Tabaco, Province of Albay

Summary data
Typecity (component)
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceAlbay
Barangay count47
Postal code4511
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesLagonoy Gulf [Philippine Sea]
Area (2007)117.14 km2 (45.23 sq mi)
Population (2015)133,868
Density (2015)1,143 / km2 (2,960 / sq mi)
Coordinates13° 22' North, 123° 44' East (13.3592, 123.7298)
Estimated elevation above sea level11.5 meters (37.8 feet)

Tabaco is a coastal component city in the province of Albay.

The city has a land area of 117.14 square kilometers or 45.23 square miles which constitutes 4.55% of Albay's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 133,868. This represented 10.18% of the total population of Albay province, or 2.31% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 1,143 inhabitants per square kilometer or 2,960 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Tabaco has 47 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)
Agnas1.03%1,3771,2906.74%1.25%
Bacolod1.42%1,9071,8930.74%0.14%
Bangkilingan3.39%4,5424,2856.00%1.12%
Bantayan1.23%1,6451,4989.81%1.80%
Baranghawon3.25%4,3574,3450.28%0.05%
Basagan0.89%1,1901,0859.68%1.77%
Basud1.91%2,5612,4604.11%0.77%
Bogñabong1.89%2,5272,4851.69%0.32%
Bombon1.34%1,7882,055-12.99%-2.62%
Bonot0.89%1,18899419.52%3.45%
Buang2.20%2,9492,8025.25%0.98%
Buhian1.19%1,5991,33020.23%3.57%
Cabagñan1.70%2,2771,92918.04%3.21%
Cobo2.68%3,5923,21911.59%2.11%
Comon1.87%2,4972,22112.43%2.26%
Cormidal1.63%2,1872,1083.75%0.70%
Divino Rostro0.94%1,2571,429-12.04%-2.41%
Fatima2.93%3,9233,8302.43%0.46%
Guinobat1.43%1,9181,8125.85%1.09%
Hacienda4.22%5,6555,3675.37%1.00%
Magapo0.79%1,0631,0134.94%0.92%
Mariroc3.99%5,3444,77811.85%2.15%
Matagbac3.66%4,8954,5238.22%1.52%
Oras1.01%1,3561,3252.34%0.44%
Oson0.88%1,1841,07510.14%1.86%
Panal2.48%3,3173,2801.13%0.21%
Pawa3.17%4,2483,79112.05%2.19%
Pinagbobong2.24%2,9922,7847.47%1.38%
Quinale Cabasan1.15%1,5361,5111.65%0.31%
Quinastillojan1.35%1,8051,55516.08%2.88%
Rawis1.13%1,5161,4464.84%0.90%
Sagurong2.18%2,9212,8930.97%0.18%
Salvacion1.89%2,5252,05922.63%3.96%
San Antonio4.03%5,3935,1384.96%0.93%
San Carlos2.88%3,8593,5389.07%1.67%
San Isidro0.98%1,3061,18310.40%1.90%
San Juan1.14%1,5211,36611.35%2.07%
San Lorenzo5.90%7,8926,92014.05%2.53%
San Ramon2.55%3,4083,2046.37%1.18%
San Roque3.86%5,1734,9454.61%0.86%
San Vicente2.91%3,8913,5499.64%1.77%
Santo Cristo4.13%5,5305,4431.60%0.30%
Sua‑Igot0.86%1,1481,0568.71%1.60%
Tabiguian1.23%1,6421,44113.95%2.52%
Tagas1.82%2,4312,2159.75%1.79%
Tayhi2.53%3,3893,06810.46%1.91%
Visita1.23%1,6471,5476.46%1.20%
Tabaco Total133,868125,0837.02%1.30%

Historical population

The population of Tabaco grew from 46,416 in 1960 to 133,868 in 2015, an increase of 87,452 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.30%, or an increase of 8,785 people, from the previous population of 125,083 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
46,416
60,5722.64%
65,2541.51%
72,6342.17%
85,6971.67%
96,9932.35%
107,1662.16%
123,5131.98%
125,0830.46%
133,8681.30%

Location

The city center of Tabaco is situated at approximately 13° 22' North, 123° 44' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 11.5 meters or 37.8 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 Tabaco are Legazpi, Ligao, Iriga, Sorsogon City, Naga, and Masbate City. The nearest municipalities are Malilipot, Malinao, Bacacay, Tiwi, Santo Domingo, and Camalig. Its distance from the national capital is 326.85 kilometers (203.10 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Malilipot, Albay, 4.56 kilometers (2.84 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S13°E)
  • Malinao, Albay, 5.01 kilometers (3.12 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N32°W)
  • Bacacay, Albay, 9.93 kilometers (6.17 miles) to the Southeast (S42°E)
  • Tiwi, Albay, 12.10 kilometers (7.52 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N27°W)
  • Santo Domingo, Albay, 14.46 kilometers (8.98 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S21°E)
  • Camalig, Albay, 21.26 kilometers (13.21 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S22°W)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 326.85 kilometers (203.10 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N65°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 133,868, ranked 111 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 45.23 square kilometers, ranked 924 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 1,143 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 148 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.30%, ranked 805 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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