Tagapul-an, Province of Samar

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceSamar
Barangay count14
Postal code6712
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSamar Sea
Philippine major island(s)Tagapul-an
Area (2007)28.70 km2 (11.08 sq mi)
Population (2015)8,473
Density (2015)295 / km2 (765 / sq mi)
Coordinates12° 3' North, 124° 9' East (12.0484, 124.1574)
Estimated elevation above sea level6.0 meters (19.7 feet)

Tagapul-an is a coastal municipality in the province of Samar.

The municipality has a land area of 28.70 square kilometers or 11.08 square miles which constitutes 0.47% of Samar's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 8,473. This represented 1.09% of the total population of Samar province, or 0.19% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 295 inhabitants per square kilometer or 765 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Tagapul-an 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)
Baguiw15.26%1,2931,2275.38%1.00%
Balocawe8.21%69659217.57%3.13%
Guinbarucan4.98%42234920.92%3.68%
Labangbaybay9.24%7837563.57%0.67%
Luna7.86%666719-7.37%-1.45%
Mataluto7.28%61752218.20%3.23%
Nipa12.00%1,01792410.06%1.84%
Pantalan2.15%1821716.43%1.19%
Pulangbato5.88%49845010.67%1.95%
San Jose6.99%59247724.11%4.20%
San Vicente5.15%43637017.84%3.17%
Suarez3.17%26924410.25%1.87%
Sugod7.94%673723-6.92%-1.36%
Trinidad3.88%3293048.22%1.52%
Tagapul-an Total8,4737,8288.24%1.52%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Tagapul-an for the fiscal year of 2016 was 39,451,577.19.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200923,138,374.34
201024,524,661.345.99%
201126,422,558.357.74%
201225,721,144.57-2.65%
201328,037,733.669.01%
201431,701,063.5113.07%
201536,072,168.3113.79%
201639,451,577.199.37%

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 Tagapul-an is 10 to 14, with 1,064 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 80 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1161
1 to 4735
5 to 9908
10 to 141,064
15 to 19956
20 to 24765
25 to 29567
30 to 34473
35 to 39485
40 to 44439
45 to 49409
50 to 54343
55 to 59344
60 to 64269
65 to 69193
70 to 74181
75 to 79101
80 and over80
Total8,473

Historical population

The population of Tagapul-an grew from 7,605 in 1980 to 8,473 in 2015, an increase of 868 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.52%, or an increase of 645 people, from the previous population of 7,828 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
7,605
6,760-1.17%
7,9493.08%
8,3701.11%
8,067-0.51%
7,828-1.09%
8,4731.52%

Location

The municipal center of Tagapul-an is situated at approximately 12° 3' North, 124° 9' East, in the island of Tagapul-an. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 6.0 meters or 19.7 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 Tagapul-an are Calbayog, Masbate City, Catbalogan, Sorsogon City, Bogo, and Ormoc. The nearest municipalities are Cataingan, Almagro, Pio V. Corpuz, San Vicente, Palanas, and Placer. Its distance from the national capital is 444.52 kilometers (276.21 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 444.52 kilometers (276.21 miles) to the Northwest (N50°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 8,473, ranked 1,491 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 11.08 square kilometers, ranked 1,481 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 295 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 637 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.52%, ranked 602 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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