Kabayan, Province of Benguet

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
ProvinceBenguet
Barangay count13
Postal code2606
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)242.69 km2 (93.70 sq mi)
Population (2015)15,260
Density (2015)63 / km2 (163 / sq mi)
Coordinates16° 37' North, 120° 50' East (16.6228, 120.8380)
Estimated elevation above sea level1,181.4 meters (3,875.0 feet)

Kabayan is a municipality in the landlocked province of Benguet.

The municipality has a land area of 242.69 square kilometers or 93.70 square miles which constitutes 8.76% of Benguet's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 15,260. This represented 3.44% of the total population of Benguet province, or 0.89% of the overall population of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 63 inhabitants per square kilometer or 163 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Kabayan has 13 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)
Adaoay4.07%621670-7.31%-1.44%
Anchukey1.77%270296-8.78%-1.74%
Ballay19.03%2,9042,62310.71%1.96%
Bashoy14.46%2,2071,59738.20%6.35%
Batan7.27%1,11094417.58%3.13%
Duacan4.48%684709-3.53%-0.68%
Eddet5.79%88374019.32%3.42%
Gusaran9.36%1,4291,3307.44%1.38%
Kabayan Barrio2.25%3433371.78%0.34%
Lusod5.64%8617948.44%1.55%
Pacso8.22%1,2541,2470.56%0.11%
Poblacion11.90%1,8161,56715.89%2.85%
Tawangan5.75%87873419.62%3.47%
Kabayan Total15,26013,58812.30%2.23%

Historical population

The population of Kabayan grew from 5,869 in 1960 to 15,260 in 2015, an increase of 9,391 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.23%, or an increase of 1,672 people, from the previous population of 13,588 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
5,869
7,1161.90%
8,3633.29%
9,0721.64%
10,3061.28%
10,5100.37%
12,3443.51%
12,6570.35%
13,5882.62%
15,2602.23%

Location

The municipal center of Kabayan is situated at approximately 16° 37' North, 120° 50' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 1,181.4 meters or 3,875.0 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 Kabayan are Baguio, San Fernando, Candon, Urdaneta, Santiago, and Dagupan. The nearest municipalities are Atok, Tinoc, Bokod, Buguias, Kibungan, and Ambaguio. Its distance from the national capital is 225.39 kilometers (140.05 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 225.39 kilometers (140.05 miles) to the South (S4°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 15,260, ranked 1,403 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 93.70 square kilometers, ranked 445 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 63 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,474 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.23%, ranked 291 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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