Maria Aurora, Province of Aurora

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
ProvinceAurora
Barangay count40
Postal code3202
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)426.19 km2 (164.55 sq mi)
Population (2015)40,734
Density (2015)96 / km2 (248 / sq mi)
Coordinates15° 48' North, 121° 28' East (15.7982, 121.4723)
Estimated elevation above sea level37.3 meters (122.3 feet)

Maria Aurora is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Aurora.

The municipality has a land area of 426.19 square kilometers or 164.55 square miles which constitutes 13.54% of Aurora's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 40,734. This represented 19.00% of the total population of Aurora province, or 0.36% of the overall population of the Central Luzon region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 96 inhabitants per square kilometer or 248 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Maria Aurora has 40 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)
Alcala1.36%5535216.14%1.14%
Bagtu1.91%7797484.14%0.78%
Bangco1.66%6766366.29%1.17%
Bannawag1.22%4964920.81%0.15%
Barangay I3.33%1,3561,2607.62%1.41%
Barangay II4.74%1,9301,8742.99%0.56%
Barangay III2.19%8948732.41%0.45%
Barangay IV6.03%2,4582,465-0.28%-0.05%
Baubo1.58%6426341.26%0.24%
Bayanihan3.50%1,4251,3257.55%1.39%
Bazal3.36%1,3681,2747.38%1.36%
Cabituculan East1.66%6766641.81%0.34%
Cabituculan West1.31%5344938.32%1.53%
Cadayacan3.33%1,3571,2617.61%1.41%
Debucao3.40%1,3851,2937.12%1.32%
Decoliat1.16%4724573.28%0.62%
Detailen2.16%87979310.84%1.98%
Diaat3.75%1,5281,4604.66%0.87%
Dialatman0.49%1981838.20%1.51%
Diaman0.63%2572397.53%1.39%
Dianawan2.92%1,1911,1117.20%1.33%
Dikildit2.50%1,01990812.22%2.22%
Dimanpudso3.32%1,3531,2964.40%0.82%
Diome2.10%85776012.76%2.31%
Estonilo1.92%7847553.84%0.72%
Florida4.48%1,8251,63511.62%2.12%
Galintuja1.79%72959821.91%3.84%
Malasin1.61%65459310.29%1.88%
Ponglo1.14%466543-14.18%-2.87%
Quirino4.52%1,8431,58416.35%2.93%
Ramada2.88%1,1721,1343.35%0.63%
San Joaquin4.21%1,7141,6344.90%0.91%
San Jose4.12%1,6771,46014.86%2.67%
San Juan2.15%876891-1.68%-0.32%
San Leonardo1.12%455475-4.21%-0.82%
Santa Lucia1.42%5785416.84%1.27%
Santo Tomas1.71%6976841.90%0.36%
Suguit1.48%6045647.09%1.31%
Villa Aurora2.16%87875116.91%3.02%
Wenceslao3.68%1,4991,26618.40%3.27%
Maria Aurora Total40,73438,1286.83%1.27%

Historical population

The population of Maria Aurora grew from 10,182 in 1960 to 40,734 in 2015, an increase of 30,552 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.27%, or an increase of 2,606 people, from the previous population of 38,128 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
10,182
18,1935.84%
23,2525.05%
26,8222.90%
28,3780.57%
30,7961.54%
33,5511.85%
35,2890.70%
38,1282.86%
40,7341.27%

Location

The municipal center of Maria Aurora is situated at approximately 15° 48' North, 121° 28' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 37.3 meters or 122.3 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 Maria Aurora are Palayan, San Jose, Muñoz, Cabanatuan, Gapan, and Santiago. The nearest municipalities are Dipaculao, San Luis, Baler, Alfonso Castañeda, Pantabangan, and Laur. Its distance from the national capital is 143.72 kilometers (89.30 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 143.72 kilometers (89.30 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S22°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 40,734, ranked 670 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 164.55 square kilometers, ranked 193 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 96 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,347 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.27%, ranked 836 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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