Corcuera, Romblon

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Corcuera, Romblon

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Corcuera, Romblon

Corcuera is a coastal municipality in the island province of Romblon.

The municipality has a land area of 28.53 square kilometers or 11.02 square miles which constitutes 1.86% of Romblon’s total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 10,283. This represented 3.51% of the total population of Romblon province, or 0.35% of the overall population of the MIMAROPA region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 360 inhabitants per square kilometer or 933 inhabitants per square mile.

Population by age group
According to the 2015 Census, the age group with the highest population in Corcuera is 10 to 14, with 1,237 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 122 individuals.

Combining age groups together, those aged 14 and below, consisting of the the young dependent population which include infants/babies, children and young adolescents/teenagers, make up an aggregate of 31.17% (3,205). Those aged 15 up to 64, roughly, the economically active population and actual or potential members of the work force, constitute a total of 60.32% (6,203). Finally, old dependent population consisting of the senior citizens, those aged 65 and over, total 8.51% (875) in all.

The computed Age Dependency Ratios mean that among the population of Corcuera, there are 52 youth dependents to every 100 of the working age population; there are 14 aged/senior citizens to every 100 of the working population; and overall, there are 66 dependents (young and old-age) to every 100 of the working population.

The median age of 25 indicates that half of the entire population of Corcuera are aged less than 25 and the other half are over the age of 25.

Historical population
The population of Corcuera grew from 6,510 in 1960 to 10,283 in 2015, an increase of 3,773 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.66%, or an increase of 348 people, from the previous population of 9,935 in 2010.

The municipal center of Corcuera is situated at approximately 12° 47′ North, 122° 3′ East, in the island of Simara. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 10.4 meters or 34.1 feet above mean sea level.

Based on the great-circle distance (the shortest distance between two points over the surface of the Earth), the cities closest to Corcuera are Calapan, Lucena, Tayabas, Roxas City, Batangas City, and Naga. The nearest municipalities are Calatrava, Banton, San Agustin, San Andres, Romblon, and Concepcion. Its distance from the national capital is 230.92 kilometers (143.48 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

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