General Info

Demography

 1.2.1     Population Size, Growth and Trend

 In 1980, Maragusan’s population was placed at 20,220. It increased to 40,892 in 2007 with an average annual growth rate of 7.3 percent. The census in 1995, however, showed a negative average annual growth rate of 0.1 percent as a result of out-migration due to a peace and order problem in Barangay Mabugnao.  Moreover, a number of people moved to neighboring provinces after selling their lands to Stanfilco to be converted to banana plantations. 

 Table 1.2.1       Historical Growth and Trend

Municipality of Maragusan, 1980-2007

Year

Population

Increase or Decrease

Average Annual

Growth Rate

1980

20,220

-

-

1990

40,982

20,762

7.3

1995

40,834

-148

-0.1

2000

45,937

5,103

2.4

2007

51,547

5,610

1.7

Source: National Statistics Office XI

In the 2007 census, the population was placed at 51,547 representing 8.1 percent of the total population of Compostela Valley province and showed a population’s average growth rate of 1.67 percent from 2000 to year 2007 (Table 1.2.1).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.2.2     Urban/Rural Distribution of Population

Based on the 2007 census, Poblacion Maragusan is the most populated barangay with 13,551, while Mabugnao is the least populated with 250 people (Table 1.2.2). 

The municipality’s urbanization has been slow, as the population and economic activities remained predominantly rural. Urbanization level was computed at 26.3 percent compared to 23.6 percent in 2000 with Poblacion, Maragusan as the only barangay classified as urban by the National Statistics Office (NSO). The remaining 73.7 percent are considered rural for 23 barangays.

 Table 1.2.2       Population, Household Population and Number of Household by Barangay

Municipality of Maragusan, 2007

Barangay

Population

Household Population

Number of Households

  Urban

13,551

12,140

2,837

Poblacion (Maragusan)

13,551

 

2,873

  Rural

37,996

37,996

7,720

Bagong Silang

3,189

3,189

673

Mapawa

4,588

4,588

921

New Albay

3,363

3,363

701

Bahi

1,206

1,206

256

Cambagang

1,444

1,444

288

Coronobe

1,905

1,905

386

Katipunan

1,403

1,403

260

Lahi

1,079

1,079

204

Langgawisan

1,952

1,952

362

Mabugnao

250

250

54

Magcagong

1,934

1,934

383

Mahayahay

645

645

135

Mauswagon

2,178

2,178

474

New Katipunan

1,478

1,478

280

New Manay

661

661

136

New Panay

1,263

1,263

246

Paloc

1,901

1,901

369

Pamintaran

1,257

1,257

262

Parasanon

811

811

173

Talian

1,565

1,565

328

Tandik

488

488

107

Tigbao

1,312

1,312

285

Tupas

2,124

2,124

437

Total

51,547

51,547

10,557

Sources of Basic Data: 2007 Census of Population, National Statistics Office XI

 

 

 

1.2.3     Gross Density

In 2007, population density was estimated at 131 persons per square kilometer (Table 1.2.3).  Urban density was computed at 253 persons per square kilometer while rural density was 114 persons per square kilometer. Poblacion Maragusan had the highest computed density at 705 persons per square kilometer compared to year 2000 at 226 persons per square kilometer. 

Table 1.2.3       Population Density by Barangay

            Municipality of Maragusan, 2007

Barangay

Population

Area (Sq. Km.)

Density (Person/Sq. Km.)

 Urban

13,551

 

 

Poblacion (Maragusan

13,551

17.23

705

 Rural

       37,996

377.03

104

Bagong Silang

3,189

11.80

253

Mapawa

4,558

28.69

159

New Albay

3,363

23.65

155

Bahi

1,206

30.22

32

Cambagang

1,444

8.22

194

Coronobe

1,905

14.69

123

Katipunan

1,403

8.49

183

Lahi

1,079

6.15

180

Langgawisan

1,952

121.42

16

Mabugnao

250

4.69

132

Magcagong

1,934

9.23

224

Mahayahay

645

5.92

104

Mauswagon

2,178

4.86

354

New Katipunan

1,478

9.08

156

New Manay

661

5.68

176

New Panay

1,263

6.20

233

Paloc

1,901

6.84

353

Pamintaran

1,257

7.78

168

Parasanon

811

7.17

114

Talian

1,565

8.63

176

Tandik

488

9.15

71

Tigbao

1,312

6.32

230

Tupaz

2,124

32.17

69

Total

51,547

394.26

131

Sources of Basic Data: BDP/National Statistics Office

                                    * excluding area under disputes

 

1.2.5     Religious Affiliation

 The people of the municipality embrace various religions.  As of year 2007, the dominant religion was Roman Catholicism with 35,290 or 68.5 percent followed by 6,247 members of the Evangelicals (12 percent) and 1,295 followers of Other Protestants (2.5 percent) (Table 1.2.5).

