Matuguinao, Province of Samar

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceSamar
Barangay count20
Postal code6708
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Samar
Area (2007)172.51 km2 (66.61 sq mi)
Population (2015)7,288
Density (2015)42 / km2 (109 / sq mi)
Coordinates12° 9' North, 124° 53' East (12.1440, 124.8852)
Estimated elevation above sea level28.0 meters (91.9 feet)

Matuguinao is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Samar.

The municipality has a land area of 172.51 square kilometers or 66.61 square miles which constitutes 2.85% of Samar's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 7,288. This represented 0.93% of the total population of Samar province, or 0.16% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 42 inhabitants per square kilometer or 109 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Matuguinao has 20 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)
Angyap2.70%1971875.35%1.00%
Bag‑otan2.72%1981857.03%1.30%
Barruz8.58%62556710.23%1.87%
Camonoan2.33%17015013.33%2.41%
Carolina2.62%191206-7.28%-1.43%
Deit3.98%29022727.75%4.77%
Del Rosario2.79%20316225.31%4.39%
Inubod3.77%275279-1.43%-0.27%
Libertad2.90%2111986.57%1.22%
Ligaya2.36%17213329.32%5.02%
Mabuligon Poblacion17.73%1,2921,1878.85%1.63%
Maduroto Poblacion18.67%1,3611,2736.91%1.28%
Mahanud3.83%279296-5.74%-1.12%
Mahayag3.00%2192104.29%0.80%
Nagpapacao5.09%371372-0.27%-0.05%
Rizal4.21%3072905.86%1.09%
Salvacion2.59%1891880.53%0.10%
San Isidro3.80%27722622.57%3.95%
San Roque4.02%2932823.90%0.73%
Santa Cruz2.31%16812831.25%5.31%
Matuguinao Total7,2886,7468.03%1.48%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Matuguinao for the fiscal year of 2016 was 55,274,974.40.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200931,386,550.53
201033,567,963.106.95%
201136,228,025.597.92%
201235,527,288.63-1.93%
201338,905,176.139.51%
201444,023,203.4013.16%
201550,264,994.3614.18%
201655,274,974.409.97%

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 Matuguinao is 10 to 14, with 980 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 38 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1208
1 to 4789
5 to 9967
10 to 14980
15 to 19872
20 to 24755
25 to 29514
30 to 34432
35 to 39363
40 to 44347
45 to 49270
50 to 54222
55 to 59170
60 to 64138
65 to 69118
70 to 7450
75 to 7938
80 and over55
Total7,288

Historical population

The population of Matuguinao grew from 1,818 in 1960 to 7,288 in 2015, an increase of 5,470 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.48%, or an increase of 542 people, from the previous population of 6,746 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1,818
2,1981.87%
3,94212.44%
5,0204.95%
3,819-2.70%
5,2055.97%
5,3610.64%
6,5892.89%
6,7460.86%
7,2881.48%

Location

The municipal center of Matuguinao is situated at approximately 12° 9' North, 124° 53' East, in the island of Samar. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 28.0 meters or 91.9 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 Matuguinao are Calbayog, Catbalogan, Borongan, Tacloban, Ormoc, and Sorsogon City. The nearest municipalities are Gandara, San Jose de Buan, San Jorge, Silvino Lobos, Pagsanghan, and Las Navas. Its distance from the national capital is 502.18 kilometers (312.04 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 502.18 kilometers (312.04 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N57°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 7,288, ranked 1,513 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 66.61 square kilometers, ranked 602 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 42 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,475 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.48%, ranked 1,291 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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