Jimenez, Misamis Occidental

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Municipality of Jimenez
Official seal of Jimenez
Map of Misamis Occidental with Jimenez highlighted
Map of Misamis Occidental with Jimenez highlighted
Jimenez is located in Philippines
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
Region Northern Mindanao (Region X)
Province Misamis Occidental
District 1st District
Founded April 7, 1900
Barangays 24 (see Barangays)
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Rosario Kais Balais (NUP)
 • Electorate 18,108 voters (2016)
 • Total 81.43 km2 (31.44 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 27,654
 • Density 340/km2 (880/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code 7204
PSGC 104207000
IDD:area code +63 (0)88
Climate type Tropical climate
Income class 3rd municipal income class
Revenue (₱) 91,501,097.10 (2016)
Website www.jimenezmisocc.gov.ph

Jimenez, officially the Municipality of 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]

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.


Jimenez is politically subdivided into 24 barangays.


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][4][5][6]

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.


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 Jimenez[edit]

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:


  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  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. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region X (Northern Mindanao)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ "Province of Misamis Occidental". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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