Dolores, Province of Abra

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
ProvinceAbra
Barangay count15
Postal code2801
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)47.45 km2 (18.32 sq mi)
Population (2015)11,315
Density (2015)238 / km2 (618 / sq mi)
Coordinates17° 39' North, 120° 43' East (17.6490, 120.7103)
Estimated elevation above sea level77.3 meters (253.4 feet)

Dolores is a municipality in the landlocked province of Abra.

The municipality has a land area of 47.45 square kilometers or 18.32 square miles which constitutes 1.14% of Abra's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 11,315. This represented 4.69% of the total population of Abra province, or 0.66% of the overall population of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 238 inhabitants per square kilometer or 618 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Dolores has 15 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)
Bayaan4.22%4784379.38%1.72%
Cabaroan4.22%478561-14.80%-3.00%
Calumbaya4.05%4584345.53%1.03%
Cardona4.89%55346319.44%3.44%
Isit6.69%7577264.27%0.80%
Kimmalaba7.90%8948890.56%0.11%
Libtec5.88%6656384.23%0.79%
Lub‑lubba2.77%3132956.10%1.13%
Mudiit12.95%1,4651,4391.81%0.34%
Namit‑ingan4.08%462617-25.12%-5.36%
Pacac5.67%6426056.12%1.14%
Poblacion19.31%2,1852,257-3.19%-0.62%
Salucag3.51%397551-27.95%-6.05%
Talogtog10.38%1,1751,1621.12%0.21%
Taping3.47%393425-7.53%-1.48%
Dolores Total11,31511,499-1.60%-0.31%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Dolores for the fiscal year of 2016 was 64,617,816.10.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200931,419,808.60
201032,835,625.494.51%
201138,995,393.6018.76%
201237,356,861.20-4.20%
201341,950,257.0312.30%
201441,120,024.18-1.98%
201553,960,068.9631.23%
201664,617,816.1019.75%

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 Dolores is 10 to 14, with 1,272 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 190 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1195
1 to 4944
5 to 91,211
10 to 141,272
15 to 191,025
20 to 24892
25 to 29802
30 to 34809
35 to 39723
40 to 44646
45 to 49581
50 to 54528
55 to 59473
60 to 64361
65 to 69274
70 to 74194
75 to 79190
80 and over195
Total11,315

Historical population

The population of Dolores grew from 5,065 in 1960 to 11,315 in 2015, an increase of 6,250 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a negative growth rate of 0.31%, or a decrease of 184 people, from the previous population of 11,499 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
5,065
6,7512.85%
6,7670.05%
7,6152.39%
8,5771.20%
9,5602.05%
9,9490.86%
10,7871.12%
11,4992.35%
11,315-0.31%

Location

The municipal center of Dolores is situated at approximately 17° 39' North, 120° 43' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 77.3 meters or 253.4 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 Dolores are Vigan, Batac, Candon, Laoag, Tabuk, and Tuguegarao. The nearest municipalities are La Paz, San Juan, Lagangilang, Danglas, Tayum, and Lagayan. Its distance from the national capital is 339.67 kilometers (211.06 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • La Paz, Abra, 4.02 kilometers (2.50 miles) to the Northwest (N41°W)
  • San Juan, Abra, 4.45 kilometers (2.76 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N31°E)
  • Lagangilang, Abra, 4.99 kilometers (3.10 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S31°E)
  • Danglas, Abra, 6.63 kilometers (4.12 miles) to the Northwest (N54°W)
  • Tayum, Abra, 6.86 kilometers (4.26 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S58°W)
  • Lagayan, Abra, 7.95 kilometers (4.94 miles) to the North (N3°W)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 339.67 kilometers (211.06 miles) to the South (S5°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 11,315, ranked 1,502 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 18.32 square kilometers, ranked 1,414 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 238 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 857 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): -0.31%, ranked 193 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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