Tuba, Province of Benguet

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
ProvinceBenguet
Barangay count13
Postal code2603
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)295.97 km2 (114.27 sq mi)
Population (2015)47,648
Density (2015)161 / km2 (417 / sq mi)
Coordinates16° 24' North, 120° 34' East (16.3927, 120.5622)
Estimated elevation above sea level1,337.1 meters (4,385.7 feet)

Tuba is a municipality in the landlocked province of Benguet.

The municipality has a land area of 295.97 square kilometers or 114.27 square miles which constitutes 10.69% of Benguet's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 47,648. This represented 10.73% of the total population of Benguet province, or 2.77% of the overall population of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 161 inhabitants per square kilometer or 417 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Tuba 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)
Ansagan5.01%2,3862,08314.55%2.62%
Camp 321.06%10,03310,413-3.65%-0.71%
Camp 414.98%7,1365,97319.47%3.45%
Camp One3.72%1,7731,7421.78%0.34%
Nangalisan5.11%2,4332,4280.21%0.04%
Poblacion16.18%7,7115,95829.42%5.03%
San Pascual2.41%1,1481,0806.30%1.17%
Tabaan Norte2.98%1,4221,13325.51%4.42%
Tabaan Sur2.76%1,3151,2644.03%0.76%
Tadiangan14.11%6,7215,68518.22%3.24%
Taloy Norte2.93%1,3961,3076.81%1.26%
Taloy Sur6.28%2,9902,68111.53%2.10%
Twin Peaks2.48%1,1841,1275.06%0.94%
Tuba Total47,64842,87411.13%2.03%

Historical population

The population of Tuba grew from 9,307 in 1960 to 47,648 in 2015, an increase of 38,341 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.03%, or an increase of 4,774 people, from the previous population of 42,874 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
9,307
17,9396.63%
25,3047.15%
30,4493.77%
39,6352.67%
39,589-0.02%
38,366-0.67%
40,0080.58%
42,8742.55%
47,6482.03%

Location

The municipal center of Tuba is situated at approximately 16° 24' North, 120° 34' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 1,337.1 meters or 4,385.7 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 Tuba are Baguio, San Fernando, Dagupan, Urdaneta, San Carlos, and Alaminos. The nearest municipalities are La Trinidad, Tublay, Pugo, Itogon, Sablan, and Tubao. Its distance from the national capital is 204.38 kilometers (127.00 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • La Trinidad, Benguet, 8.14 kilometers (5.06 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N20°E)
  • Tublay, Benguet, 11.84 kilometers (7.36 miles) to the Northeast (N39°E)
  • Pugo, La Union, 12.93 kilometers (8.03 miles) to the Southwest (S51°W)
  • Itogon, Benguet, 12.83 kilometers (7.97 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S73°E)
  • Sablan, Benguet, 13.90 kilometers (8.64 miles) to the Northwest (N35°W)
  • Tubao, La Union, 16.76 kilometers (10.42 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S72°W)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 204.38 kilometers (127.00 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S13°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 47,648, ranked 563 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 114.27 square kilometers, ranked 327 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 161 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,117 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.03%, ranked 364 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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