Bokod, Province of Benguet

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
ProvinceBenguet
Barangay count10
Postal code2605
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)274.96 km2 (106.16 sq mi)
Population (2015)13,756
Density (2015)50 / km2 (130 / sq mi)
Coordinates16° 30' North, 120° 50' East (16.4917, 120.8296)
Estimated elevation above sea level935.1 meters (3,067.2 feet)

Bokod is a municipality in the landlocked province of Benguet.

The municipality has a land area of 274.96 square kilometers or 106.16 square miles which constitutes 9.93% of Benguet's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 13,756. This represented 3.10% of the total population of Benguet province, or 0.80% of the overall population of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 50 inhabitants per square kilometer or 130 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Bokod has 10 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)
Ambuclao23.02%3,1673,0135.11%0.95%
Bila10.21%1,40599141.78%6.87%
Bobok‑Bisal9.12%1,2541,08615.47%2.78%
Daclan13.26%1,8241,7484.35%0.81%
Ekip6.06%8348063.47%0.65%
Karao7.19%9899583.24%0.61%
Nawal4.22%581743-21.80%-4.57%
Pito7.94%1,09283830.31%5.17%
Poblacion14.80%2,0361,9643.67%0.69%
Tikey4.17%57450114.57%2.62%
Bokod Total13,75612,6488.76%1.61%

Historical population

The population of Bokod grew from 8,946 in 1960 to 13,756 in 2015, an increase of 4,810 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.61%, or an increase of 1,108 people, from the previous population of 12,648 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
8,946
10,1611.25%
10,4040.48%
11,8992.72%
11,474-0.36%
10,526-1.60%
11,7052.30%
12,9131.36%
12,648-0.75%
13,7561.61%

Location

The municipal center of Bokod is situated at approximately 16° 30' North, 120° 50' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 935.1 meters or 3,067.2 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 Bokod are Baguio, San Fernando, Urdaneta, Dagupan, San Jose, and Santiago. The nearest municipalities are Kabayan, Kayapa, Atok, Tublay, Itogon, and Ambaguio. Its distance from the national capital is 210.98 kilometers (131.10 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 210.98 kilometers (131.10 miles) to the South (S4°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 13,756, ranked 1,453 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 106.16 square kilometers, ranked 372 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 50 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,522 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.61%, ranked 582 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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