Baler
Province of Aurora

Summary data
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 per km2
(1,107 per sq. mi)
Coordinates15° 46' North, 121° 34' East
(15.7595 ° N, 121.5627 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
10.5 meters
(34.4 feet)
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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. The 2015 Census records its population as 39,562 representing 18.46% of the total population of Aurora province, or 0.35% of the overall population of the Central Luzon region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 427 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,107 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Baler has 13 barangays as shown in the following table.

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. Growth rate over this period, which was continuously positive, fluctuated between the range of [1.58%, 3.44%]. 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.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 1510,350
1970 May 614,6323.44%
1975 May 116,0461.87%
1980 May 118,3492.72%
1990 May 124,6893.01%
1995 Sep 126,9191.63%
2000 May 129,9232.29%
2007 Aug 134,4921.98%
2010 May 136,0101.58%
2015 Aug 139,5621.81%
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The town center of Baler is situated at approximately 15° 46' North, 121° 34' East, which has an elevation 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.

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

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

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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