Baguio

Summary data
Typecity (highly urbanized)
Island groupLuzon
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
ProvinceBenguet
Barangay count129
Postal code2600
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)57.51 km2 (22.20 sq mi)
Population (2015)345,366
Density (2015)6,005 / km2 (15,557 / sq mi)
Coordinates16° 25' North, 120° 36' East (16.4120, 120.5933)
Estimated elevation above sea level1,445.3 meters (4,740.7 feet)

Baguio is a highly urbanized city in the Cordillera Administrative Region. Although administratively independent due to its distinction as highly urbanized city, Baguio is commonly grouped with the landlocked province of Benguet. The city also serves as the regional center of the Cordillera Administrative Region.

The city has a land area of 57.51 square kilometers or 22.20 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 345,366. This represented 20.06% of the total population of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 6,005 inhabitants per square kilometer or 15,557 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Baguio has 129 barangays as shown in the following table.

Demographic profile of barangays
BarangayPopulation percentage (2015)Population (2015)Population (2010)Change (2010‑2015)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)
A. Bonifacio‑Caguioa‑Rimando0.49%1,69798672.11%10.89%
Abanao‑Zandueta‑Kayong‑Chugum‑Otek0.10%344515-33.20%-7.40%
Alfonso Tabora0.60%2,0791,46242.20%6.93%
Ambiong0.73%2,5252,4771.94%0.37%
Andres Bonifacio0.38%1,3071,2266.61%1.23%
Apugan‑Loakan0.84%2,8872,59911.08%2.02%
Asin Road3.81%13,14511,45414.76%2.66%
Atok Trail0.45%1,5501,5162.24%0.42%
Aurora Hill Proper0.24%8228190.37%0.07%
Aurora Hill, North Central0.11%386472-18.22%-3.76%
Aurora Hill, South Central0.28%9591,142-16.02%-3.27%
Bagong Lipunan0.01%2810180.00%21.66%
Bakakeng Central2.67%9,2167,69519.77%3.49%
Bakakeng North2.54%8,7808,5422.79%0.52%
Bal‑Marcoville0.24%82166024.39%4.24%
Balsigan0.63%2,1692,547-14.84%-3.01%
Bayan Park East0.33%1,1251,151-2.26%-0.43%
Bayan Park Village0.24%837848-1.30%-0.25%
Bayan Park West0.44%1,5261,763-13.44%-2.71%
BGH Compound0.43%1,4801,4680.82%0.16%
Brookside0.64%2,2161,96512.77%2.32%
Brookspoint0.59%2,0482,299-10.92%-2.18%
Cabinet Hill‑Teacher's Camp1.00%3,4443,2974.46%0.83%
Camdas Subdivision0.44%1,5231,4018.71%1.60%
Camp 73.18%10,9699,72612.78%2.32%
Camp 80.73%2,5362,665-4.84%-0.94%
Camp Allen0.70%2,4172,19610.06%1.84%
Campo Filipino0.38%1,3211,738-23.99%-5.09%
City Camp Central0.59%2,0242,0090.75%0.14%
City Camp Proper0.42%1,4472,013-28.12%-6.09%
Country Club Village0.53%1,8331,972-7.05%-1.38%
Cresencia Village0.54%1,8811,50425.07%4.35%
Dagsian, Lower0.40%1,3911,15920.02%3.54%
Dagsian, Upper0.20%6836377.22%1.34%
Dizon Subdivision0.50%1,7121,770-3.28%-0.63%
Dominican Hill‑Mirador1.39%4,8104,03519.21%3.40%
Dontogan1.49%5,1524,57912.51%2.27%
DPS Area0.32%1,1211,0298.94%1.64%
Engineers' Hill0.56%1,9472,102-7.37%-1.45%
Fairview Village2.44%8,4297,40913.77%2.49%
Ferdinand0.50%1,7231,6653.48%0.65%
Fort del Pilar0.89%3,0683,331-7.90%-1.55%
Gabriela Silang0.88%3,0412,8994.90%0.91%
General Emilio F. Aguinaldo0.57%1,9822,126-6.77%-1.33%
General Luna, Lower0.18%617673-8.32%-1.64%
General Luna, Upper0.43%1,49594158.87%9.21%
Gibraltar2.20%7,6137,0667.74%1.43%
Greenwater Village0.50%1,7241,728-0.23%-0.04%
Guisad Central0.70%2,4241,91926.32%4.55%
