Jiabong, Province of Samar

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceSamar
Barangay count34
Postal code6701
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSamar Sea
Philippine major island(s)Samar
Area (2007)67.70 km2 (26.14 sq mi)
Population (2015)18,342
Density (2015)271 / km2 (702 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 46' North, 124° 57' East (11.7627, 124.9503)
Estimated elevation above sea level5.0 meters (16.5 feet)

Jiabong is a coastal municipality in the province of Samar.

The municipality has a land area of 67.70 square kilometers or 26.14 square miles which constitutes 1.12% of Samar's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 18,342. This represented 2.35% of the total population of Samar province, or 0.41% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 271 inhabitants per square kilometer or 702 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Jiabong has 34 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)
Barangay No. 14.23%7757552.65%0.50%
Barangay No. 21.04%191205-6.83%-1.34%
Barangay No. 31.28%2342215.88%1.09%
Barangay No. 40.97%1781695.33%0.99%
Barangay No. 53.34%612618-0.97%-0.19%
Barangay No. 61.38%25422612.39%2.25%
Barangay No. 73.11%570573-0.52%-0.10%
Barangay No. 811.96%2,1931,81121.09%3.71%
Bawang1.09%200216-7.41%-1.45%
Bugho1.99%36531715.14%2.72%
Camarobo‑an6.85%1,2561,2093.89%0.73%
Candayao1.48%2712642.65%0.50%
Cantongtong2.79%51245712.04%2.19%
Casapa2.37%434516-15.89%-3.24%
Catalina3.53%64752623.00%4.02%
Cristina1.08%1981904.21%0.79%
Dogongan2.50%459568-19.19%-3.98%
Garcia2.20%40430632.03%5.43%
Hinaga1.37%251120109.17%15.09%
Jia‑an10.33%1,8941,67812.87%2.33%
Jidanao1.15%211297-28.96%-6.30%
Lulugayan2.71%497501-0.80%-0.15%
Macabetas2.13%39031822.64%3.96%
Malino4.05%74262618.53%3.29%
Malobago4.31%790825-4.24%-0.82%
Mercedes1.29%236455-48.13%-11.75%
Nagbac2.02%37131318.53%3.29%
Parina3.58%65753522.80%3.99%
Salvacion1.36%2492355.96%1.11%
San Andres1.06%1951940.52%0.10%
San Fernando4.80%88164636.38%6.09%
San Miguel0.77%14211523.48%4.10%
Tagbayaon3.28%6025529.06%1.66%
Victory2.62%481518-7.14%-1.40%
Jiabong Total18,34217,0757.42%1.37%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Jiabong for the fiscal year of 2016 was 53,060,924.36.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200932,138,096.08
201034,458,023.227.22%
201136,978,911.967.32%
2012
201341,541,703.19
201445,871,787.0810.42%
201551,812,504.8712.95%
201653,060,924.362.41%

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 Jiabong is 5 to 9, with 2,071 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 170 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1349
1 to 41,625
5 to 92,071
10 to 141,954
15 to 192,062
20 to 241,740
25 to 291,407
30 to 341,235
35 to 391,106
40 to 44994
45 to 49894
50 to 54745
55 to 59682
60 to 64465
65 to 69365
70 to 74289
75 to 79170
80 and over189
Total18,342

Historical population

The population of Jiabong grew from 7,841 in 1960 to 18,342 in 2015, an increase of 10,501 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.37%, or an increase of 1,267 people, from the previous population of 17,075 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
7,841
9,1931.57%
10,1612.03%
11,0551.70%
12,7511.44%
15,4843.71%
15,397-0.12%
15,9680.50%
17,0752.47%
18,3421.37%

Location

The municipal center of Jiabong is situated at approximately 11° 46' North, 124° 57' East, in the island of Samar. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 5.0 meters or 16.5 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 Jiabong are Catbalogan, Calbayog, Borongan, Tacloban, Ormoc, and Baybay. The nearest municipalities are Motiong, Paranas, San Sebastian, Hinabangan, Calbiga, and Pinabacdao. Its distance from the national capital is 532.07 kilometers (330.61 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Motiong, Samar, 5.54 kilometers (3.44 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N72°E)
  • Paranas, Samar, 7.93 kilometers (4.93 miles) to the East (N83°E)
  • San Sebastian, Samar, 9.31 kilometers (5.78 miles) to the Southeast (S52°E)
  • Hinabangan, Samar, 14.29 kilometers (8.88 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S62°E)
  • Calbiga, Samar, 16.64 kilometers (10.34 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S26°E)
  • Pinabacdao, Samar, 16.88 kilometers (10.49 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S13°E)

Nearest cities

  • Catbalogan, Samar, 7.48 kilometers (4.65 miles) to the West (N79°W)
  • Calbayog, Samar, 51.32 kilometers (31.89 miles) to the Northwest (N49°W)
  • Borongan, Eastern Samar, 55.23 kilometers (34.32 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S72°E)
  • Tacloban, 57.83 kilometers (35.94 miles) to the South (S6°E)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 91.85 kilometers (57.07 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S24°W)
  • Baybay, Leyte, 121.25 kilometers (75.34 miles) to the South (S8°W)

Distance from Manila: 532.07 kilometers (330.61 miles) to the Northwest (N53°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 18,342, ranked 1,245 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 26.14 square kilometers, ranked 1,194 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 271 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 713 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.37%, ranked 1,044 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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