Jimenez, Misamis Occidental

Jimenez, officially the Municipality of Jimenez (Cebuano: Lungsod sa Jimenez; Tagalog: Bayan ng Jimenez), is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Misamis Occidental, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 27,654 people. [3]

Jimenez
Municipality of Jimenez
Official seal of Jimenez
Seal
Map of Misamis Occidental with Jimenez highlighted
Map of Misamis Occidental with Jimenez highlighted
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Jimenez is located in Philippines
Jimenez
Jimenez
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 8°20′00″N 123°50′00″E / 8.3333333°N 123.8333333°E / 8.3333333; 123.8333333Coordinates: 8°20′00″N 123°50′00″E / 8.3333333°N 123.8333333°E / 8.3333333; 123.8333333
Country Philippines
RegionNorthern Mindanao
ProvinceMisamis Occidental
District 1st district
FoundedApril 7, 1900
Barangays24 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorRosario K. Balais
 • Vice MayorJoselito C. Chiong
 • RepresentativeDiego C. Ty
 • Electorate20,027 voters (2019)
Area
[2]
 • Total81.43 km2 (31.44 sq mi)
Elevation
41 m (135 ft)
Highest elevation
212 m (696 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2015 census) [3]
 • Total27,654
 • Density340/km2 (880/sq mi)
 • Households
6,307
Economy
 • Income class3rd municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence23.63% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue₱91,501,097.10 (2016)
Service provider
 • ElectricityMisamis Occidental 2 Electric Cooperative (MOELCI 2)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
7204
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)88
Climate typeTropical climate
Native languagesSubanon
Cebuano
Tagalog

Within the predominantly Catholic town lies the Church of Saint John the Baptist which is one of the oldest monuments in the Philippines. Many Jimeneznons live outside the country but have retained close ties to the town, with "balikbayans" offering community service and philanthropy, and others taking up residence upon retirement abroad.

The heritage town is one of the best preserved colonial towns in the entire Philippines. The conservation, preservation, and restoration of the town's heritage structures such as the church and ancestral houses are the main focus of the local government. The town is being pushed to be included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

GeographyEdit

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Jimenez, Misamis Occidental
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 27
(81)
28
(82)
29
(84)
31
(88)
31
(88)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
29
(84)
28
(82)
29
(85)
Average low °C (°F) 23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
23
(73)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(74)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 69
(2.7)
44
(1.7)
37
(1.5)
29
(1.1)
87
(3.4)
137
(5.4)
131
(5.2)
141
(5.6)
143
(5.6)
134
(5.3)
68
(2.7)
53
(2.1)
1,073
(42.3)
Average rainy days 9.9 7.6 7.4 8.1 21.6 26.5 26.4 26.6 25.8 24.3 15.1 10.4 209.7
Source: Meteoblue [5]

BarangaysEdit

Jimenez is politically subdivided into 24 barangays.

DemographicsEdit

Population census of Jimenez
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 7,187—    
1918 13,212+4.14%
1939 24,182+2.92%
1948 25,352+0.53%
1960 20,996−1.56%
1970 18,551−1.23%
1975 19,108+0.60%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1980 21,037+1.94%
1990 20,589−0.22%
1995 21,434+0.76%
2000 23,212+1.72%
2007 24,340+0.66%
2010 25,234+1.32%
2015 27,654+1.76%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][6][7][8]

In the 2015 census, the population of Jimenez was 27,654 people, [3] with a density of 340 inhabitants per square kilometre or 880 inhabitants per square mile.

EconomyEdit


EducationEdit

Jimenez has three major high schools including School of Saint John the Baptist, Jimenez Bethel Institute, and a public high school located in barangay Corrales.

List of presumed Cultural Properties of the Philippines in JimenezEdit

The following table lists down built heritage structures as identified by the local government of Jimenez:

This table lists down built heritage structures not formally identified by the local government of Jimenez but are pursuant to the Republic Act No. 10066 or the National Heritage Law of 2009:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipality of Jimenez | (DILG)
  2. ^ "Province: Misamis Occidental". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region X (Northern Mindanao)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/City%20and%20Municipal-level%20Small%20Area%20Poverty%20Estimates_%202009%2C%202012%20and%202015_0.xlsx; publication date: 10 July 2019; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  5. ^ "Jimenez: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 29 April 2020.
  6. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region X (Northern Mindanao)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  7. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region X (Northern Mindanao)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  8. ^ "Province of Misamis Occidental". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Poverty incidence (PI):". Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 28 December 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/NSCB_LocalPovertyPhilippines_0.pdf; publication date: 29 November 2005; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  11. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2003%20SAE%20of%20poverty%20%28Full%20Report%29_1.pdf; publication date: 23 March 2009; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  12. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2006%20and%202009%20City%20and%20Municipal%20Level%20Poverty%20Estimates_0_1.pdf; publication date: 3 August 2012; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  13. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2012%20Municipal%20and%20City%20Level%20Poverty%20Estima7tes%20Publication%20%281%29.pdf; publication date: 31 May 2016; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  14. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/City%20and%20Municipal-level%20Small%20Area%20Poverty%20Estimates_%202009%2C%202012%20and%202015_0.xlsx; publication date: 10 July 2019; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.

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