Guisad Sorong0.49%1,6791,749-4.00%-0.77%
Happy Hollow0.74%2,5702,15719.15%3.39%
Happy Homes0.43%1,4771,4333.07%0.58%
Harrison‑Claudio Carantes0.08%273291-6.19%-1.21%
Hillside0.45%1,5621,5391.49%0.28%
Holy Ghost Extension0.88%3,0322,9931.30%0.25%
Holy Ghost Proper0.57%1,9542,046-4.50%-0.87%
Honeymoon0.96%3,3163,3140.06%0.01%
Imelda R. Marcos0.32%1,1061,0228.22%1.52%
Imelda Village0.55%1,8891,31443.76%7.16%
Irisan8.83%30,50728,3577.58%1.40%
Kabayanihan0.03%116141-17.73%-3.65%
Kagitingan0.04%151471-67.94%-19.47%
Kayang Extension0.46%1,5921,22230.28%5.17%
Kayang‑Hilltop0.04%1471,136-87.06%-32.25%
Kias1.73%5,9925,24714.20%2.56%
Legarda‑Burnham‑Kisad0.19%670968-30.79%-6.77%
Liwanag‑Loakan1.03%3,5543,3167.18%1.33%
Loakan Proper2.95%10,1899,15811.26%2.05%
Lopez Jaena0.38%1,3041,370-4.82%-0.94%
Lourdes Subdivision Extension0.37%1,2631,09315.55%2.79%
Lourdes Subdivision, Lower0.07%24519227.60%4.75%
Lourdes Subdivision, Proper0.19%656788-16.75%-3.43%
Lualhati0.31%1,08798410.47%1.91%
Lucnab0.61%2,1201,86613.61%2.46%
Magsaysay Private Road0.29%9991,065-6.20%-1.21%
Magsaysay, Lower0.32%1,112528110.61%15.24%
Magsaysay, Upper0.04%15210446.15%7.49%
Malcolm Square‑Perfecto0.01%3173-57.53%-15.05%
Manuel A. Roxas0.27%92174623.46%4.09%
Market Subdivision, Upper0.30%1,0281,035-0.68%-0.13%
Middle Quezon Hill Subdivision1.00%3,4383,3881.48%0.28%
Military Cut‑off0.65%2,2451,78625.70%4.45%
Mines View Park0.41%1,4091,3921.22%0.23%
Modern Site, East0.84%2,8872,7495.02%0.94%
Modern Site, West0.31%1,0601,137-6.77%-1.33%
MRR‑Queen of Peace0.64%2,2061,74026.78%4.62%
New Lucban0.96%3,3052,28644.58%7.27%
Outlook Drive0.55%1,9051,7359.80%1.80%
Pacdal1.82%6,2695,44115.22%2.73%
Padre Burgos0.84%2,9103,188-8.72%-1.72%
Padre Zamora0.73%2,5132,25711.34%2.07%
Palma‑Urbano0.29%1,0031,144-12.33%-2.47%
Phil‑Am0.12%4144022.99%0.56%
Pinget2.00%6,9186,6693.73%0.70%
Pinsao Pilot Project1.31%4,5203,52128.37%4.87%
Pinsao Proper2.00%6,9035,25731.31%5.32%
Poliwes0.94%3,2543,658-11.04%-2.20%
Pucsusan0.21%7116765.18%0.97%
Quezon Hill Proper0.42%1,4641,20022.00%3.86%
Quezon Hill, Upper0.77%2,6592,34413.44%2.43%
Quirino Hill, East1.06%3,6543,02020.99%3.69%
Quirino Hill, Lower0.61%2,1231,9329.89%1.81%
Quirino Hill, Middle0.76%2,6352,5443.58%0.67%
Quirino Hill, West0.49%1,7081,740-1.84%-0.35%
Quirino‑Magsaysay, Upper0.80%2,7762,43214.14%2.55%
Rizal Monument Area0.04%1316892.65%13.30%
Rock Quarry, Lower0.43%1,4891,518-1.91%-0.37%
Rock Quarry, Middle0.38%1,3101,2514.72%0.88%
Rock Quarry, Upper0.49%1,7081,818-6.05%-1.18%
Saint Joseph Village1.27%4,3973,78516.17%2.89%
Salud Mitra0.50%1,7421,06563.57%9.82%
San Antonio Village0.45%1,5471,40110.42%1.91%
San Luis Village2.18%7,5297,1994.58%0.86%
San Roque Village0.25%87870025.43%4.41%
San Vicente1.47%5,0624,57410.67%1.95%
Sanitary Camp, North0.84%2,8912,6688.36%1.54%
Sanitary Camp, South0.59%2,0541,47339.44%6.54%
Santa Escolastica0.39%1,3371,400-4.50%-0.87%
Santo Rosario0.49%1,6872,230-24.35%-5.17%
Santo Tomas Proper2.04%7,0585,64025.14%4.36%
Santo Tomas School Area0.36%1,2561,10913.26%2.40%
Scout Barrio0.41%1,4081,27610.34%1.89%
Session Road Area0.04%1218542.35%6.95%
Slaughter House Area0.64%2,2142,249-1.56%-0.30%
SLU‑SVP Housing Village0.56%1,9491,8515.29%0.99%
South Drive0.09%311373-16.62%-3.40%
Teodora Alonzo0.32%1,0901,201-9.24%-1.83%
Trancoville0.94%3,2392,19747.43%7.67%
Victoria Village0.90%3,1012,9843.92%0.73%
Baguio Total345,366318,6768.38%1.54%

