La Paz
Province of Agusan del Sur

Summary data
Island groupMindanao
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
ProvinceAgusan del Sur
Barangay count15
Postal code8508
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)1,481.12 km2
(571.86 sq. mi)
Population (2015)28,217
Density (2015)19 per km2
(49 per sq. mi)
Coordinates8° 17' North, 125° 49' East
(8.2801 ° N, 125.8092 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
25.2 meters
(82.7 feet)
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La Paz is a municipality in the landlocked province of Agusan del Sur.

The municipality has a land area of 1,481.12 square kilometers or 571.86 square miles which constitutes 14.83% of Agusan del Sur's total area. The 2015 Census records its population as 28,217 representing 4.03% of the total population of Agusan del Sur province, or 1.09% of the overall population of the Caraga region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 19 inhabitants per square kilometer or 49 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

La Paz has 15 barangays as shown in the following table.

BarangayPopulation
percentage

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

Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Angeles2.92%8231,039-20.79%-4.34%
Bataan6.71%1,8931,68512.34%2.24%
Comota5.82%1,6412,046-19.79%-4.11%
Halapitan1.80%508639-20.50%-4.27%
Kasapa II4.95%1,3981,3910.50%0.10%
Langasian4.37%1,2331,08313.85%2.50%
Lydia5.19%1,4651,579-7.22%-1.42%
Osmeña, Sr.6.47%1,8271,55317.64%3.14%
Panagangan12.58%3,5493,3196.93%1.28%
Poblacion19.72%5,5634,97711.77%2.14%
Sabang Adgawan5.33%1,5051,667-9.72%-1.93%
Sagunto5.94%1,6771,847-9.20%-1.82%
San Patricio5.23%1,4761,3588.69%1.60%
Valentina6.88%1,9422,560-24.14%-5.12%
Villa Paz6.08%1,7171,819-5.61%-1.09%
La Paz Total28,21728,562-1.21%-0.23%
Historical population

The population of La Paz grew from 5,746 in 1960 to 28,217 in 2015, an increase of 22,471 people. Growth rate over this period fluctuated between the range of [-2.09%, 9.68%]. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a negative growth rate of 0.23%, or a decrease of 345 people, from the previous population of 28,562 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 155,746
1970 May 67,9713.25%
1975 May 112,6349.68%
1980 May 114,3892.63%
1990 May 116,1441.16%
1995 Sep 123,0446.89%
2000 May 120,880-2.09%
2007 Aug 125,2142.64%
2010 May 128,5624.64%
2015 Aug 128,217-0.23%
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The town center of La Paz is situated at approximately 8° 17' North, 125° 49' East, which has an elevation estimated at 25.2 meters or 82.7 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 La Paz are Bayugan, Bislig, Malaybalay, Butuan, Valencia, and Tagum. The nearest municipalities are Loreto, Talacogon, Bunawan, Rosario, San Luis, and Veruela. Its distance from the national capital is 874.47 kilometers (543.37 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 874.47 kilometers (543.37 miles) to the Northwest (N36°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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