Catbalogan, Province of Samar

Summary data
Typecity (component)
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceSamar
Barangay count57
Postal code6700
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSamar Sea
Philippine major island(s)Samar
Area (2007)274.22 km2 (105.88 sq mi)
Population (2015)103,879
Density (2015)379 / km2 (981 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 47' North, 124° 53' East (11.7753, 124.8829)
Estimated elevation above sea level7.1 meters (23.3 feet)

Catbalogan is a coastal component city in the province of Samar. It serves as the provincial capital.

The city has a land area of 274.22 square kilometers or 105.88 square miles which constitutes 4.53% of Samar's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 103,879. This represented 13.31% of the total population of Samar province, or 2.34% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 379 inhabitants per square kilometer or 981 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Catbalogan has 57 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)
Albalate0.26%2672670.00%0.00%
Bagongon0.67%696749-7.08%-1.39%
Bangon0.24%245253-3.16%-0.61%
Basiao0.62%6486401.25%0.24%
Buluan0.73%76364119.03%3.37%
Bunuanan4.20%4,3583,73116.81%3.00%
Cabugawan0.92%95679919.65%3.47%
Cagudalo0.18%1851765.11%0.95%
Cagusipan0.20%2102005.00%0.93%
Cagutian0.27%2762586.98%1.29%
Cagutsan1.24%1,2911,2285.13%0.96%
Canhawan Gote0.34%357359-0.56%-0.11%
Canlapwas11.86%12,32110,60816.15%2.89%
Cawayan0.17%177191-7.33%-1.44%
Cinco0.80%836933-10.40%-2.07%
Darahuway Daco0.73%7607008.57%1.58%
Darahuway Gote0.61%63355114.88%2.68%
Estaka1.03%1,0679878.11%1.49%
Guindaponan3.20%3,3253,0479.12%1.68%
Guinsorongan4.37%4,5384,2905.78%1.08%
Ibol0.49%50745411.67%2.12%
Iguid1.69%1,7541,45620.47%3.61%
Lagundi0.80%82864528.37%4.87%
Libas0.36%3723477.20%1.33%
Lobo0.16%1671539.15%1.68%
Manguehay0.18%188190-1.05%-0.20%
Maulong5.49%5,6995,4594.40%0.82%
Mercedes9.35%9,7169,2554.98%0.93%
Mombon0.75%78470710.89%1.99%
Muñoz2.63%2,7362,5736.34%1.18%
New Mahayag1.15%1,1951,08010.65%1.95%
Old Mahayag1.34%1,3881,25810.33%1.89%
Palanyogon0.28%29426710.11%1.85%
Pangdan2.81%2,9192,7605.76%1.07%
Payao1.73%1,7961,49719.97%3.53%
Poblacion 11.30%1,3501,3251.89%0.36%
Poblacion 101.98%2,0611,8789.74%1.79%
Poblacion 111.13%1,1781,221-3.52%-0.68%
Poblacion 120.71%74064714.37%2.59%
Poblacion 134.58%4,7583,78225.81%4.47%
Poblacion 20.56%5815652.83%0.53%
Poblacion 32.98%3,0962,8588.33%1.53%
Poblacion 41.17%1,2161,302-6.61%-1.29%
Poblacion 50.58%6025636.93%1.28%
Poblacion 61.70%1,7691,782-0.73%-0.14%
Poblacion 71.34%1,3971,3047.13%1.32%
Poblacion 81.12%1,1621,1312.74%0.52%
Poblacion 92.66%2,7612,43413.43%2.43%
Pupua1.46%1,5181,26919.62%3.47%
Rama1.58%1,6401,5039.12%1.67%
San Andres4.99%5,1844,29620.67%3.64%
San Pablo1.47%1,5311,4019.28%1.70%
San Roque1.36%1,4131,15122.76%3.98%
San Vicente0.91%94380517.14%3.06%
Silanga2.82%2,9342,8443.16%0.59%
Socorro1.52%1,5841,35916.56%2.96%
Totoringon0.20%20918811.17%2.04%
Catbalogan Total103,87994,31710.14%1.86%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Catbalogan for the fiscal year of 2016 was 531,062,301.10.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009214,797,141.15
2010147,576,439.48-31.29%
2011157,888,549.696.99%
2012347,273,216.00119.95%
2013369,720,853.886.46%
2014418,136,043.3013.10%
2015474,974,961.8513.59%
2016531,062,301.1011.81%

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 Catbalogan is 15 to 19, with 12,495 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 755 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 12,317
1 to 49,466
5 to 911,680
10 to 1412,388
15 to 1912,495
20 to 249,948
25 to 297,391
30 to 346,333
35 to 395,992
40 to 445,565
45 to 495,203
50 to 544,321
55 to 593,472
60 to 642,522
65 to 691,848
70 to 741,314
75 to 79869
80 and over755
Total103,879

Historical population

The population of Catbalogan grew from 34,873 in 1960 to 103,879 in 2015, an increase of 69,006 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.86%, or an increase of 9,562 people, from the previous population of 94,317 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
34,873
49,1093.41%
52,3841.30%
58,7372.31%
70,4701.84%
76,3241.51%
84,1802.12%
92,4541.30%
94,3170.73%
103,8791.86%

Location

The city center of Catbalogan is situated at approximately 11° 47' North, 124° 53' East, in the island of Samar. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 7.1 meters or 23.3 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 Catbalogan are Calbayog, Tacloban, Borongan, Ormoc, Baybay, and Bogo. The nearest municipalities are Jiabong, Motiong, Paranas, Zumarraga, San Sebastian, and Daram. Its distance from the national capital is 525.34 kilometers (326.43 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Jiabong, Samar, 7.48 kilometers (4.65 miles) to the East (S79°E)
  • Motiong, Samar, 12.61 kilometers (7.84 miles) to the East (N89°E)
  • Paranas, Samar, 15.22 kilometers (9.46 miles) to the East (S88°E)
  • Zumarraga, Samar, 15.67 kilometers (9.74 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S16°W)
  • San Sebastian, Samar, 16.32 kilometers (10.14 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S64°E)
  • Daram, Samar, 18.21 kilometers (11.31 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S31°W)

Nearest cities

  • Calbayog, Samar, 45.02 kilometers (27.97 miles) to the Northwest (N44°W)
  • Tacloban, 60.45 kilometers (37.56 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S13°E)
  • Borongan, Eastern Samar, 62.66 kilometers (38.94 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S73°E)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 90.42 kilometers (56.18 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S19°W)
  • Baybay, Leyte, 121.84 kilometers (75.71 miles) to the South (S4°W)
  • Bogo, Cebu, 124.25 kilometers (77.20 miles) to the Southwest (S50°W)

Distance from Manila: 525.34 kilometers (326.43 miles) to the Northwest (N53°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 103,879, ranked 163 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 105.88 square kilometers, ranked 333 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 379 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 449 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.86%, ranked 1,088 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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