Pilar
Province of Bataan

Summary data
Island groupLuzon
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
ProvinceBataan
Barangay count19
Postal code2101
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesManila Bay [South China Sea]
Area (2007)37.60 km2
(14.52 sq. mi)
Population (2015)41,823
Density (2015)1,112 per km2
(2,880 per sq. mi)
Coordinates14° 40' North, 120° 33' East
(14.6669 ° N, 120.5528 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
12.0 meters
(39.4 feet)
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Pilar is a coastal municipality in the province of Bataan.

The municipality has a land area of 37.60 square kilometers or 14.52 square miles which constitutes 2.74% of Bataan's total area. The 2015 Census records its population as 41,823 representing 5.50% of the total population of Bataan province, or 0.37% of the overall population of the Central Luzon region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 1,112 inhabitants per square kilometer or 2,880 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Pilar has 19 barangays as shown in the following table.

BarangayPopulation
percentage

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

Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Ala‑uli10.66%4,4583,89514.45%2.60%
Bagumbayan3.41%1,4271,3704.16%0.78%
Balut I2.75%1,1511,259-8.58%-1.69%
Balut II3.01%1,2601,311-3.89%-0.75%
Bantan Munti1.12%467550-15.09%-3.07%
Burgos2.93%1,2271,1665.23%0.98%
Del Rosario4.42%1,8471,886-2.07%-0.40%
Diwa5.96%2,4912,25310.56%1.93%
Landing3.13%1,3111,2465.22%0.97%
Liyang5.61%2,3451,83927.51%4.74%
Nagwaling7.19%3,0062,56817.06%3.04%
Panilao13.12%5,4885,2504.53%0.85%
Pantingan3.45%1,4421,28212.48%2.26%
Poblacion3.35%1,3991,3463.94%0.74%
Rizal2.03%8471,082-21.72%-4.56%
Santa Rosa16.60%6,9426,5496.00%1.12%
Wakas North2.65%1,1091,501-26.12%-5.60%
Wakas South3.86%1,6161,4977.95%1.47%
Wawa4.76%1,9901,9372.74%0.52%
Pilar Total41,82339,7875.12%0.95%
Historical population

The population of Pilar grew from 9,667 in 1960 to 41,823 in 2015, an increase of 32,156 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.95%, or an increase of 2,036 people, from the previous population of 39,787 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 159,667
1970 May 614,0873.75%
1975 May 116,6993.47%
1980 May 118,5492.12%
1990 May 125,2443.13%
1995 Sep 128,2072.10%
2000 May 132,3682.99%
2007 Aug 143,2134.07%
2010 May 139,787-2.96%
2015 Aug 141,8230.95%
Map

The town center of Pilar is situated at approximately 14° 40' North, 120° 33' East, which has an elevation estimated at 12.0 meters or 39.4 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 Pilar are Balanga, Malolos, Olongapo, San Fernando, Navotas, and Valenzuela. The nearest municipalities are Orion, Abucay, Samal, Limay, Orani, and Hermosa. Its distance from the national capital is 46.78 kilometers (29.07 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

  • Orion, Bataan, 5.99 kilometers (3.72 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S29°E)
  • Abucay, Bataan, 6.32 kilometers (3.93 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N18°W)
  • Samal, Bataan, 11.39 kilometers (7.08 miles) to the North (N6°W)
  • Limay, Bataan, 12.41 kilometers (7.71 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S21°E)
  • Orani, Bataan, 14.91 kilometers (9.26 miles) to the North (N7°W)
  • Hermosa, Bataan, 18.82 kilometers (11.70 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N15°W)

Nearest cities

  • Balanga, Bataan, 1.89 kilometers (1.18 miles) to the Northwest (N42°W)
  • Malolos, Bulacan, 33.84 kilometers (21.03 miles) to the Northeast (N55°E)
  • Olongapo, 34.24 kilometers (21.27 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N58°W)
  • San Fernando, Pampanga, 42.83 kilometers (26.61 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N20°E)
  • Navotas, 42.56 kilometers (26.45 miles) to the East (S89°E)
  • Valenzuela, 42.61 kilometers (26.48 miles) to the East (N84°E)

Distance from Manila: 46.78 kilometers (29.07 miles) to the East (S80°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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