Obando, Province of Bulacan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
ProvinceBulacan
Barangay count11
Postal code3021
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesManila Bay [South China Sea]
Area (2007)52.10 km2 (20.12 sq mi)
Population (2015)59,197
Density (2015)1,136 / km2 (2,942 / sq mi)
Coordinates14° 43' North, 120° 56' East (14.7125, 120.9351)
Estimated elevation above sea level4.5 meters (14.8 feet)

Obando is a coastal municipality in the province of Bulacan.

The municipality has a land area of 52.10 square kilometers or 20.12 square miles which constitutes 1.86% of Bulacan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 59,197. This represented 1.80% of the total population of Bulacan province, or 0.53% of the overall population of the Central Luzon region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 1,136 inhabitants per square kilometer or 2,942 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Obando has 11 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)
Binuangan8.81%5,2185,2130.10%0.02%
Catanghalan5.34%3,1643,181-0.53%-0.10%
Hulo4.23%2,5032,4751.13%0.21%
Lawa14.28%8,4528,1184.11%0.77%
Paco11.60%6,8666,6762.85%0.54%
Pag‑asa5.84%3,4583,3812.28%0.43%
Paliwas10.33%6,1136,0810.53%0.10%
Panghulo21.56%12,76312,5331.84%0.35%
Salambao2.66%1,5751,33617.89%3.18%
San Pascual12.21%7,2287,0742.18%0.41%
Tawiran3.14%1,8571,941-4.33%-0.84%
Obando Total59,19758,0092.05%0.39%

Historical population

The population of Obando grew from 18,733 in 1960 to 59,197 in 2015, an increase of 40,464 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.39%, or an increase of 1,188 people, from the previous population of 58,009 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
18,733
27,1763.71%
32,3783.58%
39,6184.12%
46,3461.58%
51,4881.99%
52,9060.58%
56,2580.85%
58,0091.12%
59,1970.39%

Location

The municipal center of Obando is situated at approximately 14° 43' North, 120° 56' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 4.5 meters or 14.8 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 Obando are Valenzuela, Meycauayan, Malabon, Navotas, Caloocan, and Quezon City. The nearest municipalities are Marilao, Bocaue, Bulakan, Santa Maria, Balagtas, and Guiguinto. Its distance from the national capital is 14.33 kilometers (8.90 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Valenzuela, 1.31 kilometers (0.81 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S66°E)
  • Meycauayan, Bulacan, 3.53 kilometers (2.19 miles) to the Northeast (N42°E)
  • Malabon, 4.77 kilometers (2.96 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S30°E)
  • Navotas, 6.30 kilometers (3.92 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S12°E)
  • Caloocan, 8.09 kilometers (5.03 miles) to the Southeast (S41°E)
  • Quezon City, 14.00 kilometers (8.70 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S61°E)

Distance from Manila: 14.33 kilometers (8.90 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S20°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 59,197, ranked 421 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 20.12 square kilometers, ranked 1,375 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 1,136 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 150 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.39%, ranked 1,440 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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