Maria Aurora
Province of Aurora

Summary data
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 per km2
(248 per sq. mi)
Coordinates15° 48' North, 121° 28' East
(15.7982 ° N, 121.4723 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
37.3 meters
(122.3 feet)
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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. The 2015 Census records its population as 40,734 representing 19.00% of the total population of Aurora province, or 0.36% of the overall population of the Central Luzon region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 96 inhabitants per square kilometer or 248 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Maria Aurora has 40 barangays as shown in the following table.

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. Growth rate over this period, which was continuously positive, fluctuated between the range of [0.57%, 5.84%]. 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.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 1510,182
1970 May 618,1935.84%
1975 May 123,2525.05%
1980 May 126,8222.90%
1990 May 128,3780.57%
1995 Sep 130,7961.54%
2000 May 133,5511.85%
2007 Aug 135,2890.70%
2010 May 138,1282.86%
2015 Aug 140,7341.27%
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The town center of Maria Aurora is situated at approximately 15° 48' North, 121° 28' East, which has an elevation 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.

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

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