Table 1.2.5       Population by Religious Affiliation

Municipality of Maragusan,   2007

Religion

Number

% To Total

Roman Catholic

35,290

68.46

Evangelicals

6,247

12.12

Other Protestants

1,295

2.51

Iglesia ni Kristo

1,134

2.20

Aglipayan

1,019

1.98

Seventh Day Adventist

960

1.86

Southern Baptist

863

1.67

UCCP

394

0.76

Jehovah’s Witness

367

0.71

Phil. Benevolent Missionaries Association

300

0.58

Missionary Baptist Churches of the Phils.

263

0.51

Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints

201

0.39

Islam

193

0.37

International Baptist Missionary Fellowship

117

0.23

Assn. Of Fundamental Baptist church in the Phils.

81

0.16

Bible Baptist

62

0.12

Tribal Religions

37

0.07

Other Methodist

29

0.06

Convention of Philippine Baptist Church

16

0.03

Iglesia Evangelista Metodista en Las Filipinas

9

0.02

United Methodist Church

7

0.01

Lutheran Church of the Phils.

6

0.01

Buddhist

4

0.01

Salvation Army, Philippines

1

-

Others

2,437

4.73

None

63

0.12

Unknown

156

0.30

TOTAL

51,547

100.00

Source:     National Statistics Office

                     % Distribution was extrapolated from 2000 Census

   

           

1.2.6     Population by Ethnicity

 The people of Maragusan are a mixture of the country’s different tribes who bring with them their own culture and speak their own dialect.  Cebuano is the dominant inhabitant of Maragusan with 36,888 residents or 52.7 percent.  Boholanos ranked second with 18.1 percent. Mansakas and Mandayas, who belong to one of the cultural minority groups, comprise a total of 17.2 %. The least among the identified ethnic groups is Waray with only 3.5 percent (Table 1.2.6).

 Table 1.2.6       Total Population by Ethnicity

Municipality of Maragusan, 2007

Tribe

Total Population

%  To Total

Cebuano

27,178

52.7

Mansaka/ Mandaya

5,893

11.4

Mandaya

3,013

5.8

Boholano

9,343

18.1

Ilonggo/ Hiligaynon

2,190

4.2

Waray

1,836

3.5

Others

2,094

4.0

Total

51,547

100

Sources of Basic Data: 2000 & 2007 Census of Population                        

                                    % Distribution was extrapolated from 2000 Census

 

Table 1.3.2        Land Area by Barangay

             Municipality of Maragusan, 2007

Barangay

Land Area

(In has.)

Percent

Distribution

Date Created

Bagong Silang

1,180.00

2.2

January 5, 1972

Bahi

3,022.46

5.5

August 23,1989

Cambagang

820.17

1.5

August 23,1989

Coronobe

1,468.53

2.7

August 23,1989

Katipunan

848.54

1.6

August 23,1989

Lahi

614.64

1.1

August 23,1989

Langgawisan

12,142.33

22.2

August 23,1989

Mabugnao

468.94

0.9

August 23,1989

Magcagong

923.44

1.7

August 23,1989

Mahayahay

592.41

1.1

August 23,1989

Mapawa

2,869.64

5.2

January 5, 1972

Maragusan (Pob)

1,763.53

3.2

 

Mauswagon

485.67

0.9

August 23,1989

New Albay

2,364.68

4.3

January 5, 1972

New Katipunan

907.62

1.7

August 23,1989

New Manay

567.84

1.0

August 23,1989

New Panay

620.28

1.1

August 23,1989

Paloc

684.42

1.3

August 23,1989

Pamintaran

778.45

1.4

August 23,1989

Parasanon

716.64

1.3

August 23,1989

Talian

862.60

1.6

August 23,1989

Tandik

874.92

1.6

August 23,1989

Tigbao

631.89

1.2

August 23,1989

Tupas

3,217.36

5.88

January 5, 1972

Contested Area

15,318.00

27.98

 

Total

54,745.00

         100.00

 

Source: MPDO-GIS