Historical population

The population of Baguio grew from 84,538 in 1970 to 345,366 in 2015, an increase of 260,828 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.54%, or an increase of 26,690 people, from the previous population of 318,676 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
84,538
97,4492.89%
119,0094.08%
183,1424.41%
226,8834.09%
252,3862.31%
301,9262.50%
318,6761.98%
345,3661.54%

Location

The city center of Baguio is situated at approximately 16° 25' North, 120° 36' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 1,445.3 meters or 4,740.7 feet above mean sea level.


Distances

Based on the great-circle distance (the shortest distance between two points over the surface of the Earth), the cities closest to Baguio are San Fernando, Urdaneta, Dagupan, San Carlos, Alaminos, and San Jose. The nearest municipalities are Tuba, La Trinidad, Tublay, Itogon, Sablan, and Pugo. Its distance from the national capital is 205.77 kilometers (127.86 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Tuba, Benguet, 3.95 kilometers (2.45 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S57°W)
  • La Trinidad, Benguet, 5.52 kilometers (3.43 miles) to the North (N5°W)
  • Tublay, Benguet, 8.16 kilometers (5.07 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N31°E)
  • Itogon, Benguet, 10.69 kilometers (6.64 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S57°E)
  • Sablan, Benguet, 14.58 kilometers (9.06 miles) to the Northwest (N50°W)
  • Pugo, La Union, 16.86 kilometers (10.48 miles) to the Southwest (S53°W)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 205.77 kilometers (127.86 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S12°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 345,366, ranked 33 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 22.20 square kilometers, ranked 1,326 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 6,005 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 32 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.54%, ranked 631 out of 1,634

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Postal codes are from the Philippine Postal Corporation.
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