Bucay, Province of Abra

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
ProvinceAbra
Barangay count21
Postal code2805
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)107.17 km2 (41.38 sq mi)
Population (2015)17,115
Density (2015)160 / km2 (414 / sq mi)
Coordinates17° 32' North, 120° 43' East (17.5388, 120.7167)
Estimated elevation above sea level95.9 meters (314.5 feet)

Bucay is a municipality in the landlocked province of Abra.

The municipality has a land area of 107.17 square kilometers or 41.38 square miles which constitutes 2.57% of Abra's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 17,115. This represented 7.10% of the total population of Abra province, or 0.99% of the overall population of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 160 inhabitants per square kilometer or 414 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Bucay has 21 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)
Abang4.39%752820-8.29%-1.63%
Bangbangcag6.32%1,0821,088-0.55%-0.11%
Bangcagan3.73%6396163.73%0.70%
Banglolao3.33%570598-4.68%-0.91%
Bugbog4.34%7426986.30%1.17%
Calao4.60%7887219.29%1.71%
Dugong8.88%1,5201,532-0.78%-0.15%
Labon3.91%6696325.85%1.09%
Layugan5.36%9171,002-8.48%-1.67%
Madalipay2.32%3973697.59%1.40%
North Poblacion5.74%9831,123-12.47%-2.50%
Pagala6.69%1,1451,262-9.27%-1.84%
Pakiling4.73%80970814.27%2.57%
Palaquio6.09%1,0429944.83%0.90%
Patoc4.43%759787-3.56%-0.69%
Quimloong2.95%505526-3.99%-0.77%
Salnec2.20%3763701.62%0.31%
San Miguel4.28%73365312.25%2.22%
Siblong5.68%9729720.00%0.00%
South Poblacion3.46%5925792.25%0.42%
Tabiog6.56%1,1231,0764.37%0.82%
Bucay Total17,11517,126-0.06%-0.01%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Bucay for the fiscal year of 2016 was 70,818,040.82.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200934,919,117.80
201044,210,961.3226.61%
201143,586,344.65-1.41%
201254,919,990.2126.00%
201343,625,415.52-20.57%
201450,375,548.0415.47%
201559,094,882.2717.31%
201670,818,040.8219.84%

End notes:

  • Annual Regular Income = Locally Sourced Revenue + Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) Current Year + Other Shares from National Tax Collection
  • Locally Sourced Revenue = Real Property Tax (General Fund) + Tax on Business + Other Taxes + Regulatory Fees + Service/User Charges + Receipts from Economic Enterprises

Demographics

Population by age group

According to the 2015 Census, the age group with the highest population in Bucay is 10 to 14, with 1,932 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 226 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1309
1 to 41,388
5 to 91,809
10 to 141,932
15 to 191,597
20 to 241,404
25 to 291,220
30 to 341,218
35 to 391,132
40 to 44920
45 to 49926
50 to 54778
55 to 59732
60 to 64583
65 to 69401
70 to 74263
75 to 79226
80 and over277
Total17,115

Historical population

The population of Bucay grew from 7,473 in 1960 to 17,115 in 2015, an increase of 9,642 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a negative growth rate of 0.01%, or a decrease of 11 people, from the previous population of 17,126 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
7,473
9,9372.83%
11,3372.68%
12,3751.77%
13,3460.76%
14,4991.56%
14,8810.56%
16,2661.23%
17,1261.89%
17,115-0.01%

Location

The municipal center of Bucay is situated at approximately 17° 32' North, 120° 43' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 95.9 meters or 314.5 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 Bucay are Vigan, Candon, Batac, Laoag, Tabuk, and San Fernando. The nearest municipalities are Peñarrubia, Lagangilang, Sallapadan, Tayum, Manabo, and Dolores. Its distance from the national capital is 327.46 kilometers (203.47 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Peñarrubia, Abra, 7.40 kilometers (4.60 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N68°W)
  • Lagangilang, Abra, 8.13 kilometers (5.05 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N13°E)
  • Sallapadan, Abra, 10.34 kilometers (6.42 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S26°E)
  • Tayum, Abra, 10.79 kilometers (6.70 miles) to the Northwest (N37°W)
  • Manabo, Abra, 11.77 kilometers (7.31 miles) to the South (S6°W)
  • Dolores, Abra, 12.22 kilometers (7.59 miles) to the North (N3°W)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 327.46 kilometers (203.47 miles) to the South (S5°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 17,115, ranked 1,348 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 41.38 square kilometers, ranked 996 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 160 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,121 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): -0.01%, ranked 63 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. Data on annual regular income is from the Bureau of Local Government Finance, Department of Finance
  3. Postal code information is from the Philippine Postal Corporation.
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