Daram, Province of Samar

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceSamar
Barangay count58
Postal code6722
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSamar Sea
Philippine major island(s)Daram
Area (2007)140.26 km2 (54.15 sq mi)
Population (2015)42,879
Density (2015)306 / km2 (792 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 38' North, 124° 48' East (11.6351, 124.7954)
Estimated elevation above sea level6.8 meters (22.3 feet)

Daram is a coastal municipality in the province of Samar.

The municipality has a land area of 140.26 square kilometers or 54.15 square miles which constitutes 2.32% of Samar's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 42,879. This represented 5.49% of the total population of Samar province, or 0.97% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 306 inhabitants per square kilometer or 792 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Daram has 58 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)
Arawane0.74%317326-2.76%-0.53%
Astorga4.66%2,0001,9820.91%0.17%
Bachao3.56%1,5251,567-2.68%-0.52%
Baclayan1.39%5985980.00%0.00%
Bagacay4.84%2,0741,81114.52%2.62%
Bayog0.45%1951855.41%1.01%
Betaug1.10%47240715.97%2.86%
Birawan2.28%9761,018-4.13%-0.80%
Bono‑anon0.77%331341-2.93%-0.57%
Buenavista1.57%67360611.06%2.02%
Burgos1.47%6305995.18%0.97%
Cabac1.57%67358714.65%2.64%
Cabil‑isan0.83%35429420.41%3.60%
Cabiton‑an2.62%1,1221,0318.83%1.62%
Cabugao1.17%5014980.60%0.11%
Cagboboto1.30%55849911.82%2.15%
Calawan‑an2.80%1,2011,285-6.54%-1.28%
Cambuhay1.04%447470-4.89%-0.95%
Campelipa1.72%73764114.98%2.69%
Candugue2.23%9581,118-14.31%-2.90%
Canloloy0.50%213222-4.05%-0.78%
Cansaganay1.03%4404380.46%0.09%
Casab‑ahan2.61%1,1211,0437.48%1.38%
Guindapunan1.08%463549-15.66%-3.19%
Guintampilan1.20%5134699.38%1.72%
Iquiran1.02%4364360.00%0.00%
Jacopon1.44%6195944.21%0.79%
Losa2.22%9509045.09%0.95%
Lucob‑lucob0.72%30823829.41%5.03%
Mabini1.49%640662-3.32%-0.64%
Macalpe1.07%46036526.03%4.50%
Mandoyucan0.91%392420-6.67%-1.31%
Marupangdan1.54%662663-0.15%-0.03%
Mayabay2.88%1,2361,08513.92%2.51%
Mongolbongol1.74%7487263.03%0.57%
Nipa1.76%75468410.23%1.87%
Parasan1.31%5635296.43%1.19%
Poblacion 12.88%1,2341,1259.69%1.78%
Poblacion 23.72%1,5941,43311.24%2.05%
Poblacion 31.90%8167646.81%1.26%
Pondang2.09%8988653.82%0.72%
Poso1.48%6346123.59%0.67%
Real0.95%409436-6.19%-1.21%
Rizal2.57%1,1041,0693.27%0.62%
San Antonio1.01%4344066.90%1.28%
San Jose1.67%715749-4.54%-0.88%
San Miguel1.03%441488-9.63%-1.91%
San Roque2.49%1,0681,106-3.44%-0.66%
San Vicente1.50%64554219.00%3.37%
Saugan2.45%1,05094710.88%1.99%
So‑ong1.21%51746112.15%2.21%
Sua2.92%1,2521,2083.64%0.68%
Sugod0.44%190226-15.93%-3.25%
Talisay0.57%244245-0.41%-0.08%
Tugas2.05%8788691.04%0.20%
Ubo1.68%7217210.00%0.00%
Valles‑Bello1.69%724792-8.59%-1.69%
Yangta1.05%45136822.55%3.95%
Daram Total42,87941,3223.77%0.71%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Daram for the fiscal year of 2016 was 99,785,076.22.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200954,954,471.75
201058,623,843.206.68%
201163,378,857.418.11%
201261,689,003.92-2.67%
201370,479,894.4714.25%
201479,988,438.5913.49%
201590,511,719.9813.16%
201699,785,076.2210.25%

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 Daram is 10 to 14, with 5,809 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 374 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1947
1 to 44,293
5 to 95,616
10 to 145,809
15 to 195,016
20 to 243,612
25 to 292,668
30 to 342,317
35 to 392,260
40 to 442,196
45 to 491,978
50 to 541,645
55 to 591,322
60 to 641,024
65 to 69772
70 to 74629
75 to 79401
80 and over374
Total42,879

Historical population

The population of Daram grew from 25,423 in 1960 to 42,879 in 2015, an increase of 17,456 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.71%, or an increase of 1,557 people, from the previous population of 41,322 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
25,423
28,4511.11%
29,8931.00%
30,8210.61%
31,3320.16%
33,7451.40%
35,5321.11%
38,4111.08%
41,3222.69%
42,8790.71%

Location

The municipal center of Daram is situated at approximately 11° 38' North, 124° 48' East, in the island of Daram. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 6.8 meters or 22.3 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 Daram are Catbalogan, Tacloban, Calbayog, Borongan, Ormoc, and Baybay. The nearest municipalities are Zumarraga, Talalora, Villareal, Pinabacdao, Jiabong, and Babatngon. Its distance from the national capital is 527.30 kilometers (327.65 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Zumarraga, Samar, 5.14 kilometers (3.19 miles) to the East (N85°E)
  • Talalora, Samar, 12.61 kilometers (7.84 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S21°E)
  • Villareal, Samar, 16.29 kilometers (10.12 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S63°E)
  • Pinabacdao, Samar, 20.75 kilometers (12.90 miles) to the East (S83°E)
  • Jiabong, Samar, 22.01 kilometers (13.68 miles) to the Northeast (N50°E)
  • Babatngon, Leyte, 24.07 kilometers (14.96 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S13°E)

Nearest cities

  • Catbalogan, Samar, 18.21 kilometers (11.31 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N31°E)
  • Tacloban, 49.19 kilometers (30.57 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S28°E)
  • Calbayog, Samar, 52.54 kilometers (32.65 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N24°W)
  • Borongan, Eastern Samar, 69.59 kilometers (43.24 miles) to the East (S88°E)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 72.72 kilometers (45.19 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S16°W)
  • Baybay, Leyte, 105.97 kilometers (65.85 miles) to the South (S0°E)

Distance from Manila: 527.30 kilometers (327.65 miles) to the Northwest (N51°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 42,879, ranked 569 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 54.15 square kilometers, ranked 740 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 306 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 614 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.71%, ranked 965 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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