464.94 kilometers (288.90 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Calbayog, Samar, 37.93 kilometers (23.57 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N63°E)
  • Catbalogan, Samar, 66.87 kilometers (41.55 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S77°E)
  • Masbate City, Masbate, 88.31 kilometers (54.88 miles) to the Northwest (N55°W)
  • Bogo, Cebu, 99.43 kilometers (61.79 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S17°W)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 106.23 kilometers (66.01 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S19°E)
  • Tacloban, 108.05 kilometers (67.14 miles) to the Southeast (S47°E)

Distance from Manila: 464.94 kilometers (288.90 miles) to the Northwest (N50°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 8,942, ranked 1,483 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 19.83 square kilometers, ranked 1,314 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 174 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,014 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): -3.91%, ranked 1,121 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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