BARANGAY OSMEÑA – “Kumilid noon…….Osmeña Ngayon……”
Since immemorial, this place was called by the natives (Mandaya) as Cumilid. During the first half of the 20th Century, the Cumilid was one of the sitios of Barangay San Miguel. The people aspired to have a Barangay of their own. Therefore on May 3, 1949, this was approved on a legitimate Barangay through the initiative of late Emeterio Pavia and eventually the latter become the 1st captain of this Barangay.
1956 – Hon. Agusto Blanco, Sr., was elected as Barangay Captain.
Between 1956-1971 _ Hon. Agusto Blanco was appointed Municipal Councilor. On this fact, Hon. Emeterio Pavia was appointed OIC, but his death prompted the local government to appoint late Genara Alcos.
1971 – Hon. Genera Alcos was chosen as the 3rd elected Barangay Captain.
1986 – Hon. Glicerio Altamera was elected as the 4th Barangay Captain. Between 1986-1989 the seat was vacant due to Hon. Altamera’s ascension as Board Member, this time Hon. Alfredo Pavia was appointed as OIC Barangay Captain.
1989 – Local non-partisan election was conducted. Hon. Jaime M. Blanco was Municipal Councilor. His unfinished term was turn over to Hon. Rogelio P. Econar as OIC Barangay Captain.
In the year 2000, Honorable Rogelio P. Econar was formally elected as 6th Barangay Captain of Osmeña. From this point of time, the developments of the Barangay came into being. Due to initiatives of the Barangay Officials’ projects were realized, his great leadership continued for two more consecutive terms with perseverance and enthusiasm.
Hon. Econar won the election last May 10, 2010, an ascended as Sangguniang Bayan Member, his first councilor, Hon. Marcelino C. Arcales was appointed to take place as the Punong Barangay of Osmeña, Compostela.
And during the October 2010 Local Election Hon. Jaime M. Blanco won as a newly elected Punong Barangay of Osmeña, Compostela, Compostela Valley Province.
Its population as determined by the 2020 Census was 5,837. This represented 6.49% of the total population of Compostela.
The household population of Osmeña in the 2015 Census was 5,598 broken down into 1,305 households or an average of 4.29 members per household.
|Census date||Household population||Number of households||Average household size|
According to the 2015 Census, the age group with the highest population in Osmeña is 10 to 14, with 668 individuals. Conversely, the age groups with the lowest population are in the ranges 75 to 79, and 80 and over, with 35 individuals.
Combining age groups together, those aged 14 and below, consisting of the young dependent population which include infants/babies, children and young adolescents/teenagers, make up an aggregate of 34.58% (1,937). Those aged 15 up to 64, roughly, the economically active population and actual or potential members of the work force, constitute a total of 62.01% (3,474). Finally, old dependent population consisting of the senior citizens, those aged 65 and over, total 3.41% (191) in all.
The computed Age Dependency Ratios mean that among the population of Osmeña, there are 56 youth dependents to every 100 of the working age population; there are 6 aged/senior citizens to every 100 of the working population; and overall, there are 61 dependents (young and old-age) to every 100 of the working population.
The median age of 23 indicates that half of the entire population of Osmeña are aged less than 23 and the other half are over the age of 23.
|Age group||Population (2015)||Age group percentage|
|1 to 4||505||9.01%|
|5 to 9||638||11.39%|
|10 to 14||668||11.92%|
|15 to 19||576||10.28%|
|20 to 24||501||8.94%|
|25 to 29||474||8.46%|
|30 to 34||401||7.16%|
|35 to 39||354||6.32%|
|40 to 44||334||5.96%|
|45 to 49||280||5.00%|
|50 to 54||256||4.57%|
|55 to 59||163||2.91%|
|60 to 64||135||2.41%|
|65 to 69||65||1.16%|
|70 to 74||56||1.00%|
|75 to 79||35||0.62%|
|80 and over||35||0.62%|
The population of Osmeña grew from 2,073 in 1990 to 5,837 in 2020, an increase of 3,764 people over the course of 30 years. The latest census figures in 2020 denote a positive growth rate of 0.87%, or an increase of 235 people, from the previous population of 5,602 in 2015.
|Census date||Population||Growth rate|
Osmeña is situated at approximately 7.6642, 126.1014, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 76.6 meters or 251.3 feet above mean sea level.
Osmeña shares a common border with the following barangay(s):
- Ngan, Compostela, Davao de Oro
- San Jose, Compostela, Davao de Oro
- Poblacion, Compostela, Davao de Oro