Calbayog, Province of Samar

Summary data
Typecity (component)
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceSamar
Barangay count157
Postal code6710
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSamar Sea
Philippine major island(s)Samar
Area (2007)880.74 km2 (340.06 sq mi)
Population (2015)183,851
Density (2015)209 / km2 (541 / sq mi)
Coordinates12° 4' North, 124° 36' East (12.0669, 124.5946)
Estimated elevation above sea level5.0 meters (16.4 feet)

Calbayog is a coastal component city in the province of Samar.

The city has a land area of 880.74 square kilometers or 340.06 square miles which constitutes 14.56% of Samar's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 183,851. This represented 23.56% of the total population of Samar province, or 4.14% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 209 inhabitants per square kilometer or 541 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Calbayog has 157 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)
Calbayog Total183,851172,7786.41%1.19%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Calbayog for the fiscal year of 2016 was 1,024,080,886.53.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009672,860,568.61
2010739,490,604.539.90%
2011803,243,324.468.62%
2012683,520,131.58-14.90%
2013720,815,995.155.46%
2014822,976,528.9414.17%
2015930,749,013.9313.10%
20161,024,080,886.5310.03%

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 Calbayog is 10 to 14, with 22,490 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 1,284 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 14,000
1 to 416,357
5 to 920,419
10 to 1422,490
15 to 1922,119
20 to 2416,759
25 to 2912,292
30 to 3410,757
35 to 3911,070
40 to 4410,685
45 to 499,433
50 to 547,679
55 to 596,172
60 to 644,742
65 to 693,451
70 to 742,483
75 to 791,659
80 and over1,284
Total183,851

Historical population

The population of Calbayog grew from 77,832 in 1960 to 183,851 in 2015, an increase of 106,019 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.19%, or an increase of 11,073 people, from the previous population of 172,778 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
77,832
94,3231.90%
102,6191.71%
106,7190.79%
115,3900.78%
129,2162.14%
147,1872.83%
163,6571.47%
172,7781.99%
183,8511.19%

Location

The city center of Calbayog is situated at approximately 12° 4' North, 124° 36' East, in the island of Samar. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 5.0 meters or 16.4 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 Calbayog are Catbalogan, Tacloban, Borongan, Masbate City, Ormoc, and Sorsogon City. The nearest municipalities are Santa Margarita, Pagsanghan, Santo Niño, Gandara, Tarangnan, and Lope de Vega. Its distance from the national capital is 480.92 kilometers (298.83 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 480.92 kilometers (298.83 miles) to the Northwest (N54°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 183,851, ranked 53 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 340.06 square kilometers, ranked 32 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 209 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 884 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.19%, ranked 1,331 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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