Bontoc, Province of Southern Leyte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceSouthern Leyte
Barangay count40
Postal code6604
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSogod Bay [Bohol Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Leyte
Area (2007)102.10 km2 (39.42 sq mi)
Population (2015)28,905
Density (2015)283 / km2 (733 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 21' North, 124° 58' East (10.3559, 124.9693)
Estimated elevation above sea level5.0 meters (16.4 feet)

Bontoc is a coastal municipality in the province of Southern Leyte.

The municipality has a land area of 102.10 square kilometers or 39.42 square miles which constitutes 5.68% of Southern Leyte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 28,905. This represented 6.85% of the total population of Southern Leyte province, or 0.65% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 283 inhabitants per square kilometer or 733 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Bontoc has 40 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)
Anahao0.78%2252088.17%1.51%
Banahao1.33%3853519.69%1.78%
Baugo2.00%5795505.27%0.98%
Beniton2.77%80057638.89%6.45%
Buenavista4.31%1,2451,2390.48%0.09%
Bunga2.66%7687670.13%0.02%
Casao2.34%6756612.12%0.40%
Catmon1.23%356367-3.00%-0.58%
Catoogan1.22%3533510.57%0.11%
Cawayanan1.93%5585217.10%1.31%
Dao0.93%2702546.30%1.17%
Divisoria6.68%1,9311,8385.06%0.94%
Esperanza2.58%7457006.43%1.19%
Guinsangaan2.46%7107050.71%0.13%
Hibagwan0.05%15353-95.75%-45.19%
Hilaan5.46%1,5781,748-9.73%-1.93%
Himakilo1.08%3132927.19%1.33%
Hitawos1.30%3773517.41%1.37%
Lanao0.67%1951921.56%0.30%
Lawgawan0.63%182187-2.67%-0.51%
Mahayahay4.08%1,1801,1195.45%1.02%
Malbago2.52%7286944.90%0.91%
Mauylab2.03%58850715.98%2.86%
Olisihan0.53%153156-1.92%-0.37%
Paku4.10%1,1861,197-0.92%-0.18%
Pamahawan1.27%3673543.67%0.69%
Pamigsian1.87%5415292.27%0.43%
Pangi1.19%3443420.58%0.11%
Poblacion4.39%1,2691,2065.22%0.97%
Pong‑on1.37%3963833.39%0.64%
Sampongon2.09%6045725.59%1.04%
San Ramon4.28%1,2361,1309.38%1.72%
San Vicente3.23%9359132.41%0.45%
Santa Cruz4.94%1,4281,3386.73%1.25%
Santo Niño3.95%1,1431,0617.73%1.43%
Taa2.18%6306014.83%0.90%
Talisay6.03%1,7441,6793.87%0.73%
Taytagan2.02%5835486.39%1.19%
Tuburan0.62%180181-0.55%-0.11%
Union4.88%1,4101,3583.83%0.72%
Bontoc Total28,90528,0792.94%0.55%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Bontoc for the fiscal year of 2016 was 82,029,763.94.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200947,916,993.20
201051,011,482.216.46%
201154,667,630.827.17%
201253,983,291.42-1.25%
201361,180,235.0813.33%
201450,654,854.49-17.20%
201573,329,776.0144.76%
201682,029,763.9411.86%

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 Bontoc is 5 to 9, with 3,335 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 349 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1563
1 to 42,473
5 to 93,335
10 to 143,308
15 to 193,096
20 to 242,072
25 to 291,876
30 to 341,720
35 to 391,745
40 to 441,486
45 to 491,509
50 to 541,318
55 to 591,241
60 to 641,055
65 to 69795
70 to 74567
75 to 79397
80 and over349
Total28,905

Historical population

The population of Bontoc grew from 15,835 in 1960 to 28,905 in 2015, an increase of 13,070 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.55%, or an increase of 826 people, from the previous population of 28,079 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
15,835
17,3250.88%
20,4523.39%
22,6552.07%
24,8180.92%
24,047-0.59%
27,5922.99%
28,5350.46%
28,079-0.58%
28,9050.55%

Location

The municipal center of Bontoc is situated at approximately 10° 21' North, 124° 58' East, in the island of Leyte. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 5.0 meters or 16.4 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 Bontoc are Maasin, Baybay, Ormoc, Surigao City, Tacloban, and Danao. The nearest municipalities are Sogod, Libagon, Tomas Oppus, Bato, Saint Bernard, and Matalom. Its distance from the national capital is 638.31 kilometers (396.63 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 638.31 kilometers (396.63 miles) to the Northwest (N42°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 28,905, ranked 899 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 39.42 square kilometers, ranked 965 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 283 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 680 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.55%, ranked 700 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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