Villareal, Province of Samar

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceSamar
Barangay count38
Postal code6717
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSamar Sea
Philippine major island(s)Samar
Area (2007)98.54 km2 (38.05 sq mi)
Population (2015)28,230
Density (2015)286 / km2 (742 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 34' North, 124° 56' East (11.5675, 124.9281)
Estimated elevation above sea level6.7 meters (22.1 feet)

Villareal is a coastal municipality in the province of Samar.

The municipality has a land area of 98.54 square kilometers or 38.05 square miles which constitutes 1.63% of Samar's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 28,230. This represented 3.62% of the total population of Samar province, or 0.64% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 286 inhabitants per square kilometer or 742 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Villareal has 38 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)
Banquil4.69%1,3241,12517.69%3.15%
Bino‑ongan1.10%31028010.71%1.96%
Burabod1.39%3923657.40%1.37%
Cambaguio2.24%63256012.86%2.33%
Canmucat6.03%1,7031,6215.06%0.94%
Central0.94%2642572.72%0.51%
Conant1.12%31724628.86%4.95%
Guintarcan7.28%2,0561,9415.92%1.10%
Himyangan2.66%75062120.77%3.66%
Igot4.43%1,2501,260-0.79%-0.15%
Inarumbacan2.45%69351634.30%5.78%
Inasudlan0.72%202216-6.48%-1.27%
Lam‑awan2.15%60848924.34%4.23%
Lamingao4.76%1,3431,374-2.26%-0.43%
Lawa‑an1.03%291292-0.34%-0.07%
Macopa2.84%80370813.42%2.43%
Mahayag5.41%1,5261,4515.17%0.96%
Malonoy1.73%48743711.44%2.08%
Mercado1.07%302315-4.13%-0.80%
Miramar1.35%382407-6.14%-1.20%
Nagcaduha2.89%8157587.52%1.39%
Pacao2.43%6856446.37%1.18%
Pacoyoy1.64%46238021.58%3.79%
Pangpang4.30%1,21399921.42%3.76%
Patag1.00%281300-6.33%-1.24%
Plaridel2.29%6466037.13%1.32%
Polangi1.20%33830112.29%2.23%
San Andres6.08%1,7161,6275.47%1.02%
San Fernando0.69%196218-10.09%-2.01%
San Rafael2.14%603649-7.09%-1.39%
San Roque2.75%7767740.26%0.05%
Santa Rosa1.68%4744329.72%1.78%
Santo Niño2.69%7587362.99%0.56%
Soledad2.08%5865457.52%1.39%
Tayud3.58%1,01091310.62%1.94%
Tomabe1.43%40335314.16%2.55%
Ulayan2.30%6495968.89%1.64%
Villarosa Poblacion3.49%9849127.89%1.46%
Villareal Total28,23026,2217.66%1.42%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Villareal for the fiscal year of 2016 was 73,107,227.13.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200941,949,035.24
201043,933,274.814.73%
201147,484,999.858.08%
201246,185,712.17-2.74%
201351,508,401.3311.52%
201458,456,345.4013.49%
201566,588,166.4313.91%
201673,107,227.139.79%

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 Villareal is 5 to 9, with 3,613 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 334 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1688
1 to 42,738
5 to 93,613
10 to 143,601
15 to 193,167
20 to 242,249
25 to 291,720
30 to 341,531
35 to 391,492
40 to 441,377
45 to 491,310
50 to 541,104
55 to 59948
60 to 64786
65 to 69676
70 to 74533
75 to 79334
80 and over363
Total28,230

Historical population

The population of Villareal grew from 18,271 in 1960 to 28,230 in 2015, an increase of 9,959 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.42%, or an increase of 2,009 people, from the previous population of 26,221 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
18,271
18,9380.35%
20,3391.44%
20,5050.16%
21,8200.62%
22,3900.48%
23,6041.14%
25,1350.87%
26,2211.55%
28,2301.42%

Location

The municipal center of Villareal is situated at approximately 11° 34' North, 124° 56' East, in the island of Samar. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 6.7 meters or 22.1 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 Villareal are Catbalogan, Tacloban, Borongan, Calbayog, Ormoc, and Baybay. The nearest municipalities are Pinabacdao, Talalora, Calbiga, Zumarraga, Santa Rita, and Daram. Its distance from the national capital is 543.27 kilometers (337.57 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Pinabacdao, Samar, 8.01 kilometers (4.98 miles) to the Northeast (N50°E)
  • Talalora, Samar, 10.92 kilometers (6.78 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S67°W)
  • Calbiga, Samar, 11.74 kilometers (7.30 miles) to the Northeast (N55°E)
  • Zumarraga, Samar, 12.28 kilometers (7.63 miles) to the Northwest (N49°W)
  • Santa Rita, Samar, 12.93 kilometers (8.04 miles) to the South (S6°E)
  • Daram, Samar, 16.29 kilometers (10.12 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N63°W)

Nearest cities

  • Catbalogan, Samar, 23.51 kilometers (14.61 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N12°W)
  • Tacloban, 36.94 kilometers (22.95 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S14°E)
  • Borongan, Eastern Samar, 55.29 kilometers (34.36 miles) to the East (N85°E)
  • Calbayog, Samar, 66.13 kilometers (41.09 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N33°W)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 71.45 kilometers (44.40 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S29°W)
  • Baybay, Leyte, 99.53 kilometers (61.84 miles) to the South (S8°W)

Distance from Manila: 543.27 kilometers (337.57 miles) to the Northwest (N51°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 28,230, ranked 918 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 38.05 square kilometers, ranked 984 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 286 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 667 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.42%, ranked 434 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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