Demography

  • Geographical Location
  • Land Area
  • Population

The CITY OF TAGUM has a total land area of 19,580 hectares , which is predominantly occupied by agricultural lands utilized in various kinds of crops like coconut, rice, Cavendish banana, fruit trees and other non-commercial agricultural crops.

The city is strategically located at the northern part of southern Mindanao where it lies in the intersection of three (3) major road network system namely: the Phil-Japan Friendship Highway, the Davao-Mati, Davao-Agusan road and soon to finish the Davao-Bukidnon road that connects the city to other major destinations in the region and in the entire Mindanao.

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It is located 55 kilometers north of Davao City , the capital of Region XI . As such, it is about 1 hour and 30 minutes travel time to Davao City.   The city lies between 7 o 26′ N latitude and 125 o 48′ E Longitude. It is bounded in the north by the municipalities of Asuncion and New Corella, in the south by Davao Gulf, in the west by the municipality of Carmen and Dujali and in the east by the Municipalities of Maco and Mawab.

Tagum City is bounded by two (2) major rivers, namely; Hijo River and Tagum-Liboganon River, which measures 700 sq. km. and 3,064 sq. km. respectively.   These rivers serve as primary channels of run off water from upland areas and the city in particular.   Outfall areas are commonly drained into the Davao gulf.

Of the three (3) component cities in the Province of Davao del Norte, Tagum is the smallest city in terms of land area and comprises only about one (1) percent of the entire Davao Integrated Development Program (DIDP) area.

Table 1. Comparative Population and Land Area
Area
Population (2000)
Population
(2007)
Land Area
(sq. km)
Region XI – Davao
3,676,163
4,156,653
27,140.7
DIDP Area
3,288,825
-no data yet-
19,671.0
Davao del Norte
743,811
847,440
8,130.0
Tagum City
179,531
215,967
19,580

Source ::   NSO Population Report, 2000 and 2007

The CITY OF TAGUM is the capital of the First Class Province of Davao del Norte .   It comprises twenty-three (23) barangays of which nine (9) are categorized as urban barangays and fourteen (14) are categorized as rural barangays.

Table 2 represents the distribution of land area by barangay.   Barangay Madaum has the largest area, with a total of 2,655 hectares or 13.55% of the total land area.   This is followed by Barangay Visayan Village, an urban barangay with approximately 1,520 hectares comprising 7.76% of the total land area of Tagum.

Table 2. Land Area Distribution by Barangay
Barangay Land Area
Hectares Percent in Total
URBAN
Apokon
630
3.21
Madaum
2,655
13.55
Magugpo Poblacion
980.55
5.00
Magugpo North
73.48
0.38
Magugpo South
134.03
0.68
Magugpo East
255.51
1.30
Magugpo West
216.43
1.11
Visayan Village
1,520
7.76
Mankilam
1,176
6.00
Sub-Total
7,641
40.97
RURAL
Bincungan
1,485
7.58
Busaon
1,056
5.39
Canocotan
769
3.39
Cuambangon
880
4.49
La Filipina
550
2.81
Liboganon
612
3.13
Magdum
1,258
6.42
New Balamban
520
2.66
Nueva Fuerza
616
3.15
Pagsabangan
1,350
6.89
Pandapan
530
2.71
San Agustin
522
2.67
San Isidro
805
4.09
San Miguel
609
3.11
Sub-Total
11,559
59.03
Misc. Land Type (Major rivers, Water Bodies)
380
1.94
TOTAL
19,580
100.00

The city is strategically located as it is being intersected by two (2) national highways connecting itself to the different provinces, cities and municipalities of Mindanao in all directions, north, south, east and west.

The city is strategically located as it is being intersected by two (2) national highways connecting itself to the different provinces, cities and municipalities of Mindanao in all directions, north, south, east and west.

TAGUM has a total population of 215,967 inhabitants with a household population of 43,193 households according to the 2007 census. Based on the 1990 and 1995 census, Tagum’s population is growing at an average of 2.8 percent per annum.

Population Distribution by Barangay
Barangay
Total Population
(CY 2000)
Total Population
(CY 2007)
No. of Households
(CY 2007)
Apokon*
16,171
21,856
4,371
Bincungan
3,418
3,672
734
Busaon
2,984
3,427
685
Canocotan
3,956
5,176
1,035
Cuambogan
3,122
5,314
1,063
La Filipina
6,206
9,780
1,956
Liboganon
2,097
2,341
468
Madaum*
8,552
9,665
1,933
Magdum
6,815
8,900
1,780
Mankilam*
20,107
32,011
6,402
New Balamban
1,382
1,421
284
Nueva Fuerza
913
1,512
302
Pagsabangan
3,843
4,489
898
Pandapan
1,223
1,715
343
Magugpo Poblacion*
8,532
6,325
1,265
San Agustin
609
873
175
San Isidro
4,140
3,843
769
San Miguel
8,460
12,551
2,510
Visayan Village *
28,932
30,756
6,151
Magugpo East *
15,482
16,136
3,227
Magugpo North *
9,486
10,092
2,018
Magugpo South *
11,475
11,778
2,356
Magugpo West *
11,626
12,334
2,467
TOTAL
179,531
215,967
43,192

Source: NSO Provincial Office                                          *Urban Barangay