Tabaco
Province of Albay

Summary data
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 per km2
(2,960 per sq. mi)
Coordinates13° 22' North, 123° 44' East
(13.3592 ° N, 123.7298 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
11.5 meters
(37.8 feet)
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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. The 2015 Census records its population as 133,868 representing 10.18% of the total population of Albay province, or 2.31% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 1,143 inhabitants per square kilometer or 2,960 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Tabaco has 47 barangays as shown in the following table.

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. Growth rate over this period, which was continuously positive, fluctuated between the range of [0.46%, 2.64%]. 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.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 1546,416
1970 May 660,5722.64%
1975 May 165,2541.51%
1980 May 172,6342.17%
1990 May 185,6971.67%
1995 Sep 196,9932.35%
2000 May 1107,1662.16%
2007 Aug 1123,5131.98%
2010 May 1125,0830.46%
2015 Aug 1133,8681.30%
Map

The city center of Tabaco is situated at approximately 13° 22' North, 123° 44' East, which has an elevation 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.

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)

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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