Sogod, Province of Southern Leyte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceSouthern Leyte
Barangay count45
Postal code6606
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSogod Bay [Bohol Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Leyte
Area (2007)192.70 km2 (74.40 sq mi)
Population (2015)44,986
Density (2015)233 / km2 (605 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 23' North, 124° 59' East (10.3856, 124.9806)
Estimated elevation above sea level12.2 meters (39.9 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 192.70 square kilometers or 74.40 square miles which constitutes 10.71% of Southern Leyte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 44,986. This represented 10.67% of the total population of Southern Leyte province, or 1.01% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 233 inhabitants per square kilometer or 605 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Sogod has 45 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)
Benit0.16%70328-78.66%-25.48%
Buac Daku0.28%12710125.74%4.46%
Buac Gamay1.71%7697423.64%0.68%
Cabadbaran0.44%1961799.50%1.74%
Concepcion2.77%1,2461,1795.68%1.06%
Consolacion2.72%1,2221,1615.25%0.98%
Dagsa1.07%4834830.00%0.00%
Hibod‑hibod0.96%43236817.39%3.10%
Hindangan0.27%123125-1.60%-0.31%
Hipantag0.70%3132985.03%0.94%
Javier1.69%7627215.69%1.06%
Kahupian3.24%1,4561,3636.82%1.26%
Kanangkaan0.78%35130913.59%2.46%
Kauswagan0.81%36532113.71%2.48%
La Purisima Concepcion2.56%1,1531,0757.26%1.34%
Libas4.17%1,8761,8650.59%0.11%
Lum‑an0.32%14312712.60%2.28%
Mabicay1.83%82271914.33%2.58%
Mac4.03%1,8111,7881.29%0.24%
Magatas2.86%1,2851,13912.82%2.32%
Mahayahay2.22%9979149.08%1.67%
Malinao1.12%5034971.21%0.23%
Maria Plana0.52%2362340.85%0.16%
Milagroso1.56%7006576.54%1.21%
Olisihan1.20%54044022.73%3.98%
Pancho Villa2.37%1,0651,0303.40%0.64%
Pandan3.14%1,4121,18219.46%3.44%
Rizal4.51%2,0281,8529.50%1.74%
Salvacion1.74%78171010.00%1.83%
San Francisco Mabuhay1.04%4674376.86%1.27%
San Isidro2.44%1,0981,0306.60%1.22%
San Jose3.30%1,4831,32611.84%2.15%
San Juan1.60%7206687.78%1.44%
San Miguel3.53%1,5861,26924.98%4.34%
San Pedro4.15%1,8671,7079.37%1.72%
San Roque3.82%1,7171,52812.37%2.25%
San Vicente0.45%2041897.94%1.46%
Santa Maria0.48%2172093.83%0.72%
Suba2.70%1,2161,03117.94%3.19%
Tampoong4.42%1,9891,62222.63%3.96%
Zone I3.48%1,5671,5312.35%0.44%
Zone II1.91%8578214.38%0.82%
Zone III5.24%2,3592,13810.34%1.89%
Zone IV1.04%4704621.73%0.33%
Zone V8.67%3,9023,53610.35%1.89%
Sogod Total44,98641,4118.63%1.59%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Sogod for the fiscal year of 2016 was 133,874,160.30.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009
201076,760,662.53
201185,140,619.2210.92%
201282,191,332.96-3.46%
201394,258,194.6314.68%
2014104,286,484.4510.64%
2015121,950,061.5316.94%
2016133,874,160.309.78%

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 Sogod is 5 to 9, with 5,233 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 444 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1962
1 to 44,194
5 to 95,233
10 to 144,914
15 to 194,614
20 to 243,738
25 to 293,338
30 to 342,959
35 to 392,741
40 to 442,381
45 to 492,188
50 to 541,969
55 to 591,746
60 to 641,374
65 to 69999
70 to 74665
75 to 79527
80 and over444
Total44,986

Historical population

The population of Sogod grew from 17,716 in 1960 to 44,986 in 2015, an increase of 27,270 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.59%, or an increase of 3,575 people, from the previous population of 41,411 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
17,716
23,4872.80%
24,3730.75%
26,2461.49%
31,3421.79%
31,062-0.17%
37,4024.06%
39,8640.88%
41,4111.40%
44,9861.59%

Location

The municipal center of Sogod is situated at approximately 10° 23' North, 124° 59' East, in the island of Leyte. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 12.2 meters or 39.9 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 Sogod are Maasin, Baybay, Ormoc, Surigao City, Tacloban, and Danao. The nearest municipalities are Bontoc, Libagon, Tomas Oppus, Saint Bernard, Bato, and Hinunangan. Its distance from the national capital is 636.73 kilometers (395.64 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 636.73 kilometers (395.64 miles) to the Northwest (N42°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 44,986, ranked 540 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 74.40 square kilometers, ranked 530 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 233 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 821 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.59%, ranked 970 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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