Bulacan

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Bulacan
Typeprovince
Island groupLuzon
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
Cities3
Municipalities21
Barangays569
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesManila Bay [South China Sea]
Area (2007)2,796.10 km2 (1,079.58 sq mi)
Population (2015)3,292,071
Density (2015)1,177 / km2 (3,049 / sq mi)

Bulacan is a province in the Philippines situated in the Central Luzon region occupying the central section of Luzon. Its capital is the City of Malolos.

The province has a land area of 2,796.10 square kilometers or 1,079.58 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 3,292,071. This represented 29.35% of the total population of the Central Luzon region, 5.73% of the overall population of the Luzon island group, or 3.26% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 1,177 inhabitants per square kilometer or 3,049 inhabitants per square mile.

Map

Bulacan is bordered, clockwise from the North, by Nueva Ecija, Aurora, Quezon, Rizal, National Capital Region, Manila Bay, and Pampanga.

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Local government units

Bulacan has 21 municipalities and 3 cities. The total number of barangays in the province is 569.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007)Density (2015)Brgy count
Angatmunicipality59,23755,3321.31%74.00 km2 (28.57 sq mi)801 / km2 (2,073 / sq mi)16
Balagtasmunicipality73,92965,4402.35%28.66 km2 (11.07 sq mi)2,580 / km2 (6,678 / sq mi)9
Baliuagmunicipality149,954143,5650.83%45.05 km2 (17.39 sq mi)3,329 / km2 (8,623 / sq mi)27
Bocauemunicipality119,675106,4072.26%31.87 km2 (12.31 sq mi)3,755 / km2 (9,722 / sq mi)19
Bulakanmunicipality76,56571,7511.24%72.90 km2 (28.15 sq mi)1,050 / km2 (2,720 / sq mi)14
Bustosmunicipality67,03962,4151.37%69.99 km2 (27.02 sq mi)958 / km2 (2,481 / sq mi)14
Calumpitmunicipality108,757101,0681.41%56.25 km2 (21.72 sq mi)1,933 / km2 (5,007 / sq mi)29
Doña Remedios Trinidadmunicipality22,66319,8782.53%932.96 km2 (360.22 sq mi)24 / km2 (63 / sq mi)8
Guiguintomunicipality99,73090,5071.86%27.50 km2 (10.62 sq mi)3,627 / km2 (9,391 / sq mi)14
Hagonoymunicipality129,807125,6890.62%103.10 km2 (39.81 sq mi)1,259 / km2 (3,261 / sq mi)26
Maloloscity (CC), capital252,074234,9451.35%67.25 km2 (25.97 sq mi)3,748 / km2 (9,706 / sq mi)51
Marilaomunicipality221,965185,6243.46%33.74 km2 (13.03 sq mi)6,579 / km2 (17,035 / sq mi)16
Meycauayancity (CC)209,083199,1540.93%32.10 km2 (12.39 sq mi)6,513 / km2 (16,875 / sq mi)26
Norzagaraymunicipality111,348103,0951.48%309.77 km2 (119.60 sq mi)359 / km2 (931 / sq mi)13
Obandomunicipality59,19758,0090.39%52.10 km2 (20.12 sq mi)1,136 / km2 (2,942 / sq mi)11
Pandimunicipality89,07566,6505.68%31.20 km2 (12.05 sq mi)2,855 / km2 (7,392 / sq mi)22
Paombongmunicipality53,29450,9400.86%46.34 km2 (17.89 sq mi)1,150 / km2 (2,979 / sq mi)14
Plaridelmunicipality107,805101,4411.17%32.44 km2 (12.53 sq mi)3,323 / km2 (8,604 / sq mi)19
Pulilanmunicipality97,32385,8442.42%39.89 km2 (15.40 sq mi)2,440 / km2 (6,320 / sq mi)19
San Ildefonsomunicipality104,47195,0001.83%128.71 km2 (49.70 sq mi)812 / km2 (2,102 / sq mi)36
San Jose del Montecity (CC)574,089454,5534.55%105.53 km2 (40.75 sq mi)5,440 / km2 (14,088 / sq mi)59
San Miguelmunicipality153,882142,8541.43%231.40 km2 (89.34 sq mi)665 / km2 (1,722 / sq mi)49
San Rafaelmunicipality94,65585,9211.86%152.43 km2 (58.85 sq mi)621 / km2 (1,608 / sq mi)34
Santa Mariamunicipality256,454218,3513.11%90.92 km2 (35.10 sq mi)2,821 / km2 (7,306 / sq mi)24
Bulacan Total3,292,0712,924,4332.28%2,796.10 km2 (1,079.58 sq mi)1,177 / km2 (3,049 / sq mi)569

Historical population

The population of Bulacan grew from 514,346 in 1960 to 3,292,071 in 2015, an increase of 2,777,725 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.28%, or an increase of 367,638 people, from the previous population of 2,924,433 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
215,144
239,9690.69%
319,3391.44%
394,6422.20%
514,3462.36%
737,9753.59%
899,5294.05%
1,096,0464.03%
1,505,2193.22%
1,784,4413.24%
2,234,0884.94%
2,822,2163.28%
2,924,4331.30%
3,292,0712.28%

National roads

As of December 2016, the National Roads in Bulacan as classified by the Department of Public Works and Highways are:

Primary Roads

  • Baliuag Flyover
  • Bocaue Flyover
  • Daang Maharlika (LZ)
  • Malolos Flyover
  • Manila North Road

Secondary Roads

  • Bigaa-Plaridel via Bulacan & Malolos Road
  • Meycauayan-Camalig-Bahay Pari Road
  • Plaridel Airport Road
  • Pulilan-Calumpit Road

Tertiary Roads

  • Balagtas Service Road
  • Baliwag-Bustos Road
  • Baliwag-Candaba Road
  • Bocaue-San Jose Road
  • Eastern Bulacan Road
  • Gen. Alejo Santos Highway
  • Guiguinto Service Road 1
  • Guiguinto Service Road 2
  • Marilao Service Road
  • Meycauayan Service Road
  • Muzon-Tungkong Manga Road
  • NCR/Bulacan Boundary-Bigte-Ipo Dam Road
  • Norzagaray-Bigte Road
  • Old Cagayan Valley Road
  • Plaridel Access Road
  • Plaridel Bypass Road
  • Plaridel-Pulilan Diversion Road
  • Pulilan Railroad Station Road
  • Road to PA Camp
  • San Miguel-Sibul Road
  • San Simon-Baliwag Road
  • Santa Maria By-Pass Road
  • Santa Maria-Norzagaray Road
  • Santa Rita Service Road
  • Santa Rita-Biak-na-Bato via Pulong Bayabas Road
  • Santa Rita-Camias Old Road
  • Sibul-Biak-na-Bato Road
  • Tabang Service Road #1
  • Tabang Service Road #2
  • Tabang Service Road #3
  • Tabang Service Road #4
  • Tabang Service Road #5

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 3,292,071, ranked 2 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 1,079.58 square kilometers, ranked 49 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 1,177 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 4 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.28%, ranked 8 out of 81

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Maps utilize OpenStreetMap data available under the Open Data Commons Open Database License.
  3. Data on National Roads is from the Department of Public Works and Highways.
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