Laurel
Province of Batangas

Summary data
Island groupLuzon
RegionCALABARZON (Region IV‑A)
ProvinceBatangas
Barangay count21
Postal code4221
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)71.29 km2
(27.53 sq. mi)
Population (2015)39,444
Density (2015)553 per km2
(1,433 per sq. mi)
Coordinates14° 3' North, 120° 56' East
(14.0504 ° N, 120.9332 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
14.7 meters
(48.1 feet)
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Laurel is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Batangas.

The municipality has a land area of 71.29 square kilometers or 27.53 square miles which constitutes 2.29% of Batangas's total area. The 2015 Census records its population as 39,444 representing 1.46% of the total population of Batangas province, or 0.27% of the overall population of the CALABARZON region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 553 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,433 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Laurel has 21 barangays as shown in the following table.

BarangayPopulation
percentage

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

Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
As‑Is5.97%2,3542,13310.36%1.89%
Balakilong10.44%4,1183,9743.62%0.68%
Barangay 11.45%57050712.43%2.26%
Barangay 23.65%1,4381,26513.68%2.47%
Barangay 31.68%663759-12.65%-2.54%
Barangay 41.55%6105932.87%0.54%
Barangay 52.00%79067417.21%3.07%
Berinayan5.09%2,0081,61324.49%4.26%
Bugaan East5.14%2,0281,81111.98%2.18%
Bugaan West6.02%2,3742,2903.67%0.69%
Buso‑buso6.82%2,6922,44510.10%1.85%
Dayap Itaas1.91%75249452.23%8.33%
Gulod6.96%2,7462,5019.80%1.80%
J. Leviste5.96%2,3511,88424.79%4.31%
Molinete3.75%1,4801,4422.64%0.50%
Niyugan3.09%1,2191,252-2.64%-0.51%
Paliparan2.25%88776016.71%2.99%
San Gabriel6.49%2,5592,3409.36%1.72%
San Gregorio8.70%3,4332,93117.13%3.06%
Santa Maria5.62%2,2171,98611.63%2.12%
Ticub5.46%2,1552,0206.68%1.24%
Laurel Total39,44435,67410.57%1.93%
Historical population

The population of Laurel grew from 13,137 in 1970 to 39,444 in 2015, an increase of 26,307 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.93%, or an increase of 3,770 people, from the previous population of 35,674 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 15
1970 May 613,137
1975 May 115,1432.89%
1980 May 117,8893.39%
1990 May 122,0992.14%
1995 Sep 123,7811.38%
2000 May 127,6043.25%
2007 Aug 134,9533.31%
2010 May 135,6740.75%
2015 Aug 139,4441.93%
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The town center of Laurel is situated at approximately 14° 3' North, 120° 56' East, which has an elevation estimated at 14.7 meters or 48.1 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 Laurel are Tagaytay, Tanauan, Trece Martires, Lipa, Dasmariñas, and Calamba. The nearest municipalities are Mendez, Talisay, Agoncillo, Alfonso, Amadeo, and San Nicolas. Its distance from the national capital is 59.98 kilometers (37.27 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 59.98 kilometers (37.27 miles) to the North (N5°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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