San Jose de Buan, Province of Samar

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceSamar
Barangay count14
Postal code6723
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Samar
Area (2007)366.90 km2 (141.66 sq mi)
Population (2015)7,769
Density (2015)21 / km2 (55 / sq mi)
Coordinates12° 3' North, 125° 2' East (12.0517, 125.0263)
Estimated elevation above sea level139.2 meters (456.5 feet)

San Jose de Buan is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Samar.

The municipality has a land area of 366.90 square kilometers or 141.66 square miles which constitutes 6.07% of Samar's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 7,769. This represented 1.00% of the total population of Samar province, or 0.17% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 21 inhabitants per square kilometer or 55 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

San Jose de Buan has 14 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)
Aguingayan4.74%36819093.68%13.41%
Babaclayon5.44%423426-0.70%-0.13%
Barangay 119.45%1,5111,16929.26%5.01%
Barangay 25.06%393460-14.57%-2.95%
Barangay 35.19%40329835.23%5.92%
Barangay 417.45%1,3561,20812.25%2.22%
Can‑aponte7.86%6115569.89%1.81%
Cataydongan4.69%36430818.18%3.23%
Gusa4.47%34723348.93%7.88%
Hagbay2.52%196213-7.98%-1.57%
Hibaca‑an4.65%361362-0.28%-0.05%
Hiduroma4.02%31225820.93%3.68%
Hilumot3.68%286313-8.63%-1.70%
San Nicolas10.79%83856947.28%7.65%
San Jose de Buan Total7,7696,56318.38%3.26%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of San Jose de Buan for the fiscal year of 2016 was 77,951,386.79.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200944,512,095.97
201047,464,325.056.63%
201151,231,985.137.94%
201252,336,095.302.16%
201354,832,099.164.77%
201462,432,069.2013.86%
201571,410,860.4814.38%
201677,951,386.799.16%

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 San Jose de Buan is 5 to 9, with 1,089 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 40 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1204
1 to 4871
5 to 91,089
10 to 141,009
15 to 19971
20 to 24729
25 to 29542
30 to 34446
35 to 39421
40 to 44367
45 to 49278
50 to 54196
55 to 59220
60 to 64154
65 to 6991
70 to 7483
75 to 7940
80 and over58
Total7,769

Historical population

The population of San Jose de Buan grew from 1,372 in 1960 to 7,769 in 2015, an increase of 6,397 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 3.26%, or an increase of 1,206 people, from the previous population of 6,563 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1,372
2,5306.17%
3,2505.15%
5,45510.91%
4,217-2.54%
5,4715.00%
6,4383.55%
6,8140.79%
6,563-1.36%
7,7693.26%

Location

The municipal center of San Jose de Buan is situated at approximately 12° 3' North, 125° 2' East, in the island of Samar. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 139.2 meters or 456.5 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 San Jose de Buan are Catbalogan, Calbayog, Borongan, Tacloban, Ormoc, and Sorsogon City. The nearest municipalities are Matuguinao, San Jorge, Gandara, Maslog, Motiong, and Paranas. Its distance from the national capital is 520.63 kilometers (323.50 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 520.63 kilometers (323.50 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N57°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 7,769, ranked 1,506 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 141.66 square kilometers, ranked 224 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 21 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,535 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 3.26%, ranked 1,175 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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