Baler, Province of Aurora

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
ProvinceAurora
Barangay count13
Postal code3200
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Area (2007)92.55 km2 (35.73 sq mi)
Population (2015)39,562
Density (2015)427 / km2 (1,107 / sq mi)
Coordinates15° 46' North, 121° 34' East (15.7595, 121.5627)
Estimated elevation above sea level10.5 meters (34.4 feet)

Baler is a coastal municipality in the province of Aurora. It serves as the provincial capital.

The municipality has a land area of 92.55 square kilometers or 35.73 square miles which constitutes 2.94% of Aurora's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 39,562. This represented 18.46% of the total population of Aurora province, or 0.35% of the overall population of the Central Luzon region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 427 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,107 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Baler 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)
Barangay I1.48%587717-18.13%-3.74%
Barangay II0.79%312374-16.58%-3.39%
Barangay III0.90%357434-17.74%-3.65%
Barangay IV0.92%363389-6.68%-1.31%
Barangay V4.34%1,7181,6623.37%0.63%
Buhangin13.42%5,3105,0575.00%0.93%
Calabuanan9.85%3,8953,22120.93%3.68%
Obligacion3.07%1,2151,1357.05%1.31%
Pingit14.95%5,9134,98918.52%3.29%
Reserva11.58%4,5804,06412.70%2.30%
Sabang12.22%4,8334,8290.08%0.02%
Suclayin16.03%6,3415,9237.06%1.31%
Zabali10.46%4,1383,21628.67%4.92%
Baler Total39,56236,0109.86%1.81%

Historical population

The population of Baler grew from 10,350 in 1960 to 39,562 in 2015, an increase of 29,212 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.81%, or an increase of 3,552 people, from the previous population of 36,010 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
10,350
14,6323.44%
16,0461.87%
18,3492.72%
24,6893.01%
26,9191.63%
29,9232.29%
34,4921.98%
36,0101.58%
39,5621.81%

Location

The municipal center of Baler is situated at approximately 15° 46' North, 121° 34' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 10.5 meters or 34.4 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 Baler are Palayan, San Jose, Cabanatuan, Muñoz, Gapan, and Santiago. The nearest municipalities are San Luis, Dipaculao, Maria Aurora, Alfonso Castañeda, Gabaldon, and Dingalan. Its distance from the national capital is 143.70 kilometers (89.29 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 143.70 kilometers (89.29 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S26°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 39,562, ranked 692 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 35.73 square kilometers, ranked 1,091 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 427 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 462 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.81%, ranked 471 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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