Maasin, Province of Southern Leyte

Summary data
Typecity (component)
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceSouthern Leyte
Barangay count70
Postal code6600
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesCanigao Channel, Bohol Sea
Philippine major island(s)Leyte
Area (2007)211.71 km2 (81.74 sq mi)
Population (2015)85,560
Density (2015)404 / km2 (1,047 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 8' North, 124° 51' East (10.1335, 124.8460)
Estimated elevation above sea level10.1 meters (33.2 feet)

Maasin is a coastal component city in the province of Southern Leyte. It serves as the provincial capital.

The city has a land area of 211.71 square kilometers or 81.74 square miles which constitutes 11.77% of Southern Leyte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 85,560. This represented 20.29% of the total population of Southern Leyte province, or 1.93% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 404 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,047 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Maasin has 70 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)
Abgao4.04%3,4593,3393.59%0.67%
Acasia0.37%3132956.10%1.13%
Asuncion5.85%5,0074,8034.25%0.80%
Bactul I0.64%5455312.64%0.50%
Bactul II0.67%5765661.77%0.33%
Badiang1.47%1,2611,1995.17%0.96%
Bagtican0.71%60953912.99%2.35%
Basak0.92%7847563.70%0.69%
Bato I0.81%6906594.70%0.88%
Bato II0.61%5184935.07%0.95%
Batuan1.18%1,0139269.40%1.72%
Baugo0.64%5515500.18%0.03%
Bilibol1.22%1,0471,0291.75%0.33%
Bogo0.76%6546146.51%1.21%
Cabadiangan0.49%4203966.06%1.13%
Cabulihan1.45%1,2381,2151.89%0.36%
Cagnituan0.39%3303241.85%0.35%
Cambooc0.88%7577471.34%0.25%
Cansirong1.12%9569391.81%0.34%
Canturing1.31%1,1201,0338.42%1.55%
Canyuom0.67%5775642.30%0.43%
Combado6.82%5,8355,19212.38%2.25%
Dongon1.33%1,1361,02810.51%1.92%
Gawisan0.64%547549-0.36%-0.07%
Guadalupe1.98%1,6921,6452.86%0.54%
Hanginan0.88%7497066.09%1.13%
Hantag0.90%7707522.39%0.45%
Hinapu Daku1.09%9308963.79%0.71%
Hinapu Gamay1.01%865866-0.12%-0.02%
Ibarra4.65%3,9763,6977.55%1.39%
Isagani1.47%1,2561,2163.29%0.62%
Laboon1.66%1,4211,3227.49%1.38%
Lanao0.54%4644454.27%0.80%
Libertad0.50%4284192.15%0.41%
Libhu2.07%1,7721,6646.49%1.20%
Lib‑og1.72%1,4741,19623.24%4.06%
Lonoy0.79%6796455.27%0.98%
Lunas1.98%1,6931,6323.74%0.70%
Mahayahay1.30%1,1151,01210.18%1.86%
Malapoc Norte1.06%9058832.49%0.47%
Malapoc Sur0.52%4434322.55%0.48%
Mambajao2.25%1,9261,8245.59%1.04%
Manhilo1.76%1,5051,4632.87%0.54%
Mantahan4.77%4,0843,9323.87%0.72%
Maria Clara2.68%2,2892,07310.42%1.91%
Matin‑ao0.80%6816593.34%0.63%
Nasaug0.75%64357412.02%2.18%
Nati0.40%3383186.29%1.17%
Nonok Norte0.55%472480-1.67%-0.32%
Nonok Sur0.82%6986940.58%0.11%
Panan‑awan1.53%1,3091,2286.60%1.22%
Pansaan0.60%5115090.39%0.07%
Pasay1.18%1,0089802.86%0.54%
Pinascohan0.62%5325261.14%0.22%
Rizal2.39%2,0421,8818.56%1.58%
San Agustin0.53%4514402.50%0.47%
San Isidro0.52%4444244.72%0.88%
San Jose1.28%1,0911,0335.61%1.05%
San Rafael2.17%1,8551,7714.74%0.89%
Santa Cruz1.01%8638274.35%0.81%
Santa Rosa0.25%2152007.50%1.39%
Santo Niño0.83%7146873.93%0.74%
Santo Rosario1.18%1,0089822.65%0.50%
Soro‑soro1.40%1,1991,1365.55%1.03%
Tagnipa3.80%3,2483,2151.03%0.19%
Tam‑is1.66%1,4221,4041.28%0.24%
Tawid1.08%9288854.86%0.91%
Tigbawan1.26%1,0751,0066.86%1.27%
Tomoy‑tomoy0.57%4854566.36%1.18%
Tunga‑tunga2.28%1,9491,9291.04%0.20%
Maasin Total85,56081,2505.30%0.99%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Maasin for the fiscal year of 2016 was 488,086,829.09.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009307,294,289.89
2010336,190,589.869.40%
2011371,377,168.9110.47%
2012324,614,579.84-12.59%
2013349,199,178.217.57%
2014391,150,332.8112.01%
2015442,902,437.3113.23%
2016488,086,829.0910.20%

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 Maasin is 10 to 14, with 8,815 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 1,154 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,411
1 to 46,211
5 to 98,425
10 to 148,815
15 to 198,160
20 to 246,722
25 to 296,178
30 to 345,714
35 to 395,621
40 to 445,224
45 to 494,828
50 to 544,531
55 to 593,829
60 to 643,136
65 to 692,575
70 to 741,829
75 to 791,197
80 and over1,154
Total85,560

Historical population

The population of Maasin grew from 39,185 in 1960 to 85,560 in 2015, an increase of 46,375 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.99%, or an increase of 4,310 people, from the previous population of 81,250 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
39,185
50,7592.56%
54,7371.53%
59,7311.76%
64,6940.80%
63,746-0.28%
71,1632.39%
79,7371.58%
81,2500.69%
85,5600.99%

Location

The city center of Maasin is situated at approximately 10° 8' North, 124° 51' East, in the island of Leyte. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 10.1 meters or 33.2 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 Maasin are Baybay, Surigao City, Ormoc, Danao, Lapu-Lapu, and Mandaue. The nearest municipalities are Macrohon, Malitbog, Matalom, Tomas Oppus, Padre Burgos, and Bato. Its distance from the national capital is 647.92 kilometers (402.60 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Baybay, Leyte, 60.37 kilometers (37.51 miles) to the North (N5°W)
  • Surigao City, Surigao del Norte, 80.46 kilometers (49.99 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S62°E)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 99.81 kilometers (62.02 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N15°W)
  • Danao, Cebu, 99.39 kilometers (61.76 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N64°W)
  • Lapu-Lapu, 100.18 kilometers (62.25 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N79°W)
  • Mandaue, 101.19 kilometers (62.87 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N78°W)

Distance from Manila: 647.92 kilometers (402.60 miles) to the Northwest (N40°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 85,560, ranked 229 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 81.74 square kilometers, ranked 471 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 404 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 466 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.99%, ranked 1,494 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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