Bulakan, Province of Bulacan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
ProvinceBulacan
Barangay count14
Postal code3017
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesManila Bay [South China Sea]
Area (2007)72.90 km2 (28.15 sq mi)
Population (2015)76,565
Density (2015)1,050 / km2 (2,720 / sq mi)
Coordinates14° 48' North, 120° 53' East (14.7943, 120.8795)
Estimated elevation above sea level8.3 meters (27.2 feet)

Bulakan is a coastal municipality in the province of Bulacan.

The municipality has a land area of 72.90 square kilometers or 28.15 square miles which constitutes 2.61% of Bulacan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 76,565. This represented 2.33% of the total population of Bulacan province, or 0.68% of the overall population of the Central Luzon region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 1,050 inhabitants per square kilometer or 2,720 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Bulakan has 14 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)
Bagumbayan4.83%3,7013,27912.87%2.33%
Balubad4.38%3,3573,0769.14%1.68%
Bambang17.77%13,60413,5660.28%0.05%
Matungao15.21%11,6469,69920.07%3.54%
Maysantol3.62%2,7682,7122.06%0.39%
Perez3.11%2,3812,15210.64%1.94%
Pitpitan5.90%4,5164,02812.12%2.20%
San Francisco8.03%6,1455,22117.70%3.15%
San Jose4.40%3,3723,3271.35%0.26%
San Nicolas7.58%5,8045,2829.88%1.81%
Santa Ana10.61%8,1227,6855.69%1.06%
Santa Ines3.28%2,5082,682-6.49%-1.27%
Taliptip7.17%5,4906,202-11.48%-2.30%
Tibig4.12%3,1512,84010.95%2.00%
Bulakan Total76,56571,7516.71%1.24%

Historical population

The population of Bulakan grew from 18,395 in 1960 to 76,565 in 2015, an increase of 58,170 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.24%, or an increase of 4,814 people, from the previous population of 71,751 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
18,395
26,7503.73%
28,3611.18%
34,9204.25%
48,7703.40%
54,2362.01%
62,9033.23%
72,2891.94%
71,751-0.27%
76,5651.24%

Location

The municipal center of Bulakan is situated at approximately 14° 48' North, 120° 53' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 8.3 meters or 27.2 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 Bulakan are Malolos, Meycauayan, Valenzuela, Malabon, Navotas, and San Jose del Monte. The nearest municipalities are Guiguinto, Balagtas, Bocaue, Marilao, Santa Maria, and Plaridel. Its distance from the national capital is 25.00 kilometers (15.53 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Malolos, Bulacan, 8.92 kilometers (5.54 miles) to the Northwest (N55°W)
  • Meycauayan, Bulacan, 10.57 kilometers (6.57 miles) to the Southeast (S52°E)
  • Valenzuela, 11.97 kilometers (7.44 miles) to the Southeast (S37°E)
  • Malabon, 15.62 kilometers (9.70 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S32°E)
  • Navotas, 16.89 kilometers (10.49 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S26°E)
  • San Jose del Monte, Bulacan, 18.10 kilometers (11.25 miles) to the East (N85°E)

Distance from Manila: 25.00 kilometers (15.53 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S26°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 76,565, ranked 279 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 28.15 square kilometers, ranked 1,220 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 1,050 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 159 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.24%, ranked 866 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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