Morong
Province of Bataan

Summary data
Island groupLuzon
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
ProvinceBataan
Barangay count5
Postal code2108
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSouth China Sea
Area (2007)219.20 km2
(84.63 sq. mi)
Population (2015)29,901
Density (2015)136 per km2
(353 per sq. mi)
Coordinates14° 41' North, 120° 16' East
(14.6779 ° N, 120.2652 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
10.2 meters
(33.5 feet)
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Morong is a coastal municipality in the province of Bataan.

The municipality has a land area of 219.20 square kilometers or 84.63 square miles which constitutes 15.97% of Bataan's total area. The 2015 Census records its population as 29,901 representing 3.93% of the total population of Bataan province, or 0.27% of the overall population of the Central Luzon region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 136 inhabitants per square kilometer or 353 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Morong has 5 barangays as shown in the following table.

BarangayPopulation
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2015)
Population
(2010)
Change
(2010-2015)

Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Binaritan19.95%5,9665,27313.14%2.38%
Mabayo15.96%4,7714,27511.60%2.11%
Nagbalayong20.76%6,2075,6809.28%1.70%
Poblacion18.43%5,5115,1057.95%1.47%
Sabang24.90%7,4465,83827.54%4.74%
Morong Total29,90126,17114.25%2.57%
Historical population

The population of Morong grew from 5,734 in 1960 to 29,901 in 2015, an increase of 24,167 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.57%, or an increase of 3,730 people, from the previous population of 26,171 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 155,734
1970 May 66,7381.59%
1975 May 17,7932.96%
1980 May 110,6376.42%
1990 May 117,1554.90%
1995 Sep 118,7311.66%
2000 May 121,2732.77%
2007 Aug 127,1193.41%
2010 May 126,171-1.29%
2015 Aug 129,9012.57%
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The town center of Morong is situated at approximately 14° 41' North, 120° 16' East, which has an elevation estimated at 10.2 meters or 33.5 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 Morong are Olongapo, Balanga, San Fernando, Angeles, Malolos, and Mabalacat. The nearest municipalities are Bagac, Subic, Castillejos, Abucay, Dinalupihan, and Hermosa. Its distance from the national capital is 77.60 kilometers (48.22 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Olongapo, 17.10 kilometers (10.62 miles) to the North (N7°E)
  • Balanga, Bataan, 29.70 kilometers (18.45 miles) to the East (N90°E)
  • San Fernando, Pampanga, 60.24 kilometers (37.43 miles) to the Northeast (N50°E)
  • Angeles, 61.80 kilometers (38.40 miles) to the Northeast (N34°E)
  • Malolos, Bulacan, 61.52 kilometers (38.23 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N73°E)
  • Mabalacat, Pampanga, 68.80 kilometers (42.75 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N29°E)

Distance from Manila: 77.60 kilometers (48.22 miles) to the East (S83°E)

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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