Macrohon, Province of Southern Leyte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceSouthern Leyte
Barangay count30
Postal code6601
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesCanigao Channel, Bohol Sea
Philippine major island(s)Leyte
Area (2007)126.39 km2 (48.80 sq mi)
Population (2015)26,244
Density (2015)208 / km2 (538 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 5' North, 124° 56' East (10.0766, 124.9401)
Estimated elevation above sea level6.4 meters (21.0 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 126.39 square kilometers or 48.80 square miles which constitutes 7.03% of Southern Leyte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 26,244. This represented 6.22% of the total population of Southern Leyte province, or 0.59% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 208 inhabitants per square kilometer or 538 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Macrohon has 30 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)
Aguinaldo2.40%6296260.48%0.09%
Amparo6.05%1,5871,5254.07%0.76%
Asuncion2.84%7457075.37%1.00%
Bagong Silang0.57%1491490.00%0.00%
Buscayan2.98%7817770.51%0.10%
Cambaro1.57%4124100.49%0.09%
Canlusay1.04%2722700.74%0.14%
Danao1.00%2632543.54%0.67%
Flordeliz3.01%7897613.68%0.69%
Guadalupe1.87%4904655.38%1.00%
Ichon13.99%3,6713,6091.72%0.32%
Ilihan2.82%7396926.79%1.26%
Laray3.56%9349112.52%0.48%
Lower Villa Jacinta2.90%7617215.55%1.03%
Mabini4.50%1,1821,1562.25%0.42%
Mohon1.69%4434147.00%1.30%
Molopolo4.33%1,1371,0537.98%1.47%
Rizal5.06%1,3291,2238.67%1.60%
Salvador2.27%5955920.51%0.10%
San Isidro1.34%3523510.28%0.05%
San Joaquin4.34%1,1381,0547.97%1.47%
San Roque6.92%1,8161,8020.78%0.15%
San Vicente1.22%3203112.89%0.54%
San Vicente Poblacion2.11%5555491.09%0.21%
Santa Cruz5.93%1,5571,5142.84%0.53%
Santo Niño1.82%4784652.80%0.53%
Santo Rosario3.52%9238992.67%0.50%
Sindangan2.95%7757671.04%0.20%
Upper Ichon2.06%54148611.32%2.06%
Upper Villa Jacinta3.36%8818730.92%0.17%
Macrohon Total26,24425,3863.38%0.63%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Macrohon for the fiscal year of 2016 was 79,875,548.89.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200945,463,528.06
201048,464,663.736.60%
201152,661,610.348.66%
201251,683,597.77-1.86%
201356,809,671.159.92%
201464,318,367.5413.22%
201573,180,714.2713.78%
201679,875,548.899.15%

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 Macrohon is 5 to 9, with 2,748 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 384 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1489
1 to 42,061
5 to 92,748
10 to 142,679
15 to 192,401
20 to 242,033
25 to 291,950
30 to 341,679
35 to 391,628
40 to 441,482
45 to 491,454
50 to 541,333
55 to 591,230
60 to 64961
65 to 69772
70 to 74548
75 to 79384
80 and over412
Total26,244

Historical population

The population of Macrohon grew from 14,786 in 1960 to 26,244 in 2015, an increase of 11,458 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.63%, or an increase of 858 people, from the previous population of 25,386 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
14,786
16,3731.00%
17,6941.57%
18,6931.10%
20,4160.89%
20,093-0.30%
23,1023.04%
24,5830.86%
25,3861.18%
26,2440.63%

Location

The municipal center of Macrohon is situated at approximately 10° 5' North, 124° 56' East, in the island of Leyte. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 6.4 meters or 21.0 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 Macrohon are Maasin, Baybay, Surigao City, Ormoc, Danao, and Lapu-Lapu. The nearest municipalities are Padre Burgos, Malitbog, Tomas Oppus, Liloan, Limasawa, and San Francisco. Its distance from the national capital is 659.38 kilometers (409.72 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Maasin, Southern Leyte, 12.08 kilometers (7.51 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N58°W)
  • Baybay, Leyte, 68.25 kilometers (42.41 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N13°W)
  • Surigao City, Surigao del Norte, 68.40 kilometers (42.50 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S62°E)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 108.89 kilometers (67.66 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N19°W)
  • Danao, Cebu, 111.42 kilometers (69.23 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N64°W)
  • Lapu-Lapu, 111.61 kilometers (69.35 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N76°W)

Distance from Manila: 659.38 kilometers (409.72 miles) to the Northwest (N40°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 26,244, ranked 981 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 48.80 square kilometers, ranked 808 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 208 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 886 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.63%, ranked 1,446